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