Develop your skills with our Study Programmes, Pre-apprenticeships and Apprenticeships at Central YMCA Doncaster
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Doncaster centre

There are opportunities in Doncaster 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 Doncaster

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

  • Child Care
  • Employability skills

As well as Apprenticeships across eight subject areas from business to retail and customer service.
We partner with employers from all across the North East to give you access to the best training opportunities after you leave school. From large multi-site employers (like Regent Hotels or Dexel Tyres & Auto Centres) to local Doncaster-based businesses (like Cavendish House Nursey), we’re connected.
The right choice for you

Here’s an outline of the programmes Central YMCA offers in Doncaster. If you’d like to talk through your options, please give us a call on: 01302 636588.

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.

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  


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

We work with employers in many sectors, like: Regent Hotels, British Heart Foundation, Cavendish House Nursey and Dexel Tyre & Auto Centres. We reach out to employers for you to make sure we line up work experience in your area of interest.

We partner with large and small employers from all across the North East to give you access to the best training opportunities after you leave school.

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 are we

Unit 1 and 2 Trafford Court
Trafford Way

01302 636588

Opening times
Monday - Friday
8.30am - 4.30pm


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