About us

The campus is a 15-minute walk from the town centre with fantastic local transport links, so you will be able to experience everything Reading has to offer.

65+

years of teaching experience

Fantastic facilities, giving you the practical skills you'll need in your career

On campus, we offer the best possible facilities in a vibrant and welcoming environment. Whatever your area of study, we offer the specialist facilities you’ll need to get the most out of your education and future, including creative art workshops, recording studios, performance spaces, a TV studio, theatre, garage, construction centre and fully-fitted training kitchens.

Your learning is guided by expert tutors in dedicated and well-equipped workshops and learning zones, kitted-out with the latest technology including: Apple TVs, Macs, PCs, iPads, laptops, and Virtual Reality headsets.

In between lessons, you can grab a drink or a bite to eat from one of several cafes and shops on campus, have lunch with your friends in the canteen or just hang out in the chill-out areas with comfy sofas. You can also unwind and get pampered with a variety of hair and beauty treatments at The Salon.

Reading College has a dedicated radio station called Blast 1386. With a combination of industry-standard equipment, professional management and 24/7 broadcasting, it allows students to experience running (and working in) a full-time, live-radio environment.

Some more reasons to study with us:

Learn in an independent environment, make new friends, and manage a more flexible timetable

Performance Coaches will support you in the development of emotional intelligence, wellbeing and self-confidence.

Study at our town-centre campus; close to shops, restaurants, cultural hotspots, amenities, and travel links.

Enjoy innovative learning and assessment methods that help you develop at your own pace.

Develop the key skills required for your future career and undertake exciting work experience placements.

Choose from a variety of specialist and career-focussed programmes to suit you and your career goals.

Join in with student activities and go on trips around the UK and the world.

Follow clearly-mapped career pathways to progress to higher-level programmes. We have courses from entry level up to degree level!

College has taught me a lot, not just from the academic side, but a lot of personal growth as well. It’s taught me how to deal with different situations and how to be more aware of my surroundings. Amina, A Levels