Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Engagement and Advancement Pathways (JGW+)

Engagement and Advancement Pathways (JGW+)

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Engagement and Advancement Pathways (JGW+)

This is Jobs Growth Wales + (JGW+) programme designed for learners aged between 16 – 19 years old in Wales who are not in employment, education or training.

A variety of subject pathways are available and upon successful completion, will allow you to progress into employment, apprenticeship or a Level 1 or 2 course at Pembrokeshire College or with another provider.

Is this course right for me?

Join one of our Engagement or Advancement courses based at Pembrokeshire College for 21 – 30 hours per week.

Engagement – entry level programmes covering a variety of subjects

Focusing on a specific vocational path to lead towards a career in the future, learners will choose from one of the following options:

  • Business, Leisure and Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • General Engineering including Automotive
  • Beauty, Arts, Child & Health Care and Hair

You will receive employability training and all the support you need to fast forward to the next stage of your life – all while being paid £42 per week.

A daily meal allowance of £3.90 is now available for all JGW+ learners attending Pembrokeshire College or Work Placement and this is paid into your bank account each week on top of your training allowance.

Allowances are not means tested so all our JGW+ learners are entitled to the allowance regardless of household income.


The Advancement Strand is developed for young people who have an interest in a particular career. This strand offers industry focused work tasters and placements, a Level 1 qualification and a variety of enrichment opportunities.

Learners can progress from Engagement or join Advancement Level 1 and choose from the following options:

  • Business, Leisure and Tourism (from April 2024)
  • Information Technology (from April 2024)

You could receive a training allowance of up to £55 per week.

  • No formal entry requirements
  • Entry onto this course is subject to an Assessment Referral Report (ARR) which will be completed by the College or Careers Wales prior to starting the course
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to attending a course information session or informal interview
  • Available to those aged between 16 and 19 years

You will learn basic skills tailored towards the subject pathway that you have chosen, as well as the following core units which will prepare you for employment or further learning:

  • Personal development
  • Employability
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Literacy and numeracy skills to work towards obtaining GCSE’s

Depending on the chosen pathway, work experience may also be part of the course.

You may need to study an additional skills course depending on:
  • the course you are taking at College
  • what grades you gained in your GCSE Maths and/or English Language
Click below to find out what skills course you may be taking at College

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.

  • No additional equipment required

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

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Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, find out what we offer on our Sports Academy page.

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Last updated: 28/02/2024
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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