ProCo’s study programmes help you pick up crucial qualifications

Getting into a job can be difficult at the best of times. That’s why our vocational courses are designed to help give you the qualifications you need to get ahead.


What is a study programme?

A study programme combines vocational training such as animal care, construction or motor vehicle repair, with a relevant work placement for practical experience as a step towards a career in that industry. Getting a certificate or diploma of any kind can massively improve your chances of finding work, and for many students just the experience of working with animals, building a house or fixing an engine is rewarding in itself.

We also offer core functional skills like English and Maths – subjects all employers value – if you left school with a grade below a C in either subject (if your language and number skills are already grade C or above, you don’t have to study the Functional Skills element).

Who are study programmes available to?

ProCo study programmes are aimed at 16 to 18-year-olds who have chosen not to go on to college. Under English law you must study in some form, with or without a part-time job, until you are at least 18. If you don’t think a large FE college is the right learning environment for you, contact ProCo to find out more about how we can get you into work sooner, while still studying for advanced qualifications in your chosen future career.

What do our students think?

Thank you so much for getting me an apprenticeship, you have been great at finding suitable apprenticeships for me, getting me an interview, building my confidence up and giving me tips to be successful. Even when I haven’t been successful in an interview you made sure that it didn’t knock my confidence and carried on with getting me an apprenticeship. I would definitely recommend ProCo to someone who’s looking for an apprenticeship


What qualifications will I gain?

Our study programmes count towards City & Guilds qualifications, with certificates and diplomas at basic and advanced levels to suit each learner.

In many cases, individuals complete several levels within the two years from 16 to 18, or move on to a different kind of training, such as an apprenticeship that can in turn lead to full-time employment when you qualify.

What are the benefits of study programme?

Study programme training will include presentations, practical assessment and observation, rather than written exams – perfect if you don’t do well under exam conditions and for more practical, hands-on subjects.

They are widely recognised qualifications and give you personal experience as well as a certificate you can put on your CV, which together helps to make you an appealing prospect for future employers. In most cases, the work experience you gain will be an invaluable asset to your career, helping you to stand out from the competition.