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Why Choose GC?

21 September 2022
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With lecturers who’ve got real industry experience and courses that give you the right knowledge to work in a huge range of industries, your GC journey is full of opportunities to learn. We’re proud that our students are able to build confidence in their abilities and gain independence throughout their time at college, so that they can leave college ready to take on their next adventure.

But don’t just take our word for it – see what some of our students have had to say about their time at college:


Benji Bradshaw – Adult Nursing T Level
"My lecturers are fantastic, they teach and care for you and I’ve learned a lot from them. We’re treated like adults, and because they’re nurses they truly understand how to help you achieve and bring their experiences into the classroom. Everyone on the course is part of a really close group which makes working together much easier and enjoyable."


Jess Hands – Motor Vehicle Level 2
"We receive great support from both our lecturers and learning mentors. They are people you can look up to and rely on in any situation; pushing you to achieve more than you ever thought and create an amazing learning atmosphere."


Gemma Parry – Catering and Hospitality Level 3
"I chose GC as I wanted to learn new skills from lecturers who have lots of experience in industry. I’ve developed great knife skills and become more familiar with different types of meat and fish; training in modern, well-equipped kitchens. I’ve built my confidence and made new friends, and learnt how to deal with pressure and time constraints in the kitchen during work experience at a local pub."


Annalise Barley - Art and Design Level 3
"GC is a friendly place and has an amazing atmosphere. I love art and I liked the wide range of topics we would cover across the year, and we gained knowledge about different types of art. GC helped me with applying for higher education, to improve on what I know already and I've been accepted into London Metropolitan University to study BA Fashion."


Thom Williams - Forensic Computing and Cyber Security Level 3
"The atmosphere on my course is friendly because everyone has a common interest and I’m there with likeminded people. It’s nice to have lecturers who have real-world experiences in computing; they make the lessons more enjoyable by bringing modern day technology into the classroom and we get to use it all first-hand."


Want to see more? Visit our Student Success Stories to hear more.




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.

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.