Information for Parents
No two people have the same needs, so no two paths are the same. How can a Traineeship help?
Because a Traineeship is all about the young person, they will need to tell us about what they like and what they want to do in life. Together we then work out how to get the young person to where they want to be. Training, placements and activities are based on the young person's needs and a way forward is agreed together.
How much does the course cost?
The programme doesn't cost anything!
EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance) has now been stopped, however, there is new financial help called bursaries which are available if your son / daughter is starting or carrying on with a course with Martec this year. Please click here for further information on this.
What will your son or daughter be doing on a traineeship?
Young people can participate in a wide range of activities and awards. These might include: help with reading and writing, first aid, IT, looking for a job, health and safety, food hygiene, skills training, presentation skills, work tasters in a wide variety of topics and visits, qualifications too. This is not school. Traineeships help young people on a 1-2-1 basis or in small groups, on group activities outdoors or in the workplace. As well as helping young people achieve their goals, they will also receive a weekly training allowance. There's also the chance to meet new people, share experiences and make new friends.
What is the aim of the course?
- To Help build confidence and achieve goals
- To Help with functional skills
- To Give training in certain skill areas
- To Find work experience
- To Help move into an apprenticeship, employment or further education
What qualifications can be achieved?
The qualifications we offer are listed below, please click on the course title for detailed information on the course content and duration etc. All of our current courses run for 2 days a week at our centre, the other 3 days are free for your son / daughter to have a part time job or to try and seek work experience in the area that they are interested in, this proves to increase their chances of progressing onto an Apprenticeship or finding work in the future.
City & Guilds Award in Employability and Personal Development
This qualification is achieved by every learner who starts at Martec training. It is delivered during their 6 week initital assessment where we work out an individual learning plan based on their individual needs and desires. They can then progress onto one of the following courses -
This course is ideal for anyone who is a little unsure of what they wish to do. It allows the chance for various work tasters, along with furthering the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to enter employment whilst gaining a nationally-recognised qualification.
This course is for anyone who is keen to become a mechanic but may need some support with their basic skills.
This course is a progression from the Award Level qualification.
This course is for anyone keen to become a mechanic who has Level 1 or above Literacy and Numeracy.
Traineeships - Keeping on Track?
Every 2 - 4 weeks, the young person will get a chance to talk about their progress with their key worker.
Together they'll make sure that everything is going well. The end result; a job, an Apprenticeship, or a further education course. A Traineeship focuses on the young person, and only they know where they want to be at the end of it.