Gloucestershire College is a large state further education college, established in 1838. Based on two ultra-modern main campuses in Cheltenham and Gloucester and benefiting from over £60 million investment in outstanding facilities, we offer a wide range of courses and programmes and have been welcoming international students to the college for over 30 years.
Based in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, Gloucestershire College is one of the leading further education colleges in the UK offering a wide range of education and training programmes to both home and international students.
We offer a variety of summer school courses, English language courses, mini stays and bespoke programmes, teacher training, vocational and specialist programmes as well as HND, foundation degrees and international foundation courses.
Our progression rate is extremely high with students progressing to top UK universities including Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Nottingham, Southampton and Warwick and our own IFP also has guaranteed progression to the local universities for those who want to stay in the area on completion.
With a great, safe location, state of the art facilities, strong Industry links and competitive fee, Gloucestershire College is a great place to start your future.
We offer business English courses which can also be combined with general English or exam courses and can be tailored to your needs.
We offer a number of short courses in July & August. These courses consists of general English with exciting excursions and optional activities.
We offer a number of programmes including our International foundation courses, diplomas and higher education in a large range of subject areas. All students receive English language support built into the courses and results are excellent with progression to many high ranking Universities.
As an authorised Cambridge English Language Assessment Centre (CELA) we offer paper based examinations for PET (Preliminary English Test), FCE (First Certificate in English), CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) and CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English).
We also offer IELTS preparation courses for students of intermediate and above levels.
We offer general English programmes all year round with start dates every Monday for students aged 16+. Students can study a standard or intensive programme and can also study exam preparation as part of either a standard or intensive programme.
We offer a broad range of homestay junior vacation courses in both Cheltenham and Gloucester with a full programme of activities and excursions included. Specific requests are possible for groups.
We also offer year round ministays, culture weeks and bespoke courses.
We offer full and part time CELTA courses (the initial qualification recognised world-wide by employers of EFL teachers and validated by Cambridge University) as well as TEFL refresher courses, TKT and bespoke teacher training and short methodology group courses designed to meet the specific needs of the student.
We offer a full a full range of vocational programmes, including subjects such as Travel and Tourism, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, Computing, Business, Media & Creative Industries, Hospitality & Catering and Health & Social care.