July 2015

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?

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