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Prepare for your next step: meet our expert lecturers and support teams, find out more about your options and check out our facilities.


Introducing ADA: The Advanced Digital Academy

We’re excited to offer a sneak peek into our new cyber and computing training venue at Cheltenham Campus.

T Levels - The Next Level Qualification

A new, two-year qualification bringing together 80% classroom learning with 20% industry placement. Equivalent to A Levels, T Levels give you a head start towards the career you want. Apply for construction, healthcare or digital support services today, to start in September 2021.


Join Totum for just £14.99

The NUS extra card has just got even better and is now called Totum.  

Taking a Gap Year

Instead of continuing with your studies straight away you may decide to take a year out.  Most universities and courses view taking a gap year as a positive thing as long as you have planned it carefully. 

  • You can apply through UCAS in the final year of your studies at college and select to defer your place for a year but make sure you check with the courses you are applying to that they accept deferred entry.
  • Or you could wait to apply after you have received your results during your gap year.
  • There can be good reasons for taking a gap year such as needing to gain more experience before applying for certain courses such as those in health care professions.
  • You may decide to do a combination of things including work experience, travel abroad, doing voluntary work, doing paid work to save for your time at university, taking a part time course – all great for your CV in the future.
  • When writing your personal statement make sure you include your gap year plans and say how they will benefit you in the future.
  • If you made a UCAS application but didn’t choose to defer your place and then decide to do a gap year, you will need to contact the university to ask if they will give you permission.
  • There are many gap year organisations to help you generate some ideas about what to do including:


Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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.