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Skills Bootcamps are Back

Fully fundedflexible and fast tracked. If you’re aged 19 and over, looking to change sectors or progress in your current industry, a Skills Bootcamp could be your next step.

AAT: Finance your future

Our online and on campus AAT courses are back. Study AAT at our Cheltenham and Gloucester campuses this September. 

Apprentice Spotlight: Ella Russell, GloucestershireLive Apprenticeship Awards 2020 Finalist

The winners of the GloucestershireLive Apprenticeship Awards 2020 are soon to be announced during a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday 19th November 2020. Gloucestershire College is proud to share the achievements of our outstanding apprentices, with six finalists in the awards this year. We are delighted to shine a spotlight on our finalists to celebrate their incredible achievements and inspire others to pursue an apprenticeship. Congratulations to all our finalists, we have our fingers crossed for you on the big night!

Apprenticeship Spotlight: Iress, GloucestershireLive Apprenticeship Awards 2020 Finalist

Iress is a global technology company providing software to the financial services industry. The software solutions developed by Iress are used by more than 9,000 businesses and 500,000 users globally. Iress is a finalist for ‘Employer of the Year’ in the 2020 GloucestershireLive Virtual Apprenticeship awards, highlighting their dedication and commitment to apprenticeships.

Back local talent: How your business can help support the next generation

There is growing evidence to suggest young people have been hit the hardest by the economic fallout from Covid-19. In response to this Gloucestershire College has launched a ‘Back Local Talent’ campaign, asking businesses to consider how they can help. The College has been inundated with young people looking for apprenticeship and career opportunities with local businesses. Here we summarise the three ways your business can get involved.

Apprenticeship case study: Sydney Davies, Junior Stylist at Ashley Paul Hairdressing

Congratulations to Sydney Davies for passing her Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship with Ashley Paul Hairdressing in Gloucester. Sydney started her apprenticeship with Gloucestershire College in September 2017 and was ready to complete her End Point Assessment when lockdown suddenly started, forcing the salon to temporarily close. On return to the salon in July, Sydney worked incredibly hard to get ready for her assessment in September, which she successful passed - even whilst wearing full PPE on one of the hottest days of the year! Find out more here.

Apprenticeship Minister to launch West of England Institute of Technology

Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, will be ‘virtually’ opening the West of England Institute of Technology (WEIoT) today. Find out more here.

Kickstart Scheme: Back local talent with Gloucestershire College

Whether your business can offer 1, 5, or 20+ places, get involved and help support the next generation right here in Gloucestershire. Find out more here.

Apprenticeship case study: Poppy Sharam, Apprentice at Laura Leigh Hair & Beauty

We would like to congratulate Poppy Sharam, Junior Stylist and Apprentice at Laura Leigh Hair & Beauty, who has been awarded a Distinction for her Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship End Point Assessment. Only around 2% of apprentices in the country have gained a distinction for their End Point Assessment so this is an incredible achievement! Find out more here.

Gloucestershire College awarded by the National Cyber Security Centre – a part of GCHQ – for excellence in cyber security education

Gloucestershire College becomes one of the first to be awarded CyberFirst Schools status by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – a part of GCHQ – through a new initiative which recognises excellence in cyber and cyber security education. Find out more here.

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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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