Get Ahead with New Course

Young people are being offered help to get on the right path, thanks to a new programme being offered by City of Wolverhampton College.

The Get Ahead programme aims to give 16-18 year olds not in education, employment or training, a chance to try new activities and think about their futures.

Students will be able to join in taster sessions in areas such as hospitality and catering, motor vehicle, construction, sport, hair and beauty and creative arts. They will also have the chance to take part in team building activities and other challenges such as archery, abseiling and an overnight camp, and learn employability skills.

Co-ordinator Lorna Prosser said: “We are encouraging young people to get up, get in and get on with this exciting new course which will help young people improve their career prospects with potential employers.

“The course is flexible, and students can start at any point. With a free bus pass, an NUS discount card and free lunch voucher, this new course is a great opportunity to get ahead.”

On successful completion of the programme students will be able to move on to other courses, traineeships or apprenticeships.

For more information about the Get Ahead Programme (GAP) call Lorna Prosser on 01902 317710 or 07825 054261 or email

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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