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Are you ‘Serious about Work and Training’.

SWAT is a full time learning programme for learners aged between 16-18 who have had barriers to traditional learning.

It supports them holistically by developing a transferable skill set for the future with Maths and English as the core learning aim. This course has been designed for those who enjoy a ‘non-traditional’ style of learning.

Who is SWAT for?

SWAT is for anyone who is undecided about their future, unsure of what pathway to take,whether it is an Apprenticeship route or further education, and for someone who needs additional support to decide on their next step.

What will learner get from the course?

  • A place to belong and a starting point
  • Safe, fun education environment with a difference
  • Essential qualifications
  • Personalised learning to suit your needs
  • Time to reflect upon previous decisions
  • Time to focus on what’s right for you
Course Title Duration Eligibility
SWAT COURSE November – July

Monday-Wednesday: 9:00-16:00 each day

Thursday: 9:00 – 12:30

16- 18 years

The SWAT course is a full time learning programme for learners who have had barriers to learning. It supports them holistically, by developing a transferable skill set for the future with Maths and English as the Core Learning Aim. This course has been designed for those who enjoy a “non-traditional” style of learning.

What topics are covered?

What topics will be covered? Maths and English Functional Skills will be taught to make sure you are at a good level for future career choices, along with a mix of the following options:

  • Self-assessment
  • Making informed career and progression choices
  • Preparation for an interview
  • Working as a volunteer
  • Searching for a job/course/apprenticeship
  • Learning to be financially aware
  • Working in a team
  • Certificate in Work Related Studies for the Customer Service Sector
  • Hiking
  • Being creative
  • First Aid
  • Volunteering for local charities
  • Use of the gym
  • Personal fitness & wellbeing

How is the course assessed?

You will be assessed through a range of methods, including fun practical assessments, outdoor activities, multiple-choice exams and the completion of a portfolio. All tests and assessments are carried out over the duration of the SWAT programme.

Location:

ARC Centre, Eastern Avenue, Gloucester, GL4 3BD

Please note:

There is a regular bus service (Number 10) you will need to get off the bus at Barnwood Road, and walk the short distance to the ARC Training Centre.

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