Our sites offer you a welcoming environment where you'll be treated like an adult, with high-specification facilities to fire up your learning.

State-of-the-art workspaces and facilities

Across the campus, you can study in dedicated learning spaces within well-equipped workshops and learning zones, fitted with some of the latest technologies, including Apple TVs, PCs, iPads and laptops. In our spacious and well-stocked Learning Environment, you can access reference and textbooks, PCs and online study resources. 

You will also put theory into practice at our industry-standard training facilities, many of which are open to the public. 

  • Hospitality and catering students learn to cook in our industry standard kitchens, before serving food to paying customers in our restaurant The Kitchen. 
  • Creative arts students can practise their skills in workshops dedicated to a fashion, jewellery, ceramics, wood, metal and printmaking. We also have a large photography studio and equipment store, as well as Mac suites for graphics. 
  • Music, media and TV students can rehearse, record and perform in a range of specialist facilities including music and TV studios, and a working theatre run by Reading Rep, with whom we have a working partnership. The music department also work in partnership with CultureMix, providing business training, work experience and talent development. 
  • Hair and beauty students practise in purpose-built salons before offering hair and beauty treatments to paying customers. 
  • Motor vehicle students learn in our industry standard garage. There is a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, including the chance to get involved with banger racing projects. 
  • Construction students train in a space dedicated to brickwork, plastering, plumbing, painting and decorating, and carpentry. 
  • The Shop is run by our LLD/D students (Learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities), allowing them to develop their customer service and employability skills through selling a range of goods to customers.
  • Sports students carry out some of their practical activities in The Gym, our on-site fitness facility. 

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 students go into work or higher education

  • 65+

    years of teaching experience