Get ahead with Gloucestershire College
Want to be an award-winning film director, a Michelin starred chef, or kick-start your career in cyber security? Gloucestershire College has the courses, facilities and experiences you need to make it happen.
Come along to our open evenings to:
✓ Discover more about our courses: We'll have staff on-hand from all course areas to show you around and help you find the perfect course for you. To find out what's on offer, take a look at our new course guide for 2016/17, available online. Take a look at our full range of course areas to find out whats on offer.
✓ Explore our clubs and activities: Whether you're interested in baking, basketball, live music, business or books, you'll find plenty of clubs and social events at GC - have a chat with our SU team to find out more.
✓ Check out our excellent facilities: Including our college-run gyms; our onsite restaurants; our brand new construction suites; our health and social care ward; our design and dance studios; our simulation flight deck - the list goes on!
✓ Meet our 'outstanding' Student Services team: They'll help you out with any questions you might have on qualification types, entry requirements, finance, and pretty much anything else you might need support with!
Don't miss out on the action, book your place below!
Got a question? Just give our Student Services team a call on 0345 155 2020 or email us at email@example.com
Register in advance
Tickets for our Open Evenings in November will be available to book soon.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I apply at the open evening?
Yes! We’ll have Application Hubs set up on each campus and our friendly Student Services Team will be on hand to help with any queries you may have during the application process.
Am I able to park at the College?
Parking will be free at all of our campuses for you to park during the event.
Please note: If our Gloucester car park is full, there is the option to park in Gloucester Quays car park for a discounted rate of £1 from 6pm.
Will I be able to talk to someone about the support available and careers advice?
Gloucestershire College has a dedicated Advice Team who can give you free, impartial and confidential advice on choosing a career path and planning your studies to get there. The team will be available at each open evening to talk through the full range of options available to you. We’ll also have staff on hand to help you out with any queries about funding and travel.
Can I go to more than one open evening?
Of course. Different courses run from different campuses, so we would advise that you drop in to any campuses that you’re interested in studying at. Also, each of our campuses has a different layout and feel, so it is useful to see for yourself which campus would suit you best.
What if I’m interested in higher education courses?
We’ll have a higher education stand set up on the day where you can find out everything you need to know about studying for a HE course with us. You might also like to check out our Access to Higher Education courses – these are designed for anyone who’s looking to progress on to HE but has been out of education for more than a year and doesn’t currently have the grades needed to get on to a HE course.
I’m thinking about doing an apprenticeship, should I still come?
Definitely. We’ll have an Apprenticeship Zone with specialist staff who can talk you through all the options available and the current vacancies you can apply for. If you’re not sure you’re ready for apprenticeships, why not take a look at our traineeships – these are a great stepping-stone that will help you prepare for becoming an apprentice.
How long is the event?
Our Cheltenham and Gloucester open evenings run from 5.30pm until 8pm, and our Royal Forest of Dean open evening runs from 5.30pm until 7.30pm. Please feel free to come along at any point between these times.
I’m a mature student. Can I still come to this open evening?
Absolutely. Many of our courses are open to students of any age. If you’re aged 24 or over, you might like to ask about the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan which enables you to access financial support if you study a course that’s eligible. Have a chat with student services on the day to find out more.