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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 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.