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Not Your Average Computer Room

With post-GCSE courses, apprenticeships and university level education, we can nurture your talent and help springboard your computing, software engineering, forensic computing and cyber security career

THE place to study games design

With cutting-edge technology, subject specialist lecturers and integrated work experience, our games design courses teach you key and professional skills to stand out from the crowd at every stage of your career.  

Skills bootcamps

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

IT and Computing

A computing qualification can open many doors, and even help budding entrepreneurs to find their way!

We have a huge range of courses at different levels, and you’ll be learning from experts who have direct industry experience in many sectors. You could get the chance to pitch an idea or solve a real world business problems.

We arrange guest speakers from the world of computing, including employees of GCHQ.

IT or computing students could work in IT Support, be a web developer or designer, create apps, design games, build software, create databases or maybe do something top secret for GCHQ!

Tom Davis

Games Design

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Kathryn MacDonald


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Joe Bevan

Interactive Game Design

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Quick Facts

  • £3 million Institute of Technology facilities
  • Cutting-edge attack and defence room
  • Industry experienced teachers
  • Industry connections and partnerships
  • From Level 1 to Degree

Our Experts, Your Teachers

Michael Okeke
Michael Okeke
Lecturer and Course Leader for Digital Forensics and Cyber Security

Michael has a Degree in Computer Forensics BSc(Hons), a Masters in Computer System Security, and a PhD in Computer and Information System Security and Information Assurance from The University of South Wales. Having previously worked as an IT Consultant specialising in cloud computing security, forensics and software testing, Michael joined Gloucestershire College in 2019 to inspire the next generation to enter the cyber industry.

Laura Powles
Laura Powles
Curriculum Leader in Computing & Quality Improvement Coach

Laura has worked at Gloucestershire College for 13 years. Currently Laura teaches Levels 2, 3 and 5 at all three campuses but has experience teaching across all levels. Prior to Gloucestershire College, Laura worked in the finance world and due to her interest in computers and technology, she progressed within finance technology and systems for Halifax. Having found her passion in technology, Laura was keen to pass this on to the next generation and perused a career in teaching.

Student Stories

Tom Davis

Level 3

Games Design

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Rumeo De Freitas Pires

T Level

Digital Infrastructure

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Taylor Watson

Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6)

Cyber Security

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Holly Lyne

HND (Level 5)

Digital Forensics and Cyber Security

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Here at Gloucestershire College, we know that excellent teaching is key to learning, but we also believe brilliant facilities make learning so much easier.

ADA: The Advanced Digital Academy
Cheltenham Campus

As a proud partner in the West of England Institute of Technology, GC secured £3 million to invest in a state-of-the-art cyber training centre at our Cheltenham campus known as ADA: The Advanced Digital Academy, named after Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer.

Attack and Defence Room
Cheltenham Campus

The jewel ADA: The Advanced Digital Academy's crown is the cutting edge attack and defence room. Powered by Intel Core i7-9800X processors, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Graphics Cards and a massive 32GB of RAM complete with 4K Ultra HD curved monitors, students and apprentices will be able to use the latest kit in the secure, off-network attack and defence room to test their skills against sophisticated simulated cyber attacks.

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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.