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Enrolment: Your Guide to Join GC

Our November Open Events are back!

Sign up for our November Open Events today to meet our expert lecturers and support teams, find out more about your options and check out our facilities. 

Be prepared for your next steps and sign up in under 60 seconds today.  

Skills Bootcamps - Register Today

NEW Skills Bootcamps in web development and IT support are intensive short courses for those looking to fast-track to a career in the booming cyber industry. Supported by the Government's Plan for Jobs, you'll get a guaranteed, fast track interview with a local employer too.

Evening courses are BACK!

Whether you want to create insta-worthy floral arrangements, make your own clothes, learn a language or pen your first novel, there’s a creative evening course at GC for you.

Finance your future

Looking for a new challenge to increase your earning potential? Our part-time accounting courses can be FREE to study, depending on your circumstances. Level 2 AAT courses starting in Cinderford, Cheltenham and Gloucester this September. Secure your place today!

Kickstart Job Vacancies

There are 200 paid work placements available in Gloucestershire's best businesses NOW, from marketing and management to engineering, hospitality and more.

For those aged 16-24, in receipt of Universal Credit, who want to climb the career ladder. 

Want to get started in cyber?

Register your interest to be the first to sign up for NEW evening/weekend cyber courses for adults, taking place in our new £3m training centre in Cheltenham.

Refresh or retrain for your career move

Gain the skills and confidence 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, whether you are long-term unemployed or have recently been made redundant. 

FREE online short courses

Retrain for a new career or improve skills in your current one. Online courses available in business, IT, care and more, to study at home when it suits you. Flexible, free and with dedicated online support.

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.

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.

#NAW2021 Why should your business hire an apprentice?

Whilst hundreds of local organisations are great advocates for apprenticeships in the county, there are still many great businesses in Gloucestershire who are yet to reap the rewards of running an apprenticeship programme. Find out why your business should hire an apprentice here.

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Shannon Keating, HR Apprentice at CCP

We caught up with Shannon Keating, Assistant HR Advisor at CCP, who started her career as a Level 2 Business Administration Apprentice with the charity in 2014. After progressing onto Gloucestershire College’s Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship, Shannon then went on to complete her Level 3 Human Resources Support Apprenticeship programme and is aspiring to start her Level 5 programme in the future. Read more here.

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Charlotte Probert, Marketing Apprentice at Dene Magna School

We spoke to Charlotte Probert, Marketing Apprentice at Dene Magna School - part of the Forest of Dean Trust, to find out how her apprenticeship is going and what it’s been like to be an apprentice through lockdown. Find out more here.

#NAW2021 Employer Case Study: Forest of Dean Trust – Top tips for mentoring an apprentice

Emily Stigant, ICT Manager at Dene Magna School - part of the Forest of Dean Trust, shared with us how she has mentored her marketing apprentice, Charlotte, and explains why apprenticeships are so beneficial to businesses. Read more here.

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Albie Miller, Digital Marketing Apprentice at Western Global

Gloucestershire College is a proud champion of apprenticeships. To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we are showcasing success stories from our amazing apprentices and employers. We caught up with Albie Millier, Digital Marketing Apprentice at Western Global, along with her line manager and Global Head of HR, Yasmin Boudebza, to share their experience of our Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprenticeship so far. Read more here.

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Joe Fry, Maintenance Apprentice at Gloucestershire College

Here at Gloucestershire College, apprentices form an invaluable part of our team. We believe in backing local talent right here in Gloucestershire and supporting the next generation. Apprenticeships form a key part of this as they can help an individual to jump-start their career. As part of our National Apprenticeship Week celebrations, Joe has shared his experience of working at GC as an apprentice. Find out more here.

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Jasmine Whitaker, Apprentice Hairstylist at Colin John

To celebrate #NAW2021, we thought we’d throw it back to before the pandemic to share the success story of Jasmine Whitaker, Apprentice Hairstylist at Colin John based in Stow-on-the-Wold. Find out more here.

#NAW2021 Renishaw engineering apprenticeship applications close this week!

You can apply online now for an engineering apprenticeship at Renishaw. The apprenticeship applications, including those for degree apprenticeships, will close on Friday 12 February 2021 so you need to be quick! Find out more here.

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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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