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Our full time courses are aimed at giving 16 to 18 year-olds the opportunity to develop the skills they need to find, and succeed in, employment or progress onto an Apprenticeship.

Aimed at those who are not currently in work and are not quite ready for an Apprenticeship , but are focused on getting a job, they comprise the following core elements:

  • English and maths qualifications for those who have not achieved a GCSE Grade A*-C or equivalent
  • Work preparation training focusing on areas such as CV writing, interview tips and inter-personal skills, including preparation for the working environment
  • In-depth insight into sectors of work (Dental, Administration, Engineering) or a taster of a variety of sectors for those not sure of their career path
  • A work placement to give valuable experience of working in that role (Administration and Dental traineeships only)


Our full time courses are part of the Apprenticeship family, however, there are a number of differences between the schemes. Our full time courses are delivered at our training sites and have the aim of securing young people’s progression to an Apprenticeship or sustainable job as quickly as possible. The programmes are great for those who are looking for an alternative to school, those looking for a real life experience not just classroom based or those who want to progress onto an Apprenticeship.



Steps to Success

Upto 12 months 4 days per week (8 weeks minimum duration)


This programme is designed to help and support young people gain valuable work experience and qualifications that will prepare them for employment.

It’s ideal if you have not yet made your mind up what you want to do career wise. The course will cover all aspects of employability such as;

  • CV writing, Application form and Interview Skills alongside identification of relevant job vacancies or apprenticeship opportunities with full support on offer to both apply and prepare you for the job.
  • It is designed to ensure that common sense employment skill such as how to hold professional conversations at work and effective use of the telephone at work are covered to ensure that the young person is fully prepared for the expiations that an employer will have when they take the first step on the employment ladder.
  • We will help develop confidence, motivation and offer full support at each step, we have a highly trained team of people that can work with people from any background and are able to overcome most barriers presented. The overall aim is for the young person to gain employment at the earliest opportunity within the programme.
  • You will gain Level one qualifications within the course and alongside this we offer full functional skills in Maths and English from Entry Levels through to Level 2 which can further enhance your employment prospects. This year we will also be offering GCSE levels in Maths and English (Dependent upon prior attainment) further increasing employment opportunities.
  • As part of the course you will be given the opportunity to take part in taster sessions within our internal departments which will cover careers in the following: Business Administration, Accounting, ICT, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Dental and much more.

If you want a fast track into employment then this is the course of you.


Dental Nursing

12 weeks to 12 months

The Dental Study Programme aims at preparing you for a career in dentistry.  The course aims at giving you an introduction to the job role with employability skills such as interview techniques, team working skills, time management, CV writing, career planning and more.

You will gain knowledge on cross infection prevention, health and safety, first aid and safeguarding, which are all useful for your CV and helping you find a job.

You will also receive advice and support with finding permanent work placements to help you progress onto your Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.

Next course dates:
August at our Blackburn Site

LEVEL 1 Certifcate in employability

Business and Administration Traineeship

Up to 6 months

You will gain knowledge of different areas of Business Administration, develop your interview techniques, enhance your CV and be given the opportunity to complete a structured work experience programme at a local company with a guaranteed interview for an Apprenticeship on completion.

LEVEL 1 & 2

Engineering Full Time Course

1 year - 2 days per week

The Engineering full time course is for those who are interested in an engineering career but are unsure which area of engineering to choose.

It covers a wide range of engineering topics and activities, including workshop skills such as using hand tools, machining and fabrication activities.





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