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Welcome to YMCA Training - Salford

We are a national charity working from dedicated locations and employer premises throughout England to transform the lives of young people and adults through work related training and employment support.

At YMCA Training we believe in setting inspiring goals and working closely with individuals all over the UK to develop personal, vocational and work-related skills.

Who we work with


We work with individuals, no matter what age they are, or what stage of life they're at, offering them a supportive environment in which to develop.

Our staff are dedicated to providing high levels of support, guidance and commitment to learners, making sure that each participant achieves their full potential.

Partner organisations

We take a strong partnership approach to our programmes, working with the Skills Funding Agency, Young People's Learning Agency, Connexions, Jobcentre Plus, local and national employers, local authorities and schools to deliver courses that respond to the needs of individuals and their local community.

We also work closely with the employees at partnership companies, offering flexible and tailored training courses in-house. In the last five years, companies such as Tesco and B&Q and organisations such as the British Heart Foundation, have benefited from offering YMCA training courses in key skills and NVQs to their employees.

What we offer

Our range of programmes includes:

  • Apprenticeships, Advanced Apprenticeships and NVQs - equipping people with skills and qualifications while they earn.
  • Foundation Learning for 14-16 year olds and 16-19 year olds - giving young people the skills they need for work.
  • Employment skills and job search training - helping people back into employment through government initiatives.
  • Specialist programmes in response to the local community, such as working with the specialist groups or with young parents.
  • Staff training for employers - courses for businesses tailored to the employer's needs.




About us

YMCA Training has been working with young people for over 30 years. We deliver mainly Apprenticeships and work-based-learning training programmes, for young people of all abilities working with local businesses throughout Salford and Greater Manchester. Our award winning training standards support local recruitment, and skills shortages, and we can provide recruitment services and bespoke training to suit a business' individual needs. Learners not only work towards nationally recognised and accredited qualifications to help gain employment or further their existing career, but they also work towards their personal needs gaining life skills, and building confidence. Learners may qualify for the new Bursary Scheme. Apprentices receive a minimum of £100 per week. We provide tasters and longterm placements with real employment potential.

Facilities available

  • CIEH in Health & Safety
  • disabled toilet
  • driving lessons for horticulture learners
  • drug awareness
  • Equality & Diversity Awareness
  • evening training for employed child care learners
  • Evening Training in Functional Skills
  • fire awareness
  • health & safety awareness
  • ict suite
  • interview clothing fund
  • Interview Techniques & CV Writing
  • mentoring service
  • sexual health awareness
  • Training Allowance (where applicable)
  • Training on employers premises (if required)
  • Travel Expenses (if applicable)
  • wheelchair access

Additional support

At the heart of all of our programmes is the development of skills and the wellbeing of our learners. Over the past year, YMCA Training supported over 18,100 young people and adults, helping them to gain confidence and to be resilient to the challenges that they face in their lives.

The continuing difficult economic and employment climate serves to highlight the continuing longterm need for the services and activities provided by YMCA Training - equipping young people and adults with the skills, qualifications and developing the personal qualities needed to contribute to their communities and secure employment.

There is plenty to celebrate. In June 2010 we were inspected by Ofsted with the care, support and guidance given to learners described as “excellent”. In line with the Government’s focus on apprenticeships, our success rates have also continued to increase and we have achieved 18% growth in the number of apprentices and advanced apprentices on our programmes this year.

Our own clear mission is to inspire people to develop their skills and unique qualities and so transform the communities in which they live and work. Our staff play a crucial role in making this happen and we would like to extend our thanks to them for their hard work and the many achievements of the past year.

In 2011/12, YMCA Training will focus on delivering excellent service, value for money and we were inspected by Ofsted with the care, support and guidance given to learners described as “excellent.”

Learner success

Horticulture is at 100% achievement.

Child Care is at 79% achievement.

Very high success rates wthin all areas.

We received Grade 1 from OFSTED for our care, guidance and support to learners.

How to apply

You can apply for courses at YMCA Training - Salford through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 04 November 2013
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