Your next step is one of the most exciting times of your life, whether you are leaving school, looking to improve your career prospects or changing direction. We believe Kingston College is the place to be - whatever your ambitions or aspirations we will help you get there! Here are some reasons why we think you should choose Kingston College:
1 - One of the best colleges in London
One of the best colleges in London
We are a successful college of further and higher education and a major provider of full time, part time and undergraduate courses in South West London. We provide an excellent learning experience to all of our learners, described in our latest Ofsted report as: ‘Students enjoy their learning and teachers create a welcoming atmosphere in classes. Students are well prepared for progression to higher learning or into employment.’
2 - A wide choice of courses
A wide choice of courses
We offer an extensive range of innovative and engaging academic and vocational courses to suit all learners in a variety of subject areas from Beauty Therapy to Aeronautical Engineering and Counselling to Music Technology. This includes a range of Apprenticeships to help learners into the workplace and part time professional courses for adults wishing to improve their career prospects.
3 - College Life
As a friendly and welcoming college we want your time with us to be the best it can be. Our students feel they are part of a community while they are with us and often comment on the friendly and vibrant atmosphere at college. Enrichment activities are put in place by the College to enhance their learning and the overall student experience.
4 - Cutting edge facilities
Cutting edge facilities
We have made considerable investment in facilities to support our learners including:
• Aviation Centre
• Industry standard recording and rehearsal studios
• Fully equipped industry-specific workshops for:
- Motor Vehicle
- General Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical/Electronic Engineering
- Aeronautical Engineering
• Dedicated study suite for our undergraduate students
• The ACT theatre boasting a 300 seat auditorium
• Brand new Creative Industries Centre opening in January 2015, offering state of the art facilities using the latest technologies.
• Arena Sports Facility comprising a modern fitness suite, exercise studio and sports hall.
5 - Outstanding teaching and learning
Outstanding teaching and learning
We are committed to excellent teaching and learning and are fortunate to have some amazing teachers and tutors, many from a wide range of industry backgrounds and each an expert in their chosen field.
6 - Exceptional student support
Exceptional student support
We have a dedicated and experienced student support team who are here to help and support you while at college. Our aim is to give you the best possible advice and guidance to help you reach your full potential. We also provide additional learning support where required, financial advice and counselling services. Our student support team are there to help all our students with any problem which may arise during their time with us.
7 - Fantastic location
We are situated in the heart of Kingston upon Thames in South West London, close to the River Thames in a thriving town centre. Our historic market town has a vibrant centre packed with amazing shops, restaurants, coffee shops, leisure clubs and a multiplex cinema. It also has excellent transport links with central London is just 25 minutes away by train. Kingston is consistently voted one of the happiest places to live in London.
8 - Dedication
All the staff at Kingston College are dedicated to your success and very proud of our students and their achievements. Don’t just take our word for it - come along to one of our Open Events, held throughout the year, to see for yourself why Kingston College is the place to be!