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About Bridges into Work 2

Bridges into Work 2 is funded through the European Social Fund (ESF) working with people over 25yrs who are unemployed or economically inactive.

The Bridges into Work 2 Team offer support via highly experienced Tutors/ Mentors based at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre which has a fully operational Retail training shop with working tills, ICT suite and Construction Workshops. We also work out in the Community to meet your needs. We can offer online sessions for some courses where you can interact with your personal tutor.

With tailor made courses to meet the needs of individuals, we can help to improve Health & Well-being or gain accredited qualifications and find suitable routes into employment, further education and training.

What can Bridges into Work 2 offer you?

  • Individual One to One support
  • Recognised Qualifications
  • Work related accreditation and training
  • Work preparation

For further information about Bridges into Work 2 contact us on 01685 72709

Recognised Qualifications

The Bridges into Work 2 team have experienced tutors that can provide a wide range of qualifications to suit all levels of abilities and circumstances.

Our qualifications are quality assured by the Welsh Awarding body Agored Cymru and are offered at level 1 and 2.

Here is a selection of the FREE training we deliver:

Asbestos Awareness

CSCS Card / Health & Safety in the Construction Environment

Using Tools and Equipment in Practical Activities

Child's Play: Looking at Play

Safeguarding and Child Protection Requirements

Computer and Online Basics / Digital Literacy Skills for Universal Credit


Improving Own Confidence

Independent Living Skills / Personal Development

Customer Service Skills

Food Safety & Hygiene in Catering, Level 2,

Retail: Shop and Counter Work / the Retail Workplace

The delivery of courses can range from a one-day session to weekly sessions where you can work at your own pace.

Work Preparation

Bridges into Work 2 can offer a wide range of support in order to help you move closer to your career goal, whether that plan is to go into further education or find part-time or full-time employment. We now offer most of these courses online.

Here is a list of the some types of activities we offer:

  • Completing a professional CV
  • Job search
  • Job application
  • Interview preparation & techniques
  • Help with Universal Credit

Volunteering & Work Placement

At Bridges into Work 2 we are continuously networking with local employers and charities to offer volunteering and work placement opportunities to extend your CV with a view to moving you ever closer to employment.

Our volunteering & work placement opportunities are created with you in mind and our experienced Employment Liaison Officer will guide your through this worthwhile experience.

Opportunities can be provided in the following sectors:

  • Catering
  • Retail
  • Administration
  • Construction
  • Grounds work / Gardening
  • ICT

For further information on volunteering and work placement opportunities please contact: Kevin Davies on 01685 727076 or NLC 01685 727099

Eligibility and Referrals

Are you eligible?

To be eligible to receive support from Bridges into Work 2 you must be over 25 years old, not in employment or full time education and live in a non-Communities First postcode area (we will check this on your enquiry and refer you onto the appropriate programme). 

Referral Process

You can self-refer by contacting us on 01685 727099, by email to or send us a message on Facebook - Bridges into Work 2 Merthyr Tydfil.

Alternatively, your Careers Wales Adviser or DWP Work Coach can refer you to us by telephone, email or Annex 12/BIW2 Referral form.

All other third party agencies are welcome to make a referral to us by telephone, email or BIW2 referral form.

Return Referral Forms to the following address:

Bridges into Work 2

Neighbourhood Learning Centre

17-20 Penydre


Merthyr Tydfil

CF47 9DY

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