FREE Industry Led Short Courses

New Year, New You! 

Whether you choose to make New Year resolutions or not, every January feels like a new beginning, ripe with possibility and opportunity. 

Make 2022 your year to try something new at Grantham College and University Centre, with one of our totally FREE* digital, distance learning based courses in: 

  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Digital Marketing
  • IT, Networking & Infrastructure 




Introduction to Cyber Security - Starting February

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of cyber security in terms of threats and vulnerabilities, digital defense techniques and incident response. 
  • Assess types of activity and potential targets, and the role everyone has in maintaining cyber resilience. 
  • Learn about the nature of cyber security; roles and responsibilities in relation to information assurance; and strategic responses to digital threats. 

 See course information here: Introduction to Cyber Security 

Introduction to Cloud Computing - Starting February

  • Develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts of cloud computing. 
  • Learn about the issues associated with managing cloud service architecture and develop critical awareness of cloud computing-based projects. 
  • Acquire skills including communication literacy, critical thinking, and digital analysis. 

 See course information here: Introduction to Cloud Computing 

Digital Marketing - Starting January

  • Covering use of social media
  • Different types of social media
  • Creating a social media campaign
  • Using social media to advertise a game
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of a campaign
  • Creating a posting schedule
  • Creating a marketing plan

See course content here: Digital Marketing 

IT, Networking & Infrastructure - Starting January

  • Introduction to Cisco Packet Tracer
  • Using Cisco Packet Tracer
  • Cisco Packet Tracer tasks
  • Network topologies and protocols
  • Network standards
  • Developing networks with Cisco Packet Tracer
  • Identifying hardware requirements
  • Using case studies

See course content here: IT, Networking & Infrastructure

Who are these courses for? 

  • Aged 19+
  • Employed
  • Self-employed
  • Recently unemployed (in the past 12 months
    *You must meet the above criteria to be eligible to study on one of the programmes available. 


  • Employer-led
  • High-quality Level 3 learning based on employer/sector in-demand skills
  • Free of charge
  • Flexible online learning
  • Opportunities for progression
  • High-quality advice, guidance and support to learners pre-enrolment, during training and post completion

To apply, contact Ellie Langton by emailing or calling 01476 414429