This course will help you develop self confidence, skills for independence, social skills, employability skills and develop functional skills in maths, ICT and English.

Employability Skills at Entry 2, Entry 3 and Level 1

Students will work towards a level which is most appropriate for them, we aim to stretch and challenge our students to get the best from them over the year.

Employability Skills will help to develop personal and work-related skills which will enable students to progress into further learning or supported employment as well as enhancing independent living skills. Throughout the course we steadily develop students’ knowledge, understanding and awareness of the need to operate safely in the work environment. We provide opportunities for experiential learning and provide a basic understanding of industrial practice through performing routine tasks.

Ideal if you want to develop self-confidence, skills for independence, social skills, employability skills and develop functional skills in maths ICT and English.

You can expect a caring and supportive environment, with small class sizes supported by a high ratio of specialist staff. The aim of this programme is to help develop young people’s skills after they finish year 11 in school. Our focus is to prepare students for further study and employment as well as to develop personal self management, building self-confidence and promoting independence.


Animal Care – Practical small animal care skills L1

Ideal if you have an interest in animal care as an area of employment and want to develop practical skills in this area. For learners interested in working in animal care, this qualification provides a practical introduction. Learners will gain work-related skills in the area of farm animal care, gain insight into core activities within the sector, and prepare for further training. Learners will complete this qualification with a good understanding of, how to assist with the care of animals, including relevant animal welfare legislation, minimising  stress and injury to the animals, and keeping people and animals safe whilst working. The principles of animal care, including monitoring the health of animals, providing feed and water, and workplace health and safety requirements.

Childcare – Caring for Children Entry 3 and L1

Ideal if you wish to develop the basic skills needed to care for a baby or young child. This qualification gives you skills in the following areas: setting routine, healthy lifestyles and the importance of play and learning.  Introduction to Health and Social Care Level 1 is ideal if you’re hoping for a career in health and social care or children settings and are new to this subject. This course covers the basic knowledge you’ll need and can build upon to give you a really good foundation. This qualification can help you get started in a wide range of health and social care roles.

Certificate in Business Administration

This qualification aims to:

• provide learners with the introductory knowledge and skills they need to operate as a successful business administrator
• confirm competence of those already fulfilling an entry-level business administration role
• allow learners to develop skills in a range of areas relevant to business administration roles, such as communication, presentation skills and providing administrative support.

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners:

• develop the skills and qualities valued in employees by employers
• understand and work on their strengths and weaknesses as a business administrator.

Entry guidance
This qualification is designed for learners of any age who are working in or looking to work in a business administration role. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved an Entry Level qualification.

Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings

This level is ideal if you’re hoping for a career in health and social care or are newly in post. It covers the basic knowledge that you will need and that you can build on.

Essential Digital Skills

Ideal if you require a basic level of skills and knowledge that could lead to further education in IT or related areas and can provide the confidence to work effectively with ICT and deal with tasks that are straightforward or routine. This qualification will give you some basic IT and computer skills required to progress onto higher IT courses. You will have the opportunity to learn: basic Word processing, basic Presentations and basic Spreadsheets.

What next  

Following the completion of these courses, you could progress onto other courses at Achievement Training at level 1 or Level 2 or you could go on to further study at College or move into paid employment.


Once you have enrolled onto your course, we will order each student a sweater to be worn while in the centre.

Wider Curriculum activities

Wider curriculum activities take place including independent living skills,  cooking, shopping and using public transport.

Learners are encouraged and supported to complete a number of hours at a good quality work placement, to enhance their knowledge, skills and experience. We have a wide range of local businesses and organiastion’s who support our students.

All applications will be reviewed on an individual basis. If you have experience or previous knowledge that will support your application please remember to include it.

Funding is available if you are:

  • Aged 16-18

Attendance is two days a week, term time only. The term starts in September and finishes in July with a big celebration in the guildhall. All the family are welcome to watch you graduate.

Apply here 16-18

If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the Admissions team on 01752 202269.