Too many young people are being held back from achieving their potential, unable to get the skills that they need to achieve what they want in their lives. At Nacro we work to break down the barriers holding young people back and help them to learn in a way that works for them.

In 2020, over 3500 young people attended our 14 Ofsted-good education and skills centres. Our personalised Study Programmes and vocational courses provide young people and adults with the skills they need to move onto further education, training or employment. We work with local employers to ensure our courses are giving young people the skills they need to get local jobs.

Our centres are open to anyone but our small class sizes, tailored approach and additional personal support often appeal to those who have experienced a broken or interrupted academic career. Our learners have typically faced disadvantage, nearly half have an identified learning disability and 70% access either the bursary or are eligible for free school meals.

What we do works. After completing one of our courses almost two thirds (72%) of young people go on to work or further education, and our learners achieve above average pass rates in re-sits for maths and English GCSE. And perhaps more importantly, 92% of people who study with Nacro would recommend us to friends or family.

Our courses and programmes

•   14+ schools
•   16-18s school leavers
•   Adults
•   Secure training
•   Nacro Greater Manchester Outdoor Learning

Nacro work with a wide range of organisations and businesses. Find out more about our subcontracting.

Our apprenticeships, traineeships and work programmes

We offer a range of vocational training and placements to suit the needs of the young people we support and match vacancies of employers in the local community.

More about our work programmes