Choose Your Own Adventure

You don’t need to relocate to access great quality and affordable university level courses.

With a wide range of HNCs, HNDs, Foundation Degrees and Degrees at Gloucestershire College you can choose a pace of study to suit your lifestyle and career goals.

Our class sizes are generally smaller compared to university enabling 1-1 tuition, and studying in a College environment means that your lecturer is more accessible and you can use our industry-standard facilities.


University Level Courses at GC

Study at GC and benefit from:

  • Dedicated higher education study space
  • Industry-experienced lecturers
  • Part time, full time and higher apprenticeship study options
  • Technically-focused courses
  • Excellent English, maths, IT and study skills support

There are a few places left

From accounting to engineering and film production, you’ll find lots of university level courses at GC.

I’ve always been more practical and creative, than theoretical and academic, so I came straight to Gloucestershire College to study for my Extended Diploma, then my HNC, HND and now degree – I’ve been here for five years in total! “Throughout my degree we produced films and television shows, and had so much freedom to explore our ideas. The college has some of the best equipment in the country too; the professional cameras and lighting really helped us with our 10-minute end-of-year film, which we screened at the local Cineworld. We were also sent on films and television shows in London, which was great work experience.
Callum, BSc in Film Production and Applied Technology

University Partners

GC has partnered with the University of Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS), to make university level courses more accessible to students, with clear progression routes and the chance to study closer to home.

This means that you can study University of Gloucestershire validated degrees or franchised degrees at GC, but also have access to the facilities and resources at the University.

We’re Open This Summer

If you’re stuck on what to do this September, or had different results that what you expected, there are few places left.

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Despite already working for a construction company, I wanted to develop my knowledge of the industry to be able to take on more responsibilities and progress as my three children grow older. I was able to take one day off a week to attend college, so this course supported my work/life balance. It covered a variety of areas and I really feel I gained a broad understanding of the construction industry.
Natasha, HNC Construction

Higher Education News

More news

Hundreds honoured at Gloucestershire College ceremony

Gloucestershire College honoured the achievements of almost 300 students on Friday 24 November, at its 27th Higher Awards Ceremony held in the grand setting of Gloucester Cathedral. At the annual anticipated event, 91 students who completed their higher education qualifications in 2017 gathered to graduate in person, in front of their proud lecturers and families

Degree filmmakers graduate with a national INDI Award

The third-year students (pictured above), wrote, shot and edited the winning short film entitled, ‘Broadcast’ as part of their degree course, accredited by Birmingham University. Directed by 21-year-old Mollie Boughen, the film follows timid weather girl, Fiona.

Double Celebration for Graduating Couple at GC Higher Awards Ceremony

It was a double celebration for the married couple, who both received Foundation Degree certificates in Therapeutic Counselling, at the November ceremony in Gloucester Cathedral. The day was made even more special by the fact it was also their one year wedding anniversary.

No better time to access higher education

In light of the recent news that record numbers of Access to HE students progressed to degree-level study last year*, and the upcoming changes to the Advanced Learner Loan to increase accessibility to higher level study, Gloucestershire College is urging those who missed out on the chance to go to university to consider this route to improve their career prospects.

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.