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Not enjoying year 12? It's not too late to switch this September and we will help you every step of the way. Find out more and apply to GC today 

Skills Bootcamp: Electric Vehicle

Back by popular demand. If you're aged 19 and over and work in the industry, sign-up today. Intensive course starts 20 October

Act fast, only six spaces available


Skills Bootcamp: Digital Marketing

If you’re aged 19 and over and looking to progress in your digital marketing career, a Skills Bootcamp could be your next step.

Register your interest today. 

Construction: Revitalise your workforce with apprenticeships. Recruit now for September starts.

Recruit now for September starts!

The construction industry in the UK has long been a key contributor to the country's economy, with many skilled workers employed in the sector. However, with challenges like employee retention and the fact that many of trade professionals approach retirement age, there is a growing need to make sure that the crucial skills and experiences are not lost and passed on to the future generation of workers.

Future-proof your business with apprenticeships

Apprenticeships is a tried and true method of developing skilled tradesmen and attracting younger workforce to the sector. While giving apprentices access to valuable expertise and skills from older experienced workers, they also allow fresh new ideas and perspective to enter the business, thus driving innovation that benefits your organisation and strengthens the industry as a whole.  

As Gloucestershire’s Training Provider for three years running, we have been training the construction workforce in the county for over 30 years and have seen many of our apprentices excel and even start their own companies; with time, recruiting their own apprentices to keep their business current.

Our apprenticeship programmes are designed to meet the skills needs of the sector and provide a structured and supervised learning environment meaning that your workers are trained to meet changing industry standards from day one.

We continuously update our training to meet the needs of local companies and have invested in industry-compliant training facilities in Cheltenham and Gloucester for groundworks, bricklaying, carpentry, electrical, property maintenance and plumbing, where learners develop their knowledge, behaviours and skills to prepare them for the demands of the industry while working towards industry-valued qualifications.

Watch the video of our groundworker apprentices sharing their love for the sector and career aspirations.

What about the cost?

If you annual wage bill is less than £3 million per annum (non-levy paying company), you will only need to contribute as little as 5% to the cost of the training, while the rest is covered by Government funding.

If you are a levy paying company, your levy pot can be utilised towards recruiting new apprentices as well as upskilling your existing workforce.

Now is a perfect time to discuss your training needs

We are entering a busy time of the year when we prepare for September starts of our popular Trade apprenticeships. If you are considering recruiting a new apprentice or have a member of staff with a potential to grow, now is a good time to get in touch with our Employer Training & Apprenticeships team to discuss your training needs and funding available.  

To see all our Construction and Building Services apprenticeships, visit this page.

Contact Employer Training & Apprenticeships on or 0345 155 2020


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.