Learning While You Work
One way to ensure a steady flow of cash during your training is to undertake work-based learning. At the very least you'll get a training allowance, and very often you'll get a full wage at the going rate for the job you're doing. This includes:
These are aimed at people aged 16 or above who want to learn while in a job and gain a qualification at S/NVQ level 3 or higher. They often combine practical training with off-the-job learning and you'll get paid a wage while you learn. You won't be asked to pay anything towards your training but you will be employed for the duration of your training.
Financial support for vocational training through Skillseekers is available to young people aged
16-19. Similar to Modern Apprentices, they undertake training while studying for a qualification, usually at S/NVQ level 2. The majority of Skillseekers are employed and receive a wage from their employer. Any Skillseekers that are not employed, on starting, receive an allowance for either the duration of their training or until they become employed.
More Information on Learning While You Work
Contact your local Jobcentre or visit the following websites