Support and Personal Development

Your personal development will be one of our priorities and as an education provider we can offer you all sorts of courses to improve your career prospects and performance.

Equality and Diversity

GC is open to people of any nationality, gender, sexual orientation or disability so it’s important our staff know how to be a positive part of this ethos.

We support our staff to undertake Equality and Diversity training at level 2, and support management to undertake a qualification at Level 3 in Managing Diversity.

All staff must achieve the mandatory E&D and Safeguarding online modules within their first 6 months of employment.

Internal Training

We frequently run courses such as assertiveness training, IT, customer service and health and safety. For lecturers there are further courses such as lesson planning and workshop delivery.

Leadership Programme

New managers get a special induction and are assigned a mentor to help them fit in. Further training specifically for managers is provided regularly.

For staff who want to become managers there is also the Aspire to Management programme which will give them the knowledge and skills they need to lead.


We actively promote mentoring which is available to all staff.

Gain Qualifications

Many staff members choose to gain qualifications such as Apprenticeships (within the College) or Higher Education courses, with us or one of our partner universities. We support up to 50% of staff course fees.

All Lecturers are supported to achieve their PTLLS, DTLLS or PGCE qualification, which are all delivered internally. 

Staff Awards

Every year we celebrate our wonderful staff members with an awards ceremony. Categories include ‘Outstanding Newcomer’, ‘Star Team’, and ‘Outstanding Service to the College Community and Partnership’.


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.