Gloucestershire College


We’re very good at teaching. Our most recent A Level pass rate was 98.6%!

90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good. Ofsted has rated us “good” with “outstanding” features.

All GC staff are experts in their subject area and a number of them have worked in industry too.

We also have great facilities, including hair and beauty salons, a theatre, recording studios, tennis courts, restaurants and iMacs.

A high standard of teaching and equipment, and our wide choice of courses, make us an excellent choice for UK and international students.

Why choose Gloucestershire College?

With over 25 years of summer school experience, we know you will have a wonderful time with us. Excellent teaching, beautiful and historic locations and state of the art facilities make GC summer school a fantastic short-term option.

Entry Requirements

International students must meet both the English language requirement AND the Academic entry requirements listed below:

A) English Language Requirements

To be eligible for our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, international students must satisfy English Language Requirements. The level of English required depends on the course you wish to apply for and there are a few exemptions available also.


We offer great value for money. Course materials, transport and admission for day trips, full social programme, learning facilities and administration charges are included.

Course Dates and Costs

Dates start and finish on Sunday, the travel day.

Juniors – Sunday 28th June 2015 – Sunday 9th August 2015.

Adults – Sunday 28th June 2015 – Sunday 30th August 2015.

Juniors: 12-14 (with group), 15-17. Adults: 17+. Fees below are for summer 2015:

Course and length Course cost – £ GBP Accommodation
– £ GBP(host family)
Total – £ GBP
Juniors & Adults 2 weeks 700 30 + 310 1040
Juniors & Adults 3 weeks 970 30 + 465 1465
Juniors & Adults 4 weeks 1215 30 + 620 1865
Juniors 16-17 & Adults 5 weeks 1440 30 + 775 2245
Juniors 16-17 & Adults 6 weeks 1635 30 + 930 2595
Adults 7 weeks 1800 30 + 1085 2915
Adults 8 weeks 1935 30 + 1240 3205

Courses include 15 hours (20 lessons) in class for Juniors, and 18 hours (24 lessons) for Adults.

Course materials, transport and admission for day trips, full social programme, learning facilities and administration charges are included.

Airport transfers are not included but can be arranged. Host family accommodation is full board (packed lunch) and includes light laundry.


We’ll find a suitable family for you to stay with, either in Gloucester or Cheltenham depending on where you’ll be studying.

Staying with a host family is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in British culture and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to practise speaking English.

All our host families are carefully chosen by our accommodation officer to make sure all our students will be cared for and looked after in a safe and friendly environment.

Host families provide breakfast and dinner on weekdays and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the weekend.

Some of our host families have children, who may be a similar age, and pets. You’re sure of a warm welcome.

If you have any questions about accommodation, please contact our Accommodation Officer.

– See more at:

  • Arts, Media, Music and Performing Arts
  • Business, Administration, Management and Finance
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Construction and Building Services
  • Counselling and Wellbeing
  • Engineering
  • Fashion Academy
  • Foundation Studies
  • Hairdressing, Beauty and Holistic Therapies
  • Health, Care and Early Years
  • IT and Computing
  • Languages
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Sport, Public Services and Outdoor Adventure
  • Teacher Training and Education
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Access to Higher Education
  • Entry to Further Education
  • Higher Education
  • Sixth Form

All GC staff are experts in their subject and we have great facilities to support your learning.

Our wide choice of courses and high standards make us a great choice for international students.

  • We have a dedicated team to help you
  • Our international students consistently get great results
  • We offer a safe and welcoming place to study
  • Our fees are competitive
  • We’re in a beautiful part of the UK
  • We’ve been educating students since 1838.

Talk to our International Team to get started.


Gloucestershire College has four campuses in the Cotswolds. These are at Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and the Forest of Dean.

We are just two hours from London and it’s easy to get a train, coach, or taxi to get here. We can help you make the transfer arrangements when your place is confirmed.


The College is around two hours from London (by car, coach or train) and around one hour from Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol, Cardiff, Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon. There are excellent transport links with many popular places within the UK.

We arrange frequent supervised excursions to these places, as well as local activities such as sports and social events.

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