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Since being established in 1989, Bridge Training™ has worked with the belief that with the right teaching, and right environment, anyone can be supported to flourish and reach their potential; that anybody regardless of background or past experience can achieve success.

We have been committed to delivering the highest quality education to those students that may have found that mainstream education, school or college might not have been right for them. 

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What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?

The 16-19 tuition fund has been allocated to Bridge Training Ltd for a second year, following the successes in 2020/21. 

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The remote learning curriculum – parents

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to learners and parents/carers about what to expect from remote education at Bridge Training Ltd (BTL) if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

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We under stand that holidays can be a difficult time if you are in an emergency please call 999.

Out of Hours

Samaritans: 116123
Night Stop (Emergency Accommodation): 01452331330
Gloucester Self Harming: 08088010606 text: 07537410022
Papyrus – Suicide: 08000684141
Anxiety UK 03444775774 text: 07537416905
GCH: 01452 424344
Childline: 08001111
Young Minds Crisis Messenger text: YM to 85258
FRANK (Drugs Advice): 0300 1236600 text: 82111
Social Services: 01452 614194
Foodbanks: 07715413938

BTL Covid Risk Assessment V36 1st April 2022
BTL Covid Risk Assessment V34 20th January-22
BTL Covid Risk Assessment V33 13th January-22
COVID-Statement-31 December 20
Christmas-Letter – 18 December 20


2nd April 2020

Support whilst we are closed over the Easter Break – we are still here for you!

BTL will be closed over the holiday period (week commencing 6th April 2020 and week commencing 13th April 2020).  BTL will resume contact with students via the Bridge Moodle / telephone and/or Microsoft Teams on Monday 20th April

If you have a pastoral support question, or feel that you need our pastoral support, please feel free to email us at hello@bridgetrainingltd.co.uk. We will get back to you with an answer, signposted advice or a phone appointment to talk things through.

If you have a concern about the safety of a student, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead during normal BTL hours (0845 – 1645).  Alternatively, please contact Children and Families Helpdesk on 01452 426565 (during office hours), but if you are concerned about the immediate safety of a child please contact the Police on 101 at any time.


25th March 2020

 Coronavirus Update

Following recent announcements made by the government, and discussions with the local authority, I am updating you further on measures and changes that Bridge Training Ltd (BTL) must now put in place to protect the well-being and safety of all its learners, staff and their families.

It is with sadness that I must announce that from 5pm today (25th March 2020), both Bridge Training sites will be closed for all students for the foreseeable future, to ensure their physical safety and limit any risk of exposure.

I want to ensure you that Bridge Training will continue to support students both to complete their qualifications and in terms of their continued wellbeing. As such it is important that students keep up to date with their studies via the Bridge Moodle and to stay in contact with their teachers and our welfare team.

Whilst the Government have set out plans to determine GCSE grades, there has been no announcements yet about the many other types of qualifications we deliver.  It is important that you continue to complete the assigned work set in order to successfully achieve your qualifications and get the best grades you can for your continued progress.

Please check our website and social media for up-to-date support and guidance.

Remember: we are staying in so we can go back out, we are keeping apart so we can come back together, all of our hard todays are for a happier tomorrow.  

Yours sincerely,

 Mark Harrod

Managing Director, Bridge Training Limited


24th March 2020

 Coronavirus Update

The Government have asked parents to keep their children at home wherever possible and have asked Bridge Training to remain open, but only for those students who need to attend.

Bridge Training have contacted the parents of those with EHCPs and those defined as vulnerable and arrangements have been made for those learners, as long as they are feeling healthy.

For those learners who are attending, please note that although the government guidelines state; people can only leave their homes to buy food, medicine and to exercise, but they’re also allowed to travel to and from work (School & Colleges are treated the same).  If a learner is stopped or questioned by the police, then they must inform them that they are attending college and should ring Bridge Training for confirmation on 01452 411112

All learners who are not attending Bridge should complete the work which has been set by your teachers.  If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to contact them.

Yours sincerely,

  Mark Harrod

Managing Director, Bridge Training Limited




I am sure that you were as disappointed as I was upon hearing the news about the closure of schools and colleges.  However, I can assure you that BTL will respond proactively to support our students through these challenging times.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement BTL will close at 5pm today until further notice. This could be long term – possibly weeks or months.  We have prepared for this by providing online learning resources: please ensure that you can access our on-line learning platform (Bridge Moodle) and that there is an internet connection at home.  If you do not have internet connection, please do contact us immediately and we will supply paper copies of all the work. It is expected that all students log in to the Bridge Moodle and complete the work which has been set by their teachers. 

BTL will remain open to specific students who need our support and those students of key workers;

  • Health and Social Care
  • Education and Childcare
  • Key Public Service
  • Local and National Government
  • Food and other necessary goods
  • Public Safety and National Security
  • Transport
  • Utilities, Communication and Financial Services

Please let us know immediately if they will be attending. Please also confirm your profession when booking as we will need to keep a detailed record and may need supporting evidence. 

BTL hours during this period will change, with both sites being open from Monday – Wednesday 0830– 5:00pm and telephone support available on Thursday and Friday.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Harrod

Managing Director, Bridge Training Limited


Hi all,

“In light of the current government recommendations and advice on dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak it has been announced that schools and colleges in England will close to most pupils on March 20th for an indefinite period of time, and that external examinations such as GCSEs will not take place as originally planned.

It is of our highest importance that both the safety and continued support of our learners is maintained throughout this current climate and as such Bridge Training will operate with the following restrictions in effect from 5pm Friday 20th March:

-The Bridge Training buildings (both Archdeacon Centre and Skills Centre) will be closed to the majority of students from 5pm Friday 20th March. For students whose guardians are identified as ‘key workers’* by the government, or those with additional needs and/or Education Health Care Plans, we will be contacting you directly to arrange continued classroom based learning; it is possible that there will be changes to these student’s usual timetables.

-We will continue to support all remaining students’ planned programme of study, enabling them to work from home from Monday 23rd March until further notified. This continued distance learning will be supported by their tutors via online communications. Students will also have regular contact with our Student Wellbeing team and support staff to ensure continued progress.

-Arrangements will be updated and put in place to continue aid for those students that receive free school meals or bursary payments.

This information is based on our current understanding of the situation and is such subject to change; please continue to check our website or social media for any updates as they arise.

For any clarification please do not hesitate to contact us on 01452 411112 between the hours of 8:45 and 16:45.

*Full list of those occupations to be identified as ‘key workers’ will be updated once the government releases official guidance on this.”


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Our Courses


Learning the theory and practice behind a variety of camera techniques for both still photography and videoing both in a state of the art photo studio and out in the city.

Art, Craft & Design

Learning something new each week. Trying lots of different art styles while exploring what my favourite artists are. Making a portfolio of art pieces that can exhibited or shown to employers.

Care Work

Working in small groups on both the theory and practice of a variety of roles within the health and care sector. Learning everything from safeguarding & child development to mental health and elderly care work.


Be practically involved in creating things. Learn about an in-demand trade. Repair things around the house. Learn about working on a building site. Learn about plastering or bricklaying.


Working as part of a small group in our fully equipped and industry standard garage on a variety of cars. Learn routine vehicle maintenance and repairs from steering and suspension to brakes and engine.


Training in a fully equipped salon, in a small group, learning and practising a variety of therapies and treatments from nail art, manicure, pedicure, skincare, photographic makeup, to waxing, facials and basic anatomy.


Training in a fully equipped salon, in a small group, learning to wash, dry, style and create hair-up looks, building up to cutting, colouring and artistic style.

Maths & English

Working in small groups of around 8 students, with enthusiastic and experienced teachers that teach maths and English, subjects some people find boring in fun and engaging new ways.


Work Safely in a Barbershop. Understand Client Needs, Cut and Shape Facial Hair Cut Men's Hair.

We believe education is more than just a pathway to a certificate. We hold weekly tutor groups incorporating enrichment activities, direct support and guidance to help signpost students with their individual needs. We facilitate access to travel, food & discretionary bursaries, offer reward incentives and engage with the Care to Learn scheme.

Students have embedded in their study programme a series of workshops and 1-2-1 meetings with devoted and experienced employability coaches and work placement coordinators to help them develop work skills, career awareness and find a placement relevant to their chosen vocation.

As part of our ethos, we treat mental health as one of our most important focuses. Creating a psychologically informed environment to help reduce anxiety through the adoption of small groups and sympathetic teachers. All students have access to on-site counsellors, EHCP worker and our dedicated welfare and well-being team.

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We aim at inspiring our students to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more in their respective journeys of life.

Mark Harrod — Director