What Severnside skills can offer

Through a program of expert training and real work experience at Severnside Skills, Taurus Crafts. We enable people to lead a life of opportunity where you reach your full potential on their pathway to employment.


We use AQA’s (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) Unit Award Scheme (UAS) which is a unique way to record learner achievement. Its ‘can do’ approach is used to boost student confidence, engagement and motivation.

Train your way

Each individual will have a holistic review of the outcomes they wish to achieve each year and may choose from a range of educational units so the outcomes change as the needs and desires of the individual change.

What we offer

This means that individuals will be able to combine their learning with work experience in a real working environment, serving customers, using a till, waiting tables and gain prolonged and sustainable work experience within a real working environment

Step toward your independence with us

We offer opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and autism to develop a variety of practical skills, social skills and work towards independence and possibly employment as part of care provision

With opportunities such as;

  • Retail and catering training
  • Supported work experience
  • Supported internships
  • Handy-man training project
  • Grounds maintenance
  • A range of well-being activities such as therapeutic horticulture and crafts based within our Gloucestershire communities.
Amanda Hawkins is the Lead Course Tutor for catering and retail

Meet the tutors

The staff team are experienced and qualified health and social care practitioners with our Lead Education Coordinator being a trained A1 assessor and holds a level 3 Award in Education and Training.


 We can offer a range of courses from therapeutic options alongside our catering and retailing options, allowing you to achieve your work goals through transferable skills like gardening, crafts, and arts.