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Southside Youth Hub offers young people free gym qualification

By council_spoke  |  Posted: January 24, 2013

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Young people have the chance to gain a Level 2 gym qualification for free at Bath & North East Somerset Council's Southside Youth Hub in Bath. The sessions are open to 16 – 18 year olds and require no previous entry requirements to sign up.

The course begins on Monday 11 February and will last 15 working days. Assessments will take place the following week, between Monday 4 and Wednesday 6 March. Those who are successful will then be qualified to work in a gym environment or potentially gain a place on an apprenticeship programme.

Councillor Dine Romero (Lib- Dem, Southdown), Cabinet Member for Early Years, Children and Youth, said: "This is a great opportunity which should help some young people to get a leg up on the employment ladder.

"Bath & North East Somerset Council aims to provide opportunities that help young people to make a positive difference to their lives and communities and Southside hosts a range of activities, including sessions in healthy cooking, music and gardening."

Southside Youth Hub also provides one to one support on a range of issues to young people who need it, with evening drop in sessions every Monday and Wednesday from 7pm until 9pm.

The Youth Hub is running an introductory session to the gym qualification course at 11am on Friday 8 February, giving those who are interested a taste of what to expect. To book a place at the session, or to find out more about Southside's other projects, contact Jenny at Jenny_Williams@bathnes.gov.uk or on 01225 394482.

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