Training for Success

School Leavers and Young People - Are you interested in a training programme where you get paid while gaining accredited qualifications and work experience?


Training for Success - Youth Training Programme

Our Training for Success Programme is fully funded and students get £40  per week to attend, including full access to People 1st Student Support Services.

Who Can Apply?

Young people aged 16 -18 (or up to 24 years for those requiring additional support) who want to gain practical work experience and accredited vocational qualifications.  If you haven’t achieved GCSE Maths and English, we also offer equivalent essential skills qualifications as part of the course.

What is Training for Success?

The Training for Success Programme is all about giving you the tools and the confidence to find work or get into higher education.  It is designed for school leavers aged 16 -18 (or up to 24 years for those requiring additional support) and gives you the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification, as well as practical work experience. Each individual will receive a £40 weekly training allowance plus travel expenses* 

What do you get from the programme?

  • Accredited qualifications in vocational area

  • Essential Skills qualifications in English, Mathematics and ICT *if required

  • Work placement within vocational area of choice

  • Careers advice and guidance from qualified professionals

People 1st provide additional enhancements for students such as:

  • Paediatric First Aid / Construction Skills Register (CSR)*

  • Customer Service and Manual Handling Training*

  • Masterclasses in job search, making applications and creating a CV

  • Industry expert guest speakers and vocational site visits

  • Film Club

  • Football Sessions

  • Enterprise projects and charity fundraising activities

  • Volunteering opportunities with local companies

  • Attendance at youth conferences, festivals and skill fairs

  • Cultural awareness and diversity workshops

  • Recreational enrichment activities


People 1st ensure students have access to a full range of Student Support Services  to enable them to reach personal and academic goals.

To find out more information about this programme or to sign up, contact a member of our Student Support Team at your nearest People 1st Training office.

 *eligibility criteria may apply- contact us for further information



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