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Free Business and IT Short Courses

Online courses available in business and IT. Study at home when it suits you. Flexible, free and with dedicated online support. Up-skill, refresh and progress today. 

Free Health and Social Care Short Courses

Online courses available in Health and Social Care. Study at home when it suits you. Flexible, free and with dedicated online support. Boost your career in care today. 

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.

Skills Bootcamps - LAST FEW PLACES!

Fast-track your career change with FREE intensive courses in web development and IT support, with a guaranteed interview with a local employer. 

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.


Whether you're unemployed, looking to change career, or have recently been made redundant, we have a wide range of courses that can give you the skills and confidence to get the job you want.

Covering everything from business, finance and care to IT, interview skills and more, our courses can be taught online and on campus by industry experts, with personalised support available every step of the way.

  • Full-time courses (3/4 days a week)
  • Part-time courses
  • Short courses
  • Apprenticeships

Our specialist JobSmart Programme, meanwhile, is ideal for unemployed people looking to re-enter the workplace, and includes Confidence for Work, Computer Confidence, Digital skills for Job Seekers, Interview Skills and more.

All of our courses are designed with the world of work in mind and our industry links and support programmes can help you stand out to employers.

These courses are free of charge to those aged 19+ in receipt of certain benefits, or working and earning less than £17,004 annual gross salary. 

Call our dedicated team on 01452 563278 or email to find out how we can help you upskill and improve your career prospects.


Quick Facts

  • We frequently work in partnership with community organisations
  • Courses to encourage work or volunteering are available for Adults with Learning Difficulties or Disabilities (ALDD)
  • Fee waivers will apply if you are in receipt of certain state benefits

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.