College life

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.

The teachers are excellent, they’re all great in their respected fields and they know loads about their industries and push you. They’re always trying to make you do your best. Sam, Performing Arts

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. 

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. 

Activate Learning provides a “calm, welcoming and inclusive learning environment” where learners “enjoy their learning and are respectful of their peers and teachers.”
 Ofsted 2022


Why Reading College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
  • 150+

    courses available

  • 95%

    of our graduates go into employment or higher learning

  • 65+

    years of teaching experience

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Our Campus

Reading College has a wide range of facilities to make your education and training as practical and relevant as possible. 

The college benefits from some exceptional resources, which replicate real-working environments so you’re always putting into practice the theory that you’ve learned.