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Access to Higher Education

Unlock your potential and access a range of University Level qualifications by completing our access course. Apply today for a September start. 

AAT: Finance your future

Our online and on campus AAT courses are back. Study AAT at our Cheltenham and Gloucester campuses this September. 

Math and English: free online courses

Maths and English skills are required across all industries. Our brand new online courses will get you get up to speed with maths and English.

Skills bootcamps

Fast-track your career change with FREE intensive courses in web development and IT support, with a guaranteed interview with a local employer. 

Jobseekers

Whether you're unemployed, looking to change career, or have recently been made redundant, we have a wide range of courses that can give you the skills and confidence to get the job you want.

Covering everything from business, finance and care to IT, interview skills and more, our courses can be taught online and on campus by industry experts, with personalised support available every step of the way.

  • Full-time courses (3/4 days a week)
  • Part-time courses
  • Short courses
  • Apprenticeships

Our specialist JobSmart Programme, meanwhile, is ideal for unemployed people looking to re-enter the workplace, and includes Confidence for Work, Computer Confidence, Digital skills for Job Seekers, Interview Skills and more.

All of our courses are designed with the world of work in mind and our industry links and support programmes can help you stand out to employers.

These courses are free of charge to those aged 19+ in receipt of certain benefits, or working and earning less than £18,525 annual gross salary. 

Call our dedicated team on 01452 563278 or email jobsmart@gloscol.ac.uk to find out how we can help you upskill and improve your career prospects.

 

Quick Facts

  • We frequently work in partnership with community organisations
  • Courses to encourage work or volunteering are available for Adults with Learning Difficulties or Disabilities (ALDD)
  • Fee waivers will apply if you are in receipt of certain state benefits
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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.

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.

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