May Open Evenings

Do you want to meet new people and get new experiences to make your CV or university application stand out from the crowd? At GC, we have further education courses in 20 subject areas that take you out of your average classroom.

We annually invest £1million into our campus facilities, so why not come and check them out?

Grab your last chance before September to fully explore the facilities, courses and student support available at a May Open Evening.


Secure your place on a course at GC by 31 May 2017 to make sure you have your first choice of course with us this September. 

Gloucester Campus

Monday 8 May

5:30pm - 7.30pm

Forest of Dean Campus

Wednesday 10 May

5.30pm - 7.30pm

Cheltenham Campus

Monday 15 May

5.30pm - 7.30pm

Not your average classroom

From A Levels, to technical training and apprenticeships, we know that there is more than one path to success. In addition to your course choice, our unique Student Development programme ensures a personalised study programme to develop what you really need to reach your goals.

The Student Development programme involves:

  • Work experience
  • Expert advice with UCAS and career planning
  • Volunteering
  • Training and development
  • GC Sports Academies

Making sure you’ll be ready for university, further study and the world of work.

Gloucester Campus

Monday 8 May

Making a big, bold statement in blue, our buzzing Gloucester Campus commands an enviable location in the heart of the city, at the historic Gloucester Docks.

On campus, you’ll find recently revamped mechanical and electronic engineering workshops brimming with industry-standard tools and machinery, as well as an impressive motor vehicle garage in which our budding mechanics hone their trade. Facilities available in our “outstanding” Visual Arts department include on-site TV, film and music recording studios.

Forest of Dean Campus

Wednesday 10 May

Situated in a stunning rural location at Five Acres, Coleford, our Forest of Dean Campus is accessible by car and regular bus services from around the county.

At the Forest Sixth Form, we pride ourselves on course quality and student support. We can offer all of the support and the community feel of a school, coupled with the excellent wider resources and facilities of Gloucestershire College.

Cheltenham Campus

Monday 15 May

Our vibrant Cheltenham Campus is situated on Princess Elizabeth Way, near Cheltenham town centre, and is easily accessible by car, bike and regular bus services.

This campus boasts big, bright spacious classrooms across three floors and is home to the GC Sixth Form, Graduations Hair and Beauty, a lively catering department and the Cheltenham Fashion Academy. There are new purpose-built construction and building services workshops filled with industry-standard tools and facilities, not to mention an inspiring, new library kitted out with iMacs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I apply at the open evening?

  • Am I able to park at the College?

  • Will I be able to talk to someone about the support available and careers advice?

  • Can I go to more than one open evening?

  • What if I’m interested in higher education courses?

  • I’m thinking about doing an apprenticeship, should I still come?

  • How long is the event?

  • I’m a mature student. Can I still come to this open evening?

I thought the Open Evening was absolutely fantastic; there was so much to see and learn from in each area. Personally, my favourite was catering and hospitality, as we were given a lovely tour of the different rooms and how they use them. Loved it! Also the staff were so sweet and kind. I would definitely recommend this college 100%
Libby, prospective student

Open Evening Gallery

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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