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Build business skills

We offer a range of FREE online short courses to help you develop skills to work in business and management.

Courses are studied completely online, with no on campus attendance required.

  • Nationally-accredited
  • Make your CV stand out
  • Personalised online support
  • Get qualified in 15 weeks or less
  • FREE to all, with no entry requirements

Making online learning simple and engaging.

Free courses

Certificate in Customer Service 
Develop excellent customer service skills, improve communication and learn how to understand customers.

Certificate in IT User Skills
Gain knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and master techniques to improve productivity in the workplace.

Lean Organisation Management Techniques
Become a more effective team player at work and discover how to implement business improvements. 

Principles of Business and Administration
Learn up-to-date working practices, including event management and budgeting, and develop effective communication techniques.

Equality and Diversity
Develop an understanding of the meaning and importance of equality and diversity in society, your community and the workplace.

All courses are Level 2 certificates, which is similar to having a GCSE at grade A*–C or 4-9, so it's a great addition to your CV.

Courses delivered through iTrain, our online learning portal

  • Start when you want - flexible around family commitments and working from home
  • Self study learning - no need to attend a classroom
  • Accessible to all - no entry requirements
  • Personalised support - a dedicated online support team
  • Add skills to your CV - progress your career

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)
  • An active email account
  • Microsoft Word or a similar word processing software program. (You may need additional software programs for IT courses – please contact us for more information.)
  • Adobe Reader
  • Adobe Flash Player (version 9.0 or higher)

Ready to apply?

Click on the course name above and follow the on-screen instructions to make your application.

If you have any questions about the courses, please email and a member of the team will get back to you within 72 hours.



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.