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Horizon Project | Supported Vocational Training | Construction

The Horizon project works with young people aged 13 to 19 [or 25 if they have learning disabilities, some of our trainees are disadvantaged or vulnerable] enabling them to gain vocational and personal skills and accredited qualifications, helping them back into school, further training or work. 
Skilled trainers, key workers and functional skills tutors provide one-to-one intensive support, building confidence, addressing individual problems and overcoming barriers to learning, such as behavioural or emotional issues or poor literacy and numeracy.   Sports, outdoor trips and community projects carried out by the trainees all help to keep them highly engaged and motivated.
Trainees can also choose to engage in our Duke of Edinburgh's Award programme - open to all young people in West Kent YMCA and any other young person who would like to join in or attend our Juice Bar Youth Clubs
Many schools commission us to offer holistic, supportive work based learning for pupils who are at risk of exclusion  CLICK HERE if you would like to consider referring someone for a part time or full time place.  The studies and qualifications we offer Work Based Learning trainees are listed HERE.  The quality of our training, teaching, mentoring, tutoring and pastoral support is widely recognised by pupils and parents, schools, PRUs, special schools, social services and Ofsted - see latest Ofsted report here - see recent case studies here
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The Horizon Project also runs courses for adults with learning disabilities and for adults who may be unemployed or needing to build their confidence or personal skills to help them back into the work place or onto further training. see Working with wood for adults with Learning Difficulties
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There are currently 3 Horizon Project centres across West Kent - shown below and on the left hand menu - offering different vocational skills and support provided on a 1-1 basis and in small groups.   

You can contact them direct to arrange a visit, taster session or just to find out more...
or CONTACT - Angi -  project manager - Mobile / Text 07872 987764 or email

HPT - donated tools<<This project is based in our centre in North Tonbridge

Carpentry and joinery skills at Horizon Tonbridge

at 164 Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN10 3EJ. 
Tel 01732 363 990    Fax 08712 390677 

<< our refurbished TN2 Community Centre, Sherwood, Tunbridge Wells
Plumbing and metalwork at Sherwood - TN2
at Horizon TN2, Lower Floor, TN2 Community Centre, Lakeside (off Greggswood Road), Sherwood, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3LZ. 
Tel 01892 544 266     Fax 08712 390677 

                               in recent years we ran these centres - although they are currently CLOSED

This project was
           based in our 
                       TRAINING & ENTERPRISE Centre
                                         at Cannon Lane   >>
  Carpentry and joinery skills - including enterprise and Level 2 training at Horizon Cannon Lane -
at Horizon Project, YMCA Training & Enterprise Centre, 9 Cannon Lane, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1PP. 
Tel 01732 440 502      Fax 08712 390677 

   we have the capability to re-open this project / centre if adequate funding is available from schools or commissioners...

Horizon Project for Girls [only] HP4G - CLOSED
- was at Pagoda Centre, St. Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9TX. 
Tel 01892 518 889           Fax 08712 390677

The Girls ONLY project was closed in KCC's reorganisation of Pupil Referral Units
         **- BUT ALL West Kent YMCA projects are open to girls.   **
CONTACT - Angi - the project manager - on Mobile / Text 07872 987764 or email

Horizon Project Cranbrook - CLOSED
- at Angley School - Carpentry & Joinery
      this capability / project was moved to Cannon Lane

ALSO CLOSED - Painting and decorating skills in  Horizon Project Edenbridge
at Unit 3, Euro House, Station Road, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6HQ. Tel.
01732 865352  Fax 08712 390677 Email      
please remove from your address book.... 
   Although we were very sad to close this centre there is some GOOD NEWS  
- we hope to start a NEW painting & decorating project once we have secured sufficient funding
- our V4C youth outreach team and U TURN community training programmes are very active in Edenbridge & surrounding villages
- young people living in Edenbridge still access our Horizon Project centres at TN2 and Tonbridge
- we are working in partnership with other charities such as ECT and WKE to improve youth work provision and opportunities in EDENBRIDGE
- Edenbridge events for Young People that V4C ran included a wonderful photography exhibition and a sleep out - to highlight how many people sleep rough every night....