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Develop the tech skills your business needs in-house

IT, Software, Cyber and Digital apprenticeships for your business.

Now's the perfect time to get in touch. Recruiting now for September 2024 starts

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Develop the tech skills your business needs in-house

Why Partner with GC?

2024 National Digital Provider of the Year

We were crowned 2024 Digital Provider of the Year in the AAC National Apprenticeship Awards for our outstanding work supporting the evolving IT and cyber ecosystem in Gloucestershire and the South West.

NCSC Certified

We are the first further education college in England to have provisional certification by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) for our cyber security degree apprenticeship.

In Partnership with UWE Bristol

Our Cyber Degree and Digital and Technology Professional Degree apprenticeships are delivered in partnership with UWE Bristol.

Tech Industry Gold Accreditation

Our programmes have achieved Tech Industry Gold accreditation by Tech Partnership Degrees.

State-of-the-art Facilities

Our state-of-the-art Advanced Digital Academy is no ordinary classroom. With high-spec computers, off grid Attack and Defence room and agile workplaces it plays the key role in in our IT and cyber security apprenticeship training.

Shaping Gloucestershire's Talent

Our inaugural cohort of cyber security degree apprentices successfully graduated in 2023 and have been enjoying fulfilling careers in the industry.

We're here to support you

From recruitment and onboarding to achievement and progression, you and your apprentice will be supported every step of the way.

Explore our apprenticeship programmes

Information Communications Apprenticeship

Designed for businesses of all sizes and sectors, our Level 3 Information Communications Technician Apprenticeship provides the essential technical skills needed within any organisation.

Information Communications Apprenticeship

Software and Digital Apprenticeships

Our quality software and digital solutions apprenticeships are trusted by a wide variety of local and international businesses to train current staff and new recruits.

Software and Digital Apprenticeships

Cyber Security Apprenticeships

Ideal for both new recruits and current employees, our cyber apprenticeships are at the cutting edge, taught by industry experts at Gloucestershire College and UWE Bristol in our £3m training facility, ADA.

Cyber Security Apprenticeships

Get in touch

Our dedicated Employer Training & Apprenticeships team will provide you with full support in setting up your apprenticeship programme from recruitment right through to completion. We will be with you every step of the way to ensure your apprentices are supported, and learning the skills your business needs. Fill in the form below or email: employer.training@gloscol.ac.uk

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The benefits of apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeships are a low-cost way to bring new talent into your organisation; recruitment is free and the training is funded either by your levy, or you pay just 5% of the bill (the government funds the rest)
  • What apprentices learn will be tailored to your business – the programmes you use and the challenges you face
  • It will change your business for the better – 78% of employers report improved productivity after recruiting an apprentice
The benefits of apprenticeships

Fully funded apprenticeships for SMEs

To make apprenticeships more accessible to SMEs, the government announced that it will fully fund apprenticeships in small businesses from 1 April by paying the full cost of training for anyone up to the age of 21 – reducing costs and burdens for businesses and delivering more opportunities for young people to kick start their careers. 

Apprenticeship levy transfer increase

Under the new measures, levy paying employers will be able to transfer up to 50% of their funds to support other businesses, including smaller firms, to take on apprentices. This will help SMEs hire more apprentices by reducing costs and enabling more employers to get the skilled workers they need while unlocking more opportunities for young people in a huge range of sectors and professions. The transfer increase is expected to come into effect from April 6.

Fully funded apprenticeships for SMEs

Experience ADA (Advanced Digital Academy)

Our IT and Cyber apprenticeships are taught from our state-of-the-art training centre known as ADA: The Advanced Digital Academy. 

Located in the heart of Cheltenham's cyber community and bringing industry and education together, it's the hotspot for developing tech talent.

  • Brand new £3m training facility
  • Off-grid attack and defence room
  • High-spec computers
  • Agile work spaces
Experience ADA (Advanced Digital Academy)