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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.

#NAW19 Apprenticeship Case Study: Molly Potts at Hair Systems

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 Molly Potts, a Level 2 Hair apprentice at local salon Hair Systems.

#NAW2019 Apprenticeship Case Study: Rowanfield Infant School

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.

#NAW19 Get to know the basics about apprenticeships…

An apprenticeship is a great way to gain a new qualification while getting experience and earning money.

Blaze a trail for your career at GC’s Apprenticeship Open Evening

Following the huge success of last year’s event, Gloucestershire College is inviting prospective apprentices to its Gloucester Campus on Wednesday 20 March, 5.30pm to 8.00pm to learn about apprenticeships and meet local employers looking to recruit.

Career Hub - Students work experience with Tewkesbury Library

The Career Hub is an exclusive, extended work placement programme for Level 3 students and local Gloucestershire businesses.

Anne Careless, Team Leader from Tewkesbury Library mentored one of our Career Hub students, Tymo, for work experience and explained what they both gained from their week together.

GC Principal meets with MP Alex Chalk to discuss innovative cyber development plans

Our Principal Matthew Burgess and Chief Financial Officer Andy Bates met with Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk to update him on the College’s cyber and technical ambitions. The College plans to create new higher level digital education and training opportunities for students and employers.

Gloucestershire College Principal accompanies MP Richard Graham in calling on the Government for better FE funding

Conservative MP Richard Graham and Labour MP Nic Dakin have co-authored a letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond seeking more funding for Further Education with the support of 165 MPs from four parties represented in Parliament.

Gloucestershire College to stage Hospitality Industry Taster Days for local schools in Association with The Chef’s Forum Academy

After an extremely successful Hospitality Industry Taster Day held at our Forest of Dean Campus last February, the college will repeat the event this year, this time at both Cheltenham and the new, state-of-the-art Forest of Dean Campus in Cinderford.

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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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