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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.

GC partners with Bamboo Technology Group

Undeterred by the current climate, Gloucestershire College continues to forge alliances with local businesses to support the wider economy, and is delighted to announce the next step in a growing partnership with Bamboo Technology Group, a leading IoT, connectivity, data, IT and cyber security solutions provider.

Gloucestershire College Launches New Flexible Apprenticeship Start Dates For Engineering and Construction

Traditionally for some apprenticeship areas such as Engineering and Construction, Gloucestershire College have only allowed new starters to join in September. The College will now have two entry dates for the next academic year, allowing apprentices to start in both September 2020 and January 2021.

Discover our Wide Range of Courses with an Online Open Event

Explore our full-time courses with online open events from Monday 1 to Friday 5 June.

Whether you want to find out more about art or construction, health and social care or sport, we’ve got a full line-up of subject-focused talks so you can find the perfect course for this September.

Gloucestershire College Accountancy Lecturer Achieves Advanced Teacher Status

Speaking to Gloucestershire College’s Lecturer of Accountancy, Michael Hackman, we find out more about his amazing achievement and the phenomenal impact his research has had on students across the College, plus we lift the lid on how teaching has been adapted to life in lockdown.

Virtual Classes Continues Student Learning During Lockdown

While we all continue to stay safe at home, we are adapting to the ever-changing environment and are happy to share that the learning continues at Gloucestershire College.

GC apprentices continue to learn during lockdown

As lockdown continues, apprentices at Gloucestershire College are continuing to learn. Apprentices on a range of courses from digital marketing to dental nursing are being taught remotely via online sessions, and are getting regular support from their training assessors. Following government guidelines, and where suitable for employers, the College also continues to deliver training to furloughed apprentices, to ensure their learning isn’t prohibited.

Coronavirus Guidance: Full Time Students, Parents & Guardians

Please see this guidance for Full Time Students, Parents & Guardians.

Coronavirus Guidance: Part Time and HE (Higher Education) Students

Please see this guidance for Part Time and HE (Higher Education) Students.

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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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