AIM Awards in Employability and Personal and Social Development (Levels 1, 2 and AAA)

This course aims to enable young people to gain further training or employment, and be responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society. 

An Inspire College learner in a pink hoodie painting a wall.

We work with young people with a range of barriers to learning, such as anxiety, behavioural issues, learning difficulties, social and emotional issues, and disabilities.

What will we cover?

We aim to make learning with us fun, engaging, and fulfilling, giving you the tools to make the next step in your journey. The course is designed to encourage the development of values and personal attributes which contribute to success in the workplace and support you to become emotionally, socially and physically healthy. 

Award in Personal and Social Development includes:

  • Health living
  • Interpersonal skills

Certificate in Progression in Employability includes

  • Stress management
  • Emotional resilience
  • Career planning
  • Health and Safety in the workplace
  • Assertiveness and decision making

All courses will include an understanding of equality, diversity, inclusion and British Values. You will also study towards GCSE or Functional Skills Maths and English. 

You will take part in a variety of enrichment activities, individual work placements, and group community placements. In the past our students have taken part in community placements with Nottingham Fire Service, The Forestry Commission, Nottingham Photographer's Hub, Mayflower 400 and The Woodland Trust to name a few! 

Access All Areas Programme

The Access All Areas (AAA) programme is designed to help young people with learning difficulties and disabilities improve skills and independence. Our tailored programme includes: 

  • Personal and emotional resilience
  • Work placements
  • Building confidence and self-esteem
  • Independent living skills
  • Health and safety 

"I love my AAA course because it is a lot smaller, safer and the staff are much friendlier than at larger colleges. I enjoy the social side and meeting new friends - I feel like we are a huge family! My confidence has increased so much, I now volunteer once a week at a local church toddler group" 


Careers and Progression

You may wish to progress on to a vocational course, Traineeship, Supported Internship, Apprenticeship or employment. 


This course runs at 8 of our bases across Nottinghamshire: 

  • Sutton-in-Ashfield - Eastbourne House
  • Mansfield - MyPlace @ Westfield Folkhouse
  • Hucknall - Young People's Centre 
  • Worksop Library
  • The Buttermarket, Newark
  • Retford - Young People's Centre
  • Eastwood - Young People's Centre
  • Stapleford - Young People's Centre

Get in touch!

To enrol or to find out more, call 0115 804 3611, email or just pop in to one of our bases! You can also pick up one of our brochures from a local library. 

You can also fill out our enrolment form - click here, or visit the Enrol Now page to complete it online.