Employment and Skills

We offer a range of skills, education and training designed to help develop the social, personal and vocational skills you need to increase your employability and sustain a meaningful job.

Young people accessing these programmes are offered dedicated tutors or training and employment coaches who will help develop a learning programme to suit your needs. Opportunities range from flexible learning programmes to fully accredited courses operating from the city’s network of Children’s Centres and the YMCA campus in the city centre.
Our award winning employment and skills team have years of experience supporting you to achieve your goals and giving you the confidence and skills to find rewarding jobs.

New: YMCANS now offers the Level 3 Award in Education & Training to adults who need to train others. Click here for a leaflet

Start Up

The Start Up Citywide initiative is aimed at supporting parents in some of the most deprived areas of Stoke on Trent to change their lives for the better. The programme works with parents with school-age children to improve their skills in English, Maths, ESOL, employer focussed skills and confidence to find a job. Come to us with desire and commitment and we will help you achieve the skills and qualifications you need to find a rewarding job.

Start Up Citywide is delivered locally in Childrens’ Centres across North Staffordshire and where possible is supported with childcare.