St Edmunds Society has been around for over 52 years. St Eds is a collaborative vocational learning hub providing an alternative learning provision for young people entering Construction, Transport Maintenance, Catering & Hospitality, Horticulture, Hair & Beauty, Sport and Active Leisure and Child Care with Therapeutic Art.
At St-Eds, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse range of training courses for students at both pre-16 and post-16, who excel in a vocational setting. Our work spans across 18 Norfolk and Suffolk schools alongside our Post-16 Study Programme and is supported by our dedicated welfare and IAG support team. We are very excited to announce the addition of three further course delivery sites for the new academic year, located in Kings Lynn, Lowestoft and Ipswich.
Whether you are a young person looking for training, a parent/carer or guardian, a referral agency or an IAG professional looking to place students, we look forward to welcoming you to St Edmunds Society.
Careers Advice and Guidance
Many young people often do not get the advice and guidance they may need to progress into their chosen career path. At St-Eds, we love helping students to be the best they can be!
The CIAG Team will provide you with careers information, advice and guidance to help you become aware of the opportunities available in Norfolk and what your next steps should be. They will help to develop your confidence, enabling you to access future career paths applicable to your skills and interests.
The team will prepare you for the demands in the labour market, helping you to explore the opportunities available and to make the most of your qualifications. They will also support you with your functional skills in Maths and English to compliment your vocational qualifications.
The team, accredited by Matrix, will also organise employability days with St-Eds corporate partners, to enhance your overall learning experience throughout your training course.
“It is amazing to see how the students progress whilst they are here, developing their confidence during one-to-one sessions, helping them feel better equipped to be able to access their next steps.”
Serena Davenport – Study Programme Manager and CIAG
Employabilty Day At Taylor Wimpy
St-Eds is fortunate to have access to nationally recognised sub-contractors such as Taylor Wimpey, with whom our students can develop relationships for work experience and apprenticeships.
“At St-Eds Training Centre they help you to become more independent in your learning and you are encouraged to take opportunities that are available. This enabled me to get the placement at Taylor Wimpey which has given me hands on experience in what the construction industry is really like.”
Tom Kavanagh – Taylor Wimpey
Welfare and Behaviour Management
Studies and past practice have identified that young people will often struggle in education when their emotional, physical and behavioural needs are not effectively being met.
On arrival, you will be offered a thorough induction, to show you and your parents/guardians what St-Eds has to offer you and how the team can help prepare you for the future. We like to get to know and understand all of our students.
Specifically, St-Eds has developed its Welfare Support Team, to ensure that the safety of all students and staff comes first. Through strong communication and engagement, the Welfare Team will identify any barriers to your learning and work with you to overcome these.
By applying its knowledge and experience, the Welfare Support Team focuses on gaining trust and building lasting relationships, helping you to target and reach manageable training and workplace goals.
“The safety, care and welfare of our students, both physical and emotional, is our number one priority. We focus on connecting with our young people; building close relationships with them based on trust.”
Tara Bliss-Appleton – Welfare Support Manager
What Our Students Had To Say
We asked some of our students to talk about their experiences at St-Eds. Here’s what they had to say!
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