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School Leaver / 16 - 18 yr Old Vocational Courses

Fresh Start - Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2

Fresh Start is a supportive and positive learning environment for those aged 16-18 who find themselves out of education, employment or training.

  • Course Description

    What is Fresh Start?

    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 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.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this course but all students will be expected to show they are committed to attend the full block of learning.

    You must be aged 16 - 18 (or 19 - 25 with an active Education, Health & Care Plan) to study this course.

    Your suitability for the course will be assessed before the start of the programme. This will likely involve an interview / information session with the course team.

  • Course Length

    How long is this course?

    7 weeks

    When does this course start?


    How many hours / days per week is this course?

    This course is 16 hours per week (4-5 days per week)

  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    16-18 Free*

    * 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.

    Fee information

    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.

    Information on Fees and Financial Help

    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    • City & Guilds qualification in Employability Skills (Entry Level, Level 1 or / and Level 2)
    • Functional skills in English and / or Maths

Starting 27/09/2021

King's Lynn


Duration 7 weeks

Starting 27/09/2021



Duration 7 weeks


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