Courses for Adults

Tara And KarenMore academically and culturally focused than the Junior Summer School, the adult summer course provides more intensive English language classes, necessary to further your academic or professional career. Students will also have the opportunity to experience and explore British life and culture.

You will be given expert English lessons delivered by our highly qualified teachers and have the opportunity to take part in a wonderful selection of afternoon and evening activities.

  • Make new friends with students from all over the world.
  • Stay in a real British home with one of our host-families.
  • Take to the road and explore the famous sights of the British Isles from Buckingham Palace in London to the beautiful Cotswolds. See the birth place of William Shakespeare, and the classical halls of Oxford…

A Typical Day


  • Enjoy breakfast with your British host family
  • 09:00 Morning English language classes begin
  • 10:30 Take a break
  • 11:00 Morning English classes continue
  • 12:30 Break for lunch
  • 13:30 Afternoon academic skills classes / Afternoon activities; which could include swimming, bowling, cookery, and cultural trips
  • 17:00 End of the day (Some evenings you will be taken out for dinner or taken to the cinema)
  • Home to dine with your host family

Adults In Class

A Typical Week of Activities


A typical week of activities…

  • Monday: Cookery - making Cornish pasties
  • Tuesday: Afternoon academic skills
  • Wednesday: A trip to the beautifully quaint Cotswold town of Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Thursday: Afternoon academic skills
  • Friday: Dine with your teachers in one of Cheltenham’s many fine restaurants
  • Saturday: A day trip to London
  • Sunday: Spend the day relaxing with friends or your host family

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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.

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" with "outstanding" features.

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great new Personal Tutor scheme.

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