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FREE online courses now available

6 May 2020

We are delighted to launch a new series of courses to help you keep learning, wherever you are.

Whether you want to keep your brain busy, develop professional skills or even prepare for a career change whilst at home, these short courses are free, flexible and accessible to all.

Delivered purely online, the courses include IT User Skills, Business and Administration, Customer Service, Lean Organisation Management Techniques and Equality and Diversity

Students can enrol on a course and start learning within a day or two, and while the course content is on a self-study basis – great for fitting in around homeworking and family life – all students have access to support from our dedicated tutors and an online support team.

The Level 2 qualifications are similar to GCSE grade A*-C or 4-9, so these are great additions to your CV. Plus all can be completed in 14 weeks or less, and there are plenty of progression options and related courses available at GC, if you decide you want to study further.

Amie Nutbrown, Head of Commercial, said: “We understand that in the current climate it’s difficult for professionals, parents and anyone to think about their next steps career-wise or simply develop their skills.

“Our solution is a series of nationally-recognised online courses in core areas such as business, IT and management, which are completely flexible on a self-study basis, with the added bonus of personalised support from our tutors.

“Anyone can enrol on these courses for free and get qualified in 14 weeks or less, giving them plenty of time to plan their next professional steps or learning goals. We plan to develop more free, online courses over the coming months – watch this space.”

For more information, and to apply, visit 

Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.