Vocational Training Opportunities with Bryson

Vocational Training Opportunities with Bryson

Bryson is a leading provider of a range of employment and training initiatives, designed for school leavers, young adults and those living with long term unemployment.

Our premises are located in Belfast City Centre.

Bryson’s vocational training for young adults aged 16/17 years of age is focused on providing relevant qualifications and personal development to enable learners to progress along the chosen path of their future career.

The benefits of vocational training include no exam requirements to enroll, £40.00 weekly Educational Maintenance allowance (non means tested), travel allowance, bonuses, vocational qualifications, Pastoral Care Programme and Careers Advice and Guidance.

Vocational Qualifications are available in:

  • Bricklaying
  • Business Administration
  • Childcare
  • Hairdressing
  • IT
  • Joinery
  • Retail
  • Playwork
  • Catering
  • Health and Social Care

Below is a contact number young adults are able to ring or text and a link to an online application form they are able to complete, if preferred, to find out more information, to register interest or enroll for a vocational pathway with Bryson.

 Tel: 07730 527528.


Bryson is the ideal place for you to fulfil your potential!

Keeping Safe Online

Keeping Safe Online-  Western Digital Safeguarding Steering Group Page Tiger and Webpage

To celebrate Safer Internet Day 2021 the Western Digital Safeguarding Steering Group of which several members of the Western LPG’s belong to held a series of events. The first online event was well attended by professionals working directly with children and families including social work, education, probation, early years, police, youth services, voluntary and community services and a number of students. Dr Tarsem Singh Cooner, Senior Lecture in Social Work at the University of Birmingham spoke on the title ‘Should I Or Shouldn’t I Look?– Ethical debates about Facebook in safeguarding children’.

Dr Singh Cooner described how social media activities are now having an impact on both social work education and on practice. With the use of break-out rooms participants were able to get together in smaller groups to start to discuss from their own professional codes of practice the ethical questions which are beginning to emerge from online social activities.


The second online event was hosted by Paula Gibson, GamCare ‘The Fading Grey Line Between Gaming and Gambling – The Challenges Facing Parents and Carers and What We Can Do’. Paula addressed youth-facing and family support professionals equipping them with the knowledge, skills and confidence to identify any possible problem gambling behaviour within young people. Importantly, Paula shared how to assist the young person and their family get the help they need. 



GamCare provide a range of fully-funded training sessions giving young people the information and advice they need to help them make an informed choice about any gaming and gambling they may do, now or in the future and where to access help if they need it.  For further details on the training we provide both to youth-facing professionals as well as to young people, please contact Paula Gibson, Quality & Performance Team Leader for GamCare’s Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme on paula.gibson@gamcare.org.uk or call 07931 549660.

Baby Basics – Antrim and Newtownabbey


Baby Basics is a volunteer-led project aiming to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby. We provide much needed essentials and equipment to mothers and families who are unable to provide these items for themselves; including but not limited to teenage mums, people seeking asylum and women fleeing domestic abuse and trafficking.

We operate on a referral only system. Working with midwives, health visitors and other professional groups to provide support directly where it is most needed, Baby Basics volunteers collect, sort and package a ‘Moses Basket’ of clothing, toiletries and essential baby equipment as an attractive gift to new mothers.

The Antrim and Newtownabbey branch of Baby Basics is operated by the United Parish of Christ Church (Ballynure) and St John’s (Ballyclare).  Our base is in Christ Church hall in Ballynure.

If you would like further information on this service, please contact Frances Wilson on 07834 544802.

The #NICensus2021 is here.

The #NICensus2021 is here.

Look out for your invitation pack in the post this week. It will tell you how to complete online or on paper.

#CensusDay is Sunday 21st March, but you don’t have to wait. Complete your census today.