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Application Journey

Let's do this - here's what to expect on your application journey

Below we have mapped out the key steps of your journey, so you're prepared for what's to come and anything you need to do - applying and joining GC has never been easier!

Please note that the applicant journey below is a guide to what an applicant at GC can expect when applying to a full-time course and is subject to change. Application journeys may vary dependant on the date of application submission, course type, as well as an applicants personal circumstances.

Approx Timeframe: 1 - 3 Working Days

Welcome to Gloucestershire College

Once you have submitted your application we will send you an email and text message welcoming you to your application journey, as well as some information to dive right into!

Get ready to launch your future ambitions and career!

  • Welcome to Gloucestershire College Email Template
  • Welcome to Gloucestershire College SMS Template

Approx Timeframe: 3 - 5 Working Days

We've got your application

As soon as our expert Admissions Team receive your application, we will confirm what we have received from you and tell you where to find more information about your applicant journey.

Your application journey starts here!

  • "We've got this" Email Template
  • "We've got this" SMS Template

Approx Timeframe: Up to 10 working days after application

Application Assessment

Our Admissions Team will complete a quick assessment of your application to make sure you have applied for something you are suitable to study.

At this stage we may need to contact you, so keep an eye out for any email or phone updates.

  • Further Assessment Update Email Template
  • Further Assessment Update SMS Template
  • Further Assessment Progress Update Email Template
  • Further Assessment Progress SMS Template

Approx Timeframe: 2 - 4 weeks after application date

Why GC?

Want to know more about GC and why you'll get a learning experience like no other? We will send you more information about campus life, our first-class facilities and student success stories.

It's time to get excited about your future with GC!

  • "Why GC?" Email Template

Approx Timeframe: 6 - 8 weeks after application date

Applicant Offers

The important bit - we will send you an offer for the course(s) you have applied for. Once you receive your offer, read it carefully and follow any instructions included so you know exactly what you need to do to join your first-choice course.

All the terms, conditions and fine print you need to be aware of before joining GC.

Approx Timeframe: 2 - 4 weeks after offer

Course Fees and Financial Support Information

Money matters - after your offer we will send you information about any course fees, including event and material costs. Depending on your course, you may also receive further information about kits and uniforms.

Money worries? No problem - we will send information about what financial support is available and how to get in touch with our Student Support Team.

Whatever your circumstances - we will do all that we can to support you through your studies.

Approx Timeframe: 2 - 4 weeks after offer

Advice and Guidance Information

Overwhelmed by all the possibilities? We understand it's an important decision, so will send you some useful hints and tips to help you make the course choice that's right for you.

You don't have to make the decision just yet but it's worth thinking about it now!

Approx Timeframe: 2 - 4 weeks after offer

Learning Support Information

Need some support? Have you had any additional support at school and want to know how we can support you on your course?

We will send you information on how to get in touch with our Learning Support Team so you have everything in place for when you start with us.

All the support you need for when you need it.

Approx Timeframe: Dependant on application date

Keeping in touch

If you have applied nice and early we may send a quick email to keep in touch and remind you about the important things to consider before getting into the nitty-gritty of acceptance and enrolment!

Just a quick one to keep you up-to-date and ready for your next steps!

Acceptance Communications: Sent from March 2021

First-Choice Course Decision and Acceptance 

Time to confirm your first-choice course - we will ask you to confirm your first-choice course to us ready for enrolment. By accepting your first-choice course you confirm you understand the offer conditions and have made your decision.

Acceptance communications and reminders coming soon!

Enrolment Information: Sent from June 2021

Online Enrolment Information

You're nearly there - we will confirm what you need to do to enrol, including links to important information, key dates and everything you need so you are prepared for our online enrolment process.

Further September 2021 enrolment information coming soon!

Enrolment Information: Sent from June 2021

Online Enrolment Access and Reminders

One last step ... you will receive all the information you need to access our online enrolment portal, as well as reminders as we approach enrolment to make sure you have completed everything required of you.

Further September 2021 enrolment information coming soon!

Enrolment Information: Sent from June 2021


It's official - you're a student with GC! We will confirm your enrolment and give you your start date, timetable and joining information.

Further September 2021 enrolment information coming soon!

Admissions Team

We’re here to help. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

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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.