Each young person that attends Youth Works CIC’s education provision has an individual learning plan and a timetable that is designed to meet their needs.
As a City & Guilds approved centre, learners can undertake a range of qualifications, including:
City & Guilds Functional Skills (3748)
- English - entry 1, entry 2, entry 3, level 1 and level 2
- Maths - entry 1, entry 2, entry 3, level 1 and level 2
- ICT - entry 1, entry 2, entry 3, level 1 and level 2
City & Guilds Employability (5546)
- Employability skills - Award and Certificate at entry 2, entry 3, level 1 and level 2
- Skills for working in the construction industry - Certificate at entry 3 and level 1
- Skills for working in the retail industry - Certificate at entry 3 and level 1
- Skills for working in health, adult care, social care and child care - certificate at entry 3 and level 1
- Skills for working in the hospitality and catering industry - Certificate at entry 3 and level 1
City & Guilds Hair and Beauty (3001/3008)
- Hairdressing and barbering - Certificate at level 1 and level 2
- An introduction to hair and beauty - Award, Certificate and Diploma at entry 3 and level 1
City & Guilds Photo Imaging (7512)
- Award in photography - level 1
- Certificate in specialist photography - level 1
Other accredited courses
In addition to the City & Guilds qualifications above, learners can also undertake a range of other accredited courses. These programmes are shorter in duration and are ideal for learners who are on short term placements, or to broaden the curriculum for long term placements.
Available courses include:
- Bike maintenance (AQA level 1)
- Bikeability training and Certification
- Graphic design (AQA level 1)
- Music technology and music making (AQA entry level, level 1)
- Radio production (AQA level 1)
- Sport and fitness (AQA entry 3, level 1)
- Basic food hygiene (level 1, level 2)
These unit based qualifications enable learners to demonstrate and evidence engagement, motivation and achievement in a relatively short space of time.
Wraparound education programmes
In addition to the vocational and functional skills courses, timetables for learners on substantial/full time placements also include personal and social development and therapeutic elements.
These programmes are based on a nurture model and offer learners additional support. Students work to individual programmes based on individual learner needs.