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.
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.
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!
These courses can start at any time of year and we’ll aim to get you started as soon as possible.
Our Experts, Your Teachers
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.
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.
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
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
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.