Gloucestershire College

Gloucestershire College is a modern career-focused organisation.

We offer a range of education and training programmes, including...

  • GCSEs
  • Vocational qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Basic skills courses
  • Higher Education
  • Short courses for business
  • Part-time day and evening courses
  • English for overseas students

Every year we welcome students from across the globe and new members of staff too!

GC is great because...

We’re better than good. Ofsted gave us its second highest rating in 2013, with student employability, the quality of our teaching and learning and the quality of the professional resources available highlighted in the report.

Choice. You can choose from a wide range of options which will help to ensure you’re on the right course. Select from BTEC, HNDs or vocational programmes. Not sure? Speak to our Advice Team.

Employer links. Our strong partnership with local businesses and schools was recognised by Ofsted in 2013, and working with the local community is at the heart of what we do. Strong partnerships mean fantastic opportunities for students. And that’s why we’re here.

Outstanding support. Our Learning Support team is here to ensure that all learners receive the support they need to access college life and to achieve a bright future. Ofsted said; “GC provides outstanding support for learners… learners value the support they receive and [Learning] Support staff are skilled in ensuring learners are encouraged to work independently, giving encouragement and instilling confidence.”

Success. GC students are successful. We pride ourselves on ensuring students are prepared to progress after their course; this means many have gone on to secure places at their first choice universities, on vocational apprenticeship schemes and on further education courses at GC.

Experience. Our lecturers are passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated to ensuring you achieve your goals. Many have worked within the industries of the subjects they teach, and tailor their teaching methods so your learning is relevant to your chosen career path.

Industry-standard facilities. Our campuses are kitted out with top-of-the-range PCs and Macs, affordable, commercial restaurants and nurseries; sports facilities; and libraries brimming with books and online resources.

Tailored tutorial support. Every GC student is assigned a dedicated Personal Tutor who will support and mentor you through your studies. Ofsted said: “A highly individualised tutorial system focuses strongly on managing the learning performance of learners.”

A fresh start. Going to college is a fresh start for you (and everyone else), so it’s the ideal time to make new friends and try new things outside of the classroom. The Students’ Union ensure that there’s always something fun happening on campus, from trips and barbecues to enrichment clubs and sports.


GC's Strategic Plan...

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us "good" with "outstanding" features.

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great new Personal Tutor scheme.