August 2016

GC students brighten up the streets of Gloucester with Piano Trail

Those passing through the streets of Gloucester this summer can enjoy a treat for their eyes and ears thanks to a trail of 10 customised pianos by GC students and staff.

Careers Column 5 - Technical and professional vs academic routes

In the fifth of the 2016 series of Careers Columns, Tracy Toyne, our Advice and Guidance Coordinator examines the differences between technical or professional qualifications and academic education.

GC Apprentice trio make the right connection

A Cheltenham-based electrical and gas engineering company is championing the value apprenticeships bring to young people and the business community, after having increased the number of apprentices it has hired to three in 2016.

Learn a new skill in your spare time with GC

We all know September means back to school, but it’s not just the kids who can benefit from returning to the classroom with the array of part-time recreational courses on offer at Gloucestershire College.

Careers Column 6 - How to help your child make the right choice in education

In the sixth of the 2016 series of Careers Columns, Tracy Toyne, our Advice and Guidance Coordinator discusses how parents can help their children make successful education choices.

Andrew set for a high-flying career in finance

The chance to see the wheels of industry turning inspired Gloucestershire College apprentice Andrew Hemming, to embark on a higher apprenticeship which puts his head for figures to good use behind the scenes of production.

Careers Column 7 - Higher education – is it right for my child?

In the seventh of the 2016 series of Careers Columns, Independent Careers and Higher Education Adviser, Ruth Thomas looks at the higher education options available to young people.

Gloucestershire College celebrates A Level Success

Gloucestershire College is delighted to announce that its Sixth Form students have achieved an A Level pass rate of 98.3%.

GC student raft building project raises money for Clic Sargent

This summer Level 1 Sport and Outdoor Education students took part in a raft building project, in which they designed and built their own raft out of drums and planks.

Gloucestershire College Offers Post-GCSE Advice

Gloucestershire College will be offering advice and guidance to young people and their parents at its Post-GCSE Advice Day on Friday 26 August.

Careers Column 8 - What’s the difference between school and college?

In the eighth of the 2016 series of Careers Columns, Laura Davies, our Advice and Guidance Coordinator explains the differences between the school and college learning environments.

Explore the world of languages with Gloucestershire College

Always dreamed of being able to speak the lingo of your holidays? Or maybe you dream of travelling the world to teach English in other countries or using languages in your career. Whatever your goal, the latest range of part-time language courses at Gloucestershire College can help you on your way.

Careers Column 9 - Retraining for a career change

In the ninth of the 2016 series of Careers Columns, Steve Weldon, our Advice and Guidance Manager outlines the things to consider when retraining for a new career.

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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