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Want to get started in cyber?

Register your interest to be the first to sign up for NEW evening/weekend cyber courses for adults, taking place in our new £3m training centre in Cheltenham.

New UWE Bristol computing degree

Get qualified for your computing career closer to home and save costs, training under industry experts in our new £3m facilities at Cheltenham Campus.

Sign up to a November Open Event

Prepare for your next step: meet our expert lecturers and support teams, find out more about your options and check out our facilities.


University Level Courses at GC

Did you know that we offer a range of HNCs, HNDs, higher apprenticeships, professionally accredited courses, foundation degrees and degrees?

Introducing ADA: The Advanced Digital Academy

We’re excited to offer a sneak peek into our new cyber and computing training venue at Cheltenham Campus.

FREE online short courses

Online courses available in business, IT, care and more, to study at home when it suits you. Flexible, free and with dedicated online support.

T Levels: The Next Level Qualification

Combining 80% classroom learning with 20% industry placement, T Levels prepare you for careers in construction, healthcare or digital support services.

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!

Kathryn MacDonald


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Noel Shaw

Cyber Security

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Tom Davis

Games 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

Amelia Thomas

HND (Level 5)

Digital Forensics and Cyber Security

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Noel Shaw


Cyber Security

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Joe Bevan

Level 3

Interactive Game Design

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Matt Dee

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 have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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.