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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: An Essential Guide to Apprenticeships - Virtual Event

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2021 taking place on 8-14 February, Gloucestershire College's Business Hub team invites you to join us for this special business event to discover apprenticeships and the incredible impact they are having within organisations across the county and beyond. Find out more here.

Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship gets gold seal of approval

Approved by a panel of industry experts, Gloucestershire College’s Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship in collaboration with UWE Bristol has been accredited with ‘Tech Industry Gold’. Read more here.

Employer webinar: Spotlight on HR Apprenticeships

Gloucestershire College’s Business Hub team is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday 20 January at 2pm to discover the Human Resources apprenticeships available at GC, essential for all organisations during these turbulent times. Find out more and book your place here.

Apprenticeship incentive payment scheme extended for employers

Back in July, the government announced new incentive payments for employers to encourage the recruitment of new apprentices. Originally planned to end on 31 January 2021, the incentive payments have now been extended to 31 March 2021. Find out more here.

Traineeship success: First cohort will start work placements in the new year

The latest cohort of trainees at Gloucestershire College have successfully completed their eight-week training programme at the College and will be heading out on their employment placements in the new year. Find out more here.

Gloucestershire College Professional Training Guide Now Available for Download

The new edition of the Gloucestershire College Professional Training Guide is available to download now! It contains information on the professional services training and apprenticeship courses offered at the College for local businesses and their employees

Make cyber security a priority for your business

We have all had to adapt rapidly this year. We now know that we can work from home or online from wherever we choose. Many professionals have reaped the rewards of this new flexible way of working, leaving hour-long commutes behind and enjoying a ‘new normal’ work-life balance. While working from home comes with many positives, the real question is can we do it safely and securely?

Congratulations to our 2020 graduates!

Around this time of year, we celebrate the achievements of our higher education graduates with a Higher Awards Ceremony in the grand setting of Gloucester Cathedral.

The anticipated event would have been our 30th annual celebration in 2020, however, due to the current pandemic, we are unable to celebrate in person. We are hopeful, COVID restrictions permitting, that we will be able to invite all of our 180 graduates to a ceremony in 2021.

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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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