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Professional Training to Support Your Business

Upskill your staff with Gloucestershire College. Take advantage of our professional training programmes and government funding to support your business.

We offer apprenticeships and courses in:

Accountancy | Business Admin | Customer Services | HR | Management | Marketing | IT | Cyber

Upskill your existing members of staff or recruit new talent

If your business is faced with reduced numbers of staff, recruitment freezes and limited spend, that doesn’t mean you need to push pause on your development.

Gloucestershire College is here to support your existing members of staff to upskill and retrain with apprenticeships and courses. We can help fill skill gaps within your business and keep the wheels turning.

If you are looking for new talent, apprenticeships are also an affordable way to build your talent pipeline, plus you can benefit from incentive payments from the government for each new apprentice hired.

Our Employer Training & Apprenticeships team are here to support your business every step of the way. Explore our programmes below and get in touch with our experts today to discuss your training requirements. / 01452 563400

Download our Professional Training Guide to explore our range of courses and apprenticeships for all businesses

For every business, for everyone

Gloucestershire College can support your business with quality training delivered by industry experts.

Apprenticeships are open to anyone aged 16 or over and are not just for school leavers or entry level qualifications. Even senior managers can complete university level apprenticeships to upskill and develop your business.

Paid for by your apprenticeship levy or either 100% or 95% funded through the government, apprenticeships are a very affordable way to train your staff and increase productivity, motivation and morale.

Ranging from 12 to 24 months, apprenticeships provide an effective development solution and are proven to increase staff retention.

We're trusted by over 1,000 businesses to deliver training for apprentices

Explore Our Professional Training Programmes to Support Your Business


IT and Cyber Security

Leadership and Management


Business Administration and Customer Service

Fund training using your apprenticeship levy

The training costs for an apprenticeship can be fully funded through your apprenticeship levy.

If your organisation doesn't pay the apprenticeship levy (you have a wage bill of less than £3 million), you can still train new and existing staff through apprenticeships:

  • If your company has less than 50 employees and you take on a 16-18 year old, you are entitled to receive the training completely free of charge.


  • Your business will pay just 5% of the training costs (the government funds the rest)

Plus, your business can receive up to £4,000 per apprentice hired before September 30 2021. Apprenticeships are a great way to train both new and current staff. If you would like to understand more about apprenticeship funding, you can contact our Business Hub team today for no-obligation advice.

Arrange a consultation to find out more

Fill out your details below to arrange a call back from one of our Business Consultants, or contact the GC Business Hub directly on 01452 563400 or


FREE professional courses for your staff

If your staff members are 19 or over and don't have a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to A Levels), they can study one of the below courses for FREE to gain in-demand skills and strengthen your business.


Free Level 3 AAT Advanced Certificate Bookkeeping (usually costs £1,265)

If you're already experienced and want to gain a recognised qualification, this AAT course can facilitate your professional bookkeeping status (AATQB), covering double entry bookkeeping, financial statements, intermediate spreadsheets and software use.


Free Level 3 ILM Diploma in Leadership and Management (usually costs £1,987)

If you have management responsibilities but no formal training, this ILM accredited online course will train you in motivation and communication, as well as leading teams through organisational change, budget cuts or other pressures. 


Not found what you are looking for? Explore our FREE Level 2 online courses


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.