Choosing your path after school

Now that you have completed your final year in School, choose a path which will help you gain the skills you will need to start a career, talk to us! We will help you make the transition from school to a career by giving you the skills that will prepare you for an Apprenticeship, Employment or University.

You can take a closer look at our available courses here.

When will I attend ?

You will attend Achievement Training for two days a week to work towards your main aim, one day a week in a placement and a day per week to work towards English & Maths GCSE or Functional Skills. The day starts at 9.00am and ends at 4.00pm. There are breaks in the morning, afternoon, and one hour for lunch. No attendance is required during half term and holidays. Breaks are for one hour, which can vary, starting from 11:30 am. Learners are allowed off-site for lunch, we have basic catering facilities such as fridges & microwaves, if you wish to bring a packed lunch. Alternatively, we are surrounded by a great selection of cafés and restaurant’s all within walking distance.

Industrial placement

Employers look for evidence of substantial work experience, they are more likely to employ those with experience over those without. Work experience allows students to apply what they have learnt in their studies to real work environments and gain important life skills.

Will I need to wear special clothes?

For classroom sessions your smart casual clothing is acceptable. If you are a Beauty Therapy, Health and Social Care, Animal Care or Childcare student, a uniform is provided. Your work placement may wish you to wear a uniform or special protective clothing, which will be supplied.

What comes next?

Progression onto further education and higher education or you can apply for an apprenticeship. These programmes address the need to prepare young people for employment, developing skills enabling you to thrive in the workplace.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability; we want to make sure all our students have the best possible chance of success. Our Learning Support team will explain how we can help, call us on 01752 202269

It is important that you believe in yourself, finish your course and achieve all your aims, whatever the challenges might be; our staff are here to help you with careers, emotional well being, finances, travel, welfare or any other barriers that might get in your way. Your personal well-being is just as important to us as your study, so we’re always here to give you support and guidance whenever you need it.