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ICAN Personal Development

Specialists in Work Skills Training & Career Guidance

ICAN Personal Development is passionate about helping people to combat the cycle of unemployment and make the transition from welfare to work.


We specialise in the design and delivery of work skills programmes across the post-16 education and training sectors.

We also provide access to a range of online job search and career related resources to help those seeking employment to stand out from the crowd when applying for a job.

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About Us

Sophia Lewis is the Founder and Director of ICAN Personal Development. She has worked within adult education for over 15 years designing and delivering high impact training programmes for organisations across the Public, Private and Charitable sectors. Sophia is a dynamic and inspirational Trainer with a  successful background within the educational, training and development sectors, focusing on the ‘Welfare to Work’ agenda.


Sophia has extensive knowledge of the design and delivery of employer led curriculum models to equip learners with the tools to succeed in the national and international labour market. Her work within ICAN as the Lead Consultant includes leading on the development of bespoke teaching and assessment plans, delivering senior staff training and providing an end-to-end service from creating teaching materials in response to learners needs through to assessment and internal verification. Some of our clients have included Sir John Cass Secondary School, Newham College, Streets of Growth and East Potential the charitable arm of local housing provider East Thames.


Our mission is to work with our Partners to help those in unemployment back to work by providing online resources, careers advice and training so individuals can learn the new job skills required to step back into the world of work.

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Skills Training. Opportunities. Job Success

Taking Note

Career Guidance

Getting the right career advice is very important to help you to realise your long term goals, build your confidence and self-esteem to secure a job of choice.

Online Courses

Our courses aim to empower you with the confidence and knowledge to create a positive first impression and secure a job of choice. 

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About Us: Testimonial

1,659 students achieve a Level 2 qualification  

ICAN led an excellent project with our local work-based learning providers, developing an Entry/Level 1 Work Skills curriculum designed to engage some of their most vulnerable learners.


ICAN provided an end to end service, from developing attractive teaching materials in response to learners needs, through to assessment, internal verification and liaison with the awarding body. 

The results have been exceptional, with over 100 of the most vulnerable young people achieving Work Skills qualifications in the first phase and each organisation now mainstreaming the activities into their ongoing work.

Head of 14-19 Development, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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