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Traineeships are for anyone aged 16-24 who are focused on finding employment but lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for, and are the natural route to apprenticeships or employment.

You will attend a quality work placement for 2-5 days a week with an employer. This work placement will be meaningful, structured and high quality and you will have the opportunity of a job or Apprenticeship when you successfully complete your course. Alongside a work experience placement, if necessary, you will do Maths and English functional skills or GCSE (at the relevant level for you), to improve your numeracy and literacy.

You will also complete five certificated short courses:
– Health and Safety
– Moving and Handling
– Fire Awareness
– Customer Service
– First Aid

Traineeships have various starting points throughout the year.

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Sep 2022 : North Devon : Full-time
Course Code : FTB137 (2022)
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Course details


All the qualifications have exams; the short courses are multiple choice or practical assessments.

Entry Requirements

For all learners joining Entry Level Study Programmes, there are no formal entry requirements, however you will have a one-to-one interview to discuss your personal learning needs. You will also be required to study English and Maths at an appropriate level to suit your ability.

There are no formal entry requirements, although applicants must be able to prove at interview that they are ready for the workplace and are able to complete the necessary coursework.

All Apprenticeships have specific entry requirements and these will be discussed at interview to ensure you are aware of what you need to achieve whilst on a Traineeship to successfully progress.


Upon successful completion of this course, you may wish to move on to further education or full-time employment

Study Programme

Every full-time student at Petroc will have their own Study Programme which will include:

– Your academic or vocational qualification.

– Maths and English Language development – if you have not achieved GCSE grade 4 in either of these subjects.

– Work Experience – hours will vary depending on your qualification and course level.

– Tutor Support – to support your personal, academic and professional development.

– Sustainability – helping you to identify how you can improve the sustainability of your future employment sectors.

– Personal Development Awards – developing six key areas of personal and employability behaviours to prepare you for the working world.

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Starting Date : 12/09/2022
Course Code : FTB137 (2022) North Devon campus Apply

Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.

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