Partner Programmes


Step Ahead works closely with a range of government agencies, local enterprise partnerships, local authorities and councils, as well as private sector employers, to offer funded programmes that support people to improve their personal, employability and vocational skills, gain recognised qualifications and develop themselves to move into, and progress within, sustained employment.

Many of our programmes are focused on supporting people who are disadvantaged many with primary barriers to gaining and sustaining work including low levels of English, maths or digital skills, learning or physical disabilities, through to low confidence and motivation, in order to realise their true potential.

Our current funded programmes include:

Adult Education Budget

The Adult Education Budget (AEB) aims to support anyone who is out of work and wants to develop their personal, employability and/or vocational skills and gainfully funded nationally recognised qualifications that supports their progression into employment. We deliver a range of flexible tailored programmes of support to help candidates engage in learning, build confidence, and/or enhance their wellbeing.

Step Ahead into Work

Our Step Ahead into Work project aims to support out of work adults aged 18 or over living in the Coast to Capital area addressing the individual issues and challenges confronting them, so they can progress successfully into sustained employment.

Steps to Success

Our Steps to Success project is specifically aimed at engaging and supporting parents aged 16 or over with young children living in one of 21 London boroughs and increase the employment rate of parents helping those currently out of work into employment, and those in work to sustain and progress their careers.

Southwark Works

We have been working with Southwark Council since 2015 and our Southwark Works project aims to support adults aged 18 or over who live in the London Borough of Southwark, providing personal, confidential, one-to-one support to find a job.