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Open College Network West Midlands Traineeship
The government has introduced traineeships for 16 to 24 year olds as well as for young people with learning difficulties up to the age of 25 in England, who are not yet ready to enter onto an Apprenticeship.
We have worked in close partnership with employers to develop a range of flexible and high value Traineeship packages. Our aim is to work with you to fully support your learners in developing their skills, knowledge and experience in order to secure employment or an Apprenticeship placement.
Our Traineeship Packages are made up of three core components:
  • Employability Skills
  • Work Preparation
  • Maths and English (pre-functional skills and functional skills)

To support you with your Traineeship Programme we have developed Learner Workbooks and Tutor Guides for the English and maths units along with a Tutor / Assessor guide for the Employability units. These are included free of charge with all our Traineeship Packages and can be requested from our Business Development Team. These Workbooks and Guides are also available for a nominal fee if used outside of these Traineeship Packages.

We currently offer ready made Traineeship packages at Entry Level 3 and Level 1 in the following sectors:
Please see Traineeship Guides for all of the above Packages in the 'Downloads' to the left of this page.
All our;
  • Entry Level 3 Traineeship Packages are linked to the Open College Network West Midlands Entry 3 Certificate in Employability and Development Skills (Entry 3)
  • Level 1 Traineeship Packages are linked to the Open College Network West Midlands Level 1 Diploma in Employability and Development Skills
Pricing list
  • Entry Level Traineeship Packages - £55
  • Level 1 Traineeship Packages - £105
Flexibility for Bespoke Traineeships
If you have any further requirements or want to link different Open College Network West Midlands qualifications to your own Traineeship offer, please contact the Business Development Team on 01902 624239 or see how you can make your own bespoke packages by clicking here.
Providers without an Education Funding Agency (EFA) contract can deliver Traineeships to 16 to 19 year olds through their Skills Funding Agency (SFA) contract for provision of Apprenticeships/ Traineeships.
*18 - 24 year olds can now claim welfare JSA payments in undertaking a Traineeship*
Traineeship vacancies
Traineeship vacancies can be found here.
Just enter your postcode to find all current vacancies in your area.
If you would like to discuss your traineeship requirements, including any development that may be required please contact our Business Development Team on 01902 624239.
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