Post-16 course tasters with Achievement Training

This April, Achievement Training (ATL), based in Plymouth city centre, is offering opportunities for young people aged 16+ to attend a series of taster sessions to explore careers in various sectors.


See full details and information of what's involved below, and call 01752 202264 to book your visit.


What: Beauty taster

When: Monday 4 April, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Qualifications: Level 2 in Beauty, Hair or Nails starting from September


About: Attendees can relax in the ATL salons for the afternoon and have a treatment from current students, to see what life is like at ATL. There will be a choice of two treatments that don’t need patch testing first for allergies.


For those interested in hair, you can have a wash and blow-dry, or if you have newly washed hair the stylist will use curling, straightening or plaiting techniques.


For those interested in beauty or nails, you can have their nails painted with a colour gel of your choice from the selection they have in the salon.


Anyone unsure which to choose can come back for a second day to do the alternative option.


Those attending will spend time in the salons, which could be your new classroom, observe current students working and find out what it is like at ATL whilst having a pamper.


What: Animal Care taster

When: Monday 4 or Tuesday 5 April, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Qualifications: Level 2 and Level 3 Animal Care starting from September


About: Those attending will be allowed to handle small animals and learn about monitoring their health and wellbeing. They will also be shown how to know when an animal is happy and relaxed as well as how to spot signs of stress. ATL has guinea pigs, rabbits, chinchillas, geckos, stick insects, rats, mice, ferrets and toads


Attendees will also spend time with the course tutor in what could be their new classroom, where they will get to meet our current students and find out from them what it's like to be a student.


What: ICT and Business taster

When: Monday 4 or Tuesday 5 April, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Qualifications: Level 2 and Level 3 Skills for Business or ICT, or Level 3 Social Media starting from September


About: Those attending will have the opportunity to get involved as the business class puts their creativity, teamwork skills and communication skills to the test by creating some exciting new displays and posters. There will also be the chance to be hands-on in the repairing/upgrading of computer devices with the IT class - you might even pick up some helpful tips that can help with devices at home!


Attendees will spend time with the course tutor in what could be their new classroom, where they will get to meet our current students and find out what it is like here, as well as the chance to meet professionals from the industry.


What: Childcare and Education taster

When: Monday 4 or Tuesday 5 April, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Qualifications: Level 2 and Level 3 Childcare and Education, or Supporting Teaching and Learning starting from September


About: Those attending will have the opportunity to join current students who will be demonstrating a range of practical activities designed to promote children and young people’s learning across the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum for ages 0-5 and for the National Curriculum for ages 5-11 years.


Activities will be sensory and include craft, cookery, science and communication. There will be an opportunity to use the centre equipment including a guillotine and laminator to produce a display.


Attendees will spend time with the course team in what could be their new classroom, where they will get to meet our current students and find out what it is like to learn at ATL.


Considering your post-16 options but looking for something not covered above? Sign up as a Skills Launchpad Plymouth member here and our Youth Hub Coordinator will be happy to have a chat with you about the other opportunities available in Plymouth.