Want to learn or train?
Learning doesn’t finish once school does – the most successful people are those who continue to learn and train throughout their career. Gloucestershire is home to three universities, University of Gloucestershire, Hartpury University and Royal Agricultural University. They provide cutting edge facilities, and boasts outstanding colleges, too. So if you want to boost your skills or forge a new path, there’s no better place to learn than Gloucestershire.
Army – Apprenticeships
Join as a soldier, get paid as a soldier, qualify with an apprenticeship
There are opportunities for development and learning for everyone in the Army, no matter what qualifications you already hold. 98% of soldiers enrol on an apprenticeship, making the British Army one of the UK’s largest employer providers of apprenticeships.Visit the British Army website
Being a soldier is an exciting and varied role, where no two days are the same. You’ll earn your qualifications as part of your everyday job.
Find Training and employment schemes for your Business
Apprenticeships and Training and work experience on offer
A range of government programmes, are available for employers who are considering hiring employees, offering work experience or upskilling existing staff, some of which offer financial incentives.More Information
National Careers Service
Get advice on how to discover the right course for you, and find out more on how to apply for further study.Visit the National Careers Service website
Free Skills Bootcamps
These free courses are 12 weeks long and are designed to help adults reskill into a new career or get back into the workplace. We currently offer courses in Web Development, Creative Computing: UI/UX Design and Digital Marketing. All of these are open to residents of South Gloucestershire, and Web Development and Creative Computing are open to all residents of Gloucestershire.Visit their website
The Skills Toolkit
An hour to skill
The Skills Toolkit is an online platform giving access to more than 70 free, high-quality digital, numeracy and employability courses.Visit the Skills Toolkit website
Adult Education in Gloucestershire
Basic skills training
Adult Education in Gloucestershire, delivered by Gloucestershire County Council, provides learning for individuals, employers and communities, with a number of free courses available to eligible learners.Visit the GCC website
Gloucestershire Health and Care
Apprenticeship Pathway Examples for the NHS
Looking for a career with the NHS in Gloucestershire? Find out more about apprenticeship pathways in this helpful presentation.Download NHS presentation
Jobsmart By Gloucestershire College
Jobsmart is a free service from Gloucestershire College to help and support unemployed people, aged 19 and above, in Gloucestershire to return to work. The courses offered by Jobsmart are tutor led and designed to support you back in to work
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 4 January, confirming lockdown, the College is able to offer fantastic opportunities to learn from the comfort of your own home.Visit the Gloucestershire College website
Learning and Training
Construction Skills Certification Scheme CSCS
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card is now vitally important to anyone who wants to work in construction; it is unlikely you will be allowed on site without one. Prospect Training Services offer the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment Test from our own Pearson Vue approved Test Centre, on Bristol Road, Gloucester.Visit the Prospect website
Short courses and other qualifications
From free online skills boosters to full-time courses, Gloucestershire College provides a wide range of courses and qualifications to all.Visit the Gloucestershire College website
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
Full- and part-time courses
Whatever your reason for coming to college – to take up a new leisure activity, to boost your career with professional course qualifications, to improve your skills or just to try something completely different – we have the right course for you.Visit the SGS website
Prospect Training Services
PTS delivers excellent provision for young people for those seeking progression towards paid employment or Apprenticeships.Visit the Prospect website
Some of your students may not be ready for sixth form, college or an apprenticeship when they leave school. An individualised Study Programme could be a good progression route for your students.
All of this is delivered in a focused but relaxed environment, suited to their learning needs and styles.
Gloucestershire Engineering Training
Designing and delivering engineering training programmes for large and small employers since 1977.
Gloucestershire Engineering Training (GET) are the only training facility in the county managed by professionals from within the Manufacturing & Engineering industries.Visit the GET website
University of Gloucestershire
Designed to help you become the best you can be, the University of Gloucestershire’s professional courses enable you to boost your practical, professional and personal skills in business, education or nursing.Visit the UoG website
Apprenticeships in Construction
The place for talented people to find first jobs, apprenticeships and work experience in constructionVisit the Talentview website
Based in Gloucester City Centre. We deliver a variety of vocational and employment focussed qualifications, as well as functional skills and GCSE, for students aged 14 to 19 years old who may have struggled in mainstream educational settings; utilising small class sizes and a flexible learner centred approach to always prioritise our students’ individual needs and wellbeing.Visit the Bridge Training website
Hartpury University and Hartpury College
Specialist degrees & diplomas and A-Levels
Hartpury offers college and university-level qualifications in specialist areas of agriculture, animal, equine, sport and veterinary nursing.Visit the Hartpury website