SupaJam’s education division specialises in providing vocational music courses for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
• All our young people are aged 16-19, have fallen out of formal education with few or no qualifications and are NEET (neither in education, employment or training) when they join us.
• Our young people come from highly distressed or disadvantaged backgrounds. The majority have been victims of sexual or physical abuse, poverty, drug and alcohol misuse, self harming and have often suffered from undiagnosed learning and mental health issues.
• All our young people are NEET (neither in education, employment or training) when they join us and are referred by Social Services, CXK, Prince’s Trust, Medway Youth Trust, Young Offenders and Troubled Families.
• Our unique courses build self esteem by teaching the learners how to create and compose different genres of music, teamwork through putting on a live music events and communication skills by actually recording and producing artists in recording studios.
• Our learners can progress to achieve an accredited Music Practitioner Business Diploma at Levels 1, 2, or 3 as well as completing Functional Skills in English and Maths and a Life Skills enrichment programme.
• All our young learners get to meet and be mentored by leading people in the music industry including Abi Doyle (Syco / Sony Music), Arwen Curson and Ric Salmon (leading music managers), Vince Power (legendary festival promoter) and Gill Tee (top music festival producer)
• Additionally all our Level 3 learners get integrated work experience with relevant music companies.
• Our courses are full time (540 guided learning hours) and last for an academic year from our new base in Swanley, Kent.
Aims of our Provision
• To achieve a nationally recognised and accredited business qualification.
• To achieve English and Maths qualifications.
• To build confidence and sense of self worth.
• To enhance life and organisational skills.
• To understand and develop work skills to aid the transition back into formal education or work.
Outcomes - NEET to EET
• We currently have a 93% music business diploma pass rate.
• We also currently obtain a 91% Maths and 77% English functional skills pass rate.
• 74% of our students progress from a Level 1 diploma to the more advanced Level 2 or 3 diplomas. A level 3 diploma is equivalent to an A level.
• When our students have completed their time with us 72% go back to formal education or get a job, making a successful transition from NEET to EET.