Forest of Dean Campus

Particularly known for its A Levels, arts courses and Discover and Independent Living Pathways, our Forest campus is also home to our popular Graduations hair and beauty salon serving members of the public and offering great hands-on experience.

The Royal Forest of Dean campus is currently located in Five Acres, Coleford, just a short drive from the town.

We’re proud of our fine dining Beechwood Restaurant, where members of the public enjoy lunch and some evening meals prepared and served by students in our Catering and Hospitality department. Beechwood has been awarded a TripAdvisor certificate of Excellence in 2014 and is ranked No.1 in Coleford.

We also offer a fantastic photography infinity studio, fine art studios, and a bright, airy, informal library space.

Map of Forest of Dean Campus

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Five Acres
GL16 7JT

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Our Student Services centres are open between
8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.



Beechwood Restaurant

Our on-site dining restaurants offer excellent value and high quality food, prepared and served by the College’s own Catering and Hospitality students. The menus are updated regularly to reflect the changing seasons and themed events are hosted throughout the year.

Book a table now: 01594 838436

Graduations Hair and Beauty Salons

Graduations salons are open to the public and offer a wide range of treatments, from a simple cut and finish, to an aromatherapy massage. The treatments are available at very competitive prices and allow students to gain professional experience by working with paying customers.

Please note, not all services are available at all salons. Please contact us for the latest treatments, price list and opening times:

Royal Forest of Dean Campus Salon: 01594 838446


  • Library with online access and resources
  • Nursery
  • The Bistro
  • Dining room
  • Sports fields
  • Running track
  • Fitness centre
  • Netball, football and rugby teams
  • The Forest Theatre

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.

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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.