CWP was founded in 2014 to provide work-based learning opportunities to people in the Preston area. Through our learning programmes, we empower people to develop skills that will help them find their place in the world of work. Our opportunities are aimed at people who need or prefer to learn in a different way to the traditional education system that is predominantly academically based to one that is project-oriented and provides individualistic tuition.
We offer a wide variety of qualifications and programmes which are tailored to each individual student, re-engaging them into education and sparking a passion for learning. A practical work based training approach to learning ensures students have lifelong skills alongside their accredited qualification that can be taken straight into the work place and put into practice. We also offer a number of enrichment activities that are open for all students to engage in.
Our courses are designed for those who want to gain new skills and knowledge in a number of vocational areas, supporting them in gaining employment. We use a practical approach, allowing learners to pick and mix units to help them get an all-around experience of their chosen vocational area.
There is a wide range of units to choose from including Hair and Beauty, Childcare, photography, sport, media and many more.
We help students reach their full potential
Our Core Values
We are open and transparent in what we do and what we value
Supporting young people in achieving their full potential
Commitment to young people
in the greatest need
Delivering a sound and innovative learner experience
Continually improve ourselves to attain the highest standards
Provide flexible and effective provision to accommodate all abilities
Develop positive relationships with the local business community
Work in partnership, not competition, to deliver sustainable opportunities
Keep an open door recruitment policy
Our pupil's thrive at CWP. The staff adapt lessons to accommodate every student, whatever their needs and desires, ensuring a high level of engagement. The confidence of our pupils has significantly increased since beginning their courses.Katie TaylorMoor Hey School
I like it here, I get to work with other people and it's fun. I feel much more confident than I did before I started at CWP.Alfie CaunceESF Student
I like having the chance to work with other departments and I'm always learning new skills'. It's good that we get the chance to come up with our own projects.Jack DickinsonESF Student
CWP is a lovely place. It has given Jacob independence as he gets treated like an adult. The relationship between staff and students at CWP is also outstanding as there are no sort of barriers.Ms DelaneyJacob's Mum
I love it at CWP, it's a safe place where I can figure out what I'm doing whilst also enjoying art and photography. I also got many chances to learn new skills over a year, soon to be two. I've never settled into a place so quickly.Sophie DentESF Student
Since Sophie started attending CWP, she has benefitted greatly. She is more certain about what she wants to do in the future. CWP is a place for building confidence whilst in a safe environment. Students’ opinions are heard which allows their individuality to grow.Mrs DentSophie's Mum
Our Focus Areas
We evaluate our results and adapt activities to suit leaner ability
Process Evaluation: We understand that everyone has different needs and likes to learn in their own way. Because of this we try our best to cater for each of our students on an individual basis.
Quality Results: Through the use of action and individual learning plans, we are able to adapt activities and assessments to suit each student interests, making learning both approachable and enjoyable.
Customer Satisfaction: We strive to encourage independence, creativity and entrepreneurial qualities in all of our students. The Production Education concept helps to do this.