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First Steps

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    Ideal if: there is a course or a job you’re interested in, but you don’t have the required English or maths grades to apply.

    You’ll learn: functional skills qualifications in English and maths at Entry Level, Level 1 and/or Level 2, plus additional technical qualifications.

    Expect: to grow your confidence and gain employability skills and work experience through work-related activities. The course is full-time and runs for a full academic year.

    You’ll love: tutorial sessions where you’ll be given expert advice and guidance on the best career path or further study option for you.

    For many reasons, you may not have got the qualifications you wanted at school, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on coming to college or finding a great job! So if you’re not sure on your next steps, but know you want to improve your prospects, take your first steps into further education and keep your options open.

    Our First Steps courses offer you flexibility and freedom while introducing you to further study and the world of work. You’ll get plenty of opportunities through work experience to gain the skills that employers are looking for, whilst in college you’ll also learn about all sorts of different industries to find out which one could suit you.

    Develop your confidence, English and maths skills, and you’ll have the chance to move on to the next level of study.

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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

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.

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