To support employees embarking on an apprenticeship, a programme of short courses has been arranged and will be delivered at Gloucestershire Enterprise Limited, Unit 3 Twigworth Court Tewkesbury Road, Gloucester GL2 9PG.
Entry Level 3 Maths – 4 half days
Understanding information given by numbers, symbols, diagrams and charts for different purposes expressed in graphic, numerical and written forms in different ways. This includes:
- dividing two digits by one digit and understanding remainders
- comparing weights using standard units.
Entry Level 3 English – 4 half days
Respond appropriately to others and make some extended contributions in familiar formal and informal discussions and exchanges.
Read and understand the purpose and content of straightforward texts that explain, inform and recount information.
Write texts with some adaptation to the intended audience.
Level 1 Maths – Length of delivery time tailored to need*
Understanding straightforward mathematical information used for different purposes and being able to independently select relevant information expressed in graphic, numerical and written forms. This includes:
- doing simple percentages
- converting units of measure
Level 1 English – Length of delivery time tailored to need*
Take full part in formal and informal discussions and exchanges that include unfamiliar subjects.
Read and understand a range of straightforward texts.
Write a range of texts to communicate information, ideas and opinions, using formats and styles suitable for their purpose and audience.
*Delivery time for both Level 1 in Maths and English will be assessed and agreed prior to delivery for each individual.
Character Development – 1 ½ days (£210)
How do you present yourself in the workplace? Character Development is a great way of exploring your own character and reflecting on your different personality traits by looking at key factors such as personal presentation and the importance of resilience and grit. The qualification aims to identify positive characteristics which can be useful in a working environment, as well as identifying areas in which we can improve our character and get the best from ourselves. It allows us to think about how we present ourselves and the impact of this on others around us, in addition to this it teaches us how to be stronger versions of ourselves and bounce back from difficult situations.
Confident Communication – 1 ½ days (£210)
This workshop focuses on Interpersonal skills and how we interact with others through the use of verbal and non-verbal communication. The qualification aims to identify various communication styles and explores which are the most effective in a working environment. Interpersonal skills highlights the importance of values and beliefs by questioning what is important to us in life, and then how this impacts on individual behaviours. It also challenges what acceptable behaviour is in the workplace and teaches us how to embrace assertive behaviour with others. The qualification is a good chance to practice appropriate communication techniques and learn how to apply the correct style in different working environments.
Managing Change – 1 ½ days (£210)
The qualification explores and embraces the possibilities of change within the workplace. It focuses on moving from one situation to another seamlessly, such as transitioning from an entry level role to a managerial role. Managing Change looks at the different areas of the workplace and how we can adapt to various departments. The qualification will help you identify important staff members, key facilities, the impact of planned and unplanned change, as well as reflecting on your own strengths and weaknesses and identifying personal goals.
Team Building – Half day (£50) / Full day (£90)
Staff can use this course to test teamwork, improve communication, re-motivate existing staff members and integrate new members into the team.
Conflict Resolution – Half day (£50)
This course enables you to differentiate between a problem and a conflict. It allows you to identify what a conflict is and explore possible solutions, looking at how you deal with a conflict and adapt.
Importance of CPD – Half day (£50)
Well-crafted and delivered continuing professional development is important because it delivers benefits to the individual, their profession and the public. CPD ensures your capabilities keep pace with the current standards of others in the same field.
Working with colleagues – Half day (£50)
What different departments are in an organisation, how they differ from your department, difference in priorities, annual leave, health & Safety etc.
Mental Health & Well-being – Half day (£50)
Awareness of mental health and well-being for employees, looking at coping strategies, spotting early signs and having a good work-life balance.
Coping with Change & Interacting with Others – Half day (£50)
Identify changes that have happened in your lives, discover different coping techniques and which one applies best to us. How we communicate, negotiate and interact with others through a team exercise/activity.