First Choice For Those Who Think Differently

Our students study with us because we offer a unique learning experience like no other.

By providing just the right environment we can nurture your talents and offer opportunities that connect you to the right people, so they can see how great you are too.

Explore our courses and facilities, and find out why our students think differently and how that makes them stand out from the crowd at a May Open Evening.

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Gloucester Campus

Monday 14 May 

5:30pm - 7.30pm

Forest of Dean Campus

Wednesday 16 May 

5.30pm - 7.00pm

Cheltenham Campus

Monday 21 May 

5.30pm - 7.00pm

Don't forget to visit our Welcome Talks

At our Gloucester and Cheltenham campuses, you will be able to visit our Welcome Talks that will give you insight into what it's like to be a GC student and find out more about our Student Development programme, work experience and volunteering opportunities, and more.

Our talks are on at: 5.45pm, 6.15pm and 6.45pm at Gloucester Campus; and 6.00pm and 6.30pm at our Forest of Dean and Cheltenham Campuses.

Ask a member of staff to direct you to these talks on your arrival.

Other opportunities available with Gloucestershire College


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I always knew that I wanted to do game design and chose GC after my GCSEs because of the good facilities and friendly atmosphere. I've really enjoyed having the freedom to make any game you like in one week and working in a group to make something bigger than you can ever imagine! I like the fact you're treated as an adult here, but I've also been offered learning support for my dyslexia if I need it. Once I complete my course, I want to go on to study game design at Stafford University
Harry, Computing Student

Reach Your Potential

At Gloucestershire College we know that everyone has different strengths, interests and ambitions.

You have the freedom and flexibility to choose what extra activities you want to do on top of your course to make the most out of your time at college.

Whether you have a dream career in mind; want to continue studying on your journey to employment; or simply want to explore your options, our student development programme has a number of ways to help you get to where you want to go.

Our team of Learning Mentors and Employment Coaches can help you map your route to a career and provide you with the right opportunities to get there.

That can include:

  • Volunteering
  • Additional training relevant to your course
  • Work experience
  • Joining one of Sports Academy teams
Before I began my course I didn’t know what I wanted to do after college, but with the great support from the lecturers I now know that I want to study hospitality and management at university. The best things about the hospitality course are the trips, support to find work experience and jobs, and the fact we’re treated like adults. My aim is to open up my own organic café after university.
Charlotte, Catering Student

Get Connected To Your Future With GC

Employer contact is key to providing work experience opportunities all year round – not just for one week. And we have hundreds of business connections at GC to make that happen.

If you know exactly what you want to do we can connect you with businesses in that industry to give you the platform to kick-start your reputation and build contacts for the future.

If you’re not quite sure what you want to do yet we can provide you with opportunities to experience all kinds of industries to help you discover the kind of work you’d like to do.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I apply at the open evening?

  • Am I able to park at the College?

  • Will I be able to talk to someone about the support available and careers advice?

  • Can I go to more than one open evening?

  • What if I’m interested in higher education courses?

  • I’m thinking about doing an apprenticeship, should I still come?

  • How long is the event?

  • I’m a mature student. Can I still come to this open evening?

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.

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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.