Gloucestershire College is a successful college of further and higher education in Gloucestershire with three main campuses in Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean. The college offers a wide range of education and training programmes, including A Levels and GCSEs, apprenticeships, vocational qualifications, work-based learning, basic skills courses, higher education, short courses for business, part-time day and evening courses and English for overseas students. Gloucestershire College welcomes over 5,000 full-time students and over 10,000 part-time students each year, and employs 1200 members of staff across all sites. In 2012, Gloucestershire College signed the College Autism Inclusion Charter to show its commitment to ensuring that it works towards an inclusive and Autism friendly environment where all students have high aspirations and staff that are aware of how best to support individuals with Autism. The college is dedicated to supporting students who have additional learning needs and disabilities and believes passionately in enabling students to become more independent and autonomous in their learning and lives. The College also has Advice and Guidance Coordinators who are there to help parents understand the education options available to their son or daughter or the teenager they care for enabling them to reach their career goals. The college can offer advice by email, phone, or in person via one to one guidance appointments. The college also helps with completing application forms, and can schedule campus tours and tasters, and works closely with local schools and other education providers and attends mock interviews, school career events and parent’s evenings, and often gives talks and presentations about post 16 education options.