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Preparation for Work Traineeship

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Start date: 04/09/2023

The purpose of a Traineeship is to give you the opportunity to improve your skills and increase your chances of getting paid work. This makes Traineeships an ideal if you are ready to take the first steps into the world of work.

A Traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work placement. A Traineeship can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most Traineeships last for less than 6 months. They aim to help 16 to 24-year olds to increase confidence and self-esteem around employment and to provide a greater understanding of what employers are looking for. Traineeships are also available for 25-year olds with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.

Course Overview

There are 3 main elements to a Traineeship:

  • Work experience placement

  • A two day work preparation training course to include CV writing, interview skills and personal development

  • English, Maths and digital training support (if you need it)

You will also complete at least 70 hours of meaningful work at a placement, providing insight, experience and sector focused skills of the workplace.

As a trainee, you will:

  • Gain work experience in a supportive environment

  • Learn sector focused skills that are needed in the workplace

  • Improve your English, Maths and digital skills where required (Functional Skills)

  • Increase your confidence and self-esteem around employment

  • Gain a greater understanding of what employers are looking for

  • Cover interview skills and techniques

  • Receive help to build your CV

This course is continuously assessed using a range of methods including a workplace & practical performance review and a work placement diary.

Progression Routes

Traineeships are designed to be a stepping-stone into an Apprenticeship or employment. Lancaster & Morecambe College can provide support at the end of your Traineeship to link you with job opportunities.

As a College we strive to offer career development throughout programme and offer career advice from our dedicated Information, Advice & Guidance Officer to ensure all progression pathways are explored.

Entry Requirements

To study on this course you must:

  • Complete a satisfactory DBS check

  • Enjoy working with other people

  • Show a commitment to study (e.g. punctuality, attendance & behaviour)

  • Have a willingness to participate in classroom activities

Course Fees

This course costs £0.00, including exam fees.

You may be eligible for free study if you are 23 or under and this is your first full Level 2 or 3 course. Alternatively, if you are unemployed, receiving an eligible benefit, and taking the course to help you find employment.

You may also be entitled to additional financial support including course materials, uniforms, and childcare expenses depending upon your individual circumstances. Read more about Financial Support for adults.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: A35582-A1A