If you're not quite ready for an apprenticeship, a pre-apprenticeship is the ideal stepping stone. It'll get you up-to-speed on the skills employers want to see and give you an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the area you want to work in.
To get started, simply pick one of our pre-apprenticeship courses from the list below, or feel free to get in touch directly if you've got any questions or want to find out more.
Our Accounting Pre-Apprenticeship will fast track you to a successful career in accounting.
Automotive Pre-Apprenticeship (Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair)
The programme is designed so that successful learners will then have the opportunity to progress to a level 3 advanced apprenticeship.
Automotive Pre-Apprenticeship (Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair) (Tameside)
This programme is designed so that successful learners have the opportunity to progress to a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard.
Automotive Pre-Apprenticeship (Paint and Repair)
The automotive paint and repair pre-apprenticeship is an ideal hands-on course to prepare young people for intermediate and advanced apprenticeships in vehicle accident paint repair.
Business Admin Pre-Apprenticeship
This course helps to prepare individuals for careers in business administration.
Care, Health & Education Pre-Apprenticeship
You will study about the different roles played by workers in care – from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others effectively.
If you are considering a career in construction, then this is an excellent course to start your training.
Customer Service Pre-Apprenticeship
This course helps to prepare individuals for careers in customer service.
The electrical pre-apprenticeship covers units on health and safety, scientific principles, communication in the building services industry, installation and design and practical elements.
Engineering is a very exciting industry to be in and offers great job potential for young people
GCSE Maths and English
Just left school or aged 16 to 18? Want to improve your GCSE grades in English or Maths? Sign up for GCSE’s today
Hair & Beauty Pre-Apprenticeship
This course helps to prepare individuals for careers in hair and beauty.
This innovative IT pre-apprenticeship will help you fast track on to an advanced apprenticeship.
Painting and Decorating Pre-Apprenticeship
Working within this area you can play an important role in the painting and finishing of structural steel and concrete work used in bridges, factories, industrial and commercial buildings, as well as houses and apartments.
If you are considering a career in plumbing or gas, then this is an excellent course to start your training.
This course helps to prepare individuals for careers in retail.
Site Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship
The site carpentry diploma allows you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in site carpentry.
Training Centre Pre-Apprenticeship
A Pre-Apprenticeship is a tailor-made course of qualifications, together with a work placement, designed to give you the skills and experience you need to gain employment (including Apprenticeships). You can choose from a wide range of Level 1 and Level 2 work related courses, get your GCSE Maths and English or functional skills if you need them and start to build up your work experience.