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Professional Courses and Apprenticeships

Continuous professional development with Gloucestershire College

Grow professionally and develop your skills through our professional training courses and apprenticeships, essential for any and every business and employee.

Upskill your staff with Gloucestershire College. Take advantage of our professional training programmes and government funding to support your business.

We offer apprenticeships and courses in:

Accountancy | Business Admin | Customer Services | HR | Management | Marketing | IT & Cyber

Find out more here: gloscol.ac.uk/professional-training 

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Adult Education at Gloucestershire College

At GC, we firmly believe that learning never stops. We are passionate about offering courses to adults across a range of different sectors that are flexible and work around them. Regardless of where you currently are in your career, we have entry level, progression pathways and management courses available.

Meet the trainer: Dianne Baker, Assessor Trainer in Apprenticeships at GC

“Apprentices learn with you and from you, as well as from their college trainer. So they are getting an excellent all round knowledge base as well as learning your own methods and practices. They appreciate the commitment you give them and you’ll appreciate the depth of skills and knowledge that they acquire. Apprentices can become your most loyal employees – supporting the business as it develops and becoming your next team leaders, trainers and managers.”

Meet the Employer Training & Apprenticeships Team - Sarah Thorne, Senior Business & Apprenticeship Sales Executive

“Many employers are still unaware of the government funding available for apprentices over 18 and if they are able to engage in an apprenticeship as a mature student. It is lovely to see that anyone of any age has various options to pursue their desired career in."

Meet GC's Employer Training & Apprenticeships Team - Ellie Jevons, Senior Business and Apprenticeship Sales Executive

"I get to work with some amazing businesses and wonderful colleagues. In any typical day I could be in the office, on a construction site, a coffee shop, working from home, in one of our workshops… the list could go on and on. There is always something to learn in FE which keeps me on my feet!”

Introducing the IT and Cyber Security Apprenticeship Delivery Team at Gloucestershire College.

Training a skilled workforce for Gloucestershire’s booming IT and cyber security industry.

Free bite-sized tech courses available to Gloucestershire businesses

Businesses across Gloucestershire and beyond can now sign up to free modular tech courses in the Certificate of Future Technologies, a skills training programme created by the West of England Institute of Technology (WEIoT) partnership in response to local needs.

GC Apprentice Finalist in South West Business and Community Awards

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.

Gloucestershire College leading the way out of digital skills shortage ‘disaster’

The UK could face a “catastrophic gap” in digital skills warned a recent report published by the Learning and Work Institute and WorldSkills UK. Despite the report’s findings – one being that nationally, young people studying IT subjects is declining – Gloucestershire College has again bucked the trend, with an increased demand for its IT, cyber and digital courses and apprenticeships. Student applications for September 2021 starts have significantly grown across the board, with applications for the College’s university level courses – computing and digital degrees, HNCs and HNDs increasing by a massive 143% year on year. Find out 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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