Post-16 Traineeship Programme


Releasing Potential is pleased to be able to offer our Post-16 Traineeship Programme for school leavers who are not ready for a large college setting, an apprenticeship or to enter the world of work. The programme is based over 2 years and consists of the following:


Students work towards a series of qualifications appropriate to their trainseeship, including:


  • NCFE English Functional Skills up to Level 2
  • NCFE Maths Functional Skills up to Level 2
  • ASDAN Employability up to Level 2
  • ASDAN Personal & Social Effectiveness up to Level 2

Supported work placements within Releasing Potential Enterprise businesses which include:


  • Emsworth Outboards – Marine outboard engine mechanics and retail
  • Willow Farm – Animal management, agricultural studies, market garden & horticulture
  • Coastal Centre Northney  Based at Northney Marina, assisting the site manager in running water based courses, site management and administration
  • BlueBrew – Coffee truck business selling hot drinks and food
  • RP Printing – Designing, printing, making and distribution of banners, large scale posters and canvas prints

In addition to supoprted work placements in our own businesses, we offer supported and unsupported work placements with businesses outside of Releasing Potential.

In the past these have included:

  • Car garages
  • Cafés and other catering establishments
  • Garden centres
  • Animal rescue centres
  • Marinas
  • Painting and decorating firms.

Students on out traineeship programme benefit by developing a range of additional skills such as:


  • Travel training towards independent travel – supported
  • Life skills and preparation for work including CV writing, practice interviews, searching for jobs, citizens advice and work site visits
  • Team building and career pathway development
  • National Governing Body qualifications for powerboat L2, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, short range award and rowing
  • Additional qualifications can include driving theory test, first aid certificate, food hygiene certificate

Even though this is a 2 year programme, students are supported to move on to an apprenticeship, college or training course, or into secure employment as and when they are ready to do so at any point during the programme.

This programme is bespoke for each individual, with the aim for students to gain practical skills and confidence so they are ready for the world of work or further training. They are able to be independent and have confidence to go forward in their lives as young adults.

Havant School Site:

Releasing Potential School

7 Kingcroft Court





Charity No: 1097440

DfE number: 850-6093

Chichester School Site:

Releasing Potential School

4 St James' Works

St Pancras


West Sussex

PO19 7NN


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