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

Training for Success 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.

Northern Regional College helps participants find their work placement. The college secures placements for around 98% of students. The scheme is government-funded and is known as Training for Success (TfS).

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