Build on solid foundations to help you progress and do well.

Career Link offers young people a flexible programme of training and support which is designed with YOU in mind; to help you get on in life and successfully move on to your chosen Pre-apprenticeship, an apprenticeship, employment or a college course. Think of it like a stepping stone.

We’ll sit down and get to know you so that we can understand your strengths, your weaknesses and what you’d love to do. Together we can then develop a Learning Plan to help you get to where you want to be. Everyone’s plan is as individual as them and we’ll support you to get to your end goal.

Qualifications can be an important requirement for an employer or a college, but if you didn’t get A* – C GCSE grades in Maths and English, don’t worry, we can help and support you.

Career Link offers young people the opportunity to gain:

  • Functional Skills Maths and English qualifications up to Level 2
  • Employability and Personal Development Skills
  • Preparation for work and life
  • Work experience opportunities
  • Social Skills
  • Independent Living Skills

All learners begin Functional Skills at their level. Functional Skills qualifications range from Entry Level 1 to Level 2 in both Maths and English. Also, you only sit exams when you feel ready.

Your Learning Plan also offers work experience opportunities. We’ll work with you to find an employer who is happy to provide you with some valuable work experience in an area you’d like to work in. You never know where this could lead to but gaining work experience is a fantastic way to build up the skills needed to gain employment. It’s great to put on your CV.

Your CV will be updated regularly to record the qualifications, the work skills and the work experience you gain.

Talk to one of our experienced advisers today about Career Link and how it could be the stepping stone for you.

Nearly 7 out of 10 learners who completed Career Link progressed to an apprenticeship, further training or employment.
What learners say


"When I left college I was unsure of what I wanted to do and I didn't want to go to University for the sake of going, so instead of applying for University I decide to apply for apprenticeships and I'm happy with that decision."

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