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Gloucestershire College: Forest of Dean

Surrounded by ancient woodland, tranquil lakes and bustling wildlife, our Forest of Dean campus offers an experience like no other. Built with sustainability in mind, our modern campus boasts purpose built facilities, allowing you to thrive and gain independence before entering the world of work, with valuable qualifications and employer links.  

What are you waiting for? Join like-minded peers this September and make memories that last a lifetime.  

Courses at our Forest Campus

At Gloucestershire College, we are passionate about giving you the best start in your chosen field. Check out our courses below and focus on your passion.  

What support do we provide?

We understand moving schools can be a big commitment, which is why we have specialised support in place to ensure you have the best possible experience during your time with us, from further education right through to university level or an apprenticeship.  

As soon as you start your course, you will be matched with a Student Mentor who will be there for you during your studies, by helping you stay on track. Not only this, you will have access to specialist teams such as Learning Support, Careers, Employment, Mental Health and Safeguarding officers.

Gain meaningful work experience

Did you know we have links with over 1200 local employers? This is just one of the reasons why our industry standard workshops at our Forest of Dean campus have been built to mirror the working world.

Throughout your studies, we will help match you up with an employer with the aim of completing 100 hours of continuous professional development (CPD). In doing so, you will gain meaningful work experience, helping you stand out from the crowd.  

Why study in the Forest of Dean?

  • In 2022, 696 new businesses were registered in Forest of Dean
  • A renowned area of outstanding natural beauty  
  • On average, there are 796 new job postings every month 
  • Manufacturing and Engineering is a huge sector in Forest of Dean, with over 4000 skilled workers employed in the industry 
  • Hospitality and Tourism employs over 2000 people, that’s over 7% of the population
  • Over 13% of the Forest of Dean population is employed in the Health industry 
  • More than 500 people are employed in Media across a range of different sectors such as journalism, special effects, PR and lots more

Student Stories

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Level 3

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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.

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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.