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Enrolment: Your Guide to Join GC

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Introducing ADA: The Advanced Digital Academy

We’re excited to offer a sneak peek into our new cyber and computing training venue at Cheltenham Campus.

T Levels - The Next Level Qualification

A new, two-year qualification bringing together 80% classroom learning with 20% industry placement. Equivalent to A Levels, T Levels give you a head start towards the career you want. Apply for construction, healthcare or digital support services today, to start in September 2021.

Matt Dee

I have always had a strong attraction to computing as a whole, as it was one of the subjects I really excelled at during my time at Bournside School and had an interest in.

I came to Gloucestershire College in 2016 as a Level 2 Computing student before progressing onto Level 3 Forensic Computing & Cyber Security which was a two-year course. We learnt how to detect attackers, how to ethically hack a system and pen testing.

I progressed onto the Computing HNC (Level 4) and HND (Level 5) Digital Forensics and Cyber Security. This covered setting up networks, connecting and managing devices on a network, managing computer systems, coding and programming in JavaScript, Python and C#, website development, security and access levels, and business technology.

We also do forensic investigation practicals which involve us wearing full forensic suits, masks and gloves to examine a crime scene where a system has been hacked. We look everywhere for potential evidence including looking into the computer system and take it apart if we need to. Once we gather the evidence we will analyse it and take a file image for us to investigate before drawing up conclusions as to what might have happened and how.

Studying at Gloucestershire College was one of the best decisions I have made in terms of my education and setting me up for my future career. It’s made me realise what field I would like to go into. I’d like to have a career in cyber security or forensics. With the Golden Valley Development bringing the new cyber park to Cheltenham there will be so many opportunities with lots of technical advancements coming from the area.

I would like to go onto be a Level 6 Cyber Degree Apprentice with a local company studying at Gloucestershire College.

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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.

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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