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.
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.
What will my week look like?
The course is 16 hours per week and is delivered over 4 - 5 days. 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 costs related to the programme, such as additional equipment and uniform, educational trips and work placement costs. Full details will be sent to applicants before enrolment.
Find all the information you need about course fees and financial help below.