Click on an icon below to prepare for each stage of the programme:

DBS Check

Process

Safeguarding

Support

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.
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.
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Vedamo

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.
REMEMBER!
  • 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.
  • 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.
There are more videos about how Vedamo works here.
 

Safeguarding

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.
  • Email your Programme Manager to let them know you have read and understood it.
  • Let your Programme Manager know if you have any questions.
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Resources

Please click on the images below to access all the resources you will need to complete your sessions here.
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COACH MANUAL
PUPIL HANDBOOK
Have the Coach Handbook open on a separate screen or device during the sessions to help you be a fantastic coach!
You will upload the Activity Handbook onto Vedamo to complete the activities.
TRAINING SLIDES
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Form codes - Many pupils have Unifrog accounts already but if your pupil is from one of the following schools, they should use the following:
London Nautical School: FRAUnautical22
St. Georges - frausgcs22
Tytherington School - FRAUtytherington22
City Academy - FRAUcolas22
Morpeth School - FRAUmorpeth22
The Pingle Academy - FRAUpingle22
East Barnet High School - FRAUebhs22
Chislehurst School for Girls - FRAUcsfg22
Leith Academy, Edinburgh - FRAUleith22
Career planning tools.
Session 1: Skills builder
                          Job Sector quiz
Try it yourself! (Coach demo)
Username: ​futurefrontiers01@gmail.com
Password: unifrog
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
Database of careers and courses.
Pre Session 1: Personality test
Session 4: Research providers
VIDEO COMING SOON
 

Pupils

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.
  • 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 here 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).
 

Support

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. 
EXTRA SUPPORT
Have a question?
Want to chat about the programme with fellow coaches?
Come along to our optional Zoom drop in sessions:
Mondays at 17:30 - 18:00.
 Wednesdays at 18:30 - 19:00.
 Fridays at 12:30 - 13:00.
Link to join here
Programme Managers
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Alice

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