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Welcome to St Paul's Community Development Trust

About us

What is the Junior College?

St Paul’s Junior College has been developed to support 16 and 17 year olds who have barriers to education and employment. The college provides valuable practical learning and offers vocational qualifications as well as Functional Skills in English and Maths. The College has a strong business and enterprise ethos, working with local employers; both private and social enterprises to support students to develop business acumen as well gaining valuable work experience to prepare them for the world of work. The aim of the Junior College is to prepare students for the workplace.


Facilities available


Junior College will help you to achieve various qualifications which are relevant to the work place. We offer:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Customer Services
  • BTEC Level 1 Work Skills
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English
  • Other qualifications are available in Health and Safety, Food Hygiene, Safeguarding Children, Data Protection

Work Experience

All students take on a work experience placement in a variety of roles, this is to make sure that they get a ‘feel’ for the job that is right for them.  Roles are available in:

  • Child care
  • Catering
  • Business Admin
  • IT
  • and many others…..

The course will enable students to explore a range of career areas through our work experience programme. The work experience and social enterprise aspects of the programme are aimed to place learning into a real context of the world of work. The employment sessions will offer both practical work experiences alongside the chance to gain work related training.

Additional support

Our mentor and tutors will support and guide students in reaching individual career goals, provide ongoing support and guidance throughout the whole programme. Over the three terms students will develop key employability skills and attitudes while gaining new experiences through our work and social enterprising employment opportunities.

Learner success

It is anticipated that all students will progress into fixed term (usually 13 weeks) employment with ourselves  after successfully completing their probationary period of three months. Employment will be paid at the minimum wage for 16 and 17 year olds.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact St Paul's Community Development Trust directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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