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FREE online short courses

Get a new qualification in 15 weeks or less.  

Click on a course below to find out more. 


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).
  • Microsoft Word or a similar word processing software program. 
  • Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player (version 9.0 or higher).
  • An active email account.

You may need additional software programs for IT courses – please email us for more information:

Courses delivered through iTrain, our online learning portal

  • Completely FREE for everyone
  • Nationally accredited qualifications
  • Flexible around family and working from home
  • Easy to use
  • Personalised support 

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.