March 2015

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.

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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  • 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.

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