Local Training Providers

Local training providers offer alternative options for 16+ learning, including community-based programmes, engagement, and specialist support
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Most young people in Oxfordshire continue in school or college or do an apprenticeship until they are 18. But some young people find they need a different solution for their post-16 learning.

Local training providers can help:

  • Alternative training programmes
  • Support you to overcome problems and difficulties
  • You can start throughout the year
  • High support, easy access

You can search for training providers on oxme's opportunities search.

Take Action: Learn about further education and training for young people with SEN and disabilities.

Alternative learning in Colleges

Further Education Colleges provide learning resources for apprenticeships and other kinds of work-based learning and professional development.

They also provide engagement programmes to support people to access work or learning, often in partnership with independent training providers. 

Take Action: Contact your local FE college to explore your options.

Banbury Young Homeless Project

BYHP helps young people 16-25 to move into employment, education, training or volunteering opportunities. Call 01295 259 442, or drop into the centre during opening hours to find out more.

ACE Training

Based in Kidlington, ACE Training offers construction industry apprenticeships, diplomas, and entry level programmes in site carpentry and brickwork. 


Based in Oxford, EMBS offer a range of courses in a relaxed, stress-free and very supportive environment. 

Synolos Witney

Synolos is a highly inclusive provider that can tailor learning to all levels. Contact to discuss support needs and availability.

HEROS (Homing Ex-Racehorses Organisation Scheme)

HEROS offers programmes for people who would like more experience working with racehorses.


SOFEA offer a range of courses with flexible timetables and qualifications for young people aged 16-18.


TRAX offer issue based group work, team-building, social skills and 1-1 sessions. 

Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine offer support to get work-ready for young people and adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. 

Ignite Sport

Ignite Sport provide football based learning and courses via their Velocity Educational Academy

There are more!

There are lots more training providers and entry level programmes available locally.

Check our opportunitiesnews and events for more information

To find out about what's available, visit your young person's Job Club or search online:

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Posted by Charlotte hawkins
Posted ago

Hi can someone contact me with information for my 19 year old who is jobless. He currently has no level two qualifications.
Many thanks Charlotte

Oxfordshire County Council offers support to for any young person in Oxfordshire who are aged 16-19, or up to 25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), and those who are looked after or leaving care (LAC). You can register for the EET service here or click on Live Chat on any page 

Posted by Sarah
Posted ago

Can someone please link me with training providers for a community group including single moms, refugees, people on benefits. Thanks

Thank you for your comment. Oxme.info is an information site for young people aged 11-24 in Oxfordshire, in the UK. In Oxfordshire, adults can get information and guidance about local training providers from their library, citizens advice or their local further education college. In Oxfordshire you may also find groups such as asylum welcome helpful. You can find these organisationations listed on the Family Information Service website and Livewell Oxfordshire.

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