Funded training for local SMEs

Gloucestershire College are pleased to be offering small and medium businesses FREE training courses to enhance employee skills relating to Low Carbon and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

Who is eligible to receive the free training

Businesses must have less than 250 employees, be in the county of Gloucestershire and be in one of the following sectors: Engineering and Manufacturing, Construction, Health and Social Care, Retail, or Creative and Tourism.

The staff being trained must be a 19+ UK resident and be in need of development in order to progress their career. They cannot already be in training e.g. on an apprenticeship.

Upcoming courses

Customer Service (three day workshop) 

13 credits towards a Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service

Including how to deliver customer service by understanding the relationship between customer needs, expectations and customer satisfaction.

Team Leading (three days) 

13 credits towards a Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading

Focusing on day-to-day management skills and improving performance and productivity, as well as strategic thinking to aid longer term business improvement.

Management (three days) 

13 credits towards a Level 3 Diploma in Management

Includes how to set and maintain standards and implement other quality management techniques to ensure high performance and quality of work.

IT (two days) 

Initial Verification and Certificate of Electrical Installations (six Fridays)

In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (five Fridays) 

BiiAB Personal Licence Holders Level 2 Award (one day) 

A Personal Licence is required by anyone authorising the sale of alcohol from a Licensed Premises. All Licensed Premises must have an allocated Personal Licence Holder, known as the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS). The DPS must authorise every sale of alcohol.

This qualification was developed in conjunction with Local Authority Co-ordinators of Regulatory Services (LACORS). It has been designed for Local Authority licensing officers, and those responsible for the administration of the Licensing Act 2003. It ensures those involved in the review and approval of personal and premises licences are aware of their roles and practice under the new law and the associated Guidance and Regulations.


We are also able to offer NVQs in Wood Occupations, Trowel Occupations, Hospitality, Catering, Team Leading, Customer Service, Business Administration, Management, Construction Operations, Civil Engineering Services, Health and Social Care, and Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools which are delivered entirely in the workplace and can start at any time.


To book your training needs analysis and get information on courses available call the Gloucestershire College Business Hub team on 01452 563404 or email, or fill in the form below to arrange a call back.

Why we can offer this training free-of-charge

The Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) is a national programme that has been developed to upskill employees within small and medium-sized businesses It is co-funded by the European Social Fund and Skills Funding Agency. Gloucestershire College has been selected to deliver Low-Carbon and STEM SSW training on behalf of Serco, who manage the programme in our region in partnership with the Gloucestershire LEP.


Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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