We offer training programmes across Great Britain to young people aged 14 to 24. We work with over 10,000 young people each year to provide access to the qualifications, skills and experience that employers look for.

We deliver pre-apprenticeships, traineeships and apprenticeships, as well as specialist programmes and projects to meet the needs of young people and employers.

Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship gives you the chance to gain valuable qualifications and experience, while getting paid at the same time. You will work for an employer and we will support you to gain qualifications or standards needed to become qualified in your chosen area of work. We have apprenticeships in social media, childcare, motor vehicle repair and many more.

Pre-Apprenticeships

Our pre-apprenticeship programmes offer a variety of learning opportunities. It may be that you need maths & English qualifications, an entry-level qualification in your chosen field of work or just work experience. At the end of the pre-apprenticeship programme you’ll be ready to move into an apprenticeship, employment or continue studying.

Traineeships

Traineeships are aimed at young people aged 16 to18, who have just left school, are unemployed and not in formal training or education. Completing a traineeship gives you work experience to add to your CV. At the end of your traineeship, your work placement will interview you and potentially offer you a full time role, if not we'll work with you to secure an apprenticeship or paid work.

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Information and Advice

We believe that providing good Information Advice and Guidance supports you to unlock your potential through learning to achieve your goals and aspirations. For more information, you can read our full Information, Advice and Guidance Policy.

What you can expect from us:

  • A confidential, impartial and objective information and advice service concerning learning opportunities, skills and qualifications, career progression and how to access them
  • Written information on all courses and opportunities
  • Support during your training to assist your learning and personal development
  • Advice and services to enable you to study effectively if you have a disability or additional requirement
  • Signposting and referrals to other agencies if we are unable to offer the information or advice you require
  • You can find support services in your local area by visiting StepFinder 

Complaints

We strive to provide a quality service to our learners and take complaints seriously. If you need to speak to us about any aspect of the service you’ve received, please follow the complaints procedure.

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