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 its own university with 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.

National support

National Careers Service

Further study

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

Talentview Construction

First steps into the construction industry 

This comprehensive directory can help you find first jobs, apprenticeships and work experience in construction across the country. 

Learning and training

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 page

Employer Schemes

Apprenticeships, training and work experience 

A range of government programmes are available for employers who are considering hiring employees, offering work experience or upskilling existing staff.

Visit the Employer Schemes website

Gloucestershire College

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

Whether you are looking to change careers or enhance your skills, SGS offers a variety of full- and part-time courses in a range of subjects.

Visit the SGS website

Adult Education in Gloucestershire

Basic skills training

Adult Education in Gloucestershire provides learning for individuals, employers and communities, with a number of free courses available to eligible learners.

Visit the GCC website

University of Gloucestershire

Professional courses

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 University of Gloucestershire website

Bath Spa University

Free Skills Bootcamps

These free courses in areas such as Web Development, Creative Computing and Digital Marketing are 12 weeks long and are designed to help adults reskill into a new career or get back into the workplace. 

Visit the Bath Spa 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 the presentation

Construction Skills Certification Scheme

Construction Training

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card is now vitally important to anyone who wants to work in construction and provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they do.

Visit the Prospect Training website

Gloucestershire Engineering Training

Engineering training programmes

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

Bridge Training

Study programmes for those who need additional help

Bridge delivers a variety of vocational and employment-focused qualifications 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.


Visit the Bridge Training website

Hartpury University and 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

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