Skills Support for Growth

Skills Support for Growth offers you friendly, non-judgmental support to help you make the right choices about your future, removing barriers and helping you achieve your goals.

Skills Support for Growth is designed for 15-24 year olds who aren’t in education, employment, or training. The programme provides young people with vocational skills, confidence and work experience opportunities to help them prepare for the world of work. Like Skills Support for Employment, clients will also be able to gain free qualifications and benefit from tailored support.

Who is it for?

If you are 15-24 years old and you need personalised support to help you get on track, Skills Support for Growth can help.

We will work with you at your own pace giving you the attention, support and skills to take your next steps. And when you are ready we will help you make your next move.

What type of support is available?

We understand that everyone is unique, which is why our support is personalised to your individual needs. The support we offer can help you with growing your confidence, your wellbeing, personal development, anxiety, coping and life skills, depression, drug and alcohol worries, homelessness, knife crime, young offending, emotional support to name a few.

There is also support which can help with creating a CV, job searches, preparing presentation, and getting ready for interviews. Plus, we can help with your overall personal development. Your needs and wellbeing are central to everything we do, and we want to help to remove any barriers which are stopping you from achieving your full potential.

Where is Skills Support for Growth?

Sometimes one of the barriers people have is getting to where they need to be. This is why we have local venues across Greater Manchester and can even meet at a place that suits you. Whether you want to meet at a local café or community venue, our support is wherever you need it to be.

Can I gain a qualification if I want to?

Yes! We have short courses available if you want to gain a qualification and improve your prospects. These qualifications include Employability, Personal Development, Presentation Skills, and Team Building. You could also gain a qualification in an industry area such as:

  • Childcare
  • Construction
  • Customer Service
  • First Aid
  • Maths and English
  • Retail

These are just some of the qualifications available to you as part of Skills Support for Growth.

Can you help me with work experience?

Through the wide range of employers we work with, we can work together to secure work experience in an industry which interests you. You can gain valuable, real life skills and experience which can help you in the future

What about college or getting a job?

Our friendly team are on-hand to help you achieve whatever you want to do. Whether you are applying for college or looking for jobs, our team are with you every step of the way. We can even be with you when attending open days, interviews, or drop-in sessions.

How can I find out more?

If you would like to talk to one of our friendly team about Skills Support for Growth, and all the support available to you, call us on 0161 240 6124, or email

You can also contact your local Training Centre, click here for details.

Why choose us?
As a leading provider of education and skills in the North West, we have all the support you need to achieve your goals.

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