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New IT and Computing University-Level Courses

  • HNC, HND and UWE Bristol top-up degree 
  • Specialise in cyber security, software or network engineering
  • Train in new £3million facilities: Advanced Digital Academy
  • Expert lecturers and skills employers truly need

Explore our courses below. 

Your pathway to an IT degree

HNC Computing (Level 4)

Expect a mix of hands-on, practical and theoretical learning, over traditional university-style lectures - and equates to the first year of university, in terms of UCAS points. 

Modules include:
Programming
Web design
Networking
Database Design and Development
Security
Choose: Software Development Lifecycles, Data Analytics, Strategic Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence 

For those who have completed A Levels or a Level 3 equivalent (Extended Diploma or T Level) in computing. 

HND Computing (Level 5)

Our HND is a flexible course; we'll work with you to select the right mix of modules to help you achieve your career in cyber security, software or network engineering. 

Modules include: 
Network management  
Network Security  
Forensics  
Internet of Things  
Cloud Computing  
Emerging Technologies  
Application Development

For students who have completed the HNC or first year of university.

IT Top-up Degree (Level 6)

Taught by expert GC and UWE Bristol lecturers, this one-year course will top-up your existing qualifications and turn them into a full honor's degree.

This course is for students who have completed the HNC and HND or first two years of university. 

Full details of the modules and how to apply can be found on the UWE Bristol website.

Please note that applications for the Level 6 BSc in Information Technology will be made directly to UWE Bristol through UCAS. If you have any queries about the application process, please contact our Admissions Team on 0345 155 2020 or email applications@gloscol.ac.uk

IT innovation on your doorstep

Over £3million has been invested into dedicated our cutting-edge facilities at our Cheltenham Campus:

  • Computing labs
  • Attack and defence rooms
  • Forensic tool kits
  • Eco study pods
  • Spaces for collaborative working
  • Employer networking zone

These will ensure you can keep pace with technology and develop high-value skills to become the next generation of industry leaders.

A learning experience like no other

Affordable courses

Studying closer to home can significantly reduce the cost of gaining a degree. GC offers competitive fees, saving you a third on typical university fees, and no relocation costs, as you can stay home.

More one-to-one support

Our classes are much smaller than at university, meaning you're seen, heard and valued, and benefit from more one-on-one time with your lecturer.

Learn from industry experts

Our lecturers are experts in their fields. They've had successful careers in industry and know what employers want from graduates. Plus, you'll get access to our network of local employers to help build your experience.

Our current students have come from schools across Gloucestershire and beyond, including Balcarras, Pate's, Newent and more.

Student Stories

Amelia Thomas

HND (Level 5)

Digital Forensics and Cyber Security

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Amelia Thomas

HND (Level 5)

Digital Forensics and Cyber Security

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Holly Lyne

HND (Level 5)

Digital Forensics and Cyber Security

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HNC Computing (Level 4)

This course is for students who have completed A Levels or a Level 3 equivalent (Extended Diploma or T Level) in computing.

 

It's ideal if you prefer a mix of hands-on, practical and theoretical learning, over traditional university-style lectures - and equates to the first year of university, in terms of UCAS points.

 

Modules include:

 

Programming

Web design

Networking

Database Design and Development

Security

Choose: Software Development Lifecycles, Data Analytics, Strategic Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence 

 


 

HND Computing (Level 5)

This course is for students who have completed the HNC or first year of university and want to specialise in cyber security, network engineering or software engineering.

 

It equates to the second year of university, in terms of UCAS points.

 

Modules include:

 

Network management

Network Security

Forensics

Internet of Things

Cloud Computing

Emerging Technologies

Application Development

We'll work with you to determine the right mix of modules to suit your career goals.

 


IT Top-up Degree (Level 6)

This course is for students who have completed the HNC and HND or first two years of university.

 

Taught by expert GC and UWE Bristol lecturers, this one-year course will top-up your existing qualifications and turn them into a full honor's degree.

 

Full details of the modules and how to apply can be found on the UWE Bristol website.

 

Please note that applications for the Level 6 BSc in Information Technology will be made directly to UWE Bristol through UCAS. If you have any queries about the application process, please contact our Admissions Team on 0345 155 2020 or email applications@gloscol.ac.uk

 

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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.

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