At Ceredigion County Council we are transforming the way individuals, families, communities and carers can receive help and support when they need it. Our vision is to ensure positive access to both universal and targeted services so that children and adults can develop the skills and resilience they need to lead fulfilled lives and achieve their goals. We are seeking to empower individuals in what matters to them and work with partner agencies to strengthen people’s independence, ensure safety and promote well-being.

Our Through Age and Well-being Strategy sets out how we will develop a skilled and innovative workforce who will provide through age services that focus on preventative support and early intervention with easy access to information, advice and assistance, proportionate assessment of need and care and support plans for those who need longer term help.

Find out more about our Through-Age and Wellbeing Model and how are teams are structured within it here.

Lifelong Learning & Skills Team Overview

Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training

Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training (HCT) offers a range of vocational courses that prepare people for the workplace by providing skills training in the following subjects:

Jobs Growth Wales+

Our aim for Jobs Growth Wales + (JGW+) is to support young people aged 16-18 into employment or progress onto further learning and increase their confidence and motivation through improving their skills and gaining valuable work experience.

The Engagement Strand aims to develop our learners’ employability skills and help them to become healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society, taking responsibility for their wellbeing for life and work.

Learners will focus on employability skills including CV writing, job searches, interview techniques and behaviours and attitudes for the workplace and will work on improving their numeracy, literacy and digital literacy skills.

Our Advancement Strand offers work experience and achievement of vocation-specific qualifications at Level 1 across a range of sectors which will prepare our learners for work in their chosen industry. These qualifications have higher level Apprenticeship skills embedded within to prepare learners for potential progression into an Apprenticeship position. Learners will work on their literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills and have the opportunity to gain nationally recognised Essential Skills qualifications.

Apprenticeships (Levels 2 and 3) we are able to offer a wide range of vocational apprenticeship courses to those in employment who are looking to gain a vocational skills qualification. 

Alternative Curriculum

The aim of the Alternative Curriculum is to ensure that vulnerable learners have access to a tailored alternative curriculum to meet their needs with a range of different courses currently being offered giving them the best opportunity to achieve and reach their full potential.  We aim to develop vulnerable pupil’s social, emotional and behavioural skills and improve their attainment and attendance.

We currently have a range of internal and external providers delivering a range of accredited level 1 and level 2 qualification for our year 9, 10 and 11 learners.

HCT offer a wide range of Level 2 (14–16-year-old) and Level 3 qualifications (for Post 16 learners) in Secondary Schools across Ceredigion.


  • Teaching Qualification / PGCE / Relevant Experience.
  • Unit L16 from the Learning & Development Awards / Unit L16 from the Learning & Development Awards/ Advanced Craft Certificate in Occupational Sector / Assessor Awards D32 & D33 or A1 Award / Completion of nationally recognised apprenticeship.
  • Membership of an appropriate professional body e.g., Education Workforce Council.
  • GCSE qualification in English, Welsh and Mathematics.
  • Educated to Level 3 / A Level
  • Assessors Award
  • IQA Award
  • First Aid Award
  • Health and Safety qualification/

Telephone: 01970 633040 | E-mail: | Website:

Dysgu Bro

Dysgu Bro provide learning opportunities for the people of Ceredigion in your community to encourage you to develop new interests, work towards gaining a qualification or improve your skills for the workplace.  We have online, face-to-face and e-learning courses available in Health & Safety, Computers and ICT, Essentil Skills, and Business. Classes run in the day or evening. The majority of our classes are for those aged over 16.


  • PGCE or Teaching Qualification at Level 3 or above or willingness to work towards gaining one.
  • Subject specialism qualification at Level 3 or above from a recognised Awarding Organisation.

Telephone: 01970 633540 | E-mail: | Website:

Employability Support Team

Workways+ Provides support to thoseLong-Term Unemployed (LTU), Short-Term Unemployed (STU) and Economically Inactive (EI). Aimed at those aged 25 years orover, Not engaged in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) or those facing complex barriers such as work limiting health conditions, carers, low or no qualifications or Black Minority Ethnic group.

1:1 support for participants with writing CV’s – Interview skills – Job application support, Job search – Paid Work Opportunities – Training -Volunteering opportunities – Funding for travel & other expenses – PPE.

Communities For Work+

Welsh Government funded. For individuals in or at risk of poverty aged 16 or over.

Participants may be:

  • Experiencing in-work poverty – unemployed – living on minimum wage – struggling to pay basic monthly outgoings – on sporadic zero-hour contracts.
  • 1:1 support for participants with writing CV’s and mock interviews – Job application support, Job search – up-skilling and funding a wide variety of training – help with starting up own business – funding for travel & other expenses – PPE

Telephone: 01545 574193 | E-mail: | Website: