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.

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.

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?

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • 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.