Working Skills For Adults


(Providing FREE work-based training to employees working 16 hours a week or more)

About the Excelsior Project

This project is part of the Working Skills for Adults Project funded by the Convergence European Social Fund (ESF). It provides fully funded opportunities for employees to gain nationally recognised qualifications in the workplace. There are NO fees to pay and there is NO charge to employers or employees. The programmes are delivered in the workplace and based on work activities undertaken by employees depending on their job role.

Qualifications Offered

  • NVQ Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care
  • NVQ Level 3 in Management
  • NVQ Level 2 and 3 Certificate and Diploma in Business Administration
  • NVQ Level 2 in Team Leading
  • NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Retail Operations
  • NVQ Level 2 and 3 Certificate and Diploma in Customer Service
  • NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Hairdressing
  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Production Manufacturing Operations

Benefit to Employer and Employees

  • Qualifications are work related
  • No fees to pay
  • A more competent, productive and confident workforce
  • Accredited recognition of staff achievements


Employees are eligible if they work a minimum of 16 hours per week for a small to medium sized sized private sector employer or social enterprise within the counties of Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent.

Each NVQ Assessor will visit a company’s premises on a fortnightly basis to work on a one-to-one basis with each participating employee to help them achieve their NVQ.

Most NVQ’s offered can be achieved in a 6-12 month period.


For more information on the courses available please contact:

Helen Lloyd
Employer Liaison Officer

Merthyr Tydfil College

Tel: 01685 726046 or 07805 674672