Training for Success is designed for young people aged 16 - 17, with extended age eligibility for young people with a disability up to age 22 and up to age 24 for those from an in-care background.
All new entrants will need a training credit from the Careers Service.
If you had previously taken part in a Training for Success programme but left and now wish to return, you may still be able to finish the rest of your training entitlement.
Talk to your local Rutledge Branch to find out more.
The programme guarantees training up to 104 weeks (156 weeks for those with a disability) to help you gain the recognised skills and qualifications to help you progress in your chosen career.
Training for Success is delivered across four strands:
- Skills for your life
- Skills for Work Level 1
- Skills for Work Level 2
- Skills for Work Level 3
Skills for your life will help you address personal and development needs and gain skills and qualifications you need to get a job or progress to higher level education or training.
Skills for Work Level 1 and 2 will help you gain skills and vocationally related, professional and technical qualifications. They enable you to gain employment or progress to the next level of training provision, to further education or an apprenticeship.
Skills for Work Level 3 will help you work towards the achievement of level 3 qualifications. This is aimed at those who have gained a level 2 qualification through Training for Success, have not yet secured paid employment or an apprenticeship and who still possess training entitlement.
You will be required to achieve targeted qualification in each of the four areas outlined below:
- personal and social development
- employability skills
- professional and technical skills
- essential skills in communication, application of number and ICT
You will discuss and agree a Personal Training Plan (PTP) with your training contractor detailing the targeted outcomes, progression routes and associated milestones.
In addition, you will receive job experience and job sampling based on your needs and the opportunity to experience different workplaces and decide what sort of work suits you best.
Courses offered include: Business Administration, Hairdressing, Barbering, Beauty Therapy, Childcare, Engineering, Joinery, Health and Social Care, IT, Retail, Warehousing, Customer Service, Team Leading and Contact Centre.
If you enter training through the Training for Success programme, you will automatically qualify for a non-means tested Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) of £40 per week. You are entitled to Milestone bonus payments throughout the programme. If your parent(s)/guardian(s) receive Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)/Income Support, means tested Job Seeker's Allowance or Housing Benefit, that benefit will not be affected by the EMA.
If you are entitled to one of these benefits in your own right, then that benefit will not be affected either. Your parent(s)/guardian(s) will also be entitled to receive Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit provided all other conditions for receipt of the benefits are met.
In addition, you will receive participant bonuses at various stages of your training from Rutledge.
Travel, lodging and childcare allowances may be paid depending on individual circumstances.
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I always had a passion for hair, when I was little my mammy always took me to the hairdressers with her and I would always say I'm going to be a hairdresser! My dream came true thanks to Rutledge training and Atelier hair. Rutledge put me through my training course supplied me with all my revision/practical teaching I needed to pass all my exams and observations. Three years on and I've finally graduated as a hair stylist. Rutledge always went above and beyond for me and were always there to help, even if I just needed a chat! Thank you.
Bradley James Fenton
"I’m studying hairdressing at Rutledge Antrim, I’ve always loved the hair and beauty industry so that’s Why I decided I would want to try hairdressing. From when I started Rutledge I feel like I’ve really found myself as a person and doing something I love. Anyone thinking about coming to Rutledge I would highly recommend.
"I am studying hairdressing through the Training for Success Programme. While growing up I have always had a passion for doing hair and becoming a hairdresser so I just followed the path I wanted to be on and chose hairdressing. I really enjoy being at Rutledge as it has helped me build my confidence up and I have also built new relationships with different people."
I've just completed my course in Rutledge Bangor. I enrolled on the TFS programme and began working on my Level 1 Childcare and my essential skills - I really enjoyed my time at Rutledge and made some really good friends. The tutors and support staff were really nice and helped me to progress with my qualifications and in other ways too, for example, I was able to learn life skills and go on placement. I really loved both my placements and I really feel I learnt a lot!
I’ve achieved so much during my time at Rutledge and now I’m leaving with my essential skills and my Level 2 in childcare. I’m really proud of all that I’ve achieved and I know the staff are really proud of me too. I’ve really enjoyed my time at Rutledge and can’t wait to start my new chapter out in the world of work!
"I have been studying Essential skills while completing my training in childcare level 2 at Rutledge in Antrim. I have enjoyed making new friends at Rutledge where the atmosphere is relaxed so we do not feel under pressure. I really feel confident about progressing in my vocation now whereas I was unsure and nervous before I had a great time at our graduation day when we all got together and celebrated our achievements. I have learnt a lot and will take away some good memories. Throughout my time the tutors and Usel workers are always there to encourage me to the best of my ability because they know I can do it. I can also talk to them about anything."
"I study IT at Rutledge; I chose IT because I love learning new skills and Rutledge makes it easy and fun with all the support they give me. Alongside that, I’m also working on my level 2 mathematics and English. When it came to finding a work placement, it was not difficult at all. With the support of our Student Advisor Shannon, I managed to get a work placement at the Crumlin Leisure Centre. Besides the great education, We have hosted a charity for McMillan and we managed to raise £200! I also got a chance to attend an army work experience for a week and it was one of the greatest times I had with Rutledge; making new friends and gaining new knowledge and skills. So for anyone still trying to figure out where to go after high school - I recommend Rutledge!"