DBS Check

It is vital that you apply for your Enhanced DBS check, which is necessary for working with young people on the Future Frontiers programme.
If you already have a DBS check from the last 3 years for CHILD WORKFORCE, please send a scanned copy to your Programme Manager. 
You will not be able to coach on this programme without a fully processed DBS check, which can take up to four weeks to come through once it has been submitted.
Here is a full list of accepted documents.
Please remember, we cannot accept any online documents, pdfs or downloads.

The Process

Below is a run through of the programme from your training workshop. Look through the steps and read through the information below regarding timings and scheduling sessions.
You will schedule your sessions with your pupil over email.
Choose a time which suits you both, bearing in mind work and school commitments.
Remember to schedule time in for session prep ahead of each session.
Typically, each core session takes approx. 90 minutes but you can be flexible depending on how long the activities take you.
You will complete 1 session a week from when you are matched until your end of programme deadline (see below).
Protect your session times just as you would any other commitments at work.
Cancelling sessions last minute shows your pupil that you are not dedicated to the programme and does not reflect a professional working environment.
You will be introduced to your pupil and should reach out via email to schedule your first session.
You  must finish all your sessions by this point and end contact with your pupil. Your Vedamo account will be deactivated.
Summer 1                 April                                                w/c  26th April                               Friday 28th May
Summer 2                 May                                                   June                                                            July
TOP TIP: Don't schedule a session for the very last day of the programme. If either of you can't make the session, there won't be any leeway to reschedule.
Make sure your sessions will fit into the timings indicated.
If you have any commitments such as Annual Leave, you may have to have two sessions in one week.


Online Platform

You will be using the online platform Vedamo to host your sessions.
Before your programme, you will be sent an invite to register an account.
  • Click the link
  • Fill out your details
  • Wait to be registered as a 'Teacher'
  • Log in to your new account and then 'schedule a live session'
  • Name your session (e.g Future Frontiers Coaching session 1) and select the date and time you and your pupil have agreed on.
  • In the final box, you can add your pupil's email address. This will send them a reminder of the session and the link they can use to enter it (they do not need to create an account)
Having trouble launching Vedamo?
Try Google Chrome.
  • Vedamo records everything you do in the “room” – we use this to spot check your sessions.
  • You'll upload the Activity Handbook to the notebook (and you can turn the pages like an ebook on the notebook) and help your student work through it. You use your Coach Handbook to guide you in the best way to complete the activities.
  • Upload the handbook to your "File Library" (on your Vedamo homepage), to save time on uploads into the Virtual classroom.
  • Please download all the work you do on the notebook and send it as a PDF to your student  at the end of every session.  Click the three dots on the left hand side of the screen and then "export to PDF", otherwise you will lose your hard work!

Watch this demo video:

Vedamo has a great  troubleshooting page as well as a help chat where you can talk to someone from Vedamo on an online chat.
If you are experiencing tech problems, have a look there.
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There are more videos about how Vedamo works here.


As a coach, it's important you understand how to safeguard your pupil whilst on the programme.
  • Click the image on the right to read the full policy.
  • Click here to confirm you have read and understood it.
  • Let your Programme Manager know if you have any questions.
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Please click on the images/links in this section to access all the resources you will need to complete your sessions here.
Facilitation Notes
Found on the Session Information page in the relevant session section.
We recommend reading them as you watch the weekly session video and having the notes open on a separate screen as you deliver your sessions.
You will upload the Activity Handbook onto Vedamo to complete the activities in each session with your pupil (instructions here).
Session Check Lists 
Follow the steps to make sure that you know what you need to do before, during and after your sessions with your pupils.
Download the checklists PDF here! (also found individually on the Session Information page)
Database of careers and courses.
Session 3-4: Research providers
Form codes - Many pupils have Unifrog accounts already but if your pupil is from one of the following schools, they should use the following:

Ark Burlington Danes - FRAUBurlington22

Blenheim High School - FRAUBlenheim22

Chislehurst School for Girls - FRAUChislehurst22

Kings Church of England School - FRAUKing's22


Logic Studio School - FRAULogic22

Morpeth School - FRAUMorpeth22

Prendergast Ladywell - FRAUPrendergast22

Shireland Collegiate Academy - FRAUShireland22

St Mary's Catholic Academy - FRAUStMarys22

The Beacon School - FRAUBeacon22

Uckfield College - FRAUUckfield22

If your pupil's school is not listed here and they don't know their login details, ask them to search their inboxes for an email from Unifrog with account details.

Try it yourself! (Coach demo)
Username: ​futurefrontiers01@gmail.com
Password: unifrog
Career planning tools.
Session 1: Skills builder
                          Job Sector quiz
Login - Students need to sign up here.
When prompted to give their school name, they should type FutureFrontiersUK.
Try it yourself! (Coach demo)
Username: ​futurefrontiers01@gmail.com
Password: FutureFrontiers


As you know, we will not give you lots of information about your pupil before the programme - it's important that you get to know them on their terms during your first couple of sessions.
However, please find some general pointers to help you, depending on whether your pupil
is in Year 12 or Year 13.
Year 12
Year 13
  • Ages 16-17
  • Just finished GCSEs
  • Completing Level 3 qualifications - A Levels & BTECS
  • Ages 17-18
  • Second year of Level 3 qualifications
  • Applying for university Autumn 2020
  • Applying to apprenticeships Spring/Summer 2021
You will be emailing your pupil to schedule your sessions.
Remember to: 
Please make your emails your own but always ensure they are professional and informative. We have some template emails and pointers on the portal which you are welcome to use and edit.
If your pupil forgets to copy us in, remember to copy us in in your follow up email to put us back in the loop.
We will spot check these emails periodically but if you have a specific question, please email your Programme Manager directly (details below).

Introduction to pupil

template email

Final Email to pupil




If at any point during the programme you need support, we are here to help you.
Please look through the portal, as you are likely to find an answer to any question here.
Have a look at our FAQ page - is your question answered there?
If you're still unsure, please reach out to your Programme Manager who will get back to you as soon as they can. 
Have a question?
Want to chat about the programme with fellow coaches?
Come along to our Zoom drop in sessions:
Mondays at 17:30 - 18:00.
Tuesdays at 12:00 - 12:30.
 Wednesdays at 18:30 - 19:00.
Thursdays at 9:00-9:30.
 Fridays at 12:30 - 13:00.
Link to join here
Your Programme Managers
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