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What is an Apprenticeship?

Update: Even during lockdown, we are supporting our apprentices so they can continue with their programmes and progression. Many new apprentices have started their apprenticeships during the last few months and we have supported them through remote delivery if required. You can still take on apprentices during this time and our team are here to support your business. 

Apprentices work alongside other staff members and earn a wage whilst gaining job-specific skills. Depending on the qualification, apprenticeships are delivered through a mix of on-the-job training, self-study, classroom learning or dedicated masterclasses. They allow apprentices to build the skills and knowledge needed in their chosen career that will also lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

Why choose Gloucestershire College as your apprenticeship provider?

As an award-winning apprenticeship provider, at Gloucestershire College many of our training programmes can be delivered as an apprenticeship, meaning you can cover the costs of staff development using your levy or Government funding (non levy-payers pay just 5% of apprenticeship training costs). Explore our wide range of apprenticeships available from Level 1 to 6, or simply get in touch with our Business Hub team to discuss your needs via: business.hub@gloscol.ac.uk. We can offer bespoke advice and solutions to make apprenticeships work for your business.

Flexible delivery

Even during the Coronavirus lockdown, our apprentices have continued to learn. We have adapted our delivery to ensure the progress of our apprentices is in no way delayed. Find out how we have adapted to continue supporting our apprentices and their employers or get in touch with our Business Hub team to discuss your bespoke requirements.

What are the benefits of apprenticeships for businesses?

Apprenticeships offer real, measurable business benefits for employers. Whether recruiting new talent into your organisation or investing in your existing workforce, they are proven to increase productivity, improve motivation and offer real succession planning. Our training solutions will help you improve the skills of your workforce, developing stronger employees whilst providing your team with the opportunity to learn and develop. 

  • Increased staff retention and motivation
  • Increased productivity
  • Directly address any skills gaps within your organisation
  • Grow your team whilst keeping your costs down
  • Nationally recognised qualifications in your industry
  • Full support from Gloucestershire College

Get in touch with our Business Hub team by filling out the enquiry form below:

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.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.

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