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Prepare for your next step: meet our expert lecturers and support teams, find out more about your options and check out our facilities.

 

Join the journey to GC Zero

We've committed to becoming carbon zero by 2030; protecting the planet through education. Discover our plans and join the journey to GC Zero.

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. 

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.

Skills Bootcamps

Fast-track your career in Cyber Security with intensive courses in web development and IT support and get a guaranteed interview with a local employer too. 

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.

Top tips for keeping your brain active

Now is not only a great opportunity to find new ways of learning at home, it’s also a great opportunity to discover new passions and ways of developing and connecting differently.

Keeping your brain active will not only help you prepare for the return to school or college, but can also help you productively utilise all the time you have. Here are our top tips for just eight things you can do to keep your mind active.

Coronavirus Guidance: Wellbeing and Support for Students, Staff and Parents

It’s really important you look after your wellbeing and we’re here to help. Our support and wellbeing team have provided some advice and top-tips for staying well and managing anxiety and social isolation during this difficult period.

Coronavirus Guidance: Employers

Please see this guidance for Employers.

Coronavirus Guidance: Apprentices

Please see this guidance for Apprentices.

Coronavirus Guidance: Key Workers and Vulnerable Students

Please see this guidance for Key Workers and Vulnerable Students.

How Do I Apply For An Apprenticeship?

Applying for an apprenticeship is a little different to applying for a full-time college course and not everyone is guaranteed an apprenticeship.

There are two ways to get yourself an apprenticeship...

Top 10 Apprenticeship Questions

Here are just some of the top 10 apprenticeship questions answered…

10 Tips to Ace Your Apprenticeship Interview

Interviewing for an apprenticeship is very similar to how you’d interview for any other job.

Here are our 10 top tips to ace your apprenticeship interview...

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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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