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Foundation Studies

For 16 to 24-year-olds who need to build their confidence, improve social and personal skills, or learn independent living skills, a Independent Living course will help.

After finishing an Foundation Studies course you could move on to higher courses, do some paid, supported or voluntary work, or go on to supported or independent living. Our Transitions Coordinators will help you move on.

Quick Facts

  • Helps build confidence
  • Individualised programmes 
  • Helps to improve Independent Living skills
  • Personal approach to education
  • Learning within small groups, with additional support where appropriate


Here at Gloucestershire College, we know that excellent teaching is key to learning, but we also believe brilliant facilities make learning so much easier.

Cheltenham Campus

Here at Gloucestershire College, we want to make sure out independent living students get the most out of their time here.

Cheltenham Campus

Learning to become independent is a key thing for any adult, and by having our students learn to cook in a real kitchen is a key step in making that leap.

Interactive Rooms
Cheltenham Campus, Gloucester Campus

With technology becoming such a huge part of everyday life we strive to make sure all of our students learn how to use the technology’s that will help them in the future.


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.