A Return to Study

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Returning to education can be a daunting experience. The School of Employability Skills offers a wide and diverse range of courses to support your development with the essential skills and qualifications to progress your journey towards a chosen career.

While studying on our programmes you will gain experience across a range of learning activities that will empower you to realise your potential and achieve academic goals.

Hear from some of our students about why they love studying with us at Glasgow Clyde College.


Are you a veteran or someone who has left the services?

Find out more about how our courses can help you to return to study.

What can I study?

Along with National 3 and 4 qualifications you will have the opportunity to complete vocational tasters, work experience and to run projects within college and the local community.

You will develop the essential skills valued by employers and marketable in the workplace.

What are my career options?

Successful completion of your chosen programme will guarantee progression into a higher level of study within Glasgow Clyde College. Alternatively, progression into employment or training is another popular route.

Clyde Kitchen

First Steps

  • Prince’s Trust Team Programme
  • Clyde Kitchen
  • FastTrack to Futures

Employability Students

National 4 Qualifications

  • Gateway to College
  • Adult Return to Study

National 4

ESOL Transitions

  • ESOL Transitions to Automotive
  • ESOL Transitions to Early Education and Childcare
  • ESOL Transitions to Beauty Care
  • ESOL Transitions to Healthcare
  • ESOL Transitions to Hospitality
  • ESOL Transitions to Social Care

ESOL Transitions Students

Award-winning students

Employability Skills Embracing Diversity Winners

Past Employability Skills students have taken part in a variety of competitions, including the Embracing Diversity competition, which involved creating artwork to depict equality and diversity.

Glasgow Clyde College competed against eight other entries from the city and took the top spot with their glazed ceramic globe. As well as earning the coveted prize, he students learned to innovate, use their skills and imagination and work together as a team.

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