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We create opportunities for pre-16s and post-16s
not in education, employment or training


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PVC Celebrates Ten Years

DIY Courses for everyone!

If you want to learn how to plaster, or are desperate to decorate your front room, sign up to one of our exciting DIY taster sessions. 

We have taster sessions in plastering, painting and decorating, joinery and bricklaying. You don't have to have experience, just book on to a taster session with one of our experienced tutors and build your skills. 

We will be posting new dates for sessions later this year. Please check back here soon. 

Latest News

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Let’s Grow Preston - Grange Community Garden is bloomin’ lovely

Community group “Let’s Grow Preston” approached Preston Vocational Centre to see if we could build them an outdoor kitchen area to support the community with local events. PVC were m...

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Give it a go says award-winner Ben Naylor

A year ago, Ben Naylor from Ashton walked through the doors of PVC as a shy Year 11 student who didn’t enjoy school....look at him now! ...

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Festival of Building Skills continues

In December, through the Big Give Christmas Challenge, PVC were awarded funds of more than £20,000.  The windfall has enabled the centre to put on a “Festival of Building Skills&rdquo...

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Find out about our Twilight project for young people

With support from Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner and funding from the Home Office, we have developed a Twilight project with the aim of reducing young people’s involvement in s...

We're paint pot people...

We're paint pot people...

Would you like to support young people in Preston and the surrounding area?

Supporting us is a fantastic opportunity to fulfil your corporate social responsibilities with a local charity making a big difference to young people in the area.

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