Grow your own tech talent with Gloucestershire College

Through our specialised courses and apprenticeships in IT and Cyber, we can help protect your business. We’re training the next generation of cyber talent and can even equip your existing members of staff with the skills they need to future proof your business.

If you're an individual looking for your route into the cyber industry for an exciting, rewarding career, we've got the key. Apply for one of our apprenticeships or courses today.

Proud Academic Sponsors of CyNam

We are committed to developing the next generation of cyber talent by investing in new £3million cyber facilities launching in 2021 at our Cheltenham campus, adjacent to GCHQ and Cyber Central UK.

Explore our apprenticeship programmes

We have IT and cyber apprenticeship training programmes starting this September for:

Cyber Security Technologists, Software Developers, Software Testers, Network Engineers, Infrastructure Technicians

Enquire about apprenticeships today

To find out how apprenticeships can work for your business, get in touch with our team for no-obligation expert advice. If you are interested in becoming an apprentice we can help you find the right course. Fill out your details below for more information or contact our Business Hub team on: 01452 563400 / 

Made to work for your business

Our expert trainers have a great deal of flexibility to deliver training that is tailored to meet your needs. For example, four software developers on the same programme could all be learning different programming languages such as Java Script, C#, Visual Basic. NET and Python, depending on what they need in their role.

Our dedicated Business Hub team will provide you with full support in setting up your apprenticeship programme from recruitment right through to completion. We will be with you every step of the way to ensure your apprentices are learning the skills your business needs.

How will apprenticeships benefit my business?

  • It is a low-cost way to bring new talent into your organisation – recruitment is free and the training is funded either by your levy, or you pay just 5% of the bill (the government funds the rest)
  • What apprentices learn will be tailored to your business – the programmes you use and the challenges you face
  • It will change your business for the better – 78% of employers report improved productivity after recruiting an apprentice

A trusted training provider

The UK has one of the most vibrant digital economies in the world; however, there is not currently the tech skills base to match.

At Gloucestershire College, we provide businesses with cutting edge digital and IT and Cyber Security training solutions with specialised apprenticeships which are professionally accredited by The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS).

Our status as an Institute of Technology has secured the College £3 million to invest in our IT and Cyber training facilities, which will make them some of the best in the country.” - Andy Bates, Vice Principal of Gloucestershire College

New for September 2020: Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship

Taught by Gloucestershire College's cyber experts and University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) lecturers, apprentices can earn a UWE Bristol degree right here at GC in our brand new world-class £3million cyber facility, within easy reach of work or home.

Through our new cyber degree apprenticeship, you can future proof your business by training existing employees or newly recruited apprentices with the skills they need to protect your business from cybercrime.

We’re delighted to be advancing our IT expertise with Gloucestershire College through their apprenticeship programmes and to be helping develop the future IT professionals that the industry constantly needs. The Cyber Degree Apprenticeship at GC is a perfect opportunity for not only attracting new talent to our business, but a way of up-skilling and investing in our existing team for their future development. Having worked with Gloucestershire College for several years, we have always been impressed by their quality of training and professional level of support from start to finish for both the learner and business.

We're here to support your business

Get in touch with our expert Business Hub team for no-obligation advice and funding guidance on apprenticeships or training programmes by emailing us at: or calling: 01452 563400

Apprenticeship Funding

Our experts can support you to make the most of available funding. If you are looking to develop your apprenticeship and levy strategy, The GC Business Hub offers a free consultation with one of our experts for advice on apprenticeship pathways within your organisation. 

If you pay the apprenticeship levy, we can support you to maximise the benefits of apprenticeship training. You can use your levy funds to bring in new talent to the business, or upskill existing employees and help reduce skills gaps.

If you are not a levy payer, (your wage bill is less than £3 million) you will contribute just 5% of the total cost of your apprenticeship training, the Government will pay the remaining 95%. Additionally, you will receive a £1000 incentive payment for each 16-18 year old apprentice that you take on.

If your company has less than 50 employees and you take on a 16-18 year old you are entitled to receive the training free of charge.

Contact our Business Hub team for no-obligation funding information and advice on: 01452 563400 /

Explore our full time IT & Cyber courses for students

We are taking applications for September 2020 now. Check out our full range of full-time IT and Cyber courses on offer and apply today!

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.