Become IT savvy

Our FREE online short course in IT User Skills will help you build on your existing IT knowledge for home and the workplace, and learn how to make the most of common software.

The course is studied completely online, with no on campus attendance required.

  • Study when you want from the comfort of home
  • Get qualified in 15 weeks or less
  • Make your CV stand out
  • Nationally accredited

About the course

Whether you want to boost your skills for your next job, or are looking to improve your IT productivity at home, this course will provide you with knowledge of widely-used programs and build your confidence in using them.

It's a Level 2 qualification, which is similar to having a GCSE at grade A*-C or 4-9, so it's a great addition to your CV too.


Modules include:

- Word processing software (Word)

- Presentation software (PowerPoint)

- Spreadsheet software (Excel)

- Improving productivity using IT


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

Please note that you can only apply for and start one Level 2 short course at a time.
Choose the course that suits your goal the most, apply online, then once you've enrolled and completed this course, you can apply for another one.


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

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)

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 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.