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Children in Need 2014 at Tydfil Training

Staff & Learners have been flat out over the past week with a host of activities to gain funds for this year’s BBC Children in Need 2014. There’s been a sponsored bike ride where everyone has peddled, a luxury Christmas hamper, a raffle including gifts like LCD Tv’s etc. We’re busy getting all the sponsorship/donations in, so we’ll let you know the total amount raised as soon as we get it.

Latest Update

Well, the funds have been counted and double checked, the total value of our cheque to Children in Need 2014 is £800.00 – WOW! with a total of 190 miles having been peddled by staff & learners.
A massive Thank-You to everyone for your donations, hard work & kindness for this very worthy charity – Well Done! – Da iawn!

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A Traineeships learner’s journey

My name is Nikola Janufova and I am originally from the Czech Republic. I started secondary school at Cyfarthfa High School at 14 and left when I was 16. After I left school I did not know what I wanted to do, so I took a year out to decide what I wanted to do with my life. I decided to go to Careers Wales to see what options were available for me and they referred me to Tydfil Training.


I had a pleasant interview with one of the Tydfil Training staff and I decided to give it a go. I started on the Engagement program where I undertook the wider Key Skills for example, Improving own learning, Working with others and Problem Solving plus Health & Safety in the Workplace Lv2 and Food Hygiene.

Then I progressed to the Level 1 Traineeship programme. Tydfil Training provided me with a placement at Prince Charles Hospital. My role was to be a Medical Clerk. This was one of the best experiences that I’ve been given by Tydfil Training. I was working in a busy environment where I learned so many things and gained so much experience. While working at Prince Charles Hospital I then progressed onto Level 1 NVQ in Business Administration. During my NVQ I also had the opportunity to undertake and complete my Essential Skills Wales qualification in Communication and Application of number level 1.

I am currently employed as a receptionist with Tydfil Training and I am working towards my Foundation Modern Apprenticeship which consists of a Level 2 NVQ in Business Administration and a Framework that includes my Essential Skills Wales qualifications in Communication and Application of number level 1 also my CFA Employers Rights and Responsibilities booklet and EDI level 2 technical certificate in Principles of Business Administration.

As you can see I am very busy and happy that I decided to visit Careers Wales as I am on my way to becoming an integral part of Tydfil Training.



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