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Professional development with Gloucestershire College - Part-time and Professional Course Guide out now

21 December 2015
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Whether you have aspirations of becoming an accountant, engineer, teacher or fitness instructor, or you’re an employer looking to further develop your staff, Gloucestershire College’s new Part-time and Professional Course Guide is brimming with courses to upskill in these industries and many more.

Available across all campuses in Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Royal Forest of Dean, and covering Levels 1 to 7 – equivalent to a master’s degree – the new range of part-time, professional courses start between January and August 2016, and aim to fit in with the busy lives of those already in industry.

The broad range of professional and short courses include business-focused qualifications such as AAT and ACCA Accounting, the ILM Award in Leadership and Management, web design, human resource management, counselling and life coaching.

While catering and hospitality options include the GC Express Fast Track to Chef Skills 12-week short course and awards for personal licence holders and food safety in catering.

With construction and engineering being growth industries in Gloucestershire, there are a wide range of courses to get qualified to work in these fields too, spanning electrical installation, site carpentry, plumbing, c programming, welding, CAD, CAM and CNC.

Not forgetting teacher training, for which courses include awards in education and training, and mathematics for numeracy teaching; learning and development; supporting teaching and learning in schools; and the Certificate in Education and Training.

Featured courses also include OPI Gel Polish, GC Express Hairdressing Intensive, Circuit Training, Gym Instructing and Personal Training.

All courses will develop skills in the chosen field, provide students with an industry-recognised qualification and ultimately enhance their career prospects. Some of these are essential for progression within the workplace, while others can open doors to alternative career pathways.

Vice Principal Peter White said: “Gloucestershire College is committed to continuing professional development and supporting local business needs, and the new range of part-time courses are not only highly focused and relevant but many are taught by practitioners active in their fields.

“For employers, the courses offer the opportunity to develop staff to meet their full potential and the ever-changing economic and industry demands.”

The new Part-time and Professional Course Guide is available to download now at

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