Traineeships

What is a Traineeship?

The Traineeship provides a high-quality vocational education and training programme at Level 2 and is aimed at school leavers and adults who aspire to work within a specific sector.

The Traineeship is available to all school leavers and adults providing participants with the skills and qualifications necessary to secure employment in their chosen occupation. Each Traineeship has been developed with employers to ensure that what you learn and the skills you develop are what employers are looking for. The Traineeship will allow participants to progress to an apprenticeship at Level 3 or alternatively to Further Education at Level 3.

The new Traineeship programme will allow participants to achieve a full Level 2 qualification and will comprise the following key elements:

  • A main vocational based qualification, equivalent to at least 3 GCSEs in the chosen occupational area
  • Vocational skills development
  • Transversal and digital skills
  • Work placement
  • Literacy and numeracy qualifications at Level 2 (may include GCSE qualifications in English and mathematics)
  • Additional qualifications deemed necessary for work within a sector e.g. Health and Safety, CSR, manual handling
Traineeships will be available in the following areas:
Carpentry & Joinery
Brickwork
Plastering
Painting and Decorating
Plumbing
Engineering
Retail
Motor Vehicle - Light Vehicle Repair
Heavy Vehicle - Light Vehicle Repair
Land-Based Engineering (Agricultural Machinery Repair)
Auto Electrics
Construction Plant Maintenance

Developing your wider skills

As well as providing you with the technical skills and knowledge in your chosen area, the Traineeship will help you to develop a range of transversal skills that are important for employment including:

  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Time management
  • Entrepreneurship

Project Based Learning will also be a key feature of Traineeships. This is a dynamic approach to learning in which you will explore real-world problems and challenges that have been developed with employers. With this type of active and engaged learning, you will be inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects you are studying and develop a wide range of hands-on skills.