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Courses for 16-18s

Looking for a new way to learn? Sign up for fun and friendly courses to help you get work experience and qualifications for an industry where you want to work.

We’re not like school or college – classes are small, learning is tailored to you and our supportive trainers will give you one-to-one support and mentoring – whatever your situation – to help you reach your goals.

We can’t wait to welcome you on to one of our inspiring courses.

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    I really enjoyed the theoretical side of my course, but also the practical side through my placement at a primary school. I highly recommend Skills Training as a learning provider. They are so supportive and will guide you through every step of your course.

    Tasfiah Anjum, Walsall, Level 2 BTEC First Certificate in Health and Social Care.

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    Who pays for the course?

    All our courses for 16-18s are free to take.

    Courses for 16-18s are funded by the Government’s Department for Education and Skills. Which means they pay us to cover the cost of providing the course to you.

    No need to wait, sign up now and you could begin your course in a matter of weeks.

    Where do I study?

    You can learn by a blend on in-classroom and online learning.

    Skills Training has several training centres and Academies around the country where you can attend classes and partnerships with schools and colleges where we you take our courses too.

    Your learning can carry on whatever happens – we’re training hundreds of people taking Level 1 and 2 courses, Traineeships and Apprenticeships online, every week.

    What is it like?

    You will learn to apply practical knowledge and skills from both classroom learning and work experience.

    The aim of the course is to get you ready and able to either further your education (such as a Traineeship, Apprenticeship or University course) or begin a career in a job you love as soon as possible.

    You will also get one-to-one coaching and mentoring to:

    • make sure you understand and can apply what you are learning
    • give you individual support to make a success of your course
    • work with you to overcome any problems

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    What are the benefits of an apprenticeship to an employer?

    1.What are the benefits of a BTEC?

    • Employers want people with practical skills and experience and that’s exactly what a BTEC will give you.
    • If you know what you want to do, you can train for a career in an area you are interested in straight away to get on to an Apprenticeship or into employment quickly.
    • BTECs are assessed throughout the year with projects and coursework.
    • If you’ve struggled with English or Maths you can study them alongside your BTEC to help you meet your goals.

    2.Do universities accept BTECs?

    Yes, universities do accept BTECs. Approximately one in four students starting university has a BTEC, that’s around 100,000 people. And it doesn’t end there – 90% of BTEC students are employed full-time after graduation (CBI Pearson 2018).

    If you have your eye on a higher level (University) course, have a look at the entry requirements universities set out for it. Some Universities prefer to see an A-Level studied alongside a BTEC.

    3.Which is better, BTEC or A Levels?

    That depends on you and your goals. If you want a practical, hands on way of learning which is focused on knowledge and skills for a particular job, then a BTEC could be the way to go. A Levels are more theory based, but they also keep your options open.

    It’s a common misunderstanding that BTECs are ‘easier’ than A Levels. They’re just different. Both require effort and commitment to pass.

    A significant part of the BTEC assessment is from project work you do throughout the course, while A Levels are more weighted to exam performance.

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