Skip to content

2023

Photography student

Careers in the Creative Industries

The UK is known as a global hub of creativity for arts and media – but the creative industries cover far more areas than you may initially imagine.

female student studying in library

7 Tips To Make The Most Out Of Open Evenings

Open evenings are the perfect opportunity to get a feel for college. You’ll be able to ask important questions, take a tour of campus, meet your lecturers, and see how college life suits you.

Getting the most out of an open evening is the best way to make an informed decision on where you’d like to study. Not sure where to start or what questions to ask? We’ve compiled a list of top tips for attending an open evening:

Woman working in a creative career with technology

6 Creative Jobs that Didn't Exist 15 Years Ago

Creative industries are one of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK. With technology constantly evolving alongside the creative jobs that companies are looking for, the skills required for these positions are highly sought-after.

student ucas application

Things to avoid when writing your personal statement

From the obvious to the not-so-obvious, we’ve put together a list of the top things that it's wise to avoid!

Celebrating our fourth successive 'Good’ Ofsted rating

Staff, students and apprentices are celebrating after receiving our fourth ‘Good’ report from Ofsted.

Inspectors, who visited our Cheltenham, Gloucester and Forest of Dean Campuses during November 2022, looked at eight key areas, including the quality of education, apprenticeships, behaviour and attitudes, leadership and management, and adult learning programmes, under a new enhanced inspection framework that launched in September.

Apprentice End Point Assessment Facilities officially opened in Gloucester 

Our Chancel Close facilities cater for Level 2 and Level 3 in carpentry and plumbing, and final end point assessments for brick and property maintenance.

Young apprentice in an engineering workplace with other learners in the background

#NAW2023 6 Top Tips for Succeeding in your Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are a great way to break into an industry you're interested in so getting off to a strong start will help kick start your future career. We have compiled a list of top tips to help you on your way to finding an apprenticeship and succeeding while on the job.

female graduate at university

#NAW2023 Can You Go To University After An Apprenticeship

The short answer: yes!

Apprenticeships have come a long way in recent years and are no longer just associated with trades like plumbing or carpentry. They’re available in a huge range of sectors, including accountancy, computing, IT and engineering, to name a few!

Female apprentice at higher awards ceremony

#NAW2023 Celebrating GC Apprentices: Izabela Wroblewska, AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting

Congratulations to Izabela who graduated from GC in November 2022 with a Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting. In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week 2023, we asked Izabela about her journey as an AAT apprentice with Advanced Innergy Solutions, and this is what she told us.

#NAW2023 What Are The Different Types of Apprenticeship Levels

There are many types of apprenticeships depending on the level you wish to study. Many apprenticeships offer pathways to progress onto a higher level course depending on your industry - so getting more informed about these potential avenues is key to your future career.

#NAW2023 Skill gaps in Hospitality: Could you be keeping more staff?

Alan Mulrooney, our Senior Business and Apprenticeships Sales Executive shares his thoughts on some of the challenges in the Hospitality sector and ways to address staff turnover and increase productivity and engagement.

#NAW2023 Developing Cyber Security Talent: Mark Misztal, Cyber Security Integrated Degree apprentice

In the lead up to National Apprenticeship week we met up with Mark Misztal, a Cyber Security Graduate apprentice at CDS Defence and Security to get his insights into the industry and learn how the apprenticeship programme has been supporting his professional ambitions.

#NAW2023 Line manager’s checklist to successful apprenticeship

Here are 5 simple questions that will help you define whether your apprentice is having a good experience and developing all the required competencies.

woman plumber working hands on with a sink

5 Factual Benefits of Upskilling Employees Through Apprenticeships

Upskilling is the training or education given to employees to help develop and build upon their existing skills. Employers can benefit from the training and reap the rewards it brings to staff and the business. One of the ways that upskilling can be achieved is through apprenticeships. This is a successful training option for many employers because of the hands-on learning experience while on the job.

Using apprenticeship levy to reinvest back into your workforce

The apprenticeship levy was initiated by the UK government for all employers paying a wage bill of more than £3 million per year. The levy tax of 0.5% of your payroll is automatically collected by HMRC at the end of each month through your PAYE system.

The great news is that you can reinvest this levy back into your workforce in the form of apprenticeship training.

male college student in library

5 Top Benefits of Further Education 

If you’re in year 11 and thinking about your study options post-GCSE, then we’ve rounded up our top reasons to consider studying at college over sixth form.

£500k investment in our new electric and hybrid electric vehicle training centre

We're driving forward the UK's pledge to transition to electric vehicles by 2030, with our new electric and hybrid electric vehicle (EV/HEV) training centre officially open for business.

apprenticeship open evening

Apprenticeship Open Evening: Meet the Employers

With just one week to go until our Apprenticeship Open Evening 2023, we’ve rounded up the list of amazing local employers who will be joining us.

Meet Emily, Teaching Assistant Apprentice at Forest View Primary School

We met up with Emily Oakley, a Teaching Assistant Apprentice at Forest View Primary School to learn more about why she wanted to become an apprentice, what she gets up to, and the opportunities available to her after completion.

Healthcare Focus: Getting into Nursing

We recently caught up with three of our L3 Health and Social Care alumni who went onto study at university and are now working as nurses in various settings.

Hospitality Focus: Working in Catering and Hospitality 

Whether you picture yourself working in a small independent restaurant, a bustling food outlet or a 5* hotel, there are lots of different roles involved in successful hospitality businesses.

top

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

0345 155 2020

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.

top