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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.

Partnership with UWE to deliver cyber degrees in Cheltenham

Gloucestershire College (GC) has announced an exciting venture with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) to offer new cyber degrees in Cheltenham from September 2020. The strengthened partnership will expand computing and cyber security courses offered locally through a dedicated cyber training facility at GC’s Cheltenham campus.

GC supports Cheltenham to become cyber capital of the UK

Last month Cheltenham Borough Council set out its aim to make Cheltenham the cyber capital of the UK in its three-year corporate strategy. In efforts to support this aim, Gloucestershire College (GC) is now working with Cyber Security Associates and other expert digital security businesses in the county to provide qualifications to train competent Cyber Security Technologists

Colleges Week 13th - 17th May

Colleges Week takes place this week for the second time this academic year, and is part of the ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign. Colleges across the country are once again hosting events to showcase the brilliant academic work and social achievements they undertake on a daily basis.

Winning against antibiotic resistance

Our Graphic Design students have won a design competition launched by Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) aiming to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance. They were competing against 40 other schools and colleges across the county.

Earning accredited qualifications via an apprenticeship

The introduction of apprenticeship standards means that an accredited qualification no longer has to be included in the training, however many training providers, including Gloucestershire College, still do. Find out more about the professional qualifications you can gain via an apprenticeship at Gloucestershire College, and an idea of how long it will take.

Institute of Technology success in the West of England

The 12 winning bids by colleges and universities to the Government’s Institute of Technology programme, which will share £170m, have been announced by the Department for Education today which will mean big investment coming to Gloucestershire College.

Apprenticeship fees halved to 5% for SMEs

From April 2019, small businesses will pay just 5% towards the costs of apprenticeship training, making apprenticeships even more affordable for SMEs.

Gloucesterbury - We are hosting our first ever festival!

We are hosting our first ever festival - Gloucesterbury - all about Higher Education (HE).

With 3 stages full of great speakers, talks, seminars, demos, taster lessons and fun, it's an event not to be missed for our current Level 3 students!

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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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