Traineeship/Extended Work Placement


Changing Education offers three work-based learning programmes:

  • Extended Work Placements
  • Traineeship (Work Skills Qualifications)
  • SEN Placements

As part of our extended work placements and BTEC qualification, we incorporate transition mentoring as part of the programme so students are supported at every step of their journey.  Alongside access to apprenticeship opportunities, we can assist in the pastoral support of students.

The traineeship programme incorporates transition mentoring along with access to apprenticeship opportunities.  Through traineeships, we aim to ensure that students who struggle in classroom environments still leave school with useful qualifications and excellent prospects for employment or further education.  Our transition mentoring provides students with access to apprenticeships and the right progression routes.  We continuously support students and parents through the journey from education to employment.

Service Details

Changing Education Ltd, South Cheshire College, Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 8AB (directions displayed on map)
Changing Education Ltd
Service Type:
Education, Training and Skills
Age Range:
14 - 19
Age Band:
  • Young Adults (14-25)
  • Adults (18+)
Is a referral required?:
Accepted referral methods:
  • Via CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
  • Via GP or Health Professional
  • Via Jobcentre Plus
  • Via Early Years setting
  • Via School
  • Via College or post-16 provider
  • Via Children’s Social Care
  • Via Adult Social Care
  • Via Cheshire East Housing Options Team
  • Via Voluntary Agencies
  • Via Youth Offending Team and/or Youth Prevention Team
  • Via Youth Support Service
Additional Referral Information:
Contact info@changingeducation for a referral form and/or call the office to discuss provision in greater detail.
Eligibility criteria:
Students must be aged 14 or above to access a work placement.
Additional information on how service is provided:
Within the work place with local employers.
Capacity of service:
No restrictions on referrals - team is available to support multiple referrals.
Waiting List:
No waiting list.
Additional information for assistance with accessibility:
Provision is tailored to individual need and requirements to ensure a positive outcome.
Additional information for assistance with communication:
Provision is tailored to individual need and requirements to ensure a positive outcome.
Type of Educational Setting:
  • Mainstream
  • Resourced Provision
  • Special
  • Early Years
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Post-16
  • Post-18
  • Maintained (Community)
  • Academy
  • Free School
  • Voluntary Controlled/Aided Church of England
  • Voluntary Aided Catholic
  • Maintained (Foundation)
  • Foundation Trust
Provides support to:
  • People with an autistic spectrum disorder
  • Carers
  • People with dementia
  • People at risk of domestic abuse
  • Drug and/or alcohol misuse
  • People with eating disorders
  • People with SEN/learning disabilities
  • People with mental health difficulties
  • Older people
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with sensory impairment
  • People with an acquired brain injury
  • Young Carers
  • People leaving prison
  • Teenage Parents
  • LGBT+
  • Minority Groups
  • People with challenging behaviour
Areas covered in Cheshire East:
  • All Areas of Cheshire East
Service operates in the following neighbouring local authorities:
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • City of Manchester
  • Derbyshire
  • Halton
  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Stockport
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Trafford
  • Warrington
  • Operates Nationally
How is the service provided?:
  • Telephone
  • Email
  • Face to face
  • Online
Price on application

Opening Times

Days service available:
  • Weekdays only
Opening Times - Monday:
08.00 - 17.00
Opening Times - Tuesday:
08.00 - 17.00
Opening Times - Wednesday:
08.00 - 17.00
Opening Times - Thursday:
08.00 - 17.00
Opening Times - Friday:
08.00 - 17.00
Opening Times - Saturday:
Opening Times - Sunday:
Additional Opening Times:

This page was last updated on 01 December 2017

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Mr Stephen Hackney
General contact details
Changing Education Ltd, South Cheshire College, Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 8AB
07833 252843
01625 837309