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Money Matters

Here’s an overview of some of the financial support available. If you’d like to find out more information or to find out what you’re eligible for, get in touch with our student services team: 0345 155 2020


This year, all students (current or previous) that are progressing from a qualification achieved at Gloucestershire College to a full-time, Level 4 HE course at the College are offered a bursary of £1000 in their first year of HE study at the college. 

This includes progression onto all HNCs and foundation degrees. For some subject areas a proportion of the bursary is specified to fund the purchase of equipment/materials for use throughout the course. 

All Level 4 students that progress to their second year of full-time study at Level 5 with the college will receive a bursary of £500.

GC has an HE Hardship Fund available on a case-by-case basis too.

Support with costs

The Student Loan Company offers loans and grants to cover the cost of tuition fees and living costs.

Advanced Learner Loan

Available to those aged 19 and over studying at Level 3 to 6, this loan works in a similar way as a university one; there’s no credit check, your household income isn’t taken into account and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning at least £25,000 per year.

Plus, if you use the loan to study an Access to HE course, then go on to complete a HE qualification, your Advanced Learner Loan is written off.

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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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.