Learndirect Stroud

FREE adult training courses in the centre of Stroud: English, Maths, Employability, Customer Service, IT, Health and Social care and Retail

Operating as usual

[09/29/16]   On way back from Learndirect Bristol... great meeting new team and feeling energised.....


Phew!!! ... what a busy day we have had here in Stroud as our Retail course started along with ongoing IT, Maths, English and Employability courses... Also take a look at what you maybe missing out on this month.....

Customer Services - 10-14 Oct 16
Confidence & Motivation - 17-21 Oct 16
Retail - 20-31 Oct 16
Employability - 24 Oct - 4 Nov 16


Did you know that education can boost your confidence, improve your career and even make you healthier?! Visit Stroud learndirect 01453 751555 to find out about the courses we offer at all levels. You can even study online at home. See www.learndirect.com to find out more.



We will be starting our new course launch of our Administration Training Package on Monday 3rd Oct - Friday 7th Oct with our Confidence and Motivation course. Call 01453 751555 or email [email protected] to book an IAG appointment with Julie... don't miss out on this one folks


Good morning to you all on this murky Monday morning.. hope you all had a fab weekend. Just to let you all know that we have a great Retail course starting this week on 28th Sept - 7th Oct and have linked into Toys R Us in Gloucester for 13 weeks of work**, (** after undertaking the retail course, employer interview and a day's successful work trial).
So if you have previously gained knowledge in the Retail sector or are new to it and have no formal qualification, then call us today to book an IAG appointment with Julie so we can get your place on this course and an employer recognised qualification in Retail along with paid work, experience and a reference for your next role.


Having a great family fun day here at Severn View Primary school in Stroud so come and see me 😆😊😆😊

[09/16/16]   At Learndirect in Stroud we specialise in helping adults achieve qualifications in literacy, numeracy, and computer skills that are widely recognised by employers, with tailored courses to help, guide and support people in to the workplace with ease with the Employability and Personal Development course, which looks at improving your CV, Interview practice with pointers of how to succeed at interview and building on Customer Service skills to use within the workplace.
We also deliver sector based courses that focus on specific industries such as; Health & Social Care, Warehousing, Hospitality and Retail.
We have a National Careers Service advisor available in our centre to give career information advice and guidance and explore career options in the local area with up to date information on the labour market.



With learndirect you can learn in one of our centres, at work or online. Before you enrol with us, we’ll check which type and level of qualification you should be working towards and what qualifications and skills you already have, so we can put together the right mix of learning for you. Why not take the plunge? Visit http://www.learndirect.com/ to browse our courses and get started.



Is it time to make a career change? Whether you need to boost your maths and English or are looking to return to Uni, we've got the right kind of learning approach for you. Learn in one of our centres or online at home. Visit http://www.learndirect.com/maths-english-it to find out about our maths, English and IT skills courses or visit http://learndirectpd.com/access-to-higher-education to enrol on an Access to Higher Education Diploma #LearnMore #GetStarted #ChangeToday



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Wow... did you get all the heavy rain, thunder and lightning?? Mother Nature is flexing her muscles alright!! Hope you are all dry anyhow... I got caught out in a few showers & thunder/lightning... :(

Crash! Bang! #Thunder and #lightning for parts of the UK earlier today.

Today has also been the hottest day of the year with 34.4 °C recorded at Gravesend. This makes it the warmest September day since 1911.


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How are your English and Maths skills? Do you feel that your grades are holding you back from moving up in your current or desired role at work? GREAT NEWS - whether you are employed or not our Maths and English courses are FREE. If you would like to improve yours - give us a call to book your place on 01453 751555


Happy Monday everyone - hope you all had a great weekend? Just to let you know that we have spaces left on our popular Motivation & Confidence Course along with Employability and Retail - all starting this month!! so call us on 01453 751555 and ask to speak with our IAG Advisor, Julie


Hi all,

Do you have young people feeling like this?

We have a fabulous FREE Hair and Beauty course running in Gloucester, with the Taster Day on the 20th September.
Young people will learn about nail art, hear styling, skin care and advertising in a professional environment using top-of-the-range equipment in Bridge Learning’s spectacular Salon and Beauty Room before showcasing a style they will have created from scratch at our end of programme celebration.

They will then receive three months support from us to help them move in to employment, education, training or volunteering.

We’ll even cover their travel costs and give them lunch!

In order to qualify, young people must be 16-25 and unemployed or working less than 16 hours per week.

Numbers are currently looking slightly low so if you do have young people who are interested, please fill in the attached referral form or give me their contact details and I will contact them.

Please also feel free to share this far and wide amongst your networks!



Kathryn Strachecky, Outreach Executive
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[09/05/16]   **JOB VACANCY**

The Frith Youth Centre in Bussage are looking for an enthusiastic Youth Worker. Thursday and Friday evenings and a Saturday lunchtime.
We are looking for 2 people so we can be flexable with the hours worked, even if you are only looking for one of these times please feel free to get in touch.
Qualifications not essential, but you must be DBS checked and happy undertake training. Some experience of working with young people is prefrable. References will be needed. Good relates of pay. Please PM for more details
For the right person we may offer an Apprenticeship.

[09/05/16]   JOB VACANCY
Kings Stanley, Gloucestershire

We are looking for a full time experienced sheet metal fabricator with good welding capabilities in MIG and TIG, we have a high standard of work and would like to add another enthusiastic person to it! please send in your CV to Nick if you are interested.
TEL: 01453825841
EMAIL:[email protected]

[09/05/16]   ** NEW JOBS **

The Ship Inn Framilode
16 hrs
Bar Staff required for either lunchtimes and/or evenings, weekdays and weekend.
No previous experience required, we are looking self confident, bubbly, fun people to join our happy hard working team
FB message me, pop in or just call me 01462 740260



Morning everyone... how much did it rain over the weekend eh!! Anyhow it saved me having to water my garden, so the warm weather is on its way again, which is great news :) I've posted some new jobs on our page this morning and also found this cute video which I thought I'd share with you...



[09/05/16]   Here is some informative information about learndirect Stroud:

1st Floor, Clarendon Court,
54/56 London Road,
Stroud, GL5 2AA
Telephone: 01453 751 555
Email: [email protected]
Parking nearby
Wheelchair access
Testing centre

About this Centre

A modern, newly equipped training facility offering training in a spacious and inviting environment with tutors available to give advice and support when needed. The training centre is on the first floor with full disabled access via a lift. Parking is available in local public carparks within an easy walk of the centre

Centre at a Glance:
We are based on the first floor above Cotswold Appliances - please ring buzzer for entry. Come through the double doors, up the stairs and then right and right again at the top of the stairs.
Adjacent to centre


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[09/05/16]   New jobs in Stroud.....

Looking for a hardworking, fun loving team player (part-time) @ Fish & Chips take-away in Stroud
Stroud, Gloucestershire
We offer 👍🏻
* HIGHER than minimum wage
* FLEXIBLE hours
If interested, pls INBOX us or EMAIL your CV with basic information and contact details to [email protected] or call 07554661620

Assistant Administrator
Stroud, Gloucestershire

*Assistant Administrator* (meets the nmw requirements)
would suit a confident person
with a good telephone manner along with above average people skills,
must be computer literate with knowhow of word, excel and google maps,
the attention to details is important, with the ability to spell correclty,
will be happy to work alone and as part of the small team,
also will need to be puncual, presentable and freindly,
pnc checks will be carried out, so a clean track record is a must.
Please send a cv and/or cover letter to [email protected]
hours are 9.30-14.30 4 days (our office is based by B&Q in Stroud)

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Cleaner wanted in Stroud 4 out of 7 days 16 hrs week £7.20 per hr contact Sarah 07825941100

wanted - Night Care assistants and cleaner
Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Wanted for a dementia care home in Frampton on Severn night care assistants and a cleaner.

- Night care involves helping putting to bed, personal care throughout the night when need and helping assist with personal care in the mornings. Small cleaning and laundry duties to do through the night. Experience not needed as training given but would be a bonus. Pay to be discussed at interview. Will need to be dbs checked. General enquires only please!! Please note there is not any public transport available to access the home, so own transport is a must. Please ensure you have transport before applying!
- Cleaner is also wanted within the home. Must be able to work on your own as well as part of a team. Few days a week and also to cover holiday and sick days. 3 story residential dementia care home. Each day will differ to what floor you will be on. Duties to include general cleaning, polishing, hoovering, shampooing the carpets, mopping, bathroom cleaning etc. Will need to be dbs checked. Pay will be discussed at interview. General enquires only please

Berkeley Castle
2 September at 12:00

Ever fancied working in a tropical climate? We have a lovely vacancy here in the Butterfly House at Berkeley Castle!

Must have a willingness to learn about every aspect of running this attraction i.e. care of pupae, butterflies, pest control, birds and fish. An interest in gardening is essential and the ability to work in warm, humid conditions.
Part time hours, with some weekend work £7.20 per hour.
Please send your details to [email protected] or call 01453 810303

Part time job
Nailsworth - Co-operative

We currently have an 8 hour part time job going at the Co-operative, pop in to pick up an application form :)

[09/05/16]   Lisa Timbrell
31 August at 16:57

Stroud care services are currently looking to recruit new project workers and Team leaders for our homes in Stroud and Stonehouse ,full training is provided .We support adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues , give us a call on 01453 791320 for an application pack .

[09/05/16]   New jobs available today.....

Caroline Woosnam at Shell Oldbury.
13 hrs · Stonehouse
Sales assistant required for immediate start 24hours plus extra to cover holidays must be over 18, you must be flexible, and reliable. Experience would be an advantage but full training will be given to the right applicant please bring c.v in to store.


New Sponsored Event
Please join us

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to announce that we are teaming up with Cotswold Allrunners in ‘The Cranham Beast’ sponsored event on Sunday 18th September, 2016.
There is something in this event for everyone, from the very fit, to people recovering fitness and wanting to get out in the beautiful Cotswold Countryside.

The Cranham Beast is a trail event which takes in some of the most beautiful yet challenging terrain to be found in the Cotswolds. However, the event also gives you the opportunity to run or walk and to explore fantastic common land, diverse woodland, the famous Cheese Rollers Hill (Coopers Hill), spectacular Cotswold views and local villages such as Sheepscombe, Witcombe, Birdlip and of course Cranham.
There is a really challenging part of this event which is 17 miles and hilly, a shorter route of 8 miles and a short run for children of 2.5 miles. All these routes can also be walked, too. There is a gentle stroll of 2.5 miles which is mainly flat through beautiful woodland where people will be led by experts in identifying trees, wild flowers, grasses, birds and insects. These participants will be sponsored by how many species they identify.

If you would like to take part, go to the Cotswold Allrunners website www.iamoutdoors.uk/cotswold-allrunners/ or call us on 01453 753358. We hope supporters will gain sponsorship to help us raise vital funds for the charity.

P.S. Once you have finished, join us back at base for a sausage in a bun or a cup of tea and a piece of cake. It promises to be a great day out with something for everyone.

Julie Wickham
Marketing and Fundraising Manager

Stroud Valleys Project
8 Threadneedle Street
Tel. 01453 753358
Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company, registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 2224016.
Registered charity number: 900107
Registered office: 8 Threadneedle Street, Stroud, Glos GL5 1AF.
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Don't let your lack of confidence in your Maths skills hold you back. Our free maths course can help you improve your CV and boost your career. With courses delivered in our friendly local centre in Stroud, by experienced tutors, you'll also get a recognised qualification.
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Morning mums & dads... sanity will soon be restored to your households as the schools go back next week.... Sigh of relief heard across the Stroud area. So, if all your children are now at school and you are looking to update and upgrade your skills and qualifications ready for the employment market, give Julie a call on 01453 751555 and we can tell you what we can offer you here at our warm and friendly learning centre in Stroud.... Double bonus... its also F R I D A Y !!!!! yipppeeeeeee

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