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Tom Smith

I didn’t know what career path I wanted to take. I left Sixth Form with A Levels in Geography, Business and Economics and got a job in a warehouse.

I had always had an interest in IT and when I discovered Cyber Security and its wide range of career paths, it seemed almost tailored to what I was seeking. I gained a great baseline of knowledge which I was able to build upon and get my first job in the industry. I’m often leaning on what I learnt in at college in my current role.

I appreciated and enjoyed the passion that the lecturers displayed for each topic, making even the mundane parts engaging. I also enjoyed the practical aspects of the course, putting together PCs or making and testing our own Ethernet cables.

It is never too late to start a career change. I came back to college at 20 feeling ancient compared to my 16-17 year old peers but with the right attitude you can easily springboard from college and hit the ground running with a career in cyber.


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.