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Prepare for your next step: meet our expert lecturers and support teams, find out more about your options and check out our facilities.

 

Join the journey to GC Zero

We've committed to becoming carbon zero by 2030; protecting the planet through education. Discover our plans and join the journey to GC Zero.

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. 

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.

Professional Short Courses

Improve workplace productivity and upgrade employees' skills with our range of affordable professional short courses in business, IT, HR and management.

Skills Bootcamps

Fast-track your career in Cyber Security with intensive courses in web development and IT support and get a guaranteed interview with a local employer too. 

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.

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.

Grow your own tech talent

We are in an era where businesses are constantly fighting for talent in the digital technology space. Companies across the UK are investing significantly in digital technologies in order to transform their businesses. However, without ensuring that teams have the right experience, knowledge and abilities to make the most of these technologies, these investments will prove worthless.

Find out how many companies are address digital skills shortages in their organisation.

Meet the GC Experts: Digital Marketing Apprenticeships

Meet Nick Workman, Trainer Assessor for marketing apprenticeships at GC since March 2019. Nick supports apprentices and businesses with three marketing apprenticeships, which are all delivered completely in the workplace. Marketing Level 2 and Level 3 are both generalist qualifications providing a good foundation in marketing, whereas the Digital Marketing Apprenticeship is a standard and provides a more in-depth, specialist digital route into marketing.

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.

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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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