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Help and Support Available

The college has a varied programme in place to support students with the whole process from researching their higher education options, completing and submitting their UCAS applications to replying to offers and applying for student finance.  The package of support includes:

  • Timetabled group tutorials including how to write a personal statement
  • Organised UCAS Convention trip
  • External speakers including higher education providers and student finance
  • Written resources including the Student Guide to Making a Higher Education Application 2019
  • UCAS lunch time drop in sessions in the college libraries
  • Parents Higher Education event
  • Virtual Library, GC Future Me section

*last year the College managed to process nearly 88% of all of the students’ applications by the official UCAS deadlines compared to national figures of 70%.

Who can you go to for help within the college?

  • Learning mentors who deliver group tutorials on UCAS
  • Academic staff who can offer advice and are the ones who write your UCAS reference
  • College support staff including libraries, directed study, student services and personal development team

If you would like to post a question about anything connected with applying for higher education and the UCAS process you can do so using the form below.

For detailed information on the process of applying for a higher education course and completing the UCAS application, use the Student Guide to Making a Higher Education Application 2019.

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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.