How old do I need to be?

You need to be between 16-19 years of age. (You must start before your 19th birthday)

How long is the course?

The course will take 12 months to complete. You will have an initial assessment for 6 weeks to establish your goals, identify the correct support required and agree on a learning plan.

Will I need to attend College?

Yes you will need to attend the Martec Training college facility in order to complete your course.

Do I need to do the Maths & English Study Programme?

You will need to take Functional Skills in Maths and English as part of the Study Programme if you achieved lower than a Grade 4 in both areas. If you achieved a 4 in one but not the other you will only need to take the qualification in the subject which was Graded 3 or lower.

Is there any work experience involved in this?

Yes, you will have an opportunity to receive work experience during this course.

What happens when I complete the course?

You have a number of options available. You may wish to progress into full time employment if you feel ready. You could also progress onto other further education courses. For example, an apprenticeship or the next level of study at Martec. Martec will support you whatever you choose if the right option for you.

Is there a cost for the course?

Study Programme Courses doesn’t cost you anything. It is a fully funded and nationally recognised qualification.

Is there financial support available?

You could be entitled to additional financial support.