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GC Education and Skills

We have been providing high-quality education and skills to individuals and businesses for over 30 years, and as an Ofsted Grade 2: Good provider you can be assured the quality of our training and excellent support can help you achieve your future goals. We provide apprenticeships, traineeships, courses, higher education degrees and adult courses.
Net Zero Week – 2 to 8 July 2022
It’s Net Zero Week, and so in celebration, we thought we’d surprise you with an announcement. We have a range of exciting, upcoming courses specialising in emerging green technologies. From Solar Photovoltaic to Wind Turbine technology, support a greener way to develop careers. #EducateToInnovate
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Find your course
Our Traineeships are designed to prepare you for progression on to an apprenticeship or employment. You will develop the valuable skills that employers are looking for. You may also be eligible for up £75 per week whilst you are on your Traineeship.
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We were 'live' on Unity Radio!

Listen here to hear GC staff and learners talk to The New Talent Academy at Unity Radio about our offer and why we think you should join us and kickstart your future.

Pre-Apprenticeship Study Programmes

What is a Study Programme? Watch our video to find out about Study Programmes – what’s involved, who they are for and much more.

Join our Summer Programmes 2022!
If you are aged 16 - 18 and looking for something to keep you busy this summer then, we have the perfect opportunity for you.
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Skills Bootcamps in Digital Skills
Skills Bootcamps – part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.
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What we offer
If you're looking for an alternative to college or university, where you can earn and learn your way into a job that suits your passion, we can help. For information on how we can help, email


We have a wide-range of apprenticeships on offer - from engineering and manufacturing to IT and digital.


If you're not quite ready for an apprenticeship, a pre-apprenticeship is the ideal stepping stone. It'll get you up-to-speed on the skills employers want to see and give you an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the area you want to work in.

Higher Education

Our courses are delivered part-time and are the perfect option for people who want to balance work and home life with studying.

Adult courses

We offer a range of courses for adults looking to learn a trade, secure a job or work towards a professional qualification.
Skills Support for Growth
Skills Support for Growth is designed for 15-24 year olds who aren’t in education, employment, or training. The programme provides young people with vocational skills, confidence, and work experience opportunities to help them prepare for the world of work.
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National Citizen Service
Designed specially for 16 and 17 year olds, the NCS experience will give you a clearer idea of what you want from your future turning all those ‘No You Cant’s’ into No We Can. A Space to Find You!
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