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FREE care courses in Mental Health, Dementia and End of Life Practices. 

Whether you are already an NHS hero or would like to break into the sector, get qualified to build your career in health and social care with our FREE courses for adults.

If you're aged 19 or over and don't have a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to A Levels), you can study one of these courses for FREE, as part of the government-backed Lifetime Skills Guarantee.


Your progression is our motivation

If you are looking to break into a career in health and Care or progress towards a promotion in your current role, we are here to support your goals. 


Online learning offers the flexibility and support to suit your lifestyle and our online tutoring platforms can help you achieve your goals 24 hours a day. Whether you want to move up the ladder of have a strong interest in the growing care sector, we can help. 


Level 3 Courses available...

Understanding Mental Health

Develop an understanding of mental health issues and the importance of mental wellbeing, for use across a range of health and social care roles.

Usually costs £811 but you can study for FREE if you meet eligibility criteria!


Principles of Dementia Care

Develop knowledge and understanding of caring for people with dementia, including types of dementia, the importance of early diagnosis and the role of communication, interaction and inclusion in dementia care and support.

Usually costs £811 but you can study for FREE if you meet eligibility criteria!


Principles of End of Life Care

Develop knowledge and understanding of caring for patients approaching the end of their lives in care settings, including hospices, care homes, care in the community and primary care.

Usually costs £811 but you can study for FREE if you meet eligibility criteria!


Fast Stats 


of people working as ‘care assistants and home carers’ claimed to be qualified to Level 2 or above. stand out from your peers and gain a Level 3 care qualification. 

1 in 10

of the working population work in Health and Social Care with demand of qualified workers continuing to grow. 


of Health and Social Care roles involve providing direct, attentive care. We can help you be your best. 


Not found the course you're looking for?

View our full range of free courses, evening and leisure, and professional short courses for adults below:


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.