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Students usually stay with a carefully-chosen homestay host, but for those who are over 18, we can arrange residential accommodation through an externally managed company, Student Digs.

Homestay Accommodation 

Staying with a homestay host is a wonderful way to experience British culture, as well as a great way to practice your English speaking skills.  All of our homestay hosts are carefully chosen by our Accommodation Officer to make sure you are cared for and looked after in a safe and friendly environment. 

Homestay hosts will provide breakfast and dinner on weekdays, and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the weekend. If you prefer, you can also choose to self-cater. Please note that individuals, couples, and families with children are all considered to be homestay hosts, if you have a preference please let our Accommodation Officer prior to your arrival. 

Staying with a host family costs between £150 and £185 per week, this price will be less if self-catering.

Please see some examples of homestay hosts' houses and shared spaces below (please note that each property will differ) 

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Residential Accommodation (18+ years)

GC can arrange Residential Accommodation through an externally managed company, Student Digs Gloucestershire. Please contact them directly for prices: 

How to Apply

Please note – there is a £50 charge to register.

To apply or ask a question about the accommodation, please email:

or give us a call: 01242 532007

Accommodation Costs

Homestay - All Students

Accommodation Type

Cost - £ GBP

Standard Homestay (single room, half board, weekly laundry)

Standard Homestay - Summer School (full board, weekly laundry) 

150 per week 

165 per week 

Standard Homestay with private bathroom

185 per week

Retainer for unoccupied room during Christmas and Easter period 30 per week
Self-catering Homestay - Limited  90 per week
Self-catering Homestay with private bathroom - Limited 125 per week
Charge for accommodation services. 50 per annum


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.