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We do things a little differently!

If you’re looking at this page, then you’re already considering alternatives to staying at school. Good choice!

5 FACTS you need to know about college


We have the widest choice of courses in the area!

We have a huge range of academic and professional and technical courses for you to choose from, there’s something for everyone! We offer anything from History to Professional Cookery, Business Studies to Biology, Construction to Graphic Design. So this means you can study a subject that you’re really passionate about.

You’ll find that we approach things very differently to school. We won’t spoon feed you the answers, we expect you to take your studies seriously and take responsibility for them. In return we’ll treat you like an adult and help you to develop as an individual both academically and socially.

At The College you'll get to use the latest technologies

You’ll be taught in incredible facilities by specialists who really care about their subjects. You will have access to extra-curricular support, revision sessions and an Student Support Mentors, giving you the very best chance of success. We also work closely with local employers and universities to enhance our courses and prepare you for the next step in your career.

So what do we offer?

Full-Time courses
If you’re not sure that A Levels are for you, we have plenty of options if you’re more suited to Full-Time BTEC courses.
Alternatively if you would rather go into work right after you leave school then have a look at the Apprenticeships we offer.
Degree Level
We offer a variety of Higher Education options including our popular Foundation Degrees. All our courses are either developed or validated by leading employers and universities. Find out more.

Don’t worry…it’s not all about work!

Although you’re coming to The College to get qualified, it’s not all about work.

We have tons of other exciting things happening on campus so you won’t want to miss a day! Have a look at what student life is like.

Need extra support?

If you require a bit of extra help from us then just let us know.

Whether it’s financial support, learning support or you have a disability, we can offer you support to ensure that you enjoy your studies with us. To find out more, look through the information on our Student Services pages.

Come and see us

Our Open Events are a great opportunity to explore outstanding facilities, get expert careers advice and to meet staff, students and leading employers. Find out about our next Open Event.