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Study accounting online

Keep learning, wherever you are.

Globally-recognised AAT qualifications covering practical, real-world accounting skills that you can put to use from day one, now available to study online.

  • Expert tuition
  • Dedicated support
  • Excellent pass rates
  • Engaging digital resources

Gloucestershire College has partnered with Mindful Education to create a suite of blended learning courses that provide flexible study options, combining online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.


Our range of professional courses offers the best of both worlds, requiring less time in college than traditional classroom-only courses, and allowing learners to choose how, when and where they want to study.

L1 Access Award in Business Skills

For professionals keen to learn transferable skills, those wanting to start a career in accounting, and businesses looking to grow.

Delivery: Remote learning 

Length: 12 weeks

Start date: Tuesday 6 October (evenings)

A Level 1 qualification with no entry requirements, which covers basic accounting techniques and principles, enabling learners to gain a broad understanding of the business environment.

There is funding available to cover the course cost, for those eligible. Contact Student Services to check if you're eligible.

L2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

To develop accounting career and prepare for junior accounting roles.

Delivery: Blended learning (online and on campus)

Length: 12 months

Campus: Gloucester or Cheltenham

Start date: Thursday 10 September (afternoons or evenings)

A Level 2 qualification that delivers a solid foundation in finance administration; covering everything from double entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles and using accounting software.

There may funding available to cover the course cost, via an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact Student Services to check if you're eligible.

L3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

A stepping stone to achieving professional AAT Bookkeeper status.

Delivery: Blended learning (online and on campus)

Length: 12 months

Campus: Gloucester

Start date: Monday 7 September (Monday mornings and Thursday evenings)

A Level 3 qualification that covers a range of complex accounting tasks. Students learn to master financial processes, including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts, VAT issues in business, management accounting costing techniques and ethical practices for accountants.

There may funding available to cover the course cost, via an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact Student Services to check if you're eligible.

L2 Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship

To upskill into junior and entry level accounting roles, providing a solid foundation in finance administration.

Delivery: Blended learning (online and on campus)

Length: 15 months

Campus: Cheltenham or Gloucester

Start date: September (half day on campus one week and half day online the next)

A Level 2 apprenticeship covering keeping financial records and preparing accounts, including everything from invoices, payment processing and bank reconciliations to double entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles and balancing accounts.

There may funding available to help businesses cover the training costs. Contact the GC Business Hub to find out how we can help your business grow.



Why GC?

We're your local college

  • Award-winning teaching and learning
  • Experience in teaching online
  • Excellent AAT pass rates
  • Lecturers have worked in their industries
  • Students are supported to succeed
  • High quality online content and resources

Note regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus courses, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, students are able to continue their studies seamlessly with social distancing in place. Some of the regular ‘On Campus’ lessons can be replaced by remote ‘virtual classroom’ sessions led by college tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit government guidance and college policies.


To find out more, or if you have any questions, please call Student Services on 0345 155 2020 or email


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.