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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 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.

Gloucestershire College reinforces its message to local trade employers: “Now is a perfect time to recruit an apprentice.”

Gloucestershire’s Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year 2020 and 2021 has been partnering with construction and trade employers in the county for the last 30 years.

Construction Apprentices at Elijah Willow

Employer case study: Elijah Willow - Supporting progress in the construction industry

Local construction firm Elijah Willow provides innovative, unique, and high-quality design and build services. This includes full design and build construction, as well as bespoke furniture (creating unique pieces for clients all over the world!), and also small works and property maintenance services.

Gloucestershire College proudly partners with Elijah Willow Construction as their apprenticeship training provider. We caught up with Dan Ponting, Director at Elijah Willow Construction to find out what part apprentices play in his successful business.

Apprenticeship Open Evening 2022

Hundreds attend GC Apprenticeship Open Evening

More than 300 people descended on our Gloucester campus on Wednesday 16 March 2022 to attend our annual Apprenticeship Open Event. The event, open to everyone aged 16+ interested in training, re-training or upskilling through apprenticeships, invited attendees to discover more about apprenticeships, and to meet Gloucestershire-based employers from a wide range of industries looking to recruit apprentices.

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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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