What will you learn with Training for Success?

The programme guarantees training up to 104 weeks (156 weeks for those with a disability) to help you gain the recognised skills and qualifications to help you progress in your chosen career.

Training for Success is delivered across four strands:

  • Skills for your life
  • Skills for Work Level 1
  • Skills for Work Level 2
  • Skills for Work Level 3

Skills for your life will help you address personal and development needs and gain skills and qualifications you need to get a job or progress to higher level education or training.

Skills for Work Level 1 and 2 will help you gain skills and vocationally related qualifications to be able to gain employment or progress to the next level of training provision or to further education.

Skills for Work Level 3 will help you work towards the achievement of level 3 qualifications. This is aimed at those who have gained a level 2 qualification through Training for Success, have not yet secured paid employment and who still possess training entitlement.

Who can take part in the Training for Success programme?

Training for Success is designed for young people aged 16 – 17 (up to 24 years for those requiring additional support).

Alternatively, if you reach age 18 after 1 July and before first Monday in September, you will be allowed to join Training for Success, providing you start during the first week of September immediately after your 18th birthday.

To find out more about whether you qualify for Training for Success, talk to your local Careers Adviser or call into 21 Training.

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Non means tested Education Maintenance Allowance.

If you go into training through Training for Success you will automatically qualify for a non means tested Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) of £40 per week. If your parent(s)/guardian(s) receive Income Support, means tested Job Seeker’s Allowance or Housing Benefit, that benefit will not be affected by the EMA.

If you are entitled to one of these benefits in your own right, then that benefit will not be affected either. Your parent(s)/guardian(s) will also be entitled to receive Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit provided all other conditions for receipt of the benefits are met.

In addition you will receive Participant Bonuses at various stages of your training.

Travel, lodging and childcare allowances may be paid depending on individual circumstances.

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