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For 16 to 24 year olds

The Government provides funding for 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 qualifications that can be used within Traineeship packages across a range of industry sectors. 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 flexible qualification offer for use within providers Traineeship Programmes provide for the knowledge, skills and behaviours linked to the three core components:

  • Employability Skills
  • Work Preparation
  • Maths and English 

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.

We can work with you to build you a bespoke and tailored traineeship to meet your needs and the needs of your learners. You can choose from any of the sector areas below where we have a selection of qualifications and accredited units to choose from, so you can make your Traineeship programme as small or large as you like.



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

*18 - 24 year olds can now claim welfare JSA payments in undertaking a Traineeship*


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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