The Need

 The programme aims to target young people who from the disadvantage groups, particularly the BAME community within Rochdale. Rochdale ranks between 12th and 46th as one of the most deprived boroughs nationally, across the seven domains. The highest levels were seen across Income deprivation and Employment deprivation which showed a 22.5% deficit to the rest of the country, and Health Deprivation and Disability along with Education, skills and training deprivation showing a 13.5% deficit to the rest of the country.

Our programme will directly target youth living in social deprivation who do not have the income or knowhow to take on further education.

By undertaking this programme young people will be better equipped and have confidence to pursue careers in a fiercely competitive market, which doesn’t favour people from a BAME and social deprived background.

Opportunities available for young people between the ages of 19 to 24 years old.

Duration: November 2020 to December 2021

We know that the pandemic is having a big impact on young people’s lives and those that support them.

Our Supporting Young People into Media Industry project over the 14 months, is delivering new ways of engagement with disadvantaged young people, particular with digital engagement.

We want to make a positive difference to young people’s lives by:

  • giving young people an opportunity to gain real insight and practical skills into media and charitable sector.
  • encouraging young people from BAME community to pursue a career in media industry by being mentored by role models with similar backgrounds to them.
  • gaining confidence from their training to take into jobs, a skill which may not be afforded to them naturally. Their CV’s will be richer, and the experience gained will help to apply for jobs beyond the specific training.


CWTC is currently seeking to recruit 60 participants (6 cohorts of 10 participants over 8 weeks) over the next 12 months and modules  are initially delivered remotely via online platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams, facilitated by fully qualified and experienced tutors.


To be eligible for a place on the media skills course, participants must be between 19-24 years of age (for funding purposes) and commit over 8 weeks. Please see attached leaflet for more information.

Our holistic 9 modules programme is designed to give an in-depth discovery into practical and skilled based areas of work that includes:

Module one Media skills (including: TV production, Graphic Design, Web design)
Module two Career Development & Employability skills
Module three Office duties
Module four Marketing and communications
Module five Basic Book-keeping
Module six Online TV production
Module seven Audio recording technology
Module eight Impact of Social Media on BAME young people
Module nine Presentation of Evaluation Report.
Presentation Event

 New equipped CWTC Centre

The project will be delivered initially online and then face to face from our new superb equipped CWTC Centre on 1 East Street (parallel to Yorkshire Street), Rochdale which includes safeguarding to ensure that the young people feel safe and secure and have the necessary tools and resources to plan and deliver an activity efficiently.

We are recruiting now: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

If you are a between the age of 19 to 24 years, a young people organisation, training provider, college or from Job Centre Plus, please get in touch as we have limited places.

Let’s work together to make a positive difference to young people’s lives.

Please Contact M. Sarwar (CEO)


Project supported by:  

BBC Children in Need / Youth Futures Foundation – Inspiring Futures

Please see our Previous Project with Young People: