Our Fresh Start programme creates a supportive and positive learning environment which is intended to develop study skills, as well as raise attainment and self confidence. Our programmes will see you working towards a City & Guilds qualification in Employment Skills and successful students can progress throughout the year, from Entry Level through to Level 2. Through the course you'll develop valuable life, communication, study and employability skills while also working on your English and maths.
If you decide to join Fresh Start, you'll be getting support with your personal development and giving yourself the opportunity to gain skills to progress to future study and employment.
During the course, you'll have access to career support which will help find the most appropriate next step for you, whether that's further study or employment.
Who is Fresh Start for?
Fresh Start is suitable for many, including those who:
have been out of education and wish to restart their learning journey at CWA.
didn't quite get the GCSE results they expected
find the thought of big classes daunting
aren't enjoying their current course and want to try something else
When does the course start?
Fresh Start has numerous short courses throughout the year, with our main intakes starting in September and October. If you've missed the main start date, there may be opportunities throughout the year. Please contact our admissions team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if we can fit you in!
What will my week look like?
The course is 16 hours per week and is delivered over 4 - 5 days. The course is predominately classroom based with some online delivery (particularly for English and maths). Each 'block' of learning is 7 weeks long but successful students will be able to process throughout the year.
* Certain courses may have additional costs to cover trips or DBS checks, and for some courses you will be expected to purchase additional items such as uniform or equipment.
Though this course is free for those aged 16-18, there may be additional fees related to the programme, such as additional equipment or uniform, trips, DBS checks and work placement costs. Further information will be sent to all applicants before enrolment.
Find all the information you need about course fees and financial help below.