Information Advice and Guidance

All learners undertake informal initial advice and guidance (IAG) with GRA’s dedicated IAG team at GRA’s Learning Hub situated in the heart of the community. IAG focuses on ascertaining learning needs, progression options, barriers to learning and other factors that can negatively impact on recruitment. Support arrangements are then made that allow maximum access to learning opportunities.

  • Our inclusive environment ensures we offer prospective learners the most suitable course at GRA or we can offer signposting service to another College or community course.
  • Offering UK nationally recognised Functional Skills qualifications to underpin any Pre- acquired skills.

  • Support with CV writing, job search, application forms, interview skills and support with barriers that may prevent learners with achieving, including restrictive progression options, barriers to learning e.g. childcare, shift patterns and other factors that can negatively impact with fulfilling their potential.

  • Support with the development of soft skills as part of the delivery of the qualification

  • We offer learners an opportunity to development their IT skills – with basic IT Courses being offered.

  • Finding funding for learning, training and employment

  • Exploring career and progression options.

  • Finding and applying for a work placement wherever appropriate

  • Flexible delivery locations and course delivery schedule adapting and responding to learner needs including weekend and fast track options.

All sessions are confidential, and everyone will leave the assessment with an understanding of their English and maths Levels along with a personal action plan showing steps that need to be taken to reach their goals and aspirations. Learners benefit from regular, ongoing SMART reviews together with ongoing tracking to ascertain the effectiveness and quality of support offered.