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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.

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!

#NAW19 Five Apprenticeship Myths…

Apprenticeships are very competitive and you need to have the appropriate attributes and skills for the job advertised. Alongside getting hands-on experience in the workplace, apprentices must study the theoretical side of the industry.

#NAW19 What employers look for in an apprentice

The whole process of applying for an apprenticeship can be daunting- especially if you haven’t applied for a job before.

#NAW19 Tips on apprenticeship applications

A great apprentice adds to a business, bringing with them a fresh outlook and helping the business grow. But how do you show them you can do that through an application?

#NAW19 Apprenticeship Case Study: Faye Linturn

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2019, we’re catching up with some of our brightest apprentices who are building their careers across a range of industries, and finding out how they are making a difference to the businesses from their employers.

Today we hear from Faye Linturn, a Level 2 Business Administration apprentice at Superdry.

#NAW19 Advantages of Apprenticeships

Why should you do an apprenticeship?

There are many advantages to doing an apprenticeship, GC lists five benefits...

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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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