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FREE business courses

Get qualified and build your career in finance and management with our FREE courses for adults.

Lifetime Skills Guarantee

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.


For finance professionals

AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping

If you're already experienced and want to gain a recognised qualification, this course can facilitate your professional bookkeeping status (AATQB), covering double entry bookkeeping, financial statements, intermediate spreadsheets and software use.

Usually costs £1,265 but you can study for FREE if you meet eligibility criteria!


For managers

ILM Diploma in Leadership and Management

If you have management responsibilities but no formal training, this online course will train you in motivation and communication, as well as leading teams through organisational change, budget cuts or other pressures. 

Usually costs £1,987 but you can study for FREE if you meet eligibility criteria!


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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.