Training and Education

What we provide

Helping young people gain the confidence to make decisions about their own lives is an important part of our work. As is providing an environment in which they can flourish.

Education is more than formal schooling. That’s why individual YMCAs offer a range of education, skills-based training, placement and apprenticeship schemes.

9,000 people are taught literacy and numeracy skills through YMCA
We set up 3,269 apprenticeships for young people
2,722 young people took part in our foundation programmes for 14-19 year olds
2,273 people took part in our further education courses, such as A levels, GNVQs and BTECs
We offer 350 alternative education courses and support for those at risk of exclusion from school