Celebrating 5 Years of our Forest of Dean Campus
As we approach the 5th anniversary of the opening of our Forest of Dean campus, we’ve been reflecting on some of the key moments in its journey since we opened the doors in 2018.
Gloucestershire College is delighted to be the first college in England to offer a degree apprenticeship recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – a part of GCHQ, for delivering quality education and training. The Integrated Degree Apprenticeship in Cyber Security, delivered in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), has been awarded provisional certification by the UK’s cyber experts, in the latest round of its certified degree initiative. Read more here.
Renishaw's whole year group of Level 6 Apprentices with Gloucestershire College have been included in the University of West of England's 2021 Dean's List for the first year of their Embedded Apprenticeship. Read more here.
Local businesses have answered the call to action from Gloucestershire College to provide almost 200 Kickstart Scheme placements for young people across the county. Successful placements are underway but more employers are still encouraged to step forward. Gloucestershire College is looking for businesses of all sizes and sectors to provide six-month work placements for young people aged 16-24-years-old. The government will cover the wage and expenses associated with providing the placement, all employers have to do is provide the opportunity. Read more here.
Two organisations at the forefront of Gloucestershire’s cyber-tech ecosystem have formed a unique partnership that will further supercharge the growth of the sector. Hub8, the operators of the pioneering innovation space in Cheltenham town centre, is launching a brand new, purpose-built innovation space this September in partnership with Gloucestershire College (GC), the region’s leading academic centre for cyber and IT.
We’re delighted to announce our sponsorship of an exciting event in this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival, entitled Level Up: The Power of Gaming, which promises to showcase the positive steps being made to create a more diverse and inclusive gaming world.
Congratulations to Leanne Finch who is a finalist the 2021 South West Business and Community Awards, nominated for ‘Apprentice of the Year.’ Leanne won the award in 2020 and is back for a second year to reclaim her title. We caught up with Leanne to congratulate her on this amazing achievement.
Scale Up 4 Growth has received an astonishing number of applications for the scheme designed to help businesses grow. The impact of the pandemic and the rise of start-up businesses during lockdown means the demand for funding grants like Scale Up 4 Growth is higher than ever. Find out more here.
We spoke to Morgan about what day to day life is like as a Level 3 Infrastructure Technician Apprentice with Gloucestershire College working at Integra Schools. If you're thinking about pursuing a career in IT, an apprenticeship is a great route to train and gain hands on experience. Find out more below.