City Centre Campus, James Street West, Bath, BA1 1UP
Somer Valley Campus, South Hill Park, Wells Road, Radstock, BA3 3RW
Autumn term: 4 September – 15 December 2017
Spring term: 3 January – 23 March 2018
Summer term: 9 April – 29 June 2018
Age of pupils: 16 – 18 years
Number of pupils: 3,000 full-time students
Day Fees: N/A
Religious denomination: Non-denominational
The curriculum: Bath College has been providing education and training for more than 125 years. The college offers vocational and academic courses in a wide range of subjects and can help you to find a suitable course to provide you with the knowledge and skills for your chosen career. They believe that all students are talented individuals and will work with you to develop your talents. The City Centre Campus offers students the opportunity to be in the middle of Bath’s vibrant city. It is easily accessible through excellent transport links from Bath, Bristol, Wiltshire and the surrounding areas. Courses on offer include Art, Design, Photography, Business, Hospitality, Hairdressing, Spa Therapies, Health and Social Care, Children’s Development, IT, Media and Sport. The Somer Valley Campus is based in the picturesque Somerset countryside and has plenty of free parking for students. Courses on offer include Arboriculture, Animal care, Veterinary nursing, and Motor vehicle. From September 2017 all Construction Design, Engineering, Stonemasonry and Construction trades will also run at this campus when the new state-of-the-art Construction Skills Centre opens.
Extra curricular activities: College is much more than just your course. College can be the place where you make friends for life, try new experiences or gain new skills. The college has a number of societies including Art, Sports, Film Club and Circus Skills; it’s a great way to make new friends, meet like-minded people, or to just try something fun and new!
Pastoral care: Students are at the heart of life at the College. In addition to providing high-quality courses they firmly believe in giving students a full range of student-support services to enable them to succeed to the best of their abilities. All students have a personal tutor to guide them in their studies and advise them on progression routes including university entrance and careers.
Name of principal: Laurel Penrose
Outstanding characteristics: As a full-time student at Bath College you will enjoy a real alternative to school. You will be part of an adult learning environment, where you will be encouraged to discover things for yourself. If you are looking for an Apprenticeship in the area, there is no better place than Bath College, as we are the largest provider in the Bath and North East Somerset region.