If you are 16-18 and looking for the next steps in your career we are here to help.

Have you just left school or not currently in education or training? Our experienced team are here to help you. CTS will provide you with a personalised Study Programme that will include the following:

Work Experience and Work Preparation

Careers Information Advice and Guidance

Personal and Social Development Qualifications

ICT Skills and Qualification

Enrichment Activities

Workskills Qualification

Job Preparation

Work Experience and Work Preparation

Our study programme offers you the opportunity to experience real work, in a real work environment. We will identify specific and appropriate placements with local employers that will meet your individual needs. The information gained and skills learned whilst on a work placement are very important when deciding what you want to do.

Jade Brookes |

Careers Information Advice and Guidance

CTS will provide you with access to impartial Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG).  We make a positive difference to the lives of young people, allowing you to fulfil your ambitions and achieve your career and learning potential. We do this by helping you to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to make effective decisions and transitions. We use individual face-to-face interviews and curriculum-focused group work, which complement and enhance careers education programmes.

CTS will provide the following…

  • Excellent, personalised and impartial careers information, advice and guidance

  • Support for parents so they can help you to make the right decisions

  • Online IAG resources for with links into one-to-one advice

  • Lots of opportunities for you to get a feel for different careers, through taster sessions and high quality experiences within the workplace

  • Access to specialist local help for vulnerable young people and those with additional needs.

Our policy is to ensure IAG covers a range of activities and interventions that will help you to become more self-reliant and better positioned to manage your personal and career development, including training and learning.

Personal and Social Development Qualifications

The Personal and Social Development (PSD) qualifications offer imaginative ways of supporting young people in:

  • Becoming confident individuals who are physically, emotionally and socially healthy

  • Being responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society and embrace change

  • Managing risk together with their own wellbeing

  • Introducing them to new activities and personal challenges.

Ruben Gale |

Information Communication Technology (ICT) Skills and Qualification

Functional Skills qualifications are intended to support learners as they seek to improve their ICT skills. Achieving these qualifications will increase your confidence and motivation, and the skills you gain will be valuable in the workplace or in any further learning. Here are some of the aspects of ICT that we deliver:

  • Practical IT skills, such as; Internet and Email

  • Computer Fundamentals and Security

  • Office IT and administration skills

  • Word Processing

  • Powerpoint Presentations

  • Spreadsheets and how to improve productivity

Working with our IT tutors, we will find out which one is right for you, our tutors will help and support you through these programmes. If you are looking to improve your ICT skills, from the basics of the internet and sending emails up to a full Level 2 qualification, then we are here to help.

Julian Rickwood |

Enrichment Activities

CTS provide a full curricualum of additional enrichment activities, which will be developed to meet your future needs. The enrichment programmes includes:

  • British Values

  • Bullying/Harassment

  • understanding self

  • Independent living/money management

  • Global citizenship

  • Health & Wellbeing

  • Sexual Health

  • E Safety

  • My Community

Our Study Programme is designed to help you take the next steps in your career or education and will support you to gain an apprenticeship, job with training or access to further education. Our Learning mentors can also support you with:

Budgeting and Managing Money

Housing and Independant Living

Interview Techniques

Health and Wellbeing

Provide Additional Support to Meet Your Individual Needs

Team Building

Job Search & CV Building


Confidence Building



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