Foundation Learning

Traineeship Programme (16-24 year old)

In Brief

Start Date /

This is a one year study programme.

Entry requirements
  • This course is aimed at students aged between 16 and 24 years of age
  • Ability to travel independently
You will achieve

Level 1 qualification in Employability Skills

Last updated: 12th October 2018

Course overview

Traineeships are designed help young people who want to get an apprenticeship or job but don’t yet have appropriate skills or experience.

A traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of young people and prepares them for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’.

Designed to help young people aged 19 to 24 who don’t yet have the appropriate skills or experience, traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure an apprenticeship or employment.

Barnsley College can offer you the opportunity to gain real work experience with an employer whilst studying for a qualification. The Traineeship programme will enable you to gain skills needed in the workplace, gain confidence and prepare you for the world of work.

If you have been unsuccessful when applying for an apprenticeship or other job due to a lack of skills and experience then you are most likely to be a good candidate for a traineeship.

Course content

If you don’t yet have the appropriate skills or experience, traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure an apprenticeship or employment. You will spend one day per week in college studying towards a personalised qualification. You will spend between one and four days each week with an employer developing your skills and confidence in the workplace. A member of staff will work closely with you in the workplace to help you learn new tasks and help you settle in to the job.

What will I study?

  • Working safely
  • Working with others
  • Preparing for work
  • Working as a team
  • Work experience
  • Communication skills
  • Interview skills and job search
  • Presentation skills
  • Enterprise
  • Developing social skills
  • Progression planning

Will I get any support?

A member of staff will work closely with you in the workplace to help you learn new tasks as well as a ‘work buddy’ from the employer who will help you settle in to the job.’

What kind of work could I do?

Everyone is different and therefore able to do different types of jobs. The most important thing will be to match your skills, interests and abilities with the right employer. This could include:

  • Catering
  • Retail
  • Gardening
  • Administration

Support for Special Educational Needs

Our Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need.

Please contact the Programme Manager in Foundation Learning on +44 (0) 1226216149/532.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on your practical and course work.

What equipment will I need?

Equipment will be provided in most cases.

Where will I study?

Eastgate House Campus
Eastgate
Barnsley
S70 2EX

What can I do next?

Progress to an apprenticeship or employment (paid or voluntary)

How much does the course cost?

The course is FREE

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Want to join Barnsley Sports Academy and the Sports Village?

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths or a higher level maths qualification we can help you do that too.

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.

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Traineeship Programme (16-24 year old)