Develop your skills with our Study Programmes, Traineeships and Apprenticeships at YMCA Training Oldham
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Oldham centre

There are opportunities in Oldham for school-leavers and young people who want to improve their skills and chances of finding employment. But, knowing where to look can sometimes feel overwhelming. That's where we can help.

  • Looking for an alternative to 6th form or college?
  • Want to improve your CV with work experience?
  • Ready to take on an apprenticeship?
  • Want to become more confident?
  • More employable?
  • More prepared for your future?

If yes, we can help you – it’s all about finding the right choice for you.

In Oldham

Our Oldham centre specialises in motor vehicle maintenance. We have an equipped garage training facility – and we partner with a number of garages in the North West to give you access to the best work experience opportunities.

We offer courses for 16-19 year olds through our Study Programmes and Traineeships in:

  • Motor vehicle maintenance

As well as Apprenticeships across subject areas, from fitness and leisure to horticulture.

Each of our centres offers training within different subject areas, see training courses at our Manchester and Salford centres.

The right choice for you

Here’s an outline of the programmes YMCA Training offers in Oldham. If you’d like to talk through your options, please give us a call on: 0161 826 4605.

Study Programmes

Study Programmes are the first step for school leavers, aged 16-19 years. Over 12 months, you’ll study for a vocational (practical) qualification and gain some work experience. You’ll also build on your employability skills and achieve the level of maths and English that employers look for.


Traineeships are a way for 16-24-year olds to develop first-hand experience of the workplace with a 6-month traineeship (sometimes called an internship).

We reach out to employers for you to make sure we line up work experience in your area of interest.

Getting work experience is one of the best ways of signalling to an employer that you’re ready for work.


If you already have some relevant work experience, and a strong level of maths and English too, you may feel ready to go straight for an apprenticeship. Anyone between the ages of 16-65 can apply to become an apprentice.

Read more about apprenticeships, how they work and what’s expected of you.

Where we are

Unit 71
Acorn Business Centre
Barry Street

Get directions via Google Maps

0161 826 4605

Opening times
Monday - Friday
8.30am - 4.30pm


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