The Youth Guarantee Scheme is an initiative allowing SIT to provide free training to successful candidates in the courses below:
Am I eligible?
The Youth Guarantee Scheme is open to all students who:
- Are finding school is not for them and have an interest in training towards a career
- Want to enrol for full-time study for at least a year
- Are aged 16 or 17 at the start of the course
What courses can I enrol in?
Certificate-level courses are available in the following subjects. You can choose either a full-year course, or two half-year courses.
- Automotive Engineering
- Automotive Heavy Trades
- Hospitality (Cookery)
- Elementary Hair Design
- Focusing on Employment
- Foundation Trades
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Plumbing & Gasfitting
- Business Administration and Computing (L 2 & 3)
- Pattern Making and Garment Construction
- Cafe and Bar Service
- Animal Care
- Music and Sound Engineering Pre Entry (July)
- Foundation Art and Craft (July)
Benefits to Students
- FREE education
- Individual academic guidance, support and pastoral care available
- Regular student liaison contact available
- Career advice and goal setting
- Individuals progress is monitored and assistance given where necessary
- Numeracy and literacy support
- Access to student support services
Fees and Allowances
The Youth Guarantee Scheme will cover all tuition fees, material and equipments costs for one year.
Important to note
Students enrolled under the Youth Guarantee Scheme will not be eligible for student loans and in some cases, student allowances.
How do I apply?
- Please complete an SIT Enrolment Form (available from SIT’s campus, website, or by phoning 0800 40 3337).
- SIT will acknowledge your application in writing.
- You will be advised if you are required to attend an interview and/or supply additional details.
- SIT will select the successful applicants and contact you to confirm the outcome.
- Successful applicants will be sent an enrolment form which you need to complete and return.
- You will then be ready to start your studies!
Be in quick! SIT has a limited number of spaces available on the Youth Guarantee Scheme, therefore it is important that applications are received as early as possible before your course begins.