Student experience

Reading College is located near the centre of Reading and easily accessible by public transport.

What we offer

We have been welcoming further education students since 1955, when the campus opened as Reading Technical College. We now provide education to students from the Thames Valley region and beyond, who are attracted by our facilities and location, close to The Oracle shopping centre, The Madejski Stadium and London. 

The college is part of the Activate Learning group, recognised for its success in partnering with employers to design and teach programmes that are relevant for the jobs of today and tomorrow. We have worked with them to develop a set of core attributes that will ensure that our learners are sought-after employees who add value to the businesses they join. 

Our staff and students 

Our dedicated and industry experienced teaching staff make learning fun and engaging and give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future. And, to help you with the transition, we have a comprehensive student support team that can assist with applications, securing funding, careers guidance and personal tutoring, to name just a few services! 

“Teachers are well-qualified subject specialists, who use their knowledge skilfully to explain concepts clearly and successfully stimulate learners’ interest so that they are enquiring learners.” Ofsted 2022


Our sites offer you a welcoming environment where you'll be treated like an adult, with high-specification facilities to fire up your learning. You will have access to industry-standard learning spaces and IT suites across the campuses and learning zones equipped with some of the latest technologies, including Apple TVs, PCs, iPads and laptops.  

Facilities for work and play including a spacious and well-stocked Learning Environment, where you can access reference and textbooks, PCs and online study resources; shops; cafés and students’ unions, with spaces to relax and socialize. 

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 work or higher education

  • 65+

    years of teaching experience

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