A NEW course designed to give potential students, including those who are not in training or employment, a taste of college life has been created by Bradford College.

The free Get Ahead course was created for 16 to 18-year-olds who are considering starting a college course in September or simply want to boost their employability skills to help them get a job.

Aimed primarily at teenagers not currently in education, training or employment (NEET) the course will give those taking part a chance to improve the skills that employers are looking for.

Young people on the course will develop vocational skills and students will undertake an internship placement with employers.

Everyone who successfully completes the course gets a recognised qualification and a guaranteed place on a full-time course at the college.

The course can be started in April, May or June.

A college spokesperson said: “This programme will be tailor made and focus on the career interest of the individual student.

“It suits anyone wanting to get back into learning and improve their study skills and levels of qualification in order to progress onto a full-time programme of study or into a job."

Courses start on April 3, May 1 and June 1 and require learners to be in college for 30-hours a week over four days, from 9am to 3pm.

For more information, call 01274 433333.