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FREE online courses now available

3 August 2020

Were delighted to launch a new series of free, online short courses to help people keep learning, wherever they are, and support Gloucestershire businesses in getting back on their feet. 

Whether you want to develop professional skills and make your CV stand out, upskill staff to grow your business, or prepare for a career change from the comfort of home, these short courses are free, flexible and accessible to all – with core areas covered, including business, IT, customer service and care. 

Delivered purely online, courses include:  

Learners can enrol on a course and start learning within a day or two, and while the course content is on a self-study basis – great for fitting in around work, homeworking and/or family life  all learners have access to support from our dedicated online support team. 

The Level 2 qualifications are similar to GCSE grade A*-C or 4-9, so these are great additions to CV. Plus, each course can be completed in 15 weeks or less, and there are plenty of progression options and related courses available at GC, for those who decide to study further. 

Amie Nutbrown, Head of Commercial, said: “We understand that in the current climate it’s difficult for professionals, parents and anyone to think about their next steps career-wise or simply develop their skills. 

“Our solution is a series of nationally-recognised online courses in core areas such as business, care, IT and management, which are completely flexible on a self-study basis, with the added bonus of personalised support from our team. 

“Anyone can enrol on these courses for free and get qualified in 15 weeks or less, giving them plenty of time to plan their next professional steps or learning goals.” 

These free short courses are part of a wider range of online-led courses available at Gloucestershire College, including business and finance, Access to HE, health and social care, apprenticeships and languages.  

To view the full range and apply, visit 


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

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