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with Skills Accelerator

If you're aged 16-24 and want to reach your career’s never too late.

Our free, 14-week programme equips you with essential skills for work, including a traineeship to give you that all-important experience employers love.

Start dates:

  • 10 January 2022

Limited places available - apply now to secure yours!


Supported by the UK Government, Traineeships are tailor-made work experience placements lasting at least 6 weeks, to increase your skills, confidence and chance of getting a job or apprenticeship.

Competition for jobs is higher than ever before, so the more work experience you have, the more you'll stand out to employers.

We will help you:

  • Write a great CV
  • Find a relevant work placement
  • Improve your English, maths and digital skills
  • Prepare for your next steps, whether that's an apprenticeship or job

Skills Accelerator

An intensive 8-week course to give you essential skills to help you find work or an apprenticeship.

  • Gain qualifications in social media and online safety, equality and diversity, and mental health and wellbeing
  • Set your CV apart from others
  • Meet industry experts and motivational speakers
  • Brush-up on your English and maths
  • Prepare for a meaningful work placement

Work skills starter kit

The course includes training in:

  • Assertiveness
  • Interview skills
  • Customer service
  • Communication
  • Teamwork

Try something that works

Enjoy taster sessions with lecturers, our apprenticeship team and employers to help you decide what career you’d like to explore.

With over a 1,000 employer connections across 17 industries, you’ll meet some of the best businesses in the county.

Our experienced lecturers, employment coaches and careers advisers will support you every step of the way towards getting your dream apprenticeship or job.

Whatever your ambition, now’s the time to grab the opportunity to further your skills and start planning for your future.


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.