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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.

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.

Partnership with Hooray Recruitment helps fill apprenticeship gaps in county

Gloucestershire College has partnered with Hooray Recruitment, a Cheltenham based recruitment agency to provide a new platinum service to help businesses to fill harder to appoint apprenticeship roles.

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.

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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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