GlosCol Events – Dates for Your Diary

Parent Information Sessions 

25th April – Cheltenham
26th April – RFD
27th April – Gloucester
All 6-7pm

24th June 10am-12pm – Gloucester

May Open Evenings

8th – Gloucester
10th – Forest of Dean
15th May – Cheltenham

1-2-1 Advice Appointments

08:30-17:00 Mon-Fri

For more information, please contact GlosCol directly



Applications for September 2017

Secure your place at Gloucestershire College now for September 2017

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Gloucestershire College is giving potential students the chance to get ahead of the game and apply now for September 2017 entry onto its courses.

Year 11 students can apply now to avoid the hassle of completing applications during the busy GCSE mock exam period, with options including over 20 A Level subjects at GC sixth form. Alternatively, they can choose from a wide range of full-time further education courses in subjects such as engineering, construction, health and social care, computing, hairdressing, beauty, sport and outdoor education, business and media.

The Gloucestershire College 2017/2018 Prospectus is available now in schools, from the College’s campuses in Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean, and to download at:

The prospectus contains the full list of A Levels, further education courses and apprenticeships on offer, commencing in September. Students in the Forest of Dean will now be able to study new courses in barbering, catering and A Level physical education, while both Cheltenham and Gloucester Campuses will be offering new computing courses. New construction and health, social care and early years courses will be available to students at all three campuses.

The College will host a series of November Open Evenings for students looking at their options for September 2017, along with their parents and guardians. These provide an excellent opportunity to see the state of the art facilities at its three campuses, including the brand new Graduations at Cheltenham hair and beauty training salon, as well as construction workshops, film studios, training restaurants, sports facilities and more.

Principal Matthew Burgess said: “It is a good idea to start looking at post-GCSE options and for students to secure their place this side of Christmas, for one less thing to worry about once mock exams begin.

“Many students will be undecided on what and where they want to study, and there are so many options to consider, such as A Levels, apprenticeships, technical and professional routes.

“This is why we recommend that students and their parents come along to one of our Open Evenings for the chance to view our fantastic facilities and speak to our advice and guidance team, as well as our passionate lecturers.”

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Further information on the November Open Evenings can be found

GlosCol Taster Day Trip Y10 – 22.6.16

Gloucestershire College have invited our Year 10 students to attend a taster day at their Five Acres Campus on Wednesday 22nd June from 9.30-2.30pm.

The day will include a welcome talk from the site principal, the chance to see the facilities, a tour of the campus two course tasters of their choice. A BBQ lunch and transport are also being provided. Buses will leave from the school at 8.45 and students will arrive back in time for their usual buses home from school/collection.

The itinerary for the event is as follows:

9.30am Arrival & Welcome in Theatre
10.00-12.00 Taster Session 1
12.00-12.45 Lunch
1.00-2.00 Taster Session 2
2.15pm Departure

Students will be required to choose their taster session from the following subjects:

  • Health & Social Care/ Early Years
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Business & I.T
  • Art & Design
  • Catering
  • Construction
  • Sixth Form
  • Outdoor Adventure

If you would like your child to take part in this free event, please complete the permission slip and medical form along with the leaflet from GlosCol and return all forms no later than Thursday 26th May.  Taster sessions are being allocated to students by GlosCol staff over half-term and students who return leaflets after the deadline cannot be guaranteed their choice in taster sessions. Letters have gone out to students today (20.5).

Year 11 Construction Taster Day – Wednesday 18th February 2015

Wednesday 18th February – Construction Taster Day – Mitcheldean Campus.

The taster will run on Wednesday 18th February (during half term) from 9.30-3.30pm and students will have the opportunity to pick 2 subjects to have a go at (one morning and one afternoon session).

I have attached a leaflet and application slip below with all relevant information for any current Year 11 students who would like to go into the Construction/ Building Services industry.

Gloscol Construction Taster Feb2015

GlosCol Apprenticeship Opportunities

Apprenticeship Opportunities in the Forest

GlosCol have joined forces with Forest Inspiration Committee to host local businesses at the Royal Forest of Dean Campus Open Evening on Wednesday 12 November. As the largest provider of apprenticeships in the county, they work with over 800 local businesses to provide apprenticeship opportunities. Pre-register online here.