Gloucestershire College (Online & On Campus)

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"Progress your career with courses that fit around your work and life commitments, supported by experienced lecturers and excellent facilities at GC."


At Gloucestershire College (GC) our goal is to prepare students for the world of work, further study or university by equipping them with the skills, qualifications and experience needed to be successful.

With the right training and support, we believe that everyone can achieve their ambitions, and by choosing to continue your journey at GC, you will have access to 'outstanding' support, learn from qualified and experienced professionals active in their fields, and train using industry-standard facilities.

Our students have the edge in their future employment because we are dedicated to learning that works.


Subject strengths

Gloucestershire College has developed a strong reputation both locally and internationally for developing successful students. Our courses are aligned to local business needs, ensuring that our students develop the skills that empoloyers really value. 

Student life

As well as collaborating with new people, you'll experience a brand new way of learning that includes work-related and student development activities to help prepare you for the future.

  • Work experience and work-related opportunities to increase your appeal to employers
  • Future education providing expert advise and support with UCAS, university visits, research and career planning
  • SU volunteering in the community to enhance your citizenship skills
  • Training and development to develop your independent study skills and work on your qualifications
  • SU active join a sports team and prove your teamwork and communication skills


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Our buzzing Gloucester campus is set in a prime location in the heart of the City, beside the historic Gloucester Docks which sees regular food festivals throughout the year and the Tall Ships Festival. 

The College is across the water from the shops, cinema and restaurants of Gloucester Quays, a popular tourist destination – many offering GC student discounts.

The Gloucester campus is set in the grounds of Llanthony Secunda Priory, which dates from 1135. In fact the Quays area provides an interesting mix of state-of-the-art and historic – with the majority of the old warehouses around the water now renovated as desirable housing, offices and leisure.

The campus hosts one of our Enterprise Labs where you can get support to think through or access funding for our business ideas, or connect with a crowd of like-minded students who hope to be their own boss one day, at our monthly Enterprise Society gatherings.

You’ll find a range of classes, workshops and studios across four blocks around two dramatic open spaces. It’s especially well-known for its outstanding vocational facilities, business and media studies, early years, motor vehicle maintenance and sport. Our Graduations Hair and Beauty salon is well-known throughout the city and always busy, and we’re proud of our creative and technology courses.

The Cheltenham campus is home to our Sixth Form and Fashion Academy, Number ONE Restaurant and construction workshops.

The Forest of Dean campus is known for its A Levels, arts courses and Discover and Independent Living Pathways. It also houses a hair and beauty salon and the Beechwood Restaurant.

All our campuses are accessible to disabled people, with wheelchair access and lifts. Guide dogs are welcome in most classes and College facilities.

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Gloucester Campus 
Llanthony Road 

Cheltenham Campus 
Princess Elizabeth Way 
GL51 7SJ

Forest of Dean 
Five Acres 
GL16 7JT

How to enrol

Please fill in the form through the 'Get Course Info' button and a member of staff from the College will get in touch - thank you. 

Contact details

Visit our website or call us on 0345 155 2020 for more details.