Richmond upon Thames College


Richmond upon Thames College is a College of General Further and Higher Education providing education and training to 16-18 year olds and adults from across Richmond, London, Surrey and Berkshire.  As one of London’s top colleges* our purpose is to drive aspiration, ambition and achievement to help all learners achieve their goals and we work closely with employersRichmond College future to provide learners with opportunities that enhance their careers and life chances with inspired provision and a commitment to our community values of mutual respect, honesty, integrity and personal accountability.

We are dedicated to treating each learner as an individual and to help everyone who joins our vibrant student community fulfil their potential and achieve their aspirations.  We offer a wide range of academic and technical vocational qualifications (entry level through to level 6) including a wide range of A Levels and a raft of technical vocational qualifications, higher education courses and apprenticeships and along with our excellent student support services and dedicated staff we are confident that we can offer learners one of the best study/training experiences in London. Around 3,000 students and employers choose to come to the College because we offer a friendly and supportive environment plus we get some of the best results in London.

The innovative new development will help establish Richmond upon Thames College as a college for careers with an outstanding reputation for services to learners and employers and will be synonymous with being a great place to learn, to work and to do business with.  It will bringFuture Richmond College together education, enterprise and the local community and will deliver innovative curricular that exploits the latest technologies.  Alongside academic programmes the Campus specialisms will be creative arts and media, hospitality and leisure, digital technology, engineering, sciences, health, construction and sport. The specialisms will be delivered through a wide range and volume of technical diplomas and degrees, apprenticeship provision and through preparation for higher education where employers are looking to recruit at graduate level.

Alongside learners and businesses, the wider community will also benefit from this development and will be able to take advantage of many of the new facilities which will include:

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • State of the art gym
  • Two all-weather playing fields with multi-use games area
  • Golf studio
  • Running studio
  • Theatre with seating for 150 people
  • Art gallery, providing an opportunity for local artists and photographers to exhibit their work
  • Silver service training restaurant with a chef’s table and unparalleled vistas
  • Business start-up lounge
  • Renewables centre
  • Automotive testing facility

(* – KS5 courses Jan 2016)

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