Youth Guarantee

Are you 16-19 years old? Youth Guarantee enables you to train fees-free for up to two years in a range of practical programmes.

Complete an introductory programme at Level 1 or 2 and then choose from a wider selection of Level 3 options. Youth Guarantee can help cover your fees, course-related costs and travel. This could be ideal if you want to keep learning but feel the school is no longer right for you.

Options include:

  • Automotive
  • Construction Trades (Carpentry, Electrical, Painting and Decorating, Plumbing, Tiling)
  • Cookery
  • Hairdressing
  • Hospitality
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Tourism

Further entry criteria may apply to particular programmes. Please check the requirements listed on each programme page. 

Travel Subsidy Guide (1.5MB PDF)

Application for Travel Subsidy

Get in touch with our student advisers to find out if you qualify.

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