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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!

About GC

Proud to be good. Ofsted rated us "good" in 2022, with our support for learners, lecturer's strong subject specialist knowledge, response to local skills needs and learners' positive attitudes all 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.


Strategic Plan

Read Gloucestershire College's strategic plan here 

Strategic Plan

Read Gloucestershire College's accountability agreement here


Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

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.