Great Start

For skills, qualifications & jobs

Great Start is the exciting programme for people who want a great start to their first or next career. Great Start is for people of all ages. For 16-18 year olds, along with Apprenticeships & Traineeships it has equal status with other forms of education as part of the ‘raising of the school leaving age’.

Why choose Great Start?

At WBTC we have been helping young people and adults get skills, qualifications and jobs since 1983. We have the experience and know-how to help you get the results that you want. Over those years many people have gone on to exciting jobs, apprenticeships and higher forms of study.

"A good proportion of study programme learners and trainees secure apprenticeships, other employment or places on further education courses as a result of their programmes."
WBTC Ofsted Report 2017

Who is Great Start for?

  • 16-18 year olds who want to get into an Apprenticeship
  • 19-24 year olds who are seeking work
  • 19-24 year olds who want to improve their maths and English

Tailor made just for you

The The Great Start programme puts you in control of your learning and career. There are a wide range of qualifications, employer placements and experiences to choose from. With our free advice and guidance you choose where you want to go and we help you build your timetable. You can do Great Start full time or part time (if over 18 part time).  Alongside your work placement you will study maths and English (if not already achieved GCSE grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills). BTEC Workskills to develop key employability skills and Level 1 Safeguarding.

If you are unsure about the career you want - don't worry Great Start is a great place to start.

For more information contact Rachel on 01635 35975 or email

Great Start for skills, qualifications and jobs, it’s a great place to start.