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The Advanced Digital Academy, or ADA, is our brand-new flagship cyber and IT
training facility on our Cheltenham Campus. This state-of-the-art venue is
purpose-made for the creators of the future.



Named after the first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace, the ADA facility is kitted out with the latest hardware and software, housed in an impressively-designed, modern building. Hosting everything from level 2 courses right up to level 6 degree courses, ADA will be a bustling hub for cyber and IT students from a wide variety of backgrounds and with a multitude of different passions and interests.

Digital Environment.

Cheltenham is fast becoming one of the UK’s leading cyber-tech cities. With ADA’s opportune location, next to GCHQ and the UK’s first ever cyber park (currently in development), students will be perfectly placed to upgrade their IT and cyber skills in a cutting-edge digital environment featuring agile work spaces with design focused on fostering collaboration and creativity.


As an educator working in the Advanced Digital Academy, you can expect a smooth, professional teaching experience with high-spec kit you and your students can rely on. The jewel in ADA’s crown is its prestigious off-grid ‘Attack & Defence’ room. Our machines are powered by:

  • Intel Core i7-9800X processors
  • GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB graphics cards
  • 32GB of RAM

Our facilities also feature brand-new 4K Ultra HD curved monitors and cyber-forensics tool kits – all this top-of-the-range equipment provides a reliable, high-speed platform for teaching.

Welcome to ADA.

Gloucestershire College principal Matthew Burgess is proud to announce:

“ADA is now officially open for business and is an important symbol of the bright cyber-tech future for Cheltenham and Gloucestershire.”

We can’t wait for more innovative, engaging educators to join us and help realise the amazing potential of this space.

If you’d like any more details,
we’re always here to help.

To find out more about our computing and training roles, and to book a one-on-one
conversation with a member of our executive team, get in touch now.

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We have flexible contracts available, offering a work-life balance to suit you.

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