Training for Success

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 aged for 16 and 17, with extended eligibility for persons under 22 years with a disability, or under 24 years for persons from a care background. It gives you the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification, as well as practical work experience. Each individual will receive a £40 weekly training allowance plus travel expenses*

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Training for Success - Youth Training Programme

Who Can Apply?

It is designed for school leavers aged for 16 and 17, with extended eligibility for persons under 22 years with a disability, or under 24 years for persons from a care background who want to gain practical work experience and accredited vocational qualifications.  If you haven’t achieved GCSE Maths and English, we also offer equivalent essential skills qualifications as part of the course.

Vocational Areas

  • Barbering
  • Hairdressing
  • Joinery
  • Bricklaying
  • Professional Cookery
  • Retail
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Business Administration
  • Childcare
  • IT Telecoms Professional

What do you get from the programme?

  • Accredited qualifications in vocational area
  • Essential Skills qualifications in English, Mathematics and ICT *if required
  • Work placement within vocational area of choice
  • Careers advice and guidance from qualified professionals

Additional enhancements for TFS students include;

  • Access to NUS Student Discount Card
  • Driving theory sessions
  • 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
  • Work placement opportunities with local companies
  • Attendance at youth conferences, festivals and skill fairs
  • Cultural awareness and diversity workshops
  • Recreational enrichment activities

Student Support

People 1st has an approachable and friendly Student Support Team who are here to provide students with assistance through every aspect of their training journey.  We provide an initial assessment of individual learning needs and offer various additional support services where required, such as:

  • Literacy and Numeracy support classes
  • Learning support aids and equipmen
  • Special arrangements to support assessment completion

       e.g. extra time in exams, scribes, electronic aids

  • Arranging additional support from external agency partnerships
  • Specialist transport arrangements for disability restrictions

Student Financial Support

People 1st provides clear guidance on the financial benefits to students on our Training For Success Programme. These include:

  • Educational Maintenance Allowance of £40 per week 
  • Bonuses of up to £360 throughout duration of the training programme*
  • Paid holidays
  • Travel expenses*
  • Help with Childcare costs*
  • Help towards purchasing suitable work placement uniforms*
  • Guidance on applying for additional financial support for higher education
  • Personal money management and budgeting sessions
  • Access to a NUS student cards for student discount across various shops

Student Welfare

People 1st offers a range of services to support students with various issues such as self-esteem, stress, depression, learning barriers, family or personal relationship issues and addictions.

All Training offices have designated Student Support Officers and an appointment can be made to speak with an officer, in most cases, on the same day.

For information about our Pastoral Care Polices, contact our Designated Officer Patricia Moley on 028 92600309 or email

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