Programmes, Workshops & Engage
We’re dedicated to empowering young people to become more resilient learners by supporting the development of the skills and confidence needed to achieve. We offer high-quality programmes and workshops, tailored to meet the unique needs of targeted groups of young people. Whether it's through our interactive workshops or innovative programmes, each one is carefully created to be impactful, engaging, and ensure that learning is effectively embedded. Our experienced and passionate team is dedicated to delivering these programmes and workshops to your learners, ensuring they receive the best possible experience.
Our online learning platform, Engage, has been specifically designed for teachers, practitioners, and support staff. Engage grants access to our programmes, workshops, and student toolkits, along with all the necessary resources and training to support effective delivery. With just a few clicks, you can log in and deliver a growing library of relevant and original programmes and workshops direct to your learners.
Over the years, we’re proud to have successfully worked with a wide range of clients across a number of sectors:
- The Uni Connect Programme (previously NCOP)
- Schools and Colleges
- Higher Education Access & Widening Participation teams
- Local Authorities, Looked After Children teams & Independent Fostering Agencies
- Charity & Third Sector organisations
Engage provides you with the tools to deliver engaging and impactful education to your learners. You now have access to a library of interactive programs, workshops, Toolkits, resources, and training to build capacity, improve learning outcomes, and provide your learners with memorable educational experiences.
With over two decades of experience developing and delivering impactful educational programmes for young people, we are confident Engage will support you to enhance the skills, confidence and resilience needed for their educational and career success.
Marginal Gains Programme
Unlock your students’ full potential with our innovative learning programme based on the concept of Marginal Gains. By making small, incremental improvements in various areas of their education and life, your learners will discover their potential to achieve remarkable results and reach their goals.
With emphasis on manageable improvements and achievements, through the use of relatable role models, this highly impactful and interactive programme reinforces learning by engaging students. This programme is targeted to support young men improve their educational attainment and will support your students to reach their full educational potential.
Duration: 3 x 2 hrs workshops.
No. of students: 20 per cohort.
Business Enterprise Challenge
This programme requires participants to work in teams to simulate real-world scenarios in education and employment. Tasked with completing a business brief to design a concept for an ‘App’, it’s packed full of activities and challenges for learners to complete. Tasks range from designing initial concepts, design, creating a pitch, marketing and business plans and more!
This hands-on programme focuses on building critical skills like teamwork, problem-solving, project management, and presentation skills, making it a comprehensive and impactful learning experience.
Duration: from 2 hrs – 4 hrs.
No. of students: 10 – 100+ depending on the capacity of your facilities and support staff available.
Developing Mindful Mentors
Designed to deepen learners understanding of mentoring, this hands-on program provides learners with the skills and knowledge to build positive mentor-mentee relationships.
From the essentials of mentoring to developing mentor skills, this programme covers all the important aspects of mentoring, making it a well-rounded learning experience. The programme is highly interactive, allowing learners to put their newfound knowledge into practice and build practical skills.
Duration: 1 hr workshop or as a half/full day programme.
No. of students: 10 – 50.
Future Leaders Programme
A programme that first equips learners with the skills, knowledge and confidence to be effective members of a team. Underpinned by research by Google on the conditions it takes to make an effective team, learners are introduced to the findings before applying them through different activities.
Learners then explore the concept of leadership and the important role it plays within an effective team, before developing the skills needed to create effective future leaders.
Duration: 1/2 – 1 day
No. of students: 10 – 50+
Cosmos Team Building Challenges
The Cosmos Team Building Challenges develop important skills such as teamwork, communication, leadership and resilience, by setting participants a series of challenging activities that they have to work together as a team to successfully overcome.
This is a highly interactive set of challenges that require participants to work together, plan and stick to tasks to successfully complete. The challenges will test learners, whilst being enjoyable for all involved.
Duration: 1 hour – 1/2 day.
No. of students: 10 – 100+ depending on facilities and support staff available
Against the Odds
Our Against the Odds motivational talks currently focus on the life experience of our Managing Director, Sean Dirrane.
The talk aims to support aspirations and raise motivation and confidence of the audience, through exploring the life story of Sean, who has faced significant challenges and adversity in his life. Against all odds, Sean has achieved success in education, sport and business despite facing adversity and challenges throughout his life, in particular his early childhood.
Our uplifting and inspiring talks can be tailored and delivered across a number of different audiences.
Duration: 30 mins – 1 hr.
No. of students: 100+ depending on the capacity of your facilities.
Cosmos Effective Skills Workshops
Our Effective Skills workshops are individual workshops that are interactive, thought provoking and engaging.
They typically focus on one key topic area and are designed to develop the necessary skills needed in young people to support them through their education, careers and life.
No. of students: 30 per cohort
Bespoke & Additional Services
As well as the programmes and workshops we offer, we’re also happy to receive requests!
Should you have a programme or project in mind we’re always happy to discuss what bespoke and additional services we can provide. Whether that be creating and delivering bespoke engagement activities or supporting you with an existing project.