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Enrolment: Your Guide to Join GC

Our November Open Events are back!

Sign up for our November Open Events today to meet our expert lecturers and support teams, find out more about your options and check out our facilities. 

Be prepared for your next steps and sign up in under 60 seconds today.  

Skills Bootcamps - Register Today

NEW Skills Bootcamps in web development and IT support are intensive short courses for those looking to fast-track to a career in the booming cyber industry. Supported by the Government's Plan for Jobs, you'll get a guaranteed, fast track interview with a local employer too.

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.

Finance your future

Looking for a new challenge to increase your earning potential? Our part-time accounting courses can be FREE to study, depending on your circumstances. Level 2 AAT courses starting in Cinderford, Cheltenham and Gloucester this September. Secure your place today!

Kickstart Job Vacancies

There are 200 paid work placements available in Gloucestershire's best businesses NOW, from marketing and management to engineering, hospitality and more.

For those aged 16-24, in receipt of Universal Credit, who want to climb the career ladder. 

Want to get started in cyber?

Register your interest to be the first to sign up for NEW evening/weekend cyber courses for adults, taking place in our new £3m training centre in Cheltenham.

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. 

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.

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.

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

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.

Apprenticeship case study: Ben Carter, Apprentice Software Engineer at Iress

Gloucestershire College is proud to work with Iress to deliver training for their Software, IT Infrastructure and Cyber apprentices. Many of our apprentices with Iress have gone on to achieve distinctions in their programmes and progress to more senior roles within the company. We love sharing the success stories of our apprentices here at Gloucestershire College so we caught up with Ben Carter, Apprentice Software Engineer at Iress, to share his experience of what life is like as an apprentice and why he decided to choose the apprenticeship route.

Employer case study: Iress – Recruiting IT and cyber apprentices, even through a global pandemic

Taking on five new apprentices in October this year, Iress has successfully onboarded new Software Development Apprentices with Gloucestershire College despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic. The team at Iress have been working remotely since the start of March, which means their new apprentices are too. We caught up with Darcy Hibberd, People Partner for Talent Acquisition at Iress to share their experience of recruiting apprentices, how they have managed to work remotely and the impact apprenticeships have had on their business.

Discover IT and Cyber Apprenticeships at Gloucestershire College

At Gloucestershire College, we are training the future the cyber and IT industry. Proudly working with CyNam and Hub 8, we are connecting local businesses with the brightest talent and working with employers to fill technical skill gaps within their organisations.

Discover our range of specialist IT and Cyber apprenticeships available at Gloucestershire College and find out why our programmes are at the cutting edge for IT and cyber training…

T Levels: the next level qualification

T Levels are a new, two-year qualification, designed to give you a head start towards the career you want. Endorsed by businesses, they include an extended industry placement to help you learn what a real career is like.

Read on to find out more about this new alternative to A Levels.

University level learning, on your doorstep

We’re excited to unveil our new university-level prospectus, showcasing courses starting from September 2021.

Whether you’re unsure about which direction you’d like to take, or you know exactly the career path you’d like to follow, Gloucestershire College has a wide range of courses to give you the qualifications and experience you need to succeed.

A double win for Gloucestershire College at Gloucestershire's Apprenticeship Awards 2020

Gloucestershire College is thrilled to have won two awards in last night’s Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2020. Taking home both ‘Gloucestershire’s Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year’ and ‘Outstanding Contribution to Apprenticeships in Gloucestershire.’ Find out more here.

Get ahead with GC – new prospectus out now!

The new further education prospectus for 2021/22 is out now, and brimming with reasons to choose us to accelerate your progression into your future career.

NEW for this year, we have added QR codes to each department page and transformed our course listings, to make it even easier for you to find your course on our website and apply.

Take a look today!

AAT Accounting case study: Anna Creed, Trainee Accounting Technician at GCSD Accountants Ltd.

Ever wondered what it’s like returning to education as an adult? College isn’t just for school leavers, and at GC we have lots of part-time and evening courses for those looking to train for a new career, upskill in their current one, or simply to challenge themselves.

Anna was a science teacher for 25 years, working in schools and colleges across the county before she became a full-time carer for her father in 2017 and started studying accounting to keep her brain active.

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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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