Bridge Business Centre (Post 16)

Bridge Business Centre- what we offer-

In September 2018 the Bridge Training and Development offers a dedicated training centre known as the Bridge Business Centre in Barnards Green, Malvern. Students on an Education Health Care Plan, or the student is a Looked After Child/Young Person then they may have access to additional funding post 16 years of age to enable them to attend the Bridge Business Centre.

We offer a small group of year 12-14 year individuals the opportunity to train in a real work environment. The Bridge Business Centre has three businesses based on site where students can pick up relevant understanding, skills and experience that will give them the head-start they need in preparing for a working life. The three business areas are manufacturing, catering and retail. Students will choose the business area they wish to train in. The business tutor will support the students to gain City and Guilds Employability Skills. Career Co-ordinators work with trainees to provide career guidance, job searching, interview skills and work with students to gain units towards the City and Guilds Employability Skills.

When students are ready  there will be a greater emphasis in Year 13 on trainees gaining work experience appropriate to the work interest of the young person. These placements will be supported by the Career Co-ordinators.

Bridge Business Centre – three business areas-


Trainees will work on an ‘assembly line’, building their own scale model car from start to completion. These cars have working steering, electric motors, brakes and lights. Trainees learn a wide range of practical skills including following plans, carpentry, basic mechanics/electronics and paint finishes. students will gain experience in the business aspects including costing materials to sale and profits. There are also opportunities for student to engage experience in repairing and maintenance of house hold equipment.


Trainees will work in our catering kitchen producing a range of meals for various events and customers across Malvern. They will be involved in the resourcing and costing of products and purchasing. Trainees also have opportunity to make food products and sell on line. Trainees will visit other catering establishments to broaden their knowledge. Trainees will gain a variety of catering skills which will help them in their work experience. Trainees will gain qualification in food hygiene.


Trainees will work on two online retail businesses, selling books on Amazon and outdoor clothing and equipment. They learn skills such as processing, packaging and dispatching orders, as well as understanding the processes of marketing, sales and profit.

All trainees will gain experience in customer care.

Working in Partnership

We value a close partnership with parents/ carers with weekly feedback. Comprehensive progress reports are sent termly to parents/carers, SEND team or sending agency. Education, Health, Care plan annual reviews will take place each year at the Bridge Business Centre.


Please contact Neil Hornby , Managing Director on 01684 778400 for further information.

Address- Unit 10, Sixways Industrial Estate, Barnards Green, Malvern Wr14 3LY

Situated behind the Fish Bar, chip shop.

The Bridge is an approved City and Guilds Centre.
Bridge Training & Development is a registered charity No 1122536