Employability Courses

2017/18 Programme

These courses are subsidised for learners who are unemployed and/or below a full level 2- if you would like to know more please contact the office on 01452 863855 and speak to one of the Education Team. 


Exploring Arts For Health

This course is aimed at people who are interested in working in the Health and Social Care sector and ideal for those looking to progress onto accredited courses in this area. The sessions will allow you to explore your creative ideas and how to practically apply them when working with groups, this offers you the opportunity to learn a range of skills to run creative activities in the workplace. 

Thursdays 10.00 - 12.30 @ Gloucester Resource Centre

April 26th, May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, June 7th, 14th, 21st 

Only a few spaces left!


Creative Textiles: Exhibition Skills

Enjoy working with cloth, fabric and thread? There is so much more to textiles than sewing on a button.
This course will give you the skills and space to develop a piece of textile work for an exhibition space. The creative sessions will guide you through a series of skills workshops which will support you to develop a response to a theme. You may develop a piece of art, a product or a piece of wearable art! The final work will be exhibited, so its time to give your work a creative boost and get involved with this exciting project. 

Wednesdays 10.00 - 3.00 @ Gloucester Resource Centre

June 20th, 27th, July 11th, 18th 


Booking is Essential 

It is essential that you book your place on our courses. We aim to provide a learning environment that is safe and comfortable for our learners therefore each course has a set number of available spaces. Courses are popular so please book in advance to secure your place. Turning up on the day without booking may cause disappointment if the class is full. Also if there are any unforeseen changes that occur before the start of a course, learners that are booked on can be easily contacted and informed of those changes.

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Employability skills explored on this programme:

Each course focuses on a range of recognised employability skills, allowing you to build a toolkit that will enable you to progress onto further opportunities.

Team Work - Identify your role/verbal communication/assertiveness/ability to compromise/shared responsibility/giving and receiving constructive criticism

Leadership - Motivate and inspire others/take initiative/interpersonal skills/making decisions/accepting responsibility

Planning and Organising - Prioritising/monitoring performance/reviewing progress/setting goals

Self-Awareness -attitude/perseverance/willingness to learn/manage change

Written/Verbal Communication - Articulate view point/active listening/body language/understand and follow written instructions/presentation skills

Problem Solving - research/inventiveness/decision making/taking action/exploring options/flexibility

Commercial Awareness - Understanding how business works/research

Customer Service - Understand needs/negotiation skills/find solutions/consistency

Numeracy - Manage everyday mathematical problems/budgets/data

Time Management - Working to a deadline/prioritising time/punctuality

Creativity and Innovation - new ideas/managing risk

IT - Knowledge of basics, e.g. Word, spreadsheets

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