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GC Education and Skills - Salford Training Centre

Are you looking for an alternative to College?

If you are aged 16 - 18 we understand taking the first steps after school can be challenging. That’s why we have unique programmes and a support team in our centre to help you achieve your future goals.

Your Study Programme will be tailored to meet your needs and will include one of the above vocational qualifications plus a combination of qualifications which can include Essential Digital Skills, Employability Skills, Health and Safety and Maths and English (if needed). You will also be given the opportunity to complete a work placement/work experience whilst studying with us.

We offer the following programmes at our Salford Training Centre:

Preparing to Work in Schools - Level 1

This qualification will prepare you for further learning and training whilst developing an understanding of the teaching and learning environment in a school setting. It covers areas such as how to support the well-being of a child or young person and child and young person development.

Working in the Health, Adult and Child Care Sector - Level 1 and Level 2

This qualification will support you in your first experience working within the health, adult care and childcare sectors.

Employability Skills - Entry 3 to Level 2

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to progress in education or employment. It covers a range of skills including personal finance, effective communication and applying for a job.

Customer Service - Level 2

If you are great with people, then customer service could be the career pathway for you. Customer service positions are available in a wide range of sectors.

Contact us directly for information about accessibility.

Age Range(s)

  • 16 - 18

Who to contact

Contact Name
Beverley Draper
Contact Position
Training Centre Manager
GC Education and Skills website

Where to go

Salford Training Centre
Units 11 & 12, Leslie Hough Way
Frederick Road
M6 6AJ

Guidance and support available

• Small class sizes
• One-to-one support from a designated key worker
• Additional learning support
• Bursary of up to £50 per week (subject to certain eligibility criteria)
• Breakfast club for all learners
• Free hot drinks and kitchen facilities for use throughout the day
• Experienced staff who understand and can support additional learning needs
• Our students can talk to us at any time about whatever might be troubling them

We’re here to give you the best experience we can, supporting both your education and any areas of personal development you might need.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Time of day
Session Information
9.00am - 5.00pm


Referral required