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May 2023

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Hear from our Apprentices in our Apprenticeship Q&A Panel

During our Apprenticeship Open Evening, we hosted an apprentice Q&A panel where our leaners answered questions all about apprenticeships. From Level 2 to Level 6, our panel of learners representing a range of industry sectors gave an in-depth look into the apprenticeship process, their daily tasks and their futures career aspirations. Here's what they had to say:

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Adult Learning Courses at Gloucestershire College

Your learning doesn’t need to stop. Acquiring new knowledge, skills, and competencies is a great way to enhance your personal and professional lives, so finding the right adult course can support lifelong learning and development. We've listed our range of adult courses below, there may even be something for you.

New Machining Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

Our new Level 3 Machining Technician Apprenticeship Standard was designed to contribute to Gloucestershire’s engineering talent pool by equipping the sector’s current and future workforce with skills, knowledge and behaviours in line with the latest industry requirements. It was tailored to meet the needs of Gloucestershire-based engineering and manufacturing companies of all sizes.

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Why study at GC? Hear from our students

From the longer breaks and lack of uniform to building confidence and becoming more independent, some of our students have rounded up their favourite things about college!

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Lecturers in Industry: Nicola Cudby, Music

We’re proud that so many of our lecturers have either come from industry or still work in it. We’ve been catching up with Nicola Cudby who teaches music, alongside playing keys and saxophone and singing backing vocals in her band, Dead Anyway.

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Courses to Help You Get Into Employment

Are you looking for a way to boost your chances of landing a job or advancing your career? Our courses can help demonstrate your commitment to professional development and set you apart from other candidates in the job market. These types of courses can also be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. You'll have the opportunity to meet new people, learn from experienced tutors, and gain knowledge that can benefit you both professionally and personally. Check out these 5 course options that can help you get into employment and open new doors to career opportunities.

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Cost of Living: Saving Money as a Student

With many students cutting back on spending on food shopping and non-essential spending, we’ve rounded up some of the best ways that you can look to save some money whilst studying at GC.

ESOL Courses at Gloucestershire College

You may be thinking, why Gloucestershire College? Here are just some of the reasons why you should study English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) with us.

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Why Study Early Years Foundation Degree? Hear from our alumni

We recently heard from some of our Early Years Foundation Degree alumni, who told us why they decided to study the course and how it's changed their careers for the better.

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Casey's Cooking Competition in Venice

Earlier this month, Level 3 Professional Cookery student Casey Lamb spent a few fantastic days in Padova, Italy for the first CombiGuru UK challenge at the UNOX HQ.

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Fashion students meet David Thomas, one of Hollywood's most in-demand celebrity stylists

David Thomas is a world-famous stylist, considered one of the original pioneers of celebrity styling. He recently visited Fashion and Textiles students at Cheltenham campus to share his story, as well as tips and insights into the wonderful world of fashion and celebrity styling.

T Levels FAQ: Your guide to the latest qualification 

T Levels are a two-year technical qualification, designed to give you a head start towards the career you want. Created with local employers and businesses, they include an extended industry placement to help you learn what a career is really like in your chosen field.

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Lecturers in Industry: Ryan Pedder, Games Design

We’ve been catching up with Ryan who teaches Games Design, alongside creating 2D and 3D artwork for a range of mobile app games, amongst other things!


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.