Education and Skills

Welcome to our new GC Education & Skills website! We have been providing high quality education and skills to individuals and businesses for 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.
It's not too late to apply!
If you’re still unsure about your next steps after school or college, we have guaranteed places still available on our range of courses.
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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.


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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FREE Online Short Courses for Adults
We are delighted to be offering a range of FREE online short courses for adults. Whether you’re looking to brush up on skills you already have, or you want to take your first steps into something new - our training courses are the ideal starting point.
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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.
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