Skills Training in Southern Regional College is divided into Training for Success and Apprentice NI.
Training for Success
Training for Success – is delivered through three components and is available to young people aged between 16 – 18 (up to 22 for a young person with a disability). Training for Success is all about giving young people the tools and the confidence to find work. It focuses on the extra learning that you may need. Once you gain recognised basic skills and qualifications, you are ready to move into the next level of Training for Success, or if you want, into an apprenticeship.
ApprenticeshipsNI is a Northern Ireland Government funded, work-based training programme, designed by Sector Skills Councils (SSCs)/Standard Setting Bodies (SSBs) to meet the needs of you as an employer. Business representatives from the relevant industry sector work with the SSCs/ SSBs to develop the training content within each occupational area. An Apprentice working for an employer will earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain their Apprenticeship, while attending SRC on a day release system. Training can take between two and four years to complete depending on the level, your apprentice's ability and the industry sector. Employer incentives are available from £500 to £1,500 - the level depending on the occupational area and once the apprentice has achieved the full framework.
As an employee you earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain your apprenticeship. SRC will work in partnership with the employer to provide the off-the-job training through a day-release system.
- Are you employed in Northern Ireland?
- Have you attained the minimum school leaving age?
- Are you about to take up or be in paid employment?
- Will you be working a minimum of 21 hours per week?
- Do you meet all the entry requirements of your chosen occupational area?
All Training for Success Students will automatically qualify for a non means tested Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) of £40 per week. If your parent(s)/guardian(s) receive Income Support, means tested Job Seeker's Allowance or Housing Benefit, that benefit will not be affected by the EMA. If you are entitled to one of these benefits in your own right; that benefit will not be affected either. Your parent(s)/guardian(s) will also be entitled to receive Child Benefit and Child Tax.
Credit provided all other conditions for receipt of the benefits are met. In addition, travel, lodging and childcare allowances may be paid depending on individual circumstances.