Project Overview

Duration: 20 weeks

OCN LEVEL 1 in Interpersonal Skills & Goal Setting

A fully accredited course for women who want to take the next step of setting achievable goals. This course covers discovering personal attributes, developing these skills and identifying how to set and achieve personal goals to aid progression.

6 Week Sewing Workshop

Workshops will develop practical experience such as how to use a sewing machine, as well as completing creative projects such as making a cushion and a tote bag. These newly acquired skills can be used at home as well. We will incorporate your skills into our Social Enterprise You Glow Girl where participants can get involved in learning about specialist You Glow Girl Machinery on training days. You will be able to make garments and sew labels onto garments and accessories.

OCN Level 2 Understanding Social Enterprise Course delivered by Supporting Communities

The course involves learning what a Social Enterprise is, the Social Economy and Social Purpose, Challenges and Opportunities of a Social Enterprise, Financing Social Enterprise and an Introduction to Developing Social Enterprise. After this course is completed there will be an opportunity to advance on to Level 3.


The participants will get involved with our Social Enterprise You Glow Girl. Here we design, make and sell garments of clothing to generate more income for GLOW. The group will be shown how to use our embroidery machine, printing machines, our heat press machine as well as the software used to design the garments. As the project progresses the group will be involved in helping complete orders for You Glow Girl.

GLOW Academy Project Outcomes

Stay on and volunteer with You Glow Girl to gain further experience.

Seek paid employment elsewhere once you have gained the experience, knowledge and training.

Continue your journey on to the Level 3 of the OCN Social Enterprise with supporting communities, after which you have the opportunity to progress to university.


Our course is currently fully booked, however if you are interested in being placed on the waiting list for the next course in 2021, please register your interest by filling out the form below.

Alternatively, you can contact our programme coordinator Paula to find out more information via [email protected]

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