Helping people to gain a qualification

Learning to use the internet with confidence

Improving communication skills

Meet new friends

Help organise community events

Join in our community activities

Helping young people develop new skills

 Building confidence

Preparing for the workplace

 

 

 

 

Volunteers help recycle donated computers

Technical IT support and upgrades

Work experience opportunities

 

 

 

 Our work

We began in 2005 by supplying refurbished computers and helping local people learn new digital skills and still provide free computer training twice a week at our E2 Training Centre

 English with confidence

A successful, informal way of using tutor led group work and online language learning software to help non-English speakers integrate into the wider community.

Strike Out project

Vocational courses that help young people who have difficulty accessing mainstream education provision to overcome their barriers to learning. 

 Training courses

We are a Pearson accredited centre and offer a range of BTEC qualifications, informal learning opportunities for adults and youth-related projects

 

Following a consultation exercise with De Montfort University the Cooke e-Learning Foundation is now trading as E2.

E2 is based at two different venues iBeaumont Leys, where we provide off site vocational provision for Key Stage 4 students from local schools, IT training for local residents and a variety of informal courses to help unemployed people seek work and improve their skills. We can also give advice to community groups and local residents to help them get online and ways to help their children to use the internet safely for learning at home.

Maximising Economic Partnership (MEP) Press Release

Leicester and Leicestershire's Community Organisations on route to tackle social and economic exclusion together

Community partnership Maximising Economic Potential Project (MEP) has made it to the second round of applications for £5.2million of National Lottery funding, and received £50,000 to start tackling social and economic exclusion.

MEP is a partnership of eleven Leicester and Leicestershire community organisations working collaboratively to provide a wide range of employment- related services to help individuals who are furthest from the labour market to find and retain work.

Partners include charities and community groups specializing in age, disability, homelessness, and cultural support. This development funding will allow MEP to develop an application for a Building Better Opportunities project. If successful, the bid would bring up to £5.2 million of funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund to Leicester and Leicestershire, to tackle the root causes of poverty, promote social inclusion and drive local jobs and growth.

Priya Thamotheram, Chair of the MEP Project Board said: 'Highfields Centre and its MEPpartners are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this Big Lottery development funding, which will enable us to fully consider and prepare for the major employment related services to be provided in Leicester and Leicestershire'.

Martin Buchanan, Chief Executive, E2 (Cooke E-Learning Foundation) stated that: 'This is fantastic news for the disadvantaged communities we work with and for people who are socially excluded in Leicester and Leicestershire that are furthest away from the labour markets. If we are successful in gaining this funding, we will be able to help people with complex needs to improve their job search and interview skills as well as identify voluntary opportunities to help increase participant's confidence and skills'.

 

 

                           

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