Case Studies

Glasgow Clyde College has provided training to a range of public and private sector organisations.

Caledonian Brewing Company Ltd

Glasgow Clyde College has been working with Caledonian Brewing Company to deliver City & Guilds Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) online marketing training materials, as well as bespoke training on Powerpoint and presentation skills.

"The College provided customised courses to suit our needs and all timescales were met. I have been absolutely amazed by the speed of response from the staff at the College and their flexibility in helping us meet our training needs here on site. Nothing is too much trouble." 

Sue Allen - Head of Commercial Operations, Caledonian Brewing Company Ltd 

Access to Police

Sean Mcloughlin - Police Officer

Sean Mcloughlin, a former student at the College, took the 'Access to Police' course on a part-time evening basis prior to joining the Police force.

Sean tells us: "I have now been an Police officer for three and half years and I put my success in gaining entry to the force down to the course I took at the College. It gave me a unique insight into policing, the practical knowledge needed for interviewing techniques and other entry requirements such as the SET test. The course prepared me for becoming an officer by building my confidence through meeting other students in the same postition as me and sharing any skills and information we had. I believe that the course is of distinct benefit to anyone wanting to pursue a career with the Police as it shows them exactly what they will need to become a succesfull Police Officer."

Gas and Plumbing training 

Craig McAuley, owner of The Boiler Change Company and Hova Plumbing
Having served his apprenticeship at the College, Craig McAuley experienced first-hand the establishment’s professional staff and industry-standard facilities. This experience meant that Glasgow Clyde College was Craig’s first choice for future training for his team of five staff.

“For me, time is money. When one of my team or I go on a training course like CCN1, I have to be certain we’ll be taught what we need to know to pass and to pass quickly”, said Craig.

“During my apprenticeship, I built up a good relationship with the College's lecturing staff. Their knowledge and understanding of the industry really came across when they’re teaching so the College was my first choice for industry training.”

After completing his apprenticeship, Craig was made redundant by his previous employer. He saw this as an opportunity to start his own business and approached Prince’s Trust Youth Business Scotland (PTYBS) for a loan to start up Hova Plumbing.

The success of the company lead Craig to set up a sister company, The Boiler Change Company, which specialises in the installation of high efficiency, environmentally-friendly boilers and heating systems.
Craig’s businesses have been such a success that he was recently named Glasgow's top young entrepreneur by PTYBS.
Commenting further, Craig said: “I believe that no other trainer can match the set-up the College has. I’ve been offered discounts by other training providers but I wouldn’t risk moving to them. I trust the College's team and would highly recommend them.”

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