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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.

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Adult Learning Courses at Gloucestershire College

Your learning doesn’t need to stop. Acquiring new knowledge, skills, and competencies is a great way to enhance your personal and professional lives, so finding the right adult course can support lifelong learning and development. We've listed our range of adult courses below, there may even be something for you.

New Machining Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

Our new Level 3 Machining Technician Apprenticeship Standard was designed to contribute to Gloucestershire’s engineering talent pool by equipping the sector’s current and future workforce with skills, knowledge and behaviours in line with the latest industry requirements. It was tailored to meet the needs of Gloucestershire-based engineering and manufacturing companies of all sizes.

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Hear from our Apprentices in our Apprenticeship Q&A Panel

During our Apprenticeship Open Evening, we hosted an apprentice Q&A panel where our leaners answered questions all about apprenticeships. From Level 2 to Level 6, our panel of learners representing a range of industry sectors gave an in-depth look into the apprenticeship process, their daily tasks and their futures career aspirations. Here's what they had to say:

T Level Construction Kier

Meet Sam Weller, Construction T Level student working at Kier Group

What does a T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction really cover? We've been speaking to Sam Weller, who's completing his placement with the industry leading Kier Group.

Why Study a Customer Service Industry Course: Gloucestershire College

If you are considering a career in customer service, we have courses for you to choose from including;

  • Barbering Courses
  • Beauty Therapy Courses
  • Catering and Hospitality Courses
  • Hairdressing Courses
  • Make-up Artistry Courses

Look beyond dated stereotypes and find your fit today.

Digital T Level SLG

Meet Charlie Hart, Digital Infrastructure Student working at SLG Brands

We’ve been catching up with first-year Digital Infrastructure student Charlie Hart, who’s been completing his work placement at the amazing offices of SLG Brands in The Brewery Quarter, Cheltenham.

Changes to Apprenticeship Funding 23/24

Just before Easter, the draft document with new apprenticeship funding rules for 23/24 was released by the Department for Education making it easier for providers and employers to access the apprenticeship system.

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7 Tips to Help Deal with Exam Stress

With exams around the corner, understanding that support is available during this time can make a difference to your results and overall well-being. Good well-being encompasses various aspects of your life, including physical health, mental health, and social relationships. Remember that there is the support you can seek out at school or college - even if it's just someone to talk to.

We've compiled seven handy tips to help you relieve exam stress and focus on your well-being.

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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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