TALK TO US ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS
There are opportunities in Salford 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.
We offer courses for 16-19 year olds through our Study Programmes and Traineeships in:
As well as Apprenticeships across eight subject areas, from Business Administration to Horticulture.
We partner with employers from all across the North West to give you access to the best training opportunities after you leave school. From local nursery schools through to internationally recognised organisations like Manchester United, we’re connected.
Each of our centres offers training within different subject areas; see our training courses in Manchester.
Here’s an outline of the programmes YMCA Training offers in Salford. If you’d like to talk through your options, please give us a call on: 0161 820 3835.
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.
Childcare Training Academy
The Childcare Training Academy is a fully-funded 6-month course for 16-18 year olds and is the perfect foundation to help get you started in a successful career working with children and contributing to their development.
You will gain the basic knowledge and the skills needed to care for young children and will learn about their growth, learning and development and well as hands-on experience through exciting work placements.
- Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People
- Up to Level 2 Maths and English
Horticulture Training Academy
The Horticulture Training Academy is a fully-funded 6-month course for 16-18 year olds and is the perfect foundation to help get you started in a successful career working in a wide-range of places from sports grounds to garden centres.
You will gain basic knowledge and understanding of the horticulture industry while gaining practical gardening skills as well as hands-on experience through exciting work placements.
- Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture
- Up to Level 2 Maths and English
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.
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