Not too sure of your next step after your GCSEs?
Come along to our Free Summer Programme this July and explore possible career paths, improve your employability, meet new people and have lots of fun while you’re at it.
Running in Doncaster, Lincoln, Manchester, Oldham, Salford, Leeds, Lowestoft, Ipswich and Norwich, the Summer Programme helps young people leaving school to:
Meet new people
Make new friends and meet tutors and business people who can help inspire and guide you.
Celebrate the summer
Fun activities from arts and crafts to sports days help build life skills like confidence and communication.
Explore your future
Get a taste of possible career paths, be inspired and take control of the next step in your education.
We've put together a series of activities which will run every Tuesday and Thursday in July across our 9 centres. Come along to a single session or join us for the whole month.
Get a feel for the workplace with our skills, visits and insight afternoons.
Experience and learn something new with our day trips. Visit football stadiums, museums and employer events.
Connect with your creative side. Enjoy making things such as rockets and experimental sculpture.
Paradise Island Game
Build respect through exploring our differences with each other.
A day for some friendly competition with our activity-filled sports day.
Look back over the summer and celebrate your achievements.
Good question. After the Summer Programme you could take a 12-month Study Programme where you could study for a vocational (practical) qualification and gain work experience. You could then start a Traineeship, a 6-month work placement in your chosen sector - a real job, with real responsibilities. Once you have a Study Programme and Traineeship under your belt you’ve ticked every box to prepare you to succeed in an Apprenticeship.
YMCA Training is part of Central YMCA making a difference in people's lives through education and wellbeing. We run vocational training courses that support learners to develop the skills, confidence and experience they need to be successful in their chosen career. We work primarily in careers in fitness, health care, horticulture, childcare, management and retail.
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