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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.

Evening courses are BACK!

Whether you want to create insta-worthy floral arrangements, make your own clothes, learn a language or pen your first novel, there’s a creative evening course at GC for you.

Professional short courses

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

FREE online short courses

Retrain for a new career or improve skills in your current one. Online courses available in business, IT, care and more, to study at home when it suits you. Flexible, free and with dedicated online support.

Refresh or retrain for your career move

Gain the skills and confidence 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, whether you are long-term unemployed or have recently been made redundant. 

Keep learning, wherever you are

Our new range of online-only, remote and blended courses cover business, finance, health and social care, Access to HE, apprenticeships and FREE short courses. Ensuring you can continue to develop around home and work life, or even prepare for a career change.

Traineeships for 16-24 year olds

Motivated and looking for your big break? Skills Accelerator and Traineeships can help you reach your goals. An 8-week course in valuable work skills with a 6-week work placement and full support with your English, maths and CV writing to give you that all-important work experience employers love.

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.

Ten reasons to hire a Cyber Security Degree Apprentice for your business

With the government announcing new incentive payments of up to £3,000 for every apprentice hired, now is the perfect opportunity to hire a Cyber Security Degree Apprentice with Gloucestershire College. Find out more here.

Retrain or refresh for your career move

We are aiming to help the county’s workforce get back on its feet with a range of free courses designed to help jobseekers refresh, retrain and prepare to re-enter the workplace, whether they are long-term unemployed or have recently been made redundant.

Employers encouraged to back local talent as Gloucestershire College gears up for September

With brand new programmes and incentive payments of up to £3,000, Gloucestershire College is encouraging local employers to back local talent and recruit apprentices this September. Find out more here.

Gloucestershire College announced as lead sponsor for Gloucestershire Jobs Skills and Apprenticeships Lift Off Event

Gloucestershire College is delighted to sponsor Gloucestershire's Jobs Skills and Apprenticeships Lift Off Event on Friday 11 September 2020. Find out more here.

FREE online courses now available

We’re delighted to launch a new series of free, online short courses to help people keep learning, wherever they are, and support Gloucestershire businesses in getting back on their feet.

Employer case study: South Gloucestershire Council - Using the Apprenticeship Levy to train existing staff

Gloucestershire College proudly works with South Gloucestershire Council to deliver a wide range of apprenticeship programmes for their existing staff. We caught up with Bernice Williams, Apprenticeship Coordinator at South Gloucestershire Council, to share their valuable experience of using the levy and how it can be used to benefit businesses.

New apprenticeship incentive payments announced for employers​

Following the chancellor's update on Wednesday 8 July 2020, the government has announced significant support for apprenticeships as part of their Plan for Jobs. Find out more here.

Keep learning, wherever you are

We understand that the world of education and work continues to change, which is why we’ve transformed some of our most versatile courses to ensure that jobseekers, professionals and businesses can keep learning, wherever they are.

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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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