This 15-week course is a unique opportunity for young people aged 16 to 24 to meet new people, improve in confidence, develop new skills and gain an accredited qualification and valuable work experience in Youth Work.

Groundwork employee supporting teenage girl

Course overview

The traineeship includes:

  • A high quality work experience placement
  • An ABC Level 1 Certificate in Exploring Youth Work
  • Access to a wide range of other training including Safeguarding and Health & Safety
  • Support with English and Maths
  • At least 25 hours of dedicated employability support.

Teaching will take place at our Groundwork building in Oldham, in a mix of practical and classroom learning with our experienced tutors.

The work experience element will take place on youth and community projects across the boroughs of Bolton, Bury, Oldham and Rochdale.

Support into employment

Most of our Trainees report feeling more confident, more employable and more positive about their future after completing a Groundwork Traineeship.

Our Trainees benefit from additional support with next steps once their traineeship has finished including writing their CV, applying for jobs, preparing for interviews and organising work trials and meetings with prospective employers or apprenticeship providers.

The Youth Work Traineeship has given me a new perspective on life and its given me the opportunity to make a better me.

Sara, 21

The next start dates for this course are as follows:

  • 17th February 2020

For more information or to apply please contact:

Gemma Simic, Youth Traineeship Tutor

0161 624 1444

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