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Work-Based Learning

Work-based learning is the term that is used to refer to courses, such as Training for Success and Apprenticeships, that provide you with real-life work experiences whilst applying academic and technical skills to enhance your employment opportunities.

Training for Success (TfS)

Training for Success is a government-funded scheme.  It is similar to apprenticeships in that trainees spend most of their time with an employer – work placement, typically three days per week. The rest of the week is spent at college working towards qualifications.

However, unlike apprenticeships, those doing work-based learning are not paid by the employer providing their work placement. Instead, they receive travel expenses and a weekly Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) of £40 which is non means-tested and bonus payments of up to £360 over two years.

Details and Restrictions

  • Those on the scheme must be 16 or 17-years-old
  • Young people with a disability are eligible up to 22-years-old and those from an in-care background up to 24-years-old

View our full list of training programmes.

For further information please contact:
Sean McAleese, Training Manager
028 2566 4266 or 07554 118467

Department for the Economy European Union Skills to Succeed