New Liverpool Traineeship centre for Learndirect

Learndirect Apprenticeships are proud to announce the opening of their new Traineeship centre located on Utting Court off Cook Street in Liverpool city centre.

The centre’s primary focus is to help young people aged between 16 and 24 who live in the Liverpool city region and who have not achieved a full level 3 qualification gain employment, an apprenticeship or progress onto further education. The centre opens this month with the first group of young people starting on programme in January 2017.

The young people will be enrolled on a comprehensive work preparation programme lasting a minimum of six weeks and a maximum of six months. This will include a high quality work experience placement with Maths and English skills development if the person has not yet achieved a grade A-C at GCSE. Classroom based sessions will help develop employability skills, and consider topics such as equality and diversity, nutrition on a budget, consumer rights and healthy living.

The young person will have their travel costs to the centre and to their work placement refunded. Learners aged 16-18 may also be entitled to a bursary payment of £30-£40 per week as well as an additional £2.41 per day for free school meal entitlement dependent upon eligibility. Learndirect Apprenticeships will provide support for any young parents under the age of 20, helping them apply for help with childcare costs through Care to Learn.