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January 2015

Progress your professional development at Gloucestershire College

Whether you have aspirations of becoming an accountant, counsellor, web developer or fitness instructor, or you are an employer looking to further develop your staff, we've launched a new Part-time and Professional Course Guide brimming with courses to upskill in these industries and many more.

Aspiring engineers solve problems with the professionals

We're thrilled to once again be hosting the Engineering Education Scheme; aiming to inspire young people from across the county to fulfil their potential by choosing a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

New Pay and Display car park launched in Gloucester

We're delighted to announce that our 150 bay car park at Gloucester Campus is now a new pay and display car park for the city.

Young chefs whip up a storm at Food Central Cheltenham

Young chefs from across the county will be whipping up a culinary storm at Gloucestershire College’s Food Central Cheltenham Restaurant on Tuesday 13 January, when the fine dining eatery plays host to the semi-final of the Rotary District 1100 Young Chef competition.

Apprentice Nykita is a cut above the rest

Teenage salon star and apprentice stylist and colour technician from Gloucestershire College, Nykita Jowsey, is fast proving the value of apprenticeships to Cheltenham-based salon Laura Leigh, after reaching the final four in the western region of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Young Colourist Award 2014.

Breaking down old ideas around apprenticeships

Gloucestershire College is the county’s largest training provider and title sponsor of the Echo and Citizen Age of the Apprentice campaign. Business writer Bev Hawes met Principal Matthew Burgess and found out how students are not only being trained but are also gaining vital preparation for life.

Read the full interview here, which featured in the Gloucestershire Echo on Wednesday 21 January 2015.

100-mile cycling challenge in aid of Mind

Caring charity fundraiser, Owen Thomas, a Helpdesk and Booking Clerk at Gloucestershire College, is set to take on his third major challenge and cycle 100 miles in a day in aid of the mental health charity, Mind.

Award-winning Joseph chooses apprenticeship over university

A WorldSkills UK bronze medal winner, Joseph Langley, has reaffirmed his decision to leave university and undertake an Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship with Gloucestershire College and Cirencester’s Corin Group Ltd, saying it “really helped him get back on track”.

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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Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

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