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Skills Accelerator

It’s never too late to reach your goals.

Our free, 8-week intensive course equips you with essential skills for work and education, and includes a traineeship to give you that all-important work experience too.


  • October 2020

On completion, you’ll receive a free tablet to support your job or course search.

Skills Accelerator

  • Gain qualifications in personal finance, social media, business enterprise
  • Set your CV apart from others
  • Meet industry experts and motivational speakers
  • Explore our wide range of apprenticeships and courses
  • Brush-up on your English and maths skills

Work skills starter kit

The course also includes training in:

  • Assertiveness
  • Interview skills
  • Customer service
  • Communication
  • Teamwork skills


You'll also have the chance to undertake a work experience placement to increase your chances of getting a job or apprenticeship.

We will help you:

  • Write a stand-out CV
  • Find a relevant work placement
  • Improve your English, maths and digital skills
  • Prepare for your next steps, whether that's further learning, an apprenticeship or a job

Try something that works

Enjoy taster sessions with course lecturers, the apprenticeship team and employers to help you decide what career you’d like to explore.

With over a 1,000 employer connections across 17 industries, you’ll meet some of the best businesses in the county.

Whatever your ambition, now’s the time to grab the opportunity to further your skills and be in the right environment to get you where you want to be.

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.