First Choice For Those Who Think Differently

Our students study with us because we offer a unique learning experience like no other.

By providing just the right environment we can nurture your talents and offer opportunities that connect you to the right people, so they can see how great you are too.

Explore our courses, apprenticeships and facilities, and find out why our students think differently and how that makes them stand out from the crowd at a November Open Evening.

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Gloucester Campus

Monday 5 November 

5.30pm - 8.00pm

Forest of Dean Campus

Wednesday 7 November

5.30pm - 7.30pm 

Cheltenham Campus

Monday 12 November 

5.30pm - 8.00pm 

I chose my apprenticeship as I felt like it was a good opportunity with an amazing business and it allowed me to grow and strengthen my skills while doing a qualification. My qualification is based all in the workplace but the support and help I get from my assessor, Sarah, and Jonathan, my training co-ordinator, is great. They are easy to contact and flexible with my workload. The course allows you to be very independent and to complete the work in your own time.
Ashleigh, Business Administration Apprentice

Reach Your Potential

At Gloucestershire College we know that everyone has different strengths, interests and ambitions.

You have the freedom and flexibility to choose what extra activities you want to do on top of your course to make the most out of your time at college.

Whether you have a dream career in mind; want to continue studying on your journey to employment; or simply want to explore your options, our student development programme has a number of ways to help you get to where you want to go.

Our team of Learning Mentors and Employment Coaches can help you map your route to a career and provide you with the right opportunities to get there.

That can include:

  • Volunteering
  • Additional training relevant to your course
  • Work experience
  • Joining one of Sports Academy teams

Apply by Sunday 31 March 2019

It might feel a little early to think about applying but our courses fill up quickly. 

Due to the popularity of our courses we strongly recommend applying before the 31 March 2019 to ensure you have the best opportunity to join your chosen course of study.

I applied to GC to study Motor Vehicle to learn about cars and how to fix or diagnose problems with them, as it’s something I find interesting. I enjoy the help I get in lessons and being allowed to use the computers freely to do my work. Hopefully after my course I will be able to do an apprenticeship at Toyota or Ford with the skills I learnt. I would recommend anyone to apply to GC.
Joe, Motor Vehicle Student

Get Connected To Your Future With GC

Employer contact is key to providing work experience opportunities all year round – not just for one week. And we have hundreds of business connections at GC to make that happen.

If you know exactly what you want to do we can connect you with businesses in that industry to give you the platform to kick-start your reputation and build contacts for the future.

If you’re not quite sure what you want to do yet we can provide you with opportunities to experience all kinds of industries to help you discover the kind of work you’d like to do.

Check out our Welcome Talks

At each campus, our Welcome Talks will give you insight into what it's like to be a GC student and find out more about our Student Development programme, work experience and volunteering opportunities, and more.

Our talks are on at: 5.45pm, 6.15pm and 6.45pm

Ask a member of staff to direct you to these talks on your arrival. 

Student Stories

Charlie Crote

Level 3

Professional Cookery

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Charlie Crote

Level 3

Professional Cookery

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Kayleigh Wolf

Foundation Degree Level 5

Early Years

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Kevin Gani



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Olivia Pointek


Health and Social Care

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Su’juan Hall

Level 1 and 2

Health and Social Care

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Jamie Rickards

Diploma Level 3

Art and Design

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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.