Training For Success

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.

Earn while you learn....
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.

The Southern Regional College are currently offering a number of DEL approved programmes which include Skills for Your Life, Skills for Work level 1 and Skills for Work level 2 in a broad range of vocational areas which include: Agricultural Service Engineering, Bricklaying, Childcare, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Installation, Fabrication and Welding, Floor & Wall Tiling, Food Manufacturing, Food Preparation and Cooking, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care, Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair, Horticulture, Joinery, Land Based Service Engineering, Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Mechanical Engineering, Painting and Decorating, Plant Maintenance and Repair, Plastering, Plumbing and Vehicle Body Repair.

Training for Success - Skills for your life

This programme is for young people who have no formal qualifications and/or have substantial barriers to employment and learning. The aim of the programme is to address the personal and development needs and specific learning needs of those who have disengaged from learning.

Training is delivered in a safe and secure learning environment and specialist support will be provided according to the needs of each individual.

Training options include:

  • Horticulture
  • General Engineering
  • General Construction
  • Essential Skills in Communication, Application of Number and Information Technology

Other activities include:

  • Personal & Social Development qualifications
  • Employability qualifications
  • Building a personal progress file
  • Money management/budgeting
  • Drug awareness
  • Presentation and self-image
  • Work sampling and work preparation skills
  • Addressing individual needs
  • Educational/industrial visits
  • Social activities

Duration
Up to 52 weeks with a mixture of time in the work place and time in directed training.

Progression

  • Skills for Work Levels 1 or 2
  • Employer led Apprenticeship (must be employed)
  • Employment or sheltered employment
  • Further education
Training for Success - Skills for Work Level 1

This programme is for young people who have:

  • achieved at least one formal qualification but their achievements do not amount to a full Level 1 qualification; or
  • a full Level 1 qualification but do not meet the entry requirements in English and Mathematics (or equivalent) for Skills for Work level 2 outlined below.

A full Level 1 qualification is defined as 5 GCSEs grades D-G, an NVQ Level 1, or an equivalent qualification. Where a young person has achieved a full Level 1 qualification but does not have the requirements in English or Mathematics to enter Skills for Work Level 2 provision, they must work towards their Essential Skills in the first instance in order to give them the best possible chance of completing their professional and technical qualifications and maximizing their achievements on the programme. Once they have achieved their Essential Skills, they will be moved into the level 2 provision. This programme helps young people gain skills and a vocationally related qualification at Level 1 so that they can progress to Skills for Work Level 2 or further education, or gain employment and do an Employer led Apprenticeship. Specialist organisations can provide additional support for individuals who require it so that they can benefit fully from training.

Participants do a range of activities which includes:

  • Vocational skills training relevant in the occupational area they have chosen
  • Technical Certificate at Level 1
  • Personal Development
  • Employability
  • Health and Safety training and CSR card if required
  • Work placement for at least one day per week
  • Essential Skills in Communication, Application of Number and Information Technology
  • Applicants who have achieved GCSE English,Mathematics or IT at grades A-C will be exempt from the equivalent essential skill.

Duration

  • 52 – 104 weeks with a mixture of time in the work place and time in College
  • Up to 156 weeks for participants who have a physical or learning disability

Progression
Following completion of this programme young people may progress to:

  • Skills for Work Level 2
  • Employer led Apprenticeship (must be employed)
  • Employment or sheltered employment.
  • Further education within the Southern Regional College or other colleges
Training for Success – Skills for Work Level 2

Skills for Work Level 2 is for young people who satisfy the following conditions:

  • they have achieved a full Level 1 qualification, defined as 5 GCSEs grades D-G, an NVQ Level 1, or an equivalent qualification, and the appropriate grades in GCSE English and Mathematics or Essential Skills in Communication and
  • Application of Number as detailed below; or they have completed Skills for Work Level 1, and have the appropriate grades in GCSE English and Mathematics or Essential Skills in Communication and Application of Number.

This programme is for young people who have been assessed as being capable of achieving a vocationally related ualification at Level 2 but who have not yet secured employment. Participants develop skills in the vocational area they have chosen and gain a qualification andcan progress to an Employer led Apprenticeship programme when they obtain appropriate employment. Specialist organisations can provide additional support for individuals who require it so that they can benefit fully from training.

Participants do a range of activities which includes:

  • Vocational Skills Training relevant to the occupational area they have chosen
  • Technical Certificate at Level 2
  • Employability Skills
  • Personal Development
  • Health and Safety training and CSR card if required
  • Work placement for at least one day per week
  • Essential Skills in Communication, Application of Number and Information Technology
  • Applicants who have achieved GCSE English,Mathematics or IT at grades A-C, will be exempt from the equivalent Essential skill.

Duration
Up to 104 weeks with a mixture of time in the work place and time in College

Progression
Following completion of this programme young people may progress to:

  • Employer led Apprenticeship (must be employed)
  • Further education within the Southern Regional College or other colleges
  • Self Employment