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School Leavers





The Training for Success Programme is all about giving you the tools and the confidence to find work or get into higher education.  It is designed for school leavers and young people aged 16 -18 (or up to 24 years for those requiring additional support) and gives you the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification, as well as practical work experience. Students receive a £40 weekly training allowance plus travel expenses* - click here for the full range of financial support for students 

Training For Success Programme 

  • Accredited qualification in vocational area of choice
  • Essential skills qualifications in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT
  • Accredited certificates in Employability and Personal Development
  • Work placement within vocational area of choice*
  • Careers advice and guidance from qualified professionals


Vocational areas students can choose from:

  • Children's Care, Learning and Development*
  • Retail Business
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Construction; Joinery or Bricklaying
  • IT & Business Administration
  • Warehousing & Storage
  • Technical IT*
  • Hairdressing*
  • Barbering*
  • Vehicle Maintenance*
  • Catering & Hospitality/Professional Cookery*

 People 1st provide additional enhancements for students such as:

  • Paediatric First Aid / Construction Skills Register (CSR)*
  • Customer Service and Manual Handling Training*
  • Masterclasses in job search, making applications and creating a CV
  • Industry expert guest speakers and vocational site visits
  • Film Club
  • Football Sessions
  • Enterprise projects and charity fundraising activities
  • Volunteering opportunities with local companies
  • Attendance at youth conferences, festivals and skill fairs
  • Cultural awareness and diversity workshops
  • Recreational enrichment activities

People 1st ensure students have access to a full range of Student Support Services  to enable them to reach personal and academic goals.

To find out more information about this programme or to sign up, contact a member of our Student Support Team at your nearest People 1st Training office.


*eligibility criteria may apply - contact us for further information