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Lifetime Skills Guaranteed

Free courses for adults

Retrain, get qualified and gain skills for life with our FREE courses in trades, management, finance and care.

If you're 19 or over and don't have a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to A Levels), you can study one of the below courses for FREE to gain in-demand skills and change the course of your future.

We're helping Gloucestershire get back on its feet by offering a wide range of courses to adults for FREE, as part of the government-backed Lifetime Skills Guarantee scheme.

Trade courses

For carpenters

NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations

If you're already employed as a carpenter but don't have qualifications, this course will recognise your skills and help carve your lifelong career. 

Usually costs £2,583 but you can get this qualification for FREE if you meet eligibility criteria!

For bricklayers

NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations

If you're already employed as a bricklayer but don't have qualifications, this course will recognise your skills and build the foundation for a lifelong career. 

Usually costs £5,421 but you can get this qualification for FREE if you meet eligibility criteria!

 

 

For electricians

Level 3 Electrical Installation

If you've already achieved your Level 2 qualification in electrical, this course will further develop your skills and knowledge so you can work safely on domestic installations.

 

Finance

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!

 

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!

 

Care courses

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!

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!

 

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!

 

 

Not found the course you're looking for?

Check out our FREE online short courses in IT, business, nutrition and care, which you can start when suits you!

We also offer a wide range of evening courses for leisure:

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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.

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