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Build professional skills and lockdown your future with our range of FREE online short courses.

  • Learn to care for yourself and others
  • Get qualified in 15 weeks or less
  • Make your CV stand out


Free courses

Please note that you can only apply for and start one course at a time.


Understanding Autism

Develop an understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism, including communication, sensory processing and perception and supporting positive behaviour.


Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health

Increase your knowledge and awareness of children and young people's mental health, including risk factors, behaviour and mental health conditions, and learn how to support them.


Principles of End of Life Care

Develop your understanding and knowledge of how to sensitively and appropriately care for individuals in the final stages of life.


Prevention and Control of Infection

Gain fundamental knowledge of how to control the cause and spread of infection in hospitals and other settings reliant on superior hygiene standards.


Understanding Working in the Health Sector

A broad and balanced introduction to help you develop a career in the health sector, including an overview of different roles and communicating with service users.


We offer a wide range of FREE online short courses. Click below to see them all and apply.

What do I need to get started?

To study these courses you will need the following:

  • An Internet enabled PC running Microsoft Windows
  • A Web browser (JavaScript and Cookie enabled)
  • An active email account
  • Microsoft Word or a similar word processing software program. (You may need additional software programs for IT courses – please contact us for more information.)
  • Adobe Reader
  • Adobe Flash Player (version 9.0 or higher)

Courses delivered through iTrain, our online learning portal

  • Completely FREE for everyone
  • Flexible around family and working from home
  • Self study learning
  • Accessible to all
  • Personalised support 
  • Nationally accredited qualifications

Ready to apply?

Click on the course name above and follow the on-screen instructions to make your application.

If you have any questions about the courses, please email and a member of the team will get back to you within 72 hours.



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.