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Engineering Foundation Degrees

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    The part-time Foundation Degrees, offered in partnership with (and validated by) The University of the West of England (UWE), are intended for those who have, or wish to pursue, a career in Engineering.

    They provide the opportunity for individuals from a wide range of backgrounds to achieve their full academic potential through Higher Education study in a local college environment.

    Successful completion of the course may allow progression onto several related BSc or BEng degrees at UWE.

    Our aim is to provide you with the relevant professional skills and knowledge employers tell us they need so that you can embark on your future career in engineering with confidence.

    We offer the following Foundation Degree pathways:

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechatronics
    • Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering

    An option to choose Mechatronics will be considered at the start of year 2.


    Please see Gloucestershire College’s Admissions Policy and Code of Practice available at (subject to agreed amendments).  Gloucestershire College’s Admissions Policy and Code of Practice has been written based on guidance from external bodies that regulate consumer law, customer protection and education standards.  If you have any queries about either Gloucestershire College’s Admissions Policy or Code of Practice, please contact Gloucestershire College’s Admissions department via telephone 01242 532008 or

    Please note that modules could be subject to change but any such changes, to module delivery, would be in consultation with the students.

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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.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

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