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Skills Bootcamps are Back

Fully fundedflexible and fast tracked. If you’re aged 19 and over, looking to change sectors or progress in your current industry, a Skills Bootcamp could be your next step.

AAT: Finance your future

Our online and on campus AAT courses are back. Study AAT at our Cheltenham and Gloucester campuses this September. 

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 Daniel, Bricklaying Apprentice at Mike Etheridge

“Initially, I studied Engineering at College. I then went into labouring with a gang at Mike Etheridge. I found the job interesting, and they were happy to support me onto an apprenticeship. As a Bricklayer apprentice, I work on projects with companies such as Bovis Homes and Linden Homes. I spend a lot of time onsite helping to build new homes all over Gloucestershire.

Meet Archie, Plumbing and Domestic Heating Apprentice at AAD Plumbing

We're gearing up for the September 2022 starts of our construction and building services apprenticeship programmes at GC. This month, we're catching up with some of our construction and building services apprentices, to see what inspired them to learn a trade and what they enjoy best about being an apprentice.

Meet Mike, Electrical Installation/Maintenance Apprentice at JLEC Electrical

"My advice to anyone considering an apprenticeship in electrical, only start an apprenticeship if you are seriously thinking about doing it as a career long term. But if you are, I definitely recommend it."

Meet Sarah Atthey, Electrical Installation Lecturer at GC

Sarah Atthey joined the College in July last year as an Associate Lecturer in Electrical, having previously worked in industry for 16 years.

Meet James Turley, Plumbing/Domestic Heating Lecturer at GC

James Turley, Trainer in Construction/Plumbing & Heating has been teaching at the College for 6 years having joined the industry as a 17 year-old apprentice.

Meet Robert Papps, Lecturer in Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance at GC

Rob has been with GC for 10 years. Prior to that, he spent 7 years at Ford and 17 years at Volkswagen. "I wanted to pass on my experience and knowledge, to make a difference – teaching allowed me to do that.”

Meet Glen Taylor, Lecturer in Construction at GC

Glen Taylor, GC’s Lecturer in Construction started his personal apprenticeship journey straight out of school and worked as a bricklayer for over 20 years, specialising in site and general brickwork and eventually setting up his own company.

Stepping up to the Next Level with T Levels

T Levels are transforming technical education as a high quality alternative to A Levels, combining 80% classroom learning with 20% work placement.

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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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