2015

Progress your professional development at Gloucestershire College

Whether you have aspirations of becoming an accountant, counsellor, web developer or fitness instructor, or you are an employer looking to further develop your staff, we've launched a new Part-time and Professional Course Guide brimming with courses to upskill in these industries and many more.

Aspiring engineers solve problems with the professionals

We're thrilled to once again be hosting the Engineering Education Scheme; aiming to inspire young people from across the county to fulfil their potential by choosing a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

New Pay and Display car park launched in Gloucester

We're delighted to announce that our 150 bay car park at Gloucester Campus is now a new pay and display car park for the city.

Young chefs whip up a storm at Food Central Cheltenham

Young chefs from across the county will be whipping up a culinary storm at Gloucestershire College’s Food Central Cheltenham Restaurant on Tuesday 13 January, when the fine dining eatery plays host to the semi-final of the Rotary District 1100 Young Chef competition.

Apprentice Nykita is a cut above the rest

Teenage salon star and apprentice stylist and colour technician from Gloucestershire College, Nykita Jowsey, is fast proving the value of apprenticeships to Cheltenham-based salon Laura Leigh, after reaching the final four in the western region of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Young Colourist Award 2014.

Breaking down old ideas around apprenticeships

Gloucestershire College is the county’s largest training provider and title sponsor of the Echo and Citizen Age of the Apprentice campaign. Business writer Bev Hawes met Principal Matthew Burgess and found out how students are not only being trained but are also gaining vital preparation for life.

Read the full interview here, which featured in the Gloucestershire Echo on Wednesday 21 January 2015.

100-mile cycling challenge in aid of Mind

Caring charity fundraiser, Owen Thomas, a Helpdesk and Booking Clerk at Gloucestershire College, is set to take on his third major challenge and cycle 100 miles in a day in aid of the mental health charity, Mind.

Award-winning Joseph chooses apprenticeship over university

A WorldSkills UK bronze medal winner, Joseph Langley, has reaffirmed his decision to leave university and undertake an Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship with Gloucestershire College and Cirencester’s Corin Group Ltd, saying it “really helped him get back on track”.

GC The Movie premiere!

We're thrilled to unveil a series of inspiring videos starring our students and lecturers that showcase a wide range of academic areas and college life. Introducing… GC The Movie!

Business-minded Ben aiming for career in accountancy

A talented Business Administration apprentice from Gloucestershire College is on the road to rewarding career in accounting. 20-year-old Ben Jones is currently studying for his Level 2 Intermediate Business and Administration Apprenticeship, whilst working as a Trainee Accountant for Brothertons Accountants in Gloucester.

‘Unchained’ to inspire and educate young music fans

Gloucestershire College’s ambitious Level 3 Music students, Blacklisted Promotions, have won a £530 grant from Make Music Gloucestershire to run a workshop and gig that educates, inspires and expands Year 10 students’ learning opportunities – entitled ‘Unchained’.

Nominate your Young Community Star!

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Pride of the Forest Awards and Gloucestershire College is the proud sponsor of the Young Community Star prize.

Apprenticeship ‘the best decision’ chef Dan made

A determined Apprentice Chef from The Bay Tree Restaurant in Tewkesbury sees his apprenticeship with Gloucestershire College as “the best decision” he ever made, as it gave him the opportunity to push himself after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Gloucestershire College teams up with Chelsea Bar & Brasserie

Today marks the anticipated launch of Gloucestershire College’s vocational training collaboration with Chelsea Bar & Brasserie in Cheltenham. The newly formed partnership is the first of its kind for both the College and the Brasserie Group, and reinforces the Catering School’s commitment to ensuring its students leave Gloucestershire College fully prepared for the world of work.

Sixth Form students cotton on to the environment

Three Sixth Form students from Gloucestershire College’s Royal Forest of Dean Campus have had their work recognised following a collaborative project between the College’s Art Department and officers from the Joint Waste Team, based at Forest of Dean District Council.

GC sponsors #CotswoldEMI Apprentice of the Year Award

Gloucestershire College is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the Apprentice of the Year prize in the inaugural Cotswold Life EMI Awards 2015, and is calling all of its talented engineering apprentices and employer partners to enter.

Cheltenham Campus to be remodelled this summer

Cheltenham Campus to be remodelled this summer.

Real industry experience for students at The Festival 2015

Almost 140 of Gloucestershire College’s Catering and Hospitality students will gain valuable work experience at The Festival 2015 in Cheltenham, in just two weeks’ time.

Construction and Building Services provision to relocate to Five Acres

Gloucestershire College has officially announced that it will be relocating its Construction and Building Services provision from a rented unit at the Vantage Point Business Village in Mitcheldean to its Royal Forest of Dean Campus in Five Acres, and its Motor Vehicle provision to Gloucester Campus at Gloucester Docks, this summer.

Comenius project gets spade in the ground

Construction students from Gloucestershire College’s Mitcheldean Campus have started building a human sundial at the main Royal Forest of Dean Campus, as part of the Comenius project, SARAH.

Chefs on Tour awarded grant for educational roadshows

Gloucestershire College’s innovative Chefs on Tour – Cheltenham project has been awarded a £5,000 grant by Cheltenham Borough Council to deliver a series of educational roadshows inspiring young people to get involved in cooking and eat healthily.

Students compete for World Plumbing Day

Gloucestershire College is joining in the global celebrations for World Plumbing Day on Wednesday 11 March and hosting an exciting competition for its full-time Plumbing students.

GC launches Apprenticeship Academy with All Fleet Services

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, Gloucestershire College is delighted to announce the launch of a new Apprenticeship Academy in partnership with All Fleet Services, the Gloucester-based automotive industry outsourced provider.

Gloucestershire’s Finest returns with The Feathered Nest at Food Central

Following a sold-out launch dinner, the popular Gloucestershire’s Finest series returns to Gloucestershire College’s Cheltenham Campus on Monday 23 March with The Feathered Nest at Food Central.

World Plumbing Day competition winners announced

Gloucestershire College’s skilled plumbing students took part in a college-wide competition at Gloucester Campus on Monday 11 March to celebrate World Plumbing Day, and we’re delighted to announce that 17-year-old Jamie Sims from Gloucester and Ryan Pope from Tewkesbury took home the titles of heat winners, with Jamie winning the overall GC competition.

Get advice on your next steps for a career in care and early years

Gloucestershire College is opening its doors to current and prospective students interested in studying Health and Social Care and Early Years during the annual Next Steps Jobs Fair, which takes place at Gloucester Campus on Friday 27 March.

Apprentice Daniel wins award at the House of Commons

In what describes as a “once in a lifetime experience”, Gloucestershire College apprentice, Daniel Phillips, won the title of 2015 Advanced Retail Apprentice of the Year in the People 1st Apprenticeship Awards, which took place in the House of Commons in late February.

GC hosts Ambitious about Autism event with Minister for Disabled People

On Friday 20 March, Gloucestershire College welcomed Minister for Disabled People, Mark Harper MP, to a successful event at Cheltenham Campus to mark its completion of a two-year programme that supported local young people with autism to access further education (FE).

Students through to the finals of the Young Seafood Chef of the Year contest

Two talented Gloucestershire College Catering students are through to the grand final of the UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year competition, after winning a top-three place in the regional heat, which took place at Coleg Llandrillo Cymru earlier this month.

NEW Spring Taster Sessions at Gloucestershire College

Spring has sprung and now’s the perfect time for young people across Gloucestershire to make those all-important decisions about their next steps towards their future career goals.

So we're opening our doors to prospective students and their parents after the Easter break for an all-new series of departmental Spring Taster Evenings, to give them the opportunity to do just that.

GC sponsors #GlosBizAwards Growth Business of the Year Award

Gloucestershire College is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the inaugural Growth Business of the Year category in the 2015 Gloucestershire Business Awards, and is calling on all of its valued employer partners to enter now.

Public Services students clean up the community

In a laudable mass volunteering effort, Gloucestershire College’s Uniformed Public Services students have successfully completed a 1.5-mile long litter pick along the canal between the College’s Gloucester Campus and Hempsted Bridge.

Mitcheldean students mark move to Five Acres

Following Gloucestershire College’s recent announcement about the relocation of its Construction and Building Services provision from its Mitcheldean site to the Royal Forest of Dean Campus in Five Acres, a group of plumbing students have marked their enthusiasm for the move by creating and gifting bespoke garden furniture set to the Five Acres Art Department.

International students enjoy English ‘study holiday’ at GC

Ahead of welcoming an abundance of students to its International Summer School this July and August, Gloucestershire College has played host to a young group of Thai students and a group of Japanese university students, to offer them a truly British cultural experience.

Students make waves with tidal research project in Italy

Last month a group of Gloucestershire College students joined their peers from nine European countries on a trip to Nova Siri in Southern Italy, as part of the Comenius project S.A.R.A.H, which promotes sciences and exchanges between schools and colleges across Europe through universal and contemporary issues.

Catering students cook up a storm at Chelsea Brasserie

The first group of Gloucestershire College’s Catering and Hospitality students has now successfully completed its five-week work experience placement at Chelsea Bar and Brasserie in Cheltenham, as part of the College’s vocational training partnership with the popular restaurant.

GC receives breakfast club boost from Kellogg’s

Gloucestershire College has received a £400 grant from cereal maker Kellogg’s after completing an innovative online breakfast club training programme, which has been developed by Northumbria University.

Graphic Design students launch Art in the Park Gloucester

Gloucestershire College’s HND Graphic Design students have joined forces with Gloucester City Council to launch a brand new Art in the Park project to celebrate art in the city and give aspiring artists a platform from which to promote themselves.

Higher engineering apprentices ‘make a real difference’ at GE Aviation

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2015 and highlight the value its higher apprentices bring to one of the biggest employers in the county, Gloucestershire College organised a press tour of GE Aviation Cheltenham for Martin Horwood MP; CEO of GFirst LEP, David Owen; the Gloucestershire Echo; and Cotswold Life Business and Professional.

Outdoor Adventure Academy latest

Want to know what our Outdoor Adventure Academy students get up to in the Forest of Dean and beyond? Read on to find out the latest news and updates from the department...

Public Services students take potholes to task at Saul Junction

Volunteers from Gloucestershire College's Uniformed Public Services course have helped spruce up one of the county’s most popular canal locations, after spending a day filling in car park pot holes at Saul Junction near Frampton on Severn.

New higher apprenticeships create work-based route to graduate professions

Gloucestershire College has unveiled a series of new higher apprenticeships across the engineering, IT and professional services that will be available from September, creating a new work-based route to graduate professions.

GC to host WorldSkills UK engineering competitions

Following the recent announcement launching its new series of career-focused higher apprenticeships – many in the engineering sector – Gloucestershire College is set to host two WorldSkills UK regional heats at its Gloucester Campus.

Bricklaying students use stone working skills at historic St Mary de Crypt

A group of Gloucestershire College’s Bricklaying students are working on restoring a historic wall at St Mary de Crypt Church in Gloucester, after having learnt traditional stone working skills especially for this unique project, which was set up and funded by the Southgate St Townscape Heritage Initiative.

NEW Student Services and Library unveiled at Cheltenham Campus

Gloucestershire College has unveiled the first in a series of impressive improvements to its Cheltenham Campus and opened its newly remodelled Student Services and Library.

Apprentice Shannon shines at Women in Business Awards

Gloucestershire College is proud to announce that one of its Business and Administration Apprentices, Shannon Keating, who works for Cheltenham charity CCP, took home the title of Female Apprentice of the Year at the Gloucestershire Women in Business Awards 2015.

GC named finalist in Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards

Gloucestershire College is thrilled to have been shortlisted as the Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year in the 2015 Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards, organised by the Gloucestershire Echo and Gloucester Citizen.

GC chefs to demo at Food and Drink Trade Show

Gloucestershire College’s experienced chefs are set to impress traders in the demo kitchen at The Food and Drink Trade Show, which is being held at The Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 June.

Host families wanted for international students in Cheltenham

Due to a surge in applications from international students, Gloucestershire College’s Summer School is looking for Cheltenham families to host one or two students each this July and August.

NEW Student Services number – 0345 155 2020

From Monday 1 June, Gloucestershire College’s main Student Services telephone number has changed from 0845 155 2020 to 0345 155 2020.

Fashion group to nurture county’s young talent through Superdry Apprenticeships

Gloucestershire College appointed as Superdry’s partner training provider.

GC students secure places at elite Norland College

Three Gloucestershire College students are off to elite nanny school, Norland College, this September, after successfully achieving their Diplomas for the Children and Young People’s Workforce at Gloucestershire College.

GC Creative Academies Graduate Shows

Gloucestershire College’s Creative Academies will be showcasing graduating students’ work in a series of shows open to the public this month, entitled Space.

Student nail designs to dazzle in annual competition

Gloucestershire College’s Gloucester Campus will play host to a creative nail competition on Tuesday 16 June, which will see its Level 3 Nail Services students create fantasy designs live in front of an audience.

RFD students to perform at the National Theatre

Three Gloucestershire College students have been selected to perform at this summer’s National Theatre Connections Festival, and will tread the boards of the prestigious Dorfman Theatre at London’s famous South Bank venue.

Graduations at No.9 appoints new Salon Manager

Gloucestershire College’s city centre training salon, Graduations at No.9, is delighted to announce the appointment of Maria Vallender as its new Salon Manager.

EU countries to visit GC for grand unveiling of human sundial

Gloucestershire College’s Forest of Dean Campus will welcome partners from nine European countries this Friday 19 June, for the grand unveiling of a human sundial constructed by students, as part of the Comenius project S.A.R.A.H (Science ARound us Along History).

NEW Apprenticeship fact sheets available for apprentices and employers

Gloucestershire College has launched a new series of apprenticeship fact sheets which clearly explain the range of apprentice career paths available through the College.

GC Blazers appoint new Head Coach

The GC Blazers Basketball Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Danny James as Head Coach of the Academy at Gloucestershire College.

RFD celebrates student success in glittering awards ceremony

Last week, Gloucestershire College’s Royal Forest of Dean Campus hosted its annual Student Success Awards to celebrate and recognise the achievements of its students for academic excellence, overcoming difficulties in order to succeed and for going out of their way to help others.

Winner of The Vamps competition announced

During its May Open Evenings earlier this year, Gloucestershire College held a competition for one lucky visitor to win four tickets to see The Vamps in concert at Westonbirt Arboretum on Sunday 21 June.

NOUVEAU! NUEVO! New for September 2015 – French and Spanish A Levels

Gloucestershire College is thrilled to be offering French and Spanish at A Level from September, giving Sixth Form students at both its Cheltenham and Forest of Dean campuses the opportunity to not only develop their confidence and communication skills, but also their future career prospects.

Girls Get Set for a Career in Engineering

Gloucestershire College is teaming up with GE Aviation Cheltenham this Friday 3 July to host Girls Get Set, an event aimed at getting girls into engineering.

GC’s Zoe scoops BABTAC Inspiring Person of the Year Award

A Gloucestershire College student has scooped the Inspiring Person of the Year prize in the acclaimed BABTAC and CIBTAC Awards 2015; one of the biggest events in the global beauty and complementary therapy calendar.

Progress your professional development at Gloucestershire College

Whether you have aspirations of becoming an accountant, engineer, counsellor or teacher, or you are an employer looking to develop your staff, Gloucestershire College has launched a new Part-time and Professional Course Guide filled with courses that can qualify you for all these careers and more.

GC Careers Column 1 - How can parents support children with careers decisions?

Throughout the summer our expert Advice and Guidance Team is running a special Careers Column in the Gloucester Citizen, Gloucestershire Echo, Stroud Life and Forest Citizen to inform and help young people and their parents with important education and careers decisions.

Week 1 - How can parents support children with careers decisions?

GC Construction and Building Services Showcase

Gloucestershire College is hosting a Construction and Building Services Showcase on Wednesday 15 July, giving everyone from self-employed tradesmen to larger organisations an opportunity to find out about part-time courses and apprenticeships available.

Catering students gain work placements with Gloucester Rugby

Three Gloucestershire College Catering and Hospitality students are lucky enough to have snapped up work placements at Gloucester Rugby and will be working with the club’s Performance Chef, Will Carvalho, to prepare meals for the Aviva Premiership players from September.

GC Careers Column 2 - Youth unemployment and the value of work experience

Throughout the summer our expert Advice and Guidance Team is running a special Careers Column in the Gloucester Citizen, Gloucestershire Echo, Stroud Life and Forest Citizen to inform and help young people and their parents with important education and careers decisions. Week 2 - Youth unemployment and the value of work experience

Make your summer resolutions with Gloucestershire College

For those who didn’t quite manage to tick off those New Year resolutions in January, Gloucestershire College has launched a new range of lifestyle and recreational courses in its Part-time and Professional Course Guide, which can help you get back on track to kick start that new hobby or simply try something new.

GC students reach WorldSkills Engineering final

Gloucestershire College is thrilled to announce that three of its Engineering students will be representing the College at the final of WorldSkills UK, the annual competition that challenges students by testing their Industrial Electronics skills.

Higher education fashion course launching at Gloucestershire College

In response to increasing local demand, Cheltenham Fashion Academy at Gloucestershire College will be offering an exciting Higher National Diploma (HND) in Fashion and Textiles from September, giving students aiming for a career in the thriving fashion industry a chance to establish a strong grounding in design theory and technique.

Award-winning Aisha has brains for business

Proving she really does have the brains for business, Gloucestershire College apprentice, Aisha Pandor, has been crowned Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Public Sector) in the 2015 Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards.

Master languages or teach English abroad with Gloucestershire College

For those who have always wanted to learn another language or teach English as they travel the world, Gloucestershire College has launched a new Part-time and Professional Course Guide brimming with courses that can help them achieve just that.

FREE English language classes at Gloucestershire College

Alongside the popular International Summer School running at Cheltenham Campus, Gloucestershire College is offering free English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classes throughout July to all people who speak English as a second language.

GC Careers Column 3 - How to choose a higher education course

Throughout the summer our expert Advice and Guidance Team is running a special Careers Column in the Gloucester Citizen, Gloucestershire Echo, Stroud Life and Forest Citizen to inform and help young people and their parents with important education and careers decisions. Week 3 - How to choose a higher education course

GC Careers Column 4 - Where to find help with careers decision making

Throughout the summer our expert Advice and Guidance Team is running a special Careers Column in the Gloucester Citizen, Gloucestershire Echo, Stroud Life and Forest Citizen to inform and help young people and their parents with important education and careers decisions. Week 4 - Where to find help with careers decision making.

Trade short courses and hairdressing masterclasses launching at GC

In response to local demand, Gloucestershire College is launching a new series of GC Express short courses and masterclasses to offer people an opportunity to improve their expertise and skills, and get qualified for careers the catering, construction and hairdressing industries, or even retrain for a new one.

Alex Chalk launches search for his own apprentice

Cheltenham's MP, Alex Chalk, has kick started the search for his own apprentice. The successful candidate, who will be based in Mr Chalk's constituency office, will undertake tasks including casework, diary management and producing policy briefings, while also completing a Business and Administration apprenticeship at Gloucestershire College.

GC’s autism awareness programme highlighted in TES

Gloucestershire College has been praised for its work supporting young people with autism in an article in TES – one of the country’s leading education publications – calling for autism awareness training for all college staff.

GC Careers Column 5 - Study programmes - what are my options?

Throughout the summer our expert Advice and Guidance Team is running a special Careers Column in the Gloucester Citizen, Gloucestershire Echo, Stroud Life and Forest Citizen to inform and help young people and their parents with important education and careers decisions. Week 5 - Study programmes - what are my options?

GC Careers Column 6 - Just how important are maths and English?

Throughout the summer our expert Advice and Guidance Team is running a special Careers Column in the Gloucester Citizen, Gloucestershire Echo, Stroud Life and Forest Citizen to inform and help young people and their parents with important education and careers decisions. Week 6 - Just how important are maths and English?

Clearing 2015 at Gloucestershire College

Higher education courses available at Gloucestershire College in 2015

GC Careers Column 7 - Reflect, research, retrain

Throughout the summer our expert Advice and Guidance Team is running a special Careers Column in the Gloucester Citizen, Gloucestershire Echo, Stroud Life and Forest Citizen to inform and help young people and their parents with important education and careers decisions. Week 7 - Reflect, research, retrain

Gloucestershire College celebrates A Level success

Gloucestershire College is thrilled to announce an A Level pass rate of 94.4% at its Cheltenham and Royal Forest of Dean Sixth Forms in 2015.

Post-GCSE Advice Events at Gloucestershire College

Gloucestershire College is opening its doors to young people and their parents over the next couple of weeks for Post-GCSE Advice Events being held at each of its main campuses in Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean.

GC Careers Column 8 - Changing your mind

Throughout the summer our expert Advice and Guidance Team is running a special Careers Column in the Gloucester Citizen, Gloucestershire Echo, Stroud Life and Forest Citizen to inform and help young people and their parents with important education and careers decisions. Week 8 - Changing your mind.

Kick start a rewarding career in care

Gloucestershire College is on the hunt for 12 Patient Transport Service (PTS) Care Assistant Apprentices to work at Gloucester-based Arriva Transport Solutions, the specialist transport company which offers bespoke services across the health and social care sectors.

GC Careers Column 10 - What is a Vocational Qualification?

Throughout the summer our expert Advice and Guidance Team is running a special Careers Column in the Gloucester Citizen, Gloucestershire Echo, Stroud Life and Forest Citizen to inform and help young people and their parents with important education and careers decisions. Week 10 - What is a vocational qualification?

Celebrity stylist Patrick Cameron to open GC salon

Award-winning stylist to the stars, Patrick Cameron, will join Gloucestershire College’s celebrations at the official launch of its city centre training salon, Graduations at no.9, this Thursday 10 September.

GC Careers Column 11 - Labour Market Information

Throughout the summer our expert Advice and Guidance Team is running a special Careers Column in the Gloucester Citizen, Gloucestershire Echo, Stroud Life and Forest Citizen to inform and help young people and their parents with important education and careers decisions. Week 11 - Labour Market Information

GC Careers Column 12 - Expelling the myths around apprenticeships

Throughout the summer our expert Advice and Guidance Team is running a special Careers Column in the Gloucester Citizen, Gloucestershire Echo, Stroud Life and Forest Citizen to inform and help young people and their parents with important education and careers decisions. Week 11 - Expelling the myths around apprenticeships.

Ambitious engineer Joe wins Apprentice of the Year Award

Gloucestershire College is celebrating after its Advanced Mechanical Engineering Apprentice, Joe Langley, took home the title of Apprentice of the Year in the inaugural Engineering, Manufacturing and Innovation (EMI) Awards.

GC appoints new heads to drive engineering growth in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire College, a leading provider of apprenticeships and engineering training, has appointed industry experts Brian Fowler as its new Head of Engineering, and Hameed Okyere as its new Deputy Head of Engineering, to drive the College’s growing engineering provision.

Drive for Life day to promote safe and sociable driving in the Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire College is teaming up with the Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership to host Drive for Life, a multi-agency event to promote safe and sociable driving, on Tuesday 20 October at its Royal Forest of Dean Campus.

Four GC students shortlisted for Grow Gloucestershire Awards

Four Gloucestershire College students have been shortlisted in the 2015 Grow Gloucestershire Awards, which are organised by yes2jobs to celebrate the achievements, performance and excellent work of young people in the county, and the businesses and individuals who support them.

It’s not too late to restart the academic year

Gloucestershire College is giving young people across Gloucestershire a second chance to start the academic year by offering a range of apprenticeships and course options starting from October.

GC selected as Official Education Partner for #GlosStyle Festival

Gloucestershire College is thrilled to have been selected as the Official Education Partner for Gloucester Style Festival 2015, with scores of its hair, beauty and fashion students set to showcase their talents across the three anticipated events.

Graduations at no.9 cuts for Children in Need

Gloucestershire College’s city centre training salon, Graduations at no.9, will host a Charity Fun Day for Children in Need this Friday 13 November, and is inviting members of the public to come in for a trim for just £5 per person.

Deputy head of engineering shortlisted for #BelieveinGlos Award

Gloucestershire College is thrilled to announce that its Deputy Head of Engineering and Lecturer, Hameed Okyere, has been shortlisted as Tutor of the Year in the 2015 Believe in Gloucester Awards.

Performing Arts student spends life-changing summer at the National Youth Theatre

A talented Gloucestershire College performing arts student spent the summer at the National Youth Theatre, after being selected as one of 200 lucky aspiring actors out of 5,000 that auditioned for its sought-after Intake Acting Course.

Gloucestershire College Higher Awards Ceremony 2015

Gloucestershire College is celebrating the achievements of over 400 higher education students on Friday 27 November in the grand setting of Gloucester Cathedral at its 25th Higher Awards Ceremony. 102 students will graduate in person, across 20 higher education subjects.

Silver success in WorldSkills UK engineering competition

Gloucestershire College is thrilled to announce that its talented Electronic Engineering student, Steve Benfield, took home the silver medal in the national finals of the 2015 WorldSkills UK competition, which forms part of the UK’s largest skills and careers event that showcases professional and technical training across a range of industries.

GC student pioneers accessible tourist guide for the city

A Gloucestershire College student is hoping to set a trend in how towns and cities look at their accessible tourism.

Entrepreneur Claudia crowned winner of Dragoness’ Den

A Gloucestershire College student has been crowned the winner of the 2015 Dragoness’ Den, a national competition for entrepreneurs to launch or expand their business ideas at the annual Women’s Business Club Conference.

Photography students to shoot cover of Professional Photo Magazine

Two Gloucestershire College photography students have won a national competition to shoot the cover of Professional Photo Magazine, the UK’s number one title for professional photographers.

Anita scoops silver in WorldSkills nail competition

A talented Gloucestershire College Nail Technician student has won silver in the national finals of the 2015 WorldSkills UK Nail Art competition, which forms part of the UK’s largest skills and careers event showcasing professional and technical training across a range of industries.

Inspiring the engineers of the future - Gloucestershire College hosts Engineering Education Scheme 2015

Following the successful launch of its state-of-the-art Engineering Centre, Gloucestershire College is delighted to once again host the Engineering Education Scheme this week, welcoming over 120 Year 12 students from schools across the county and beyond.

Professional development with Gloucestershire College - Part-time and Professional Course Guide out now

Whether you have aspirations of becoming an accountant, engineer, teacher or fitness instructor, or you’re an employer looking to further develop your staff, Gloucestershire College’s new Part-time and Professional Course Guide is brimming with courses to upskill in these industries and many more.

New year, new goals, new you - Recreational courses launching in January

You don’t need to wait until next September to learn something new and achieve your goals with Gloucestershire College; a new range of creative and recreational courses is launching in January, ranging from music and media to fashion, cookery and more.

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