Great Start

Our Great Start programme is designed for young people who are looking to make the first move towards a great career or study. The programme will get you started on the right path, allowing you to control the courses, placements and experiences you have.

“80% of learners progressed to a positive destination – employment or higher level course” 2018/2019 Great Start Learners

What will you do?

We will work with you to help you choose where you want to go and what you want to be studying. We will build a full or part time timetable that works for you.

Work Experience – Get the skills needed for working in a real world environment with work experience placements with local employers.

Qualifications – Achieve a BTEC Workskills to develop key employability skills, Level 1 safeguarding, Level 1 digital skills and customer service skills. You will also study maths and English (if you have not already achieved GCSE grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills.)

“85% Overall Achievement” 2018/2019 Great Start Learners

Who is Great Start for?

  • 16-18 year olds who want to start work or further education
  • 19-24 year olds with an EHCP who are seeking work or want to improve their English and maths

Important Dates for 2021 

  • GCSE Results Day (Thursday 12th August 2021) – drop in to our Newbury centre or call 01635 35 975 to discuss your options

Enrolment Days (drop in or call 01635 35 975):

  • Tuesday 17th August
  • Wednesday 18th August
  • Wednesday 1st September
  • Thursday 2nd September
  • Friday 3rd September

Why choose Great Start?

“A good proportion of learners and trainees secure apprenticeships, other employment or places on further education courses as a result of their programmes.” Ofsted 2017

We have been working with young people since 1983 and our experience allows us to understand what employers and learners need. Many of the learners who have finished the course have gone on to exciting jobs and high levels of study.

Our Great Start programme will give you the skills and qualifications you need.

Ready to apply?

Contact Natalie on 01635 35975  or email natalie.elliott@wbtc-uk.com

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