2018

Apprenticeships deliver for businesses and individuals

Apprenticeships enable individuals to work with some of Britain’s brightest and best companies, gaining the skills and knowledge they need to succeed, in some cases up to degree level, while working and earning.

#GCTopTips 5: 5 Tips on choosing the perfect career for you

GC ‘will play an important part’ in developing future skills, says PM

Prime Minister Theresa May praised the build of Gloucestershire College’s new Forest of Dean Campus during a recent Prime Minister’s Question Time (Wednesday 20 December), saying that GC will “play an important part” in developing the skills people need to get the highly skilled, well-paid jobs of the future by investing money into technical education

Will your work feature at new forest campus?

Gloucestershire College is giving local artists the opportunity to have their work immortalised on the walls of its new Forest of Dean Campus in Cinderford, thanks to the launch of a county-wide competition.

GC House plays ‘key role’ in future of the industry

#GCTopTips 6: 7 tips on returning to college as an adult learner

The Chef's Forum gives local GCSE students a taste of the hospitality industry

#NAW2018 Apprentice Case Study: Connie

#NAW2018 Apprentice Case Study: Rob

#NAW2018 Apprentice Case Study: Mathew and Megan

#NAW2018 Apprentice Case Study: Solly

Fast track your career at Apprenticeship Open Evening

Apprenticeships available during #NAW2018

#NAW2018 Apprentice Case Study: Lillie

#NAW2018 – What employers want

#GCTopTips 7: 6 tips on landing your dream apprenticeship

#NAW2018 Apprentice Case Study: Sam

Higher apprentice wins national bursary for engineering talent

#NAW2018 Apprentice Case Study: Amelia

GC celebrates award for our apprentice programmes with MPs, local governors and VIP guests

This week we marked National Apprenticeship Week and International Women’s Day with a VIP ceremony at our Gloucester campus where Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills Rt Hon Anne Milton MP spoke to GC staff and apprentices.

Learning Nexus and Gloucestershire College Apprentice shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year Award

Dental Nursing Apprenticeships Filling the Skills Gap

GC students attend The Chef's Forum Academy Executive Chef Lunch

Superdry CEO, Euan Sutherland, says "apprenticeships will become the norm"

#GCTopTips 8: 5 ways to make the most out of your final term at school or college

Overcoming obstacles at GC House no.3

Chefs go foraging at the manor

GC House no.2 is sold!

Sustainability a key consideration for new Forest of Dean Campus

Gloucestershire College is leading the way in environmental sustainability with the build of its new Forest of Dean Campus, in partnership with Barnwood Construction.

Building work at the site in Cinderford’s Northern Quarter began last May, and already the College is generating a range of environmental benefits through its use of sustainable building measures, and locally sourced materials.

GC hares hopping through the Cotswolds

Following the success of last year’s trail, staff and students at Gloucestershire College will once again put a spring into the step of thousands of Cotswold visitors, by decorating a number of five-foot furry friends as part of this year’s Cotswold Hare Trail.

Top Tips #9: 5 tips on preparing for your exams and revision

While exams can be a stressful time, there are a number of things you can do to make sure your revision is as effective and efficient as possible. The trick is to approach revision in the right way .

Bus transport confirmed for Cinderford campus

Gloucestershire College is delighted to announce the bus transport routes confirmed for the new Forest of Dean Campus in Cinderford; ensuring young people from all across the region will be able to travel easily to the new campus location.

GC offers a preview to the Cinderford Regeneration Board

Last week, Cinderford Regeneration Board members were treated to a guided tour of the new Gloucestershire College campus in Cinderford.

Film student wins national award

A GC film degree student scooped a 2018 Royal Television Society (RTS) West of England Student Craft Award for his work on the short period drama, Broadcast.

Zoe climbs construction ranks at E G Carter

23-year-old Zoe Bartholomew, from Gloucester, is a Management Trainee within the E G Carter & Co Ltd Partnership Housing Team, who successfully achieved her BTEC in Construction with GC.

Becky builds ambitious career with Anderson Recruitment

I have really enjoyed gaining work experience whilst obtaining my qualification. It has been a really great experience, and I’m pleased that my GC Assessor was able to train and assess me in the workplace.

Record number of GC finalists in apprenticeship awards

Following this week’s announcement, we’re delighted to have a record number of GC staff, apprentices and partners shortlisted as finalists in the 2018 Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards.

From retail to radiotherapy and a successful career in STEM

Anthony Hall from Gloucester had worked in retail for seven years after leaving school, when he decided in his mid-twenties that he wanted to pursue a career in STEM.

Seasoning, Searing and Shooting at Cowley Manor

Chefs from Bath and the Cotswolds showed off their shooting skills, as well as their cooking skills, at the latest meeting of The Chefs’ Forum this week, supported by GC catering students.

Free courses now available to adults thanks to government funding

A radical adult education budget rule-change is opening the doors for low-earning adults to improve their education and career prospects, with hundreds expected to benefit across the county through Gloucestershire College.

#GCTopTips 10: 5 tips for your last few exams

With the exam period in full swing, if you’ve still got exams to sit it’s common to get more stressed about the later exams. Many students prepare really well for their first exams – building a revision timetable, focusing on the exams they have coming up first – but this can lead to some subjects being forgotten about if their exams aren’t until later on.

‘Taking on an apprentice works better than a graduate’ says Cheltenham accounting firm

Paish Tooth has been offering expert accountancy and tax advice from its central Cheltenham office for over 30 years, and recruiting apprentices for over 10 years. We caught up with Patrick Cooper, to find out how taking on apprentices has worked for the business.

Time is running out to use your levy funds

A recent study by The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and Middlesex University reported that one in four businesses still don’t know how the Apprenticeship Levy works, and these businesses could be missing out, as they only have 24 months in which to use their levy funds before they are transferred into a pot for other companies from next April.

GC raises almost £18k for charity

Gloucestershire College hosted its annual charity presentation and student awards this this month; joined by a number of VIPs to celebrate raising almost £18k for charity, alongside the efforts of and achievements of students across the College.

SMEs urged to take advantage of funded training

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are being urged to take advantage of fully funded skills training for their workforce, available at Gloucestershire College, before the March 2019 deadline.

SWAT students tour Parliament with MP

A group of Gloucestershire College students visited Parliament last week and had a one-to-one ‘board meeting’ with Richard Graham, as part of their SWAT (Serious about Work And Training) course with Betaris.

#GCTopTips 11: 8 ways to keep your brain active this summer

The summer holidays are almost upon us - or already here for those who have set their GCSE, A Level or university exams this year! Keeping your brain active over the summer will not only help you prepare to return to school or college in September.

GC named Training Provider of the Year for Apprenticeships

We're thrilled to announce that Gloucestershire College took the title of Training Provider of the Year once again in this year's Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards.

Students complete third GC House renovation

Gloucestershire College is thrilled to unveil the results of its latest ground-breaking GC House renovation project, which saw over 100 students transform a three-bedroom property on Elmbridge Road in Gloucester.

GOAL to help employers benefit from apprenticeships

Education, education, education was the buzz phrase many years ago, but to ensure confidence in apprenticeships remains high in light of the levy and declining sign ups, collaboration, collaboration, collaboration is the new mantra of four Gloucestershire institutions.

#GCTopTips 12: 5 ways to get back in to the college frame of mind this September

There's still a couple of weeks lefts of the summer break, but with exam results days just around the corner, it's hard to distract yourself from the start of college creeping up on you.

Talented apprentices offer a fresh perspective at local technology firm

At GC, we have been working with eLearning technology and design company Learning Nexus for over a year, with IT apprentices supporting the company’s customer facing support desk.

GC delighted to be shortlisted for ‘Best Place to Work Award’ by Gloucestershire Business Awards

Employing over 900 staff across its three campuses in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Cinderford, Gloucestershire College was selected as a finalist for the ‘Best Place to Work’ due to its strong evidential record of employee benefits, and overall staff happiness and retention

Our stunning new campus in Cinderford is open!

The eagerly-anticipated new campus forms a major part of the Cinderford Northern Quarter regeneration project and offers some of the best post-16 education and training facilities in the country.

Top five reasons to hire an apprentice

Hiring an apprentice brings many positive qualities to your business and the community, but with lots of confusion over the apprenticeship levy businesses haven’t been taking full advantage of all the opportunities available to them. Here are the top 5 reasons to hire an apprentice.

Want to trial your next apprentice? Pledge to our extended work placement programme - “Career Hub.”

Business Breakfast, Thursday September 27, 7.30am, Gloucestershire College Cheltenham Campus.

Due to our strong reputation in Further Education and unrivalled links with local employers, we have been selected to partake in a government initiative to take full time students’ work experience to a new level.

How to take on an Apprentice

Keen to take on an apprentice and spend your levy before it runs out but don’t know where to begin? No problem. Our easy process makes it quick and simple to grow your team with one of our award winning apprentices.

Looking to apply for a course? Take a look at our new Prospectus - out now!

Whether you know exactly what job or apprenticeship you want to do, you want to head to university, or you’re not quite sure yet but know you want to improve your job prospects; Gloucestershire College has the right course, environment and support for you.

We are celebrating Colleges Week!

We have signed up with hundreds of other colleges across the country to support the National Colleges Week campaign.

Our first business event in our brand new Forest of Dean Campus - calling all local businesses!

We are inviting Gloucestershire businesses to an event hosted with Circle2Success at our brand new Forest of Dean Campus, where they can have a tour of the facilities.

Concerns grow over cyber security skills gap

Concerns grow over the shortage of cyber security skills in the UK, with an estimated 600,000 vacancies in digital technology costing the country £63 billion a year (techUK August 2018).

Exciting range of marketing courses available for your professional development at Gloucestershire College

Gloucestershire College is the lead is an exciting ESF project for the local area, which offers fully funded free adult courses in entrepreneurial skills to any company based in the county of Gloucestershire with less than 250 employees.

Forest of Dean Open Morning

Gloucestershire College would like to welcome the local community to explore the stunning new Forest of Dean campus and the state-of-the-art facilties on Saturday 8 December from 10am to 1pm.

GC delighted to be shortlisted for ‘Apprenticeship Programme of the Year’ by Tes Awards

We are very excited to have been shortlisted as a finalist for the ‘Apprenticeship Programme of the Year Award’ by Tes Awards, with the winner being announced at the black tie awards ceremony on Friday 22 March at Grosvenor House in London.

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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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

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