|Type||College of further education|
|Location||Cheltenham and Gloucester
|Students||21,000 full and part-time|
Gloucestershire College abbreviated GC (formerly known as Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology, abbreviated GlosCAT or GLOSCAT) is a college of further education in the county of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.
Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology was originally formed in 1980 from the merger of four county (Local Education Authority) colleges being Gloucestershire College of Education, Gloucestershire College of Art and Design, Gloucester City College of Technology, and North Gloucestershire College of Technology. In 1990 GlosCAT divided its provision forming a separate Higher Education Trust to go forward with a separate merger to become Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education and then the University of Gloucestershire. It maintained the remaining part as a Local Authority institution, which became a Further Education Corporation.
A 10-year Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the University of Gloucestershire Vice Chancellor and the Principals of Gloucestershire College and South Gloucestershire and Stroud College to support access to higher education locally in Gloucestershire.
Gloucestershire College has its main campuses at large purpose-built facilities in Cheltenham, Gloucester, and Forest of Dean along with several smaller sites around the county including the Construction School in Kingsditch and at the Tewkesbury Launchpad Centre. The college campus at Gloucester relocated the former campus to a brownfield site within Gloucester Docks. The building won the Civic Trust Award for Best Climate Friendly Scheme July 2008.
The college caters mainly for the 16–18 age group. It also offers higher education up to and including HND, HNC and Foundation Degree levels. In the 2005/06 academic year, Gloucestershire College had 21,777 students enrolled, of which 416 were engaged in higher education.
- Gloscol web site
- Timeline of educational development over two centuries from University of Gloucestershire web site
- University of Gloucestershire, 'Service of Thanksgiving' publication on attainment of University title, 30 April 2002, held in Gloucester Cathedral, pages 5-7
- "Statutory Instrument". UK Government. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
- "New deal ignites a revolution in higher education" Gloucestershire Echo and ThisisGloucestershire, 8 February 2013
- Statement from the Chair of the Board Of Governors
- Gloscat Annual Review 2005/06 - see p2, "Facts and Figures