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ADA: The Advanced Digital Academy

Cheltenham's state-of-the-art IT and cyber training centre, bringing industry and education together.

  • Brand new £3m training facility
  • Off-grid attack and defence room
  • Agile work spaces
  • Located next to GCHQ and the UK's new cyber park


The hotspot for developing tech talent

Kitted out with latest hardware and software – and looking pretty impressive too – students, apprentices and those already working in computing and cyber, now have the optimal environment to learn and put cutting-edge theory into practice.

ADA comprises eight computing labs, cyber-forensics tool kits, collaborative working areas, study pods and networking spaces. The jewel in its crown is the cutting-edge attack and defence room. Powered by Intel Core i7-9800X processors, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Graphics Cards and a massive 32GB of RAM, complete with 4K Ultra HD curved monitors.

Make an enquiry

To find out more about training courses available, or if you are interested in using the ADA space for your business,  speak to a GC Business Consultant. Call 01452 536400 or email

Explore our IT & Cyber apprenticeship programmes

We have IT and cyber apprenticeship training programmes running throughout the year ranging from Level 3 to degree:

Infrastructure Technician Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Software Apprenticeships:

  • Software Developer Technician Level 3

  • Software Developer Level 4

  • Software Tester Level 4 

  • NEW Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineer) Degree Apprenticeship Level 6

Network Engineer Apprenticeship (Level 4)

Cyber Security Apprenticeships:

  • Cyber Security Technician Level 3

  • Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship Level 6

Make an enquiry

Fill out your details below to arrange a call back or speak to our Business Consultants directly on: 01452 563400 /

Looking to study a full-time computing or cyber course at Gloucestershire College?


Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

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.