WS Training – Supported Learning Programme

WS Training offer a supported learning programme for young people aged 16 to 19, and up to 25 with an EHCP. The curriculum is designed with the learner at the start so that it meets their needs and goals.

The courses provide young people the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge to help prepare and help move them into employment. Each one offers:

  • maths, English and IT
  • personal and social development
  • work experience, volunteering and enterprise
  • enrichment activities
  • small group and 1:1 learning (if needed)
  • tutorials and welfare support

Next Steps

Next Steps is an employment based programme at Levels 1 and 2.

This programme prepares young people for employment through work experience and an Employability Skills qualification.  Learners will also develop their maths, English, life and social skills.

Vocational Studies

Learners can work towards a certificate at levels Entry 3 to Level 2.  They are supported to develop their employability, maths, English, life and social skills.  It also gives people an insight into different work industries.

Personal Progress

Personal Progress is for learners with complex needs.  It offers activities based on real life scenarios so young people can increase their social, practical and visual awareness, and explore the skills needed to move into adulthood.

Learners will have the opportunity to work towards a qualification in Personal Progress and/or skills for active learners. Qualifications will help to develop cognitive development, physical awareness, fine motor and communication skills.


Who the service provides for

16 to 19 year olds, and up to 25 with an EHCP.


Hours of operation

Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 3.30pm


How the service is accessed

Call or email.


Phone number

01473 220230

Operational locations

  • Colchester
  • Ipswich