Gloucestershire College

Gloucestershire College is an innovative and career-focused provider of further and higher education, with three campuses in Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean. The College delivers a range of academic, professional and technical training programmes, including apprenticeships (working with over 1,300 employers), HNCs, HNDs, foundation degrees and professional qualifications up to the equivalent of master’s degrees, as well as short courses for businesses, part-time courses and English for overseas students. Each year Gloucestershire College welcomes over 5,000 full-time students and 10,000 part-time students, and employs over 1,000 members of staff across all sites.

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Case Studies

Gloucestershire college offers a wide range of apprenticeships, check out the stories of two of them below.

GE Aviation

Amelia Andrews, Engineering Degree Apprentice.

21-year-old Amelia Andrews started her apprenticeship at GE Aviation in 2015 and is working towards achieving her BEng in Electronic and Computing Engineering, whilst studying at GC. She chose to do an apprenticeship because she wanted to gain experience in the world of work and gain a good degree.

Dumbleton Hall Hotel

Mathew Bryant, Apprentice Manager Megan Beale, Apprentice Chef

Mathew, an Apprentice Manager, decided to do an apprenticeship because he enjoyed his waiting job and knew this route would help him achieve his career goal by learning and working at the same time. He works in each department of the hotel to learn the different aspects of management and so far, has learnt how the reception and kitchen areas work individually, and as part of the hotel.

Latest News & Publications


The Devolution of the Adult Education Budget to the GLA

In this report, the impact of the Devolution of the Adult Education Budget to the GLA gets discussed.


2019 Collab Group London Colleges Prospectus

We have released our new Collab Group London Colleges prospectus with key information about our partnership.


International Services Prospectus

We have released our new Collab Group international prospectus with key information about our international services.


Non-Traditional Revenues Project bid

Looking for consultants to undertake a detailed study to identify investment options


College Governance: Opportunities and Challenges

In collaboration with Shakespeare Martineau, this paper discusses the importance of good governance in the FE sector


Making apprenticeships work for all - policy

In this publication, we argue for the need of the right building blocks to make a great apprenticeship system.