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

T Levels - The Next Level Qualification

A new, two-year qualification bringing together 80% classroom learning with 20% industry placement. Equivalent to A Levels, T Levels give you a head start towards the career you want. Apply for construction, healthcare or digital support services today, to start in September 2021.

Amelia Thomas

I studied at Wyedean School and Sixth Form where I took History, Maths, Computer Science and Physics for A Levels. My interest in cyber was sparked when I went on a CyberFirst Advanced residential course which I loved, so thought why not pursue cyber security as a career choice! I came to Gloucestershire College to start a Computing HNC (Level 4) and now a HND (Level 5) in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security.

In March 2021, I was lucky enough to be involved in a live event with CyNam. It was something that I wouldn’t normally put myself forward for but I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone and I’m really pleased I did it! It was a great experience to meet so many industry leading employers.

During the CyNam student panel, we discussed the topic of data breaches and privacy loss. Climate change is a good way to visualise the problem of privacy loss as it’s something that will impact everyone all over the world. Everyone and anyone can lose privacy if they have personal data online. Just like how our weather is changing more drastically with climate change, privacy loss is happening more and more through security breaches as we’re using and trusting the internet more with the privacy of our data.

Unfortunately, I truly believe that no data is ever totally secure because there will always be vulnerabilities that can be found in any system. However, the best way to uphold the security of data is to make sure that the system’s security is maintained by constantly looking for these vulnerabilities and security issues so that we can stay one step ahead of a hacker.

The new cyber facilities at Gloucestershire College’s Cheltenham campus are amazing. We have our own dedicated space now for cyber and IT students. It’s got everything we could possibly need to give us the best experience here and prepare us for industry.

Our tutor, Michael, has a background in digital forensics. He doesn’t just teach the subject, he can give us real examples from his own experience of presenting forensic evidence in court cases and working within the cyber industry.

I am coming back to Gloucestershire College in September to complete my degree. By the end of next year, I will have a UWE Bristol BSc (Hons) Information Technology Degree and I’m looking forward to going on to have a career in cyber security.

If you have an interest in IT and problem solving, then definitely consider studying cyber.


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.

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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

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