Sport, Public Services and Outdoor Adventure

Sports and Outdoor Adventure courses can lead to a lot of exciting opportunities! So can our Public Service courses, which prepare you for a life of responsibility!

We have a high pass rate for students who take these practical courses and we’re the only college in the county to offer students the chance to get real-life experience of working in the army. Many previous students have gone on to careers in the RAF, police, Royal Navy and fire service. Our sporting facilities are great too!

Public service students could join the police force, the army, the RAF, the Royal Navy, be an ambulance technician, a fire fighter, or get a job in Prosecution Services or Forensic Science.

Sports or outdoor adventure students could be an activity instructor, events manager, sports development trainer, coach, athlete, leisure assistant, sports and outdoor manager, volunteer coordinator, sports physiotherapist, parks officer or coach educators.

Quick Facts

  • High pass rate
  • Only UK college to offer real military experiences
  • Perfect setting for sport
  • Leads to many different pathways
  • Variety of course options within this area.

Our Experts, Your Teachers

Emrys Cook
Emrys Cook
lecturer for the Outdoor Adventure Academy

Emrys Cook, lecturer for the Outdoor Adventure Academy, worked in the outdoor adventure for 10 years prior to joining GC three years ago. 

Our Students' Work

Here at Gloucestershire College, we are proud of our students’ work. It is not only showcased on the walls across our campuses, but also on our website. Below you will find a selection of projects and work from our talented Sport, Public Services and Outdoor Adventure students.


Here at Gloucestershire College, we know that excellent teaching is key to learning, but we also believe brilliant facilities make learning so much easier.

Sports Hall
Sports Hall
Gloucester Campus

The sports hall is the perfect place to come and watch Gloucestershire College’s sports fixtures.

Outdoor Adventure Activities
Outdoor Adventure Activities
Forest of Dean Campus

Located in the heart of the Forest of Dean, our Outdoor Adventure centre is in a prime location to make the most of the natural resources available for activities such as kayaking, canoeing and rock climbing.

Proud to be Working With

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.

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