Since 2017 we have been running a Bursary Fund which enables young people over the age of 16 to attend Open Road and access training leading to Level 1 qualifications in Transport Maintenance from the IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry). From September 2020 we have also been able to offer Bursary Fund placements to access training leading to BTEC Level 1 qualification in Construction. The majority of the young people apply to attend through the Bursary Fund have been between 16 and 25 and are NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training).
The Bursary Fund is operated by funds obtained from grant applications so it is not an absolute certainty that we will be able to offer places each year.
We have secured funding for places through the LIFT fund for training between 1 March and 29 July 2022.