Applying for a Higher Education Course

Each year the College supports over 500 students with applying for a full time higher education course at university or college.  The advantage of gaining a higher education qualification is that it is more likely to lead to a wider choice of jobs, better pay and more chance of promotion in the future.  The types of qualifications are varied and modes of delivery are becoming more flexible including doing an HND or Foundation degree as part of a higher apprenticeship as well as studying for a degree at university or college.

The information here is a guide to making an application for a full time course through UCAS which is the centralised application service for all applications in the UK:

  • The application process including key dates
  • Choosing a course
  • Choosing a university or college
  • Doing your research 
  • Taking a gap year
  • How parents can help
  • Writing the personal statement
  • Student Finance
  • What GC students did last year
  • Help and support available 

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.

We are here to help

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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" with "outstanding" features.

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great new Personal Tutor scheme.