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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.

GC branches out to Bristol

We're delighted to announce the opening of a new Bristol Training venue, where it will deliver a range of courses designed to help people to get back into work. Out of the iconic Castlemead Bristol building, which boasts excellent accessibility and 360-degree views across Bristol, we will offer courses covering IT, skills for job seekers, care, office administration and hospitality and retail, starting from October.

Meet the GC Experts: Luan Wise

We are pleased to support #GlosBiz with CPD by offering short professional training courses to enhance employees’ skills. We offer a wide range of courses suitable for a number of industry sectors, including marketing, which are delivered by chartered marketer Luan Wise.

Meet our apprenticeship team at Cheltenham Racecourse this October

Gloucestershire College will be at the National Apprenticeship Show at Cheltenham Racecourse on 1 & 2 October 2019. You can come along to meet our apprenticeship team to find out more about award winning apprenticeships at GC; find us on stand 61.

Meet the GC Experts: Elaine Warwicker

At GC, we are pleased to support #GlosBiz with CPD by offering short professional training courses (usually between 1- 3 day courses) to enhance employees’ skills. We offer a wide range of courses suitable for a number of industry sectors for professionals at all levels. Our courses are delivered by our expert professional tutors; the latest to join the GC Experts is Elaine Warwicker.

Dene Magna sixth form confirmed at Gloucestershire College

From September this year students will be able to study A-levels in the heart of the Forest of Dean thanks to a new partnership between Dene Magna and Gloucestershire College.

The school will offer a broad range of A-levels taught by Dene Magna staff at Gloucestershire College’s brand new Cinderford campus, which opened last September. The move greatly benefits local students by further extending the quality provision of education opportunities in first class facilities.

Developing Cheltenham's future cyber generation

Over 100 visitors attended Gloucestershire College’s business event in partnership with The University of the West of England (UWE) on Tuesday 9 July to hear about the future of cyber security in Cheltenham, strengthened by the new cyber degree partnership between GC and UWE.

Meet the GC Experts: Computing Industry Digital Apprenticeships

At GC, training is delivered practically in College and the workplace; apprentices complete their apprenticeships with not only recognised professional qualifications, but also valuable industry knowledge, skills and behaviours that they can implement in the workplace.

This time, we are catching up with the experts behind GC’s Computing Industry Digital Apprenticeships.

Plans unveiled for new electrical engineering provision at Gloucestershire College in Cheltenham

Gloucestershire College has announced plans to open a brand new electrical engineering facility at its Cheltenham campus from September this year. The news follows their successful bid to become an Institute of Technology in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), which will provide investment of up to £3 million into Advanced Engineering and Cyber facilities at the College.

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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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