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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.

GlosLive Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year Winners

Gloucestershire College hailed as Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year 2021

Gloucestershire College is thrilled to have won Training Provider of the Year at the GloucestershireLive Apprenticeship Awards for the second year running. The awards celebrate Gloucestershire’s best and brightest apprentices, as well as the organisations that enable their success. The ceremony that took place in Kingsholm Stadium on 13 October, highlighted the depth of talent currently within apprenticeship programmes across the county.

A brand new look for Employer Training & Apprenticeships at Gloucestershire College

It's time for a new era. From Friday 15 October, GC will no longer be using the GC Business Hub brand. In its place, comes Employer Training & Apprenticeships from Gloucestershire College.

Secretary of State Michael Gove commends Cheltenham for leading the way in levelling up

Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Minister for Intergovernmental Relations, The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, visited Gloucestershire College’s (GC) Cheltenham Campus this week, to see how the College and its partners are shaping the future of cyber through a unique ecosystem.

Gloucestershire College leads county change towards a sustainable future through GC Zero

An ambitious project that aims to drive decarbonisation and deliver net zero campuses by 2030 launched in Cheltenham last week.

Businesses to now receive up to £4000 for every new apprentice hired before January 2022.

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 fourth time to January 2022.

The amount each business will receive for every new apprentice hired also 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 Gloucestershire Announces Free Cyber Security Workshops for Local SMEs

GC Zero Blog: The Plan

We're proud to be the first college in the country to drive decarbonisation and pledge to be carbon zero by 2030 - that's 20 years ahead of the UK Government’s commitment to 2050. This means the carbon we generate running all of our campuses will be 100% offset by the carbon we save operating renewably and responsibly.

Advanced Digital Academy officially opens in Cheltenham

Cheltenham Campus was buzzing with excitement as it welcomed over 100 VIP guests from the cyber-tech industry to the official opening of its £3m Advanced Digital Academy (ADA), a state-of-the-art cyber and IT training facility that offers an exceptional learning environment for GC computing and cyber students and apprentices.

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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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