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Skill Seekers training programmes

Modern Apprenticeships and Accelerated Modern Apprenticeships

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  • Training to NVQ 3 (sometimes NVQ 4)
  • Includes Key Skills training
  • You may have to attend college part-time
  • May need some GCSE passes, especially English and Maths. Science GCSE often required for engineering/technical jobs.
  • Training usually lasts about three years but can be less with an Accelerated Modern Apprenticeship.
  • Can sometimes lead to HE courses.
  • Apprentices are employed by local companies and paid a wage or salary.

National Traineeships

Fact file

  • Training to NVQ level 2
  • Includes Key Skills training
  • You may have to attend college part-time
  • GCSEs helpful but willingness to learn just as important
  • Training usually lasts about two years but can be less
  • Can progress to Modern Apprenticeship
  • Trainees are usually employed by local companies and paid a wage or salary. If you are not you’ll receive a training allowance.

Skill Build

Skill Build offers a number of ways for you to access training, gain job-seeking skills and improve your basic skills, try out different types of work and improve your self-confidence. Skill Build will allow you to gain an NVQ Level 1 in a particular line of work.

You could choose to do a Step-Up course. This will alllow you 13 weeks to try out one or even more job to help you decide whether this type of work suits you. You could even try out the Army or the Navy on Skill Build. While you're on Skill Build, you'll be paid a training allowance - usually £45 per week. When you're ready, you can go on to a National Traineeship and gain NVQ Level 2, or a Modern Apprenticeship and gain NVQ Level 3.

 
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