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Prepare for your next step: meet our expert lecturers and support teams, find out more about your options and check out our facilities.


Kickstart Job Vacancies

There are 200 paid work placements in Gloucestershire, for those aged 16-24, in receipt of Universal Credit and who want to climb the career ladder.

Skills Bootcamps

Fast-track your Cyber Security career with intensive courses in web development and IT support and get a guaranteed interview with a local employer too. 

Gloucestershire College

Gloucestershire College is an innovative and career-focused provider of further and higher education.

We offer a range of education and training programmes, including...

  • Post-16 courses
  • Professional and technical training
  • Apprenticeships
  • Higher education
  • Professionally-accredited courses for business
  • Basic skills courses
  • Part-time day and evening courses
  • English for international students

Every year we welcome students from across the globe and new members of staff too!

GC is great because...

We’re better than good. Ofsted rated us "good" in 2016, with our focus on developing employability and vocational skills; engaging teaching, learning and assessment; strong curriculum management; and accommodation and resources that accurately reflect real industries highlighted in the report.

Choice. You can choose from a wide range of options which will help to ensure you’re on the right track to reach your goals. Select from BTECs, HNDs or a wide range of award-winning apprenticeships. Not sure? Speak to our Advice Team.

Employer links. Our unique relationships with hundreds of local businesses and schools was recognised by Ofsted in 2016, and working with the local community is at the heart of what we do. Strong partnerships mean fantastic opportunities for students. And that’s why we’re here.

Outstanding support. Our Learning Support team is here to ensure that you receive the support you need to make the most out of your time here, maximise your life chances and achieve a bright future. 

Success. GC students are successful. We pride ourselves on ensuring students leave prepared with the knowledge and skills to successfully launch their careers, or progress on to higher education.

Experience. Our industry-expert lecturers are passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated to ensuring you achieve your goals. 

Industry-standard facilities. Our campuses are kitted out with top-of-the-range technology; affordable, commercial restaurants and nurseries; sports facilities; and libraries brimming with books and online resources.

Tailored tutorial support. Every GC student is assigned a dedicated Learning Mentor who will support you through your studies and help you to reach your goals.

A fresh start. Going to college is a fresh start, so it’s the ideal time to make new friends and try new things outside of the classroom. You'll have the opportunity to personalise your study programme with work experience, volunteering, sports, professional development and more.


GC's Strategic Plan...

Want to find out more about Gloucestershire College's strategic plan, click here and download your copy. 


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.