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Virtual Open Evenings this January

Plan for the year ahead and explore our courses with virtual events hosted by our subject-specialist staff, from 24 January - 25 January.

Skills Bootcamps - LAST FEW PLACES!

Fast-track your career change with FREE intensive courses in web development and IT support, with a guaranteed interview with a local employer. 

Refresh or retrain for your career move

Gain the skills to get the job you want with our range of free courses designed to help jobseekers refresh, retrain and prepare to re-enter the workplace. 

FREE courses for adults

Lifetime skills are guaranteed with our FREE courses for adults in trades, finance, management and care. If you're aged 19+ and don't have a Level 3 qualification, apply today to change the course of your future.

Keep learning, wherever you are

Develop your skills with new online courses. Choose from business, finance, health and social care, Access to HE, apprenticeships or FREE short courses.

Professional Short Courses

Improve workplace productivity and upgrade employees' skills with our range of affordable professional short courses in business, IT, HR and management.

Traineeships for 16-24 year olds

Reach your career goals with a free 8-week course in valuable work skills and a 6-week placement, alongside full support with English, maths and CV writing.

Changing the Future Starts with You

We know that celebrating and promoting diversity is key to success.

Just 16% of the IT professionals’ workforce is made up of women. We want to change this and it starts with you. 

News

There is always something going on at GC!

Catch up on the latest stories from the College, from student successes and award wins to inspiring case studies and top tips.

Read testimonials from our employer partners, updates from our three campuses in Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean, plus, go behind-the-scenes in our exclusive picture galleries.

Cyber Security for Your Business workshop by Scale Up for Growth Gloucestershire (S4G) returns for 2022

Following a positive response from the October event, the S4G team has announced 27-28 January 2022 as the new date of its “Cyber Security for Your Business” workshop for Gloucestershire’s SMEs.

Training Skilled Railway Workers for the Future

We're training the next generation of skilled railway workers with a free course in rail track maintenance, starting Monday 31 January 2022 at Dean Forest Railway.

Proud to sponsor No Child Left Behind Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re supporting Cheltenham’s No Child Left Behind Awards, a wonderful celebration of the projects, groups, services, events, activities and organisations that have supported families over the past year.

Matthew Burgess and Kirsty Foran Open Harbour House

Gloucestershire College Opens Harbour House

Within walking distance of Gloucester Campus, Harbour House is Gloucester's brand new post-16 provision for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) students with Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD).

HGV Lorries driving on road

HGV Skills Driving the Economy Forward

We’re excited to announce a new, free course which will equip students with the right knowledge and skills to become a Class 1 HGV driver. Upon completion, students will gain either a CAT C or CAT C+E HGV licence.

Free bite-sized tech courses available to Gloucestershire businesses

Businesses across Gloucestershire and beyond can now sign up to free modular tech courses in the Certificate of Future Technologies, a skills training programme created by the West of England Institute of Technology (WEIoT) partnership in response to local needs.

Universities and Colleges Across the World take Climate Action Ahead of COP26

Gloucestershire College has joined 1049 universities and colleges from 68 countries who have pledged to half their emissions by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050, impacting over 10 million students and showing the education sector’s leadership ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, UK.

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Open Events are back!

After 18 months, we are delighted to welcome prospective students and their parents back to our three campuses for the November Open Events.

The Open Events are the perfect opportunity to meet with our expert lecturers and current students, and we will be showcasing everything from engineering labs to creative studios, libraries, restaurants, salons and more.

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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.

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