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March 2023

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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.

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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.

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Hairdressing Focus: Hear from our students

With the industry steadily growing, now is a great time to find out about the opportunities in hairdressing and barbering.

We've been speaking to current and past students to find out about their work and goals in the flexible industry.

The Best Free Online Courses for a Career Change

Online learning refers to any form of education or training that takes place over the internet and is designed for mainly adult learners. It is a flexible and convenient way for adults to acquire new skills, advance their careers or pursue personal interests. It is a great way to get a feel for a new industry you're interested in and gain a respected qualification upon completion.


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.