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West of England Institute of Technology

Join the creators and makers of the future

If you're looking for an apprenticeship and a career in the ever-growing engineering, cyber and computing industry, Gloucestershire College, part of the West of England Institute of Technology, is the place to develop after your college course or A Levels.

What is the West of England Institute of Technology?

Gloucestershire College is a proud partner in the West of England Institute of Technology (WEIoT) - a government-funded programme bringing together key academic and employer partners across the region to develop the skills of the future.

We're proud to work with Weston CollegeUniversity of the West of EnglandYeovil College and Bath College as academic partners in WEIoT. The anchor employers of the WEIoT include Bamboo Technology, GE Aviation, Renishaw, GKN Aerospace, JISC, Leonardo, Airbus, National Composites Centre, North Somerset Council, io Academy, Rolls Royce, St Monica Trust, United Bristol and Weston Health NHS Trust

Together we are committed to providing the next generation with the digital and technical skills they need for the jobs of the future.

We design and deliver flexible, higher-level technical learning to equip individuals with the skills to fully participate in, and contribute to, economic growth driven by digital innovation and emerging technologies. ​

We are one of only 12 national Institutes of Technology licenced by the Department for Education to support local employers develop higher-level skills and train employees for the jobs of tomorrow. ​

Discover more about the WEIOT here

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.

Advanced Digital Academy officially opens in Cheltenham

Cheltenham Campus was buzzing with excitement as it welcomed over 100 VIP guests from the cyber-tech industry to the official opening of its £3m Advanced Digital Academy (ADA), a state-of-the-art cyber and IT training facility that offers an exceptional learning environment for GC computing and cyber students and apprentices.

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.

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.

Apprenticeship Case Study: William Lowe, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Apprentice at GE Aviation

As proud champions of apprenticeships in Gloucestershire, we love sharing the success stories of our apprentices here at the College. We caught up with William Lowe, Engineering Apprentice at GE Aviation to find out why chose to do an apprenticeship and what his has experience has been of the course so far.

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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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