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Welcome to the offer of learning opportunities for young people in Bridgend

Here in Bridgend we are fully committed to making sure that we have the right opportunities available for young people as they progress through and beyond school. That means having the right choices and courses to suit everyone’s needs whether you are looking for academic or vocational courses or apprenticeship and traineeship programmes there will be something in our Bridgend offer for you.

Bridgend Council fully supports the Welsh Government’s policy on a Youth Guarantee that aims to have a suitable offer available to all young people from the age of 16 so that they can progress their education and learning and be well prepared for work when that time arrives. The council is therefore working closely with our secondary schools, Bridgend College, training providers and Careers Wales to develop that offer and publicise it through this common prospectus.

Why progress your learning in Bridgend?

Here in Bridgend we have some excellent provision among our sixth forms and Bridgend College is the best performing traditional FE college in Wales. Our local training providers have a wide range of apprenticeship opportunities and links with many employers thus providing an excellent gateway to the world of work.

What is special about this web site?

Through this web site we are giving you plenty of detail about the subjects you can study after your GCSEs. But more than that we want to show you where those subjects could lead to should you choose to study them.

There are links to careers in that area, to local higher education and university courses, to apprenticeships and examples of young people who have successfully followed those paths before you.

Make sure you build your profile through the link to Careers Wales on the Career paths page – it will help you make better informed decisions about your future.

We are currently sourcing case studies of students from Bridgend schools and these will be uploaded soon.

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