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About the course

Start Date: September & February (there is some flexibility in terms of start dates)

A Traineeship is a flexible education and training programme with work experience. Traineeships are an ideal opportunity for young people who are motivated to get a job but who lack the skills and experience that employers look for. If you have been unsuccessful applying for Apprenticeships due to lack of skills and experience then you might be a good candidate for a traineeship. Our traineeships last anything from four months to six months maximum with the content tailored to your individual needs.

For more information about the Traineeship Programme please email projects@myerscough.ac.uk or call us on 01995 642222

To apply for the Traineeship Programme please follow this link:


Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

You could be suitable for a Traineeship if you are aged 16-24 years, unemployed (or work less than 16 hours per week), have little work experience and are qualified below Level 3.

Learning and assessment

The Traineeship Programme has mandatory elements which include work placement, work preparation, and functional skills. The College model is usually 2 full days in College plus two days’ work placement. Most students will work within the following model:

Day One

9.30-3.00- Level One Functional Skills English and maths. Students who have already achieved Level One may undertake Level Two.

3-4.30- Job coaching looking at progression routes, job/course applications, and personal skills

Day Two

9.30-3.00 – Level One Employability Skills. This covers a range of general skills such as communication, team working, problem solving etc.

3-4.30 – Job Coaching

Days Three and /Or 4

Myerscough will work with appropriate learners to assist them in finding a suitable unpaid work placement. Learners must lead this process. Learners may identify their own placements for College to approve. Please note that College will not support learners in finding a placement for a minimum of 6-8 weeks from their start date unless they agree in principle a placement without College support.


Learners may move into an apprenticeship or full-time post 16 education, or into a job with training.


The Traineeships Programme aims to support learners in moving onto courses and onto careers most suitable for them.

Learning support

  • Work preparation training (Employability Skills) which ensures you are ready and have the confidence to take the first step in your career, such as an Apprenticeship. These units are continually assessed and there are no exams.
  • English and maths support to help give you the literacy and numeracy skills needed for the workplace. English and maths qualifications will usually be assessed through a series of final exams.
  • A meaningful work experience placement that provides insight and experience of the world of work. Work placements are monitored by College staff and checked through regular review meetings.

Special requirements

The programme aims to support the Government’s ambition to increase the number of Apprenticeship starts to three million by 2020.

The course is fully funded for appropriate learners.

Work experience

Work experience is a mandatory requirement of a traineeship programme. Learners are advised to seek their own placement prior to the start of the course or contact the projects@myerscough.ac.uk for further advice and guidance.

Please visit the Myerscough College website for Traineeship vacancies in work placements available across the job sector, including: horticulture, business administration, customer service, hospitality and catering, child care and much, much more.