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Unsure about what you want to do?

We can help - whether you're finishing school or college and not sure about your next steps or if you've been out of education for while and want to get back into training.

Aged 16-18? Looking for an alternative to college?

We understand taking the first steps after school can be challenging. That’s why we have unique programmes and support teams in our training centres based in local communities, near to where you live.

Our tailored programmes are delivered across eight centres in Greater Manchester and St Helens. They are designed around your needs and when you join us, your programme will likely include:

  • A nationally recognised qualification
  • English and Maths skills and qualifications
  • Work experience
  • Employability skills
  • Outdoor and social activities

Guidance and support available to you

  • Smaller class sizes
  • One-to-one support from a designated key worker
  • Additional learning support
  • Bursary of up to £40 per week (subject to certain eligibility criteria)
  • Breakfast club for all learners
  • Free hot drinks and kitchen facilities for use throughout the day
  • Experienced staff who understand and can support additional learner needs
  • An open-door policy where our students can talk to us at any time about whatever might be troubling them.
Where are the training centres based?
Check out our local training centres across Greater Manchester.
Find your nearest centre

Skills Support for Growth

Skills Support for Growth is focused on helping 15 to 18-year olds who are not sure what they want to do by giving them access to knowledge, information and guidance to help make decisions from a variety of choices.

What we can offer:

  • One-to-one support from a key worker in local venues across Greater Manchester
  • Specialist support to help you overcome barriers – whatever they may be!
  • Careers advice and guidance
  • Work experience opportunities
  • Workshops on topics important to you such as mental health, self-esteem, motivation building, etc.
  • Free qualifications in your chosen subject area
  • Certified training to give you skills for interviews, completing job applications, creating your own CV and so much more

So whatever industry you’re interested in, or even if you are not entirely sure, there will always be something to suit you. We will design a learning and support package just for you!

Want to find out more?

Call 0161 240 6124



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If you're still unsure about what you want to do, get in touch with our friendly team on 0161 233 2656 or fill out the form below.