Applying for a Higher Education Course

It’s easy to apply for a course at GC! Apply online and you’ll be able to track the live progress of your application too.

Five simple steps to making an application:

  1. Visit
  2. Search for a course under Courses or Departments
  3. Click shortlist and apply now
  4. Log in and register
  5. Complete the form

For any full-time HE courses including HNC, HND, Foundation Degree, or Degree apply through UCAS have a number of application deadline dates dependant on the date you submit your application. More information on UCAS application dates can be found on their website. 

If you are transferring from or to another course, please see our OFS Transfer Policy for Higher Education.


Each year the College supports over 500 students with applying for a full time higher education course at university or college and across the UK the picture is that the numbers are rising. 

Gloucestershire College students who apply for a higher education course have a good success rate which is slightly above the national average and most of them end up at their first choice university.

Going to university isn’t for everyone but there are many advantages:

  • Higher salaries
  • Earn more over a lifetime
  • Better prospects
  • More chance of promotion
  • More choice of jobs
  • Develop skills
  • Increased independence
  • Study abroad
  • Work placements
  • Study what you love
  • Meet new people
  • Develop new interests
  • Have a good time!

The types of qualifications you can do 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.

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.

  • 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.