2019

Apprenticeships: 20% off the job explained

According to the Education and Skills Funding Agency, all apprenticeship standards must contain 20% off the job training; but what does that mean for employers?

GC delighted to be shortlisted as a finalist for the "Health and Wellbeing Award" by REBA

It has been a good year for Gloucestershire College having previously been selected as a finalist for the “Best Place to Work” award by the Gloucestershire Business Awards due to our strong evidential record of employee benefits.

Gloucestershire Vision 2050: GC offers 6th Form Apprenticeships

In light of the Gloucestershire 2050 vision and keeping young talent in the county, Gloucestershire College is offering 6th form apprenticeships.

Gloucestershire College to stage Hospitality Industry Taster Days for local schools in Association with The Chef’s Forum Academy

After an extremely successful Hospitality Industry Taster Day held at our Forest of Dean Campus last February, the college will repeat the event this year, this time at both Cheltenham and the new, state-of-the-art Forest of Dean Campus in Cinderford.

Gloucestershire College Principal accompanies MP Richard Graham in calling on the Government for better FE funding

Conservative MP Richard Graham and Labour MP Nic Dakin have co-authored a letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond seeking more funding for Further Education with the support of 165 MPs from four parties represented in Parliament.

GC Principal meets with MP Alex Chalk to discuss innovative cyber development plans

Our Principal Matthew Burgess and Chief Financial Officer Andy Bates met with Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk to update him on the College’s cyber and technical ambitions. The College plans to create new higher level digital education and training opportunities for students and employers.

Career Hub - Students work experience with Tewkesbury Library

The Career Hub is an exclusive, extended work placement programme for Level 3 students and local Gloucestershire businesses.

Anne Careless, Team Leader from Tewkesbury Library mentored one of our Career Hub students, Tymo, for work experience and explained what they both gained from their week together.

Blaze a trail for your career at GC’s Apprenticeship Open Evening

Following the huge success of last year’s event, Gloucestershire College is inviting prospective apprentices to its Gloucester Campus on Wednesday 20 March, 5.30pm to 8.00pm to learn about apprenticeships and meet local employers looking to recruit.

#NAW2019 Apprenticeship Case Study: Rowanfield Infant School

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2019, we’re catching up with some of our brightest apprentices who are building their careers across a range of industries, and finding out how they are making a difference to the businesses from their employers.

#NAW19 Get to know the basics about apprenticeships…

An apprenticeship is a great way to gain a new qualification while getting experience and earning money.

#NAW19 Advantages of Apprenticeships

Why should you do an apprenticeship?

There are many advantages to doing an apprenticeship, GC lists five benefits...

#NAW19 Apprenticeship Case Study: Molly Potts at Hair Systems

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2019, we’re catching up with some of our brightest apprentices who are building their careers across a range of industries, and finding out how they are making a difference to the businesses from their employers.

Today we hear from Molly Potts, a Level 2 Hair apprentice at local salon Hair Systems.

#NAW19 Tips on apprenticeship applications

A great apprentice adds to a business, bringing with them a fresh outlook and helping the business grow. But how do you show them you can do that through an application?

#NAW19 Apprenticeship Case Study: Faye Linturn

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2019, we’re catching up with some of our brightest apprentices who are building their careers across a range of industries, and finding out how they are making a difference to the businesses from their employers.

Today we hear from Faye Linturn, a Level 2 Business Administration apprentice at Superdry.

#NAW19 What employers look for in an apprentice

The whole process of applying for an apprenticeship can be daunting- especially if you haven’t applied for a job before.

#NAW19 Five Apprenticeship Myths…

Apprenticeships are very competitive and you need to have the appropriate attributes and skills for the job advertised. Alongside getting hands-on experience in the workplace, apprentices must study the theoretical side of the industry.

Gloucesterbury - We are hosting our first ever festival!

We are hosting our first ever festival - Gloucesterbury - all about Higher Education (HE).

With 3 stages full of great speakers, talks, seminars, demos, taster lessons and fun, it's an event not to be missed for our current Level 3 students!

Apprenticeship fees halved to 5% for SMEs

From April 2019, small businesses will pay just 5% towards the costs of apprenticeship training, making apprenticeships even more affordable for SMEs.

Institute of Technology success in the West of England

The 12 winning bids by colleges and universities to the Government’s Institute of Technology programme, which will share £170m, have been announced by the Department for Education today which will mean big investment coming to Gloucestershire College.

Earning accredited qualifications via an apprenticeship

The introduction of apprenticeship standards means that an accredited qualification no longer has to be included in the training, however many training providers, including Gloucestershire College, still do. Find out more about the professional qualifications you can gain via an apprenticeship at Gloucestershire College, and an idea of how long it will take.

Winning against antibiotic resistance

Our Graphic Design students have won a design competition launched by Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) aiming to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance. They were competing against 40 other schools and colleges across the county.

Colleges Week 13th - 17th May

Colleges Week takes place this week for the second time this academic year, and is part of the ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign. Colleges across the country are once again hosting events to showcase the brilliant academic work and social achievements they undertake on a daily basis.

GC supports Cheltenham to become cyber capital of the UK

Last month Cheltenham Borough Council set out its aim to make Cheltenham the cyber capital of the UK in its three-year corporate strategy. In efforts to support this aim, Gloucestershire College (GC) is now working with Cyber Security Associates and other expert digital security businesses in the county to provide qualifications to train competent Cyber Security Technologists

Partnership with UWE to deliver cyber degrees in Cheltenham

Gloucestershire College (GC) has announced an exciting venture with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) to offer new cyber degrees in Cheltenham from September 2020. The strengthened partnership will expand computing and cyber security courses offered locally through a dedicated cyber training facility at GC’s Cheltenham campus.

Partnership with Hooray Recruitment helps fill apprenticeship gaps in county

Gloucestershire College has partnered with Hooray Recruitment, a Cheltenham based recruitment agency to provide a new platinum service to help businesses to fill harder to appoint apprenticeship roles.

Meet the GC Experts: Computing Industry Digital Apprenticeships

At GC, training is delivered practically in College and the workplace; apprentices complete their apprenticeships with not only recognised professional qualifications, but also valuable industry knowledge, skills and behaviours that they can implement in the workplace.

This time, we are catching up with the experts behind GC’s Computing Industry Digital Apprenticeships.

Plans unveiled for new electrical engineering provision at Gloucestershire College in Cheltenham

Gloucestershire College has announced plans to open a brand new electrical engineering facility at its Cheltenham campus from September this year. The news follows their successful bid to become an Institute of Technology in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), which will provide investment of up to £3 million into Advanced Engineering and Cyber facilities at the College.

Developing Cheltenham's future cyber generation

Over 100 visitors attended Gloucestershire College’s business event in partnership with The University of the West of England (UWE) on Tuesday 9 July to hear about the future of cyber security in Cheltenham, strengthened by the new cyber degree partnership between GC and UWE.

Dene Magna sixth form confirmed at Gloucestershire College

From September this year students will be able to study A-levels in the heart of the Forest of Dean thanks to a new partnership between Dene Magna and Gloucestershire College.

The school will offer a broad range of A-levels taught by Dene Magna staff at Gloucestershire College’s brand new Cinderford campus, which opened last September. The move greatly benefits local students by further extending the quality provision of education opportunities in first class facilities.

Meet the GC Experts: Elaine Warwicker

At GC, we are pleased to support #GlosBiz with CPD by offering short professional training courses (usually between 1- 3 day courses) to enhance employees’ skills. We offer a wide range of courses suitable for a number of industry sectors for professionals at all levels. Our courses are delivered by our expert professional tutors; the latest to join the GC Experts is Elaine Warwicker.

Meet our apprenticeship team at Cheltenham Racecourse this October

Gloucestershire College will be at the National Apprenticeship Show at Cheltenham Racecourse on 1 & 2 October 2019. You can come along to meet our apprenticeship team to find out more about award winning apprenticeships at GC; find us on stand 61.

Meet the GC Experts: Luan Wise

We are pleased to support #GlosBiz with CPD by offering short professional training courses to enhance employees’ skills. We offer a wide range of courses suitable for a number of industry sectors, including marketing, which are delivered by chartered marketer Luan Wise.

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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