Employment Training Programme


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The Aspire Employment Training Programme is a 3-week pre-employment skills development programme that has a high success rate of getting it's attendees back into some form of work.

The course includes five national recognised qualifications that provide and improve a number of transferable skills that improve the learner’s chance of gaining meaningful employment.


Qualifications gained:

  1. BTEC Level 1 in Work Skills – This qualification provides candidates with the tools and skills needed when searching for employment.
  2. NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership – This qualification builds communication skills, the ability to lead others and prepares candidates for further study in activity based qualifications such as Sports Coaching, Youth Work and Community Work.
  3. Active IQ Level 1 Award - Assisting in Health-Related Activity Sessions 
  4. Active IQ Level 2 Certificate - Delivering Health Related Activity Sessions 
  5. Qualsafe Level 3 Emergency First Aid at work  

The Aspire Employment Training Programme starts at 9 am and finishes no later than 5 pm every day. The course is delivered in a very relaxed atmosphere with a low tutor-learner ratio to enable fantastic working relationships from the very beginning of the course.


What can I expect on the course?

Candidates will take part in a wide range of activities on the course including:

  • Fun activity sessions
  • Team building exercises
  • Communication games
  • How to job search and write applications effectively
  • Practice interviews
  • Support and preparation for real job applications and interviews
  • Two Day work experience and interview with Aspire for outstanding candidates 


Most of the Employment Training Programme (ETP) Tutors have come through the ETP programme and have a fantastic understanding of learners circumstances. Click here to find out more about some of our current Tutors who have gained employment with Aspire after being a learner on the ETP programme. 

Please click here to see comments from past learners from the Aspire Employment Training Programme.