Parents

BCW Training Ltd is an approved Training Organisation contracted by the Department for Employment to deliver the Training for Success programme.

Training for Success is designed for young people aged 16 – 18 (up to 24 years for those requiring additional support) and provides training to give them the tools and skills they need to get a job.

This training provides young people with relevant qualifications as well as the required personal and behavioural skills to progress into work.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my son / daughter need qualifications to get into BCW Training?
No. But if they do they can start qualifications at a higher level or be exempt from some part of the curriculum.
What is the name of the programme my son / daughter is on?
Training for Success
What type of course is my son / daughter doing?
Trainees work towards Level 1 and Level 2 NVQ Certificates or Diplomas in vocational areas. These include:

  • Bricklaying
  • Business Administration
  • Childcare
  • Plastering
  • Hairdressing
  • Retail
  • Wood Occupations
How long is the course?
Trainees are at BCW Training for 2-3 years, depending on their entry qualifications and the course they are working towards.
How many hours will they be doing per week?
Trainees will be required to do at least 30 hours a week. This is usually made up of 2 days at BCW Training and 3 days in work placement. 
Does my son / daughter need to have a placement before they start at BCW Training?
This would be helpful but it’s not necessary. BCW Training work with employers that provide work placements.
What other qualifications will my son / daughter work towards at BCW Training?
As well as vocational qualifications, your son / daughter will work towards qualifications in:

  • Personal Development
  • Employability Skills
  • Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy & ICT
What will my son / daughter do when they leave BCW Training?
Our priority is to equip your son / daughter with the knowledge, skills and competencies to either;

  • Progress into employment in line with their career objectives
  • Gain access to the ApprenticeshipNI programme to continue their studies

 

Money Issues

Am I still entitled to Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit?
Yes
Will I lose the current benefits I am receiving?
No, the Training for Success programme is non-means tested.
Does my son / daughter get paid?
Yes, they receive a weekly training allowance of £40 (EMA). This is paid directly into their bank account. Trainees may also be entitled to travel payments depending on the distance they have to travel to BCW Training and their work placement.

 

 

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