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Virtual Open Evenings this January

Plan for the year ahead and explore our courses with virtual events hosted by our subject-specialist staff, from 24 January - 25 January.

Skills Bootcamps - LAST FEW PLACES!

Fast-track your career change with FREE intensive courses in web development and IT support, with a guaranteed interview with a local employer. 

Refresh or retrain for your career move

Gain the skills 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. 

Changing the Future Starts with You

We know that celebrating and promoting diversity is key to success.

Just 16% of the IT professionals’ workforce is made up of women. We want to change this and it starts with you. 

Apprenticeship News

At Gloucestershire College, we work with over 1,000 employers to deliver quality apprenticeships and professional training. Awarded Gloucestershire's Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year 2020, we are committed to delivering excellence for our apprentices and employers.

Find out the latest apprenticeship news and updates here. If you have any questions about apprenticeships, you can get in touch with our Business Hub team via: business.hub@gloscol.ac.uk calling: 01452 563400.

A brand new look for Employer Training & Apprenticeships at Gloucestershire College

It's time for a new era. From Friday 15 October, GC will no longer be using the GC Business Hub brand. In its place, comes Employer Training & Apprenticeships from Gloucestershire College.

Businesses to now receive up to £4000 for every new apprentice hired before January 2022.

In July 2020, 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 for a fourth time to January 2022.

The amount each business will receive for every new apprentice hired also increased to £3,000 from April 2021. With the existing £1000 incentive for taking on a 16-18 apprentice, this now means businesses will receive up to £4000 per apprentice recruited.

Engineering Apprenticeships: Bridging Logic and Creativity

Discover how an apprenticeship in Engineering could kick-start an exciting and a satisfying career and learn more about our open vacancies with some of the best engineering companies in Gloucestershire. There’s still time to apply!

Gloucestershire College becomes a finalist for Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year 2021

Gloucestershire College is delighted to be once again recognised by the GloucestershireLive Apprenticeship Awards for its vital contribution to upskilling the workforce of tomorrow.

Cheltenham’s Economic Recovery Task Force launches new employer survey as it looks to accelerate take-up of apprenticeships

Cheltenham’s Economic Recovery Task Force, the public-private leadership body formed to spearhead Cheltenham’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, has today launched a new survey targeting employers in the town with the aim of understanding perceptions and attitudes towards apprenticeships and how they can support business recovery in the town.

GC unveils new Cheltenham facilities as part of the West of England Institute of Technology

Proudly part of the West of England Institute of Technology (WEIoT), Gloucestershire College is thrilled to reveal the brand new cyber and engineering facilities located at our Cheltenham campus. Read more here.

Degree Apprentices Awarded Runners Up Prize in National Engineering Competition

Congratulations to Marcus Evans, Charlie Lodge, Eleanor Brisland, Oliver Tutton and Ezra Price who were awarded the Runners Up Prize in the national Engineering For People Design Challenge 2021. Read more here.

Gloucestershire College is delighted to be the first college in England to offer a degree apprenticeship recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) - Photo of Andy Bates and Matthew Burgess

Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship recognised by the NCSC

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.

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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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