Gain skills with us
Wanting to gain qualifications to help you start your career? Perhaps you just want to learn to plaster to finish off your kitchen.
Here's what we currently offer at PVC:
Building Skills: 14-16 Schools Link
This is a two year programme that delivers a Pearson BTEC Level 1 Extended Certificate in Construction (QCF) that is broadly equivalent in size to one GCSE Grade 2-5. It is designed for 14-16 year groups who are working at level 1 and want to include a study of construction in their broader Key Stage 4 curriculum. Pupils benefit from small class sizes where they can receive extra input from our highly experienced tutors.
Eligibility Criteria: Year 10 & 11 pupils / Arranged through the school.
Alternative Education: 14-16 Schools Individual or Group Placements
The aim of our alternative education programme is to take a holistic approach for tackling social exclusion by supporting young people who are disengaged with school. We do this by offering opportunities outside the classroom and working on pupil’s personal and social development. Our programme engages some of the hardest to reach by using construction techniques that combines prolonged focus, personal interest, sense of achievement and self-confidence. This programme can deliver a Pearson BTEC Level 1 Qualification in Construction (QCF).
Eligibility Criteria: Year 9, 10 & 11 pupils / Referred through school.
Building Futures: 16-18 Pre-Apprenticeship Programme
This is a one year programme that delivers a Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Construction (QCF) that is broadly equivalent in size to one GCSE Grade 2-5. This is an engaging and relevant introduction to the world of construction that prepares young people aged 16-18 for a range of trades within the industry. Participants benefit from small class sizes where they can receive extra input from our highly experienced tutors.
Eligibility Criteria: No previous ESF funded course / NEET / Aged 16-18.
Get into Construction with More Positive Together
The More Positive Together project aims to engage with and support individuals who are unemployed or economically inactive, who may have multiple social, emotional and economic barriers. We support adults from Preston communities to improve their skills employment prospects. Eligible participants receive a tailored programme of 1-to-1 mentoring, physical activity sessions, training courses, employment advice and work experience opportunities.
Eligibility Criteria: 16+ / Unemployed or economically inactive.
Twilight: Young People at Risk of Offending
The Twilight project aims to reduce the involvement of young people in serious violence and criminal exploitation. By providing a universal offer of engagement and support during early weekday evenings and outside of school hours, it is a positive diversion for young people which is off the streets in a safe and stable environment. Twilight helps young people before they reach crisis point, by accessing the appropriate help and support they need to turn their lives around and provide additional support services where needed.
Eligibility Criteria: Under 18s and a small number of young adults during their transition into adult services, who are at risk of or involved in anti-social
SEND: 14-25 School or College Group Placements
Our SEND School or College Group Placement programmes are aimed at young people aged 14-25 with additional learning needs. By delivering an integrated and learner led approach, our construction programmes deliver multifunctional activities that provide for additional needs.
Eligibility Criteria: Young people with SEND / Aged 14- 25 /Referred through school or college.