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Cian Macneaney

I’ve always wanted to be a paramedic, to be the first on the scene and the first face someone sees when they’re in need of help. My course is giving me great work experience in a hospital, as well as a head start with a Care Certificate that allows me to work bank shifts in a hospital and gain further medical experience.

I’m going to be able to leave college with almost two years hospital experience, with a great understanding of how wards are run and rely on teamwork and communication to function.

My course is very fulfilling and the mutual respect, support and lecturers are my favourite part of life at college. Healthcare may be a female dominated area but it doesn't change how important each individual is with the sector.

I wish more males weren’t made to feel less of a man due to their place of work. In reality, healthcare is one of the bravest, hardest, most emotional, uncontrollable environments you could work in. You will come across a lot of difficult things in a healthcare profession, and it doesn’t matter if you’re female or male, you can still make a difference.


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.

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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.