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AAT: Finance your future

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

Just for Fun courses are BACK!

Whether you want to create insta-worthy floral arrangements, make your own clothes, learn a language or pen your first novel, we have a Just for Fun course for you.

NEW! Cheltenham Campus Construction Centre.

Build the foundations of your career. 

Due to be completed Autumn 2024.


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.

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.

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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.

Construction: Revitalise your workforce with apprenticeships. Recruit now for September starts.

Apprenticeships is a tried and true method of developing skilled tradesmen and attracting younger workforce to the sector. While giving apprentices access to valuable expertise and skills from older experienced workers, they also allow fresh new ideas and perspective to enter the business, thus driving innovation that benefits your organisation and strengthens the industry as a whole.

The Best Free Online Courses for a Career Change

Online learning refers to any form of education or training that takes place over the internet and is designed for mainly adult learners. It is a flexible and convenient way for adults to acquire new skills, advance their careers or pursue personal interests. It is a great way to get a feel for a new industry you're interested in and gain a respected qualification upon completion.

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Hairdressing Focus: Hear from our students

With the industry steadily growing, now is a great time to find out about the opportunities in hairdressing and barbering.

We've been speaking to current and past students to find out about their work and goals in the flexible industry.

Hospitality Focus: Working in Catering and Hospitality 

Whether you picture yourself working in a small independent restaurant, a bustling food outlet or a 5* hotel, there are lots of different roles involved in successful hospitality businesses.


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.