YOUR young people can benefit from the BFG 14-19 Partnership, which liaises with schools, work-based learning organisations and employers to benefit young dependants who are NEETs – Not in Education, Employment or Training.

Supporting young people who are or are unable to gain access to sixth form, the Participation, Skills and Progression Service (PSPS) helps those who require a more diverse curriculum and helps to identify those who are at risk of not participating in education, employment and training post-16.

The work-based qualifications include Business and Administration, Hairdressing and Beauty and Fitness Instructing.

PSPS has centres in Bielefeld, the Rhine Area, Gütersloh, Paderborn, Hohne and also Cyprus. For more info, call 0049 (0)521 9254 3545, email or visit


Rising star
Dylan McNaught (pictured above) is doing a NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery at JB’s kitchen in Gütersloh Garrison… “I was always interested in the making and preparation of food; I cook a lot at home for my family. When I mentioned this to the PSPS Partnership Manager, she approached the cookhouse to ask for a placement for me. As well as working towards the diploma I’ve gained other skills too. My communication has improved; you have got to be heard in a busy kitchen! I am more assertive and confident and I recognise the importance of teamwork. It’s practical learning and you’re treated as an adult so expectations are higher. My most memorable moment was when the squadron Master Chef assessed me – he said that I did a great job on my soups! I now have a full-time job. I am really proud of my achievements and love being a chef.”


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