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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.

Apprenticeship Case Study: Thomas Robertson, Engineering Apprentice at Traffic Group Signals

As proud champions of apprenticeships in Gloucestershire, we love sharing the success stories of our apprentices here at the College. We caught up with Thomas Robertson, Engineer Apprentice at Traffic Group Signals to find out how what his job involves as a Test Engineer.

Apprenticeship Case Study: William Lowe, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Apprentice at GE Aviation

As proud champions of apprenticeships in Gloucestershire, we love sharing the success stories of our apprentices here at the College. We caught up with William Lowe, Engineering Apprentice at GE Aviation to find out why chose to do an apprenticeship and what his has experience has been of the course so far.

Apprenticeship Case Study: Steve Cross, Engineering Apprentice at GE Aviation

As proud champions of apprenticeships in Gloucestershire, we love sharing the success stories of our apprentices here at the College. We caught up with Steve Cross, Manufacturing Engineer Apprentice at GE Aviation to discover what made him move into engineering after 10 years in retail.

Scale Up 4 Growth Employer Online Event for Gloucestershire SMEs

Exclusively for Gloucestershire’s SMEs, find out how your business can access up to £40,000 worth of grants through Scale Up 4 Growth at an online event, hosted by Gloucestershire College in partnership with UWE Bristol and NatWest on Wednesday 31 March at 2pm. Find out more here.

Free rail track maintenance course with guaranteed interview

Gloucestershire College and Betaris Training are aiming to train the next generation of skilled railway workers by offering a free course in rail track maintenance starting Monday 15 March.

Businesses to now receive up to £4000 for every new apprentice hired before September 2021

In July 2020, the government announced new incentive payments for employers to encourage the recruitment of new apprentices. Originally planned to end on 31 January 2021, the incentive payments have now been extended for a third time to September 2021. The amount each business will receive for every new apprentice hired is also being increased to £3,000 from April 2021. With the existing £1000 incentive for taking on a 16-18 apprentice, this now means businesses will receive up to £4000 per apprentice recruited.

Scale Up 4 Growth launches in Gloucestershire with £1m of grants available to help the region’s SMEs scale and grow

Scale Up 4 Growth (S4G), a funding and support programme that brings together experts from Gloucestershire College, UWE Bristol and NatWest, will deliver grant funding and support to businesses in Gloucestershire. With £1m of grants available for SMEs, the scheme provides an incredible opportunity for Gloucestershire's businesses to grow. Read more here.

85 Kickstart roles available with Gloucestershire businesses

Gloucestershire College is delighted to announce that there are 85 vacancies available to motivated young people across Gloucestershire, through the government’s Kickstart Scheme. The new incentive, launched in October, was created to support 16 to 24-year-olds in receipt of Universal Credit, to reduce the risk of them becoming long-term unemployed. It offers a six-month paid job with a local employer, funded by the government.

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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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