Recreation and Interests

Try a new skill, learn a new craft, make new friends; enrol on one of our adult leisure courses from this section of our website.

Our tutors are all passionate about their subject, they are working practioners or have expertise and experience to share.  The classes are held in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere suited to an adult audience.

Exciting new courses this year include: DIY Basic Home Maintenance (bring along a family member over 14 for free); Leather Bag Making; Introduction to Digital Media.

While there are no formal qualifications, you will have plenty of opportunity to practice your chosen subject with guidance and relevant background information from your tutor.  We encourage you to keep a log or diary so you can recall your learning journey.

Most of the courses take place in the evenings; if you’re coming straight from work why not stop for some refreshments in our refectory or food outlets.

We also run a programme of recreational courses for adults with learning difficulties or disabilities, see our Adult Community and ALDD page for course titles prefixed with “ALDD”.

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.