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Owen Swift

I was doing A Levels at another college but started working at a construction company over the summer and decided to start an apprenticeship.  
I enjoy the people I work with – one of them teaches me every day and I work on site with the other two.
At college I like learning things in more detail. I’m quite a hands on person anyway – at college they show you the details of why you do it like this and how you can use it in different ways, and learn different techniques. I’ve liked doing pipe boxing – anything intricate that makes you really have to think about it and how it’ll look because it’s a fun challenge.

You get treated more as an adult. I’ve got a really good relationship with my lecturers  and my student mentor has helped me with loads of stuff. I’ve got dyslexia and ADD and he’s helped me get a new laptop and exam support 
It’s a good course, with good lecturers that are always there to help you out if you need anything. Lots of additional support too. Just try and get an application as early as possible!  


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