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Bridging the Gap (BTG)

About the course

The Moving on Programme is designed to support young people age 15-18 (or 19-24 with an EHCP) who need to develop the skills, confidence and qualifications to allow them to move on to an Apprenticeship, Further Education or a job.

This course may be suitable for learners starting in post 16 education who find they are unsuited to the course they have started and wish to spend time developing their skills and qualifications to allow them to start a new programme the following academic year.

The Bridging the Gap programme is a flexible education and training programme for young people who are either Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET) or ‘At Risk’ of becoming Not in Education Employment or Training.

The course runs 2 days per week between September and February or February and June. Students will be taught in small classes in a supportive environment with dedicated staff. They will complete a day of employability skills and a day of English and maths. There is also an optional work placement.

Course modules

Year 1


Students will learn the skills to support their success in their future educational and work lives. As well as covering topics such as CV writing, job finding and interview techniques they will also cover transferable skills such as team work, communication and planning.

English and Maths

The majority of learners will complete City and Guilds Unit Awards in Key Maths and English topics. Learners who achieve and progress well throughout the course may eb entered for functional skills exams at the end of the programme.

Work Placement (Optional)

If candidates can source a suitable work placement for one or two days per week through the programme then this will be checked and monitored by College staff.

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements: Applicants must be 15 – 18 years or 19 – 24 with an EHCP. All applicants must be unemployed.

This course in unsuitable for young people with complex health, behavioural or social needs. School age young people must demonstrate at interview that they have the maturity to manage their own behaviour and workload in a post 16 environment.

Home Educating Parents / Schools of school age learners (age 15 on or before 31st August of the start of the academic year in September regardless of when in the year starts) must submit a signed Part B form for the form to be processed as complete.

Part B of the application form | Myerscough College


Successful completion of the Moving on programme will provide opportunities to progress onto an Apprenticeship, Further Education or Employment.


Myerscough College provides training for a wide variety of Apprenticeships in industries such as Agriculture, Animal Care, Arboriculture, Business Administration, Catering and Hospitality, Construction and Engineering, Floristry, Horticulture, Local Environmental Services, Sportsturf and Sustainable Resource Management, along with a range of other land-based occupations.