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Math and English - Functional Skills Free Online Courses

Maths and English skills are required across all industries. Our brand new flexible online courses are here to help you get up to speed with modern functional skills and can be studied at home.

Keep learning, wherever you are

Develop your skills with new online courses. Choose from business, finance, health and social care, Access to HE, apprenticeships or FREE short courses.

Traineeships for 16-24 year olds

Reach your career goals with a free 8-week course in valuable work skills and a 6-week placement, alongside full support with English, maths and CV writing.

Courses and Departments

Wondering how you'll create your dream career? Our courses and departments reflect the availability of jobs within various sectors in the UK. We only choose courses which offer a good chance of leading to employment! 

From Art to Public Services, our departments offer all kinds of education with all kinds of progression paths. Take a look at our Department Showcases to find out more about what they do, and what facilities are available.

Need more information on our course types? We explain the differences in plain English, and we show you what alternatives are available and what your next steps might be when finishing a course.

You can see what courses are available at each campus. Maybe the one nearest to you has the perfect choice?

Courses by Location

If you’ve taken a fancy to a particular location or want to study close to where you live, take a look at our campus course pages.


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.