Nottingham Academy and Clean Slate Academy

Our Nottingham and Clean Slate Academies, part of Nottingham Recovery Network, create learning, training, volunteering and employment opportunities for individuals who have achieved abstinence. The Clean Slate Academy specialises in working with people who are involved in the criminal justice system.

Individuals receive 1:1 support and a personalised continuing professional development plan to help them take the next step into education, training or employment. The focus is on learning as a means of supporting, strengthening and enriching recovery.

So much more than a qualification...

Prospective students can join the course at a time that suits them, completing units that are relevant to their recovery journey and focusing on aspects of self-development and self-progression. Students also have the opportunity to achieve a Progression qualification at Level 1. Within our Mentoring Programme, students can achieve a Progression Award at Level 2 Qualification as well as developing the skills and experience required to become a Peer Mentor.

We can then offer a number of pathways beyond this through our specialist employment projects, depending on the person’s goals, which lead to external volunteering, access to mainstream education or training, work placements at our social enterprise, Café Sobar, or paid employment through our Recovery Connector scheme or the wider employment market.

The Academy is now available as a Licenced Model.

I really enjoy meeting new people. I am learning lots to make my new path in life for a new career for something I really enjoy. The Academy will get me there.

I learnt to keep achieving my little goals and to be positive in my thoughts everyday.

My confidence has grown. I am now approaching situations I would usually steer clear of.

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