6 areas of professional training you didn’t know Gloucestershire College could support your business in

With government funding available to cover the costs, it’s a great time for Gloucestershire businesses to make a professional training commitment – as SoGlos discovers six important areas to upskill your employees in.

From addressing a team’s specific skill gaps to improving employee satisfaction and productivity, Gloucestershire businesses of all shapes and sizes can benefit from enrolling their staff in professional training programmes.

With larger organisations able to fully-fund apprenticeships through the Apprenticeship Levy – and, if this doesn’t apply, the government committing to pick up a huge 95 per cent of their training costs – SoGlos explores six areas of professional training expertise available to businesses at Gloucestershire College.


About the sponsor – Gloucestershire College

Supporting businesses across the county, Gloucestershire College is a leading provider of professional training, with accredited courses to help members of staff upskill and improve the organisations they work in.

From half-day sessions to apprenticeships and longer-term development courses, the college offers flexible programmes, taught by industry experts and experienced trainers – with organisations and learners benefiting from the full support of its dedicated Business Hub, too.

For more information, visit gloscol.ac.uk/professional-training.


1. Professional training in IT and cyber security at Gloucestershire College

Digital technicians have an important role to play in future-proofing and protecting organisations from cyberthreats. Specialist training in this area can give businesses the knowledge they need to take their IT and cyber security services in-house.

Supporting the county’s fast-growing cyber industry, Gloucestershire College offers BCS-accredited apprenticeships in software development; infrastructure and networking; and cyber security, including a new, four-year degree level course – with training delivered at the college’s dedicated digital facilities.


2. Professional training in leadership and management at Gloucestershire College

Management is a core part of any organisation’s structure, whatever the industry – and dynamic leaders are instrumental in helping business teams, as well as individual members of staff, to thrive.

Professionals can build on their leadership skills at Gloucestershire College, with a range of half- and full- day courses focusing on specific areas like conflict management or coaching and mentoring; while aspiring or working managers can progress their career by gaining accredited qualifications in their spare time or on-the-job.


3. Professional training in digital marketing at Gloucestershire College

In an increasingly digital world, a strong online presence is important for any modern business. From email marketing to social media strategy, digital marketing is a cost-effective way for an organisation to reach and engage its target audience.

Gloucestershire College’s short courses are designed to give professionals the tools they need to excel in key areas of marketing – including dedicated sessions on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn for business. There’s also a level 3 apprenticeship in digital marketing, teaching learners how to manage online and social media activities through real-life projects.


4. Professional training in accountancy at Gloucestershire College

From learning basic accountancy skills to becoming a fully-fledged chartered accountant, finance professionals can undertake their qualifications at Gloucestershire College and bring invaluable skills to their businesses.

All part-time courses and apprenticeship programmes are accredited by the UK’s leading body for accounting technicians, AAT – with expert training delivered flexibly, both online, on-campus and via evening classes.


5. Professional training in human resources at Gloucestershire College

People working in human resources teams are responsible for coordinating employees and delivering frontline support in the workplace, performing an important role in any business.

Gloucestershire College offers a CIPD-certified course in human resource practice to help HR professionals improve their confidence, skills and efficiencies within their business – as well as longer-term apprenticeships in HR support and consultancy.


6. Professional training in business support at Gloucestershire College

Ideal for employees in customer service, business administration or sales, Gloucestershire College provides part-time courses and apprenticeships designed to upskill professionals in all manner of departments.

The courses are tailored to accommodate individual business goals, while striving to improve efficiency and competitiveness within the organisation – and taking each learner’s own aspirations into account.


For more information, visit gloscol.ac.uk/professional-training.


© SoGlos
Monday 14 December 2020

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