Our modern campus in Monks Lane, Newbury, has some of the best facilities in the area.
Specialist vocational training areas enable students to experience what it is like to work in their chosen industries and provides them with the opportunity to enter employment with the skills that employers want. Take a virtual tour to discover some of the highlights.
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There are over 40 spacious classrooms and fully equipped IT suites, complete with interactive whiteboards. We offer full and part-time, high-quality learning opportunities for individuals and employers in West Berkshire, and the surrounding areas.
The Student Hub is a large integrated study and support space combining individual and group study areas with access to a wide range of resources and support services. Our
Print Room offers a range of copying services to both students and members of the public.
Our Art Studios provide a great space for students to explore and create. There are a wide range of art related courses thatyou can study here, from full-time Art and Design programmes that cover multiple disciplines to evening courses for adults that cover specific techniques in drawing and painting.
Creative Media and IT Suites
Creative Media and IT suites provide an excellent space for students to create digital content. Subjects are offered in a range of digital subjects including computing, media and music technology. We also have a recording studio for Music Technology students to record and mix their own tracks.
Solutions Lab and Engineering Workshops
Our engineering workshops and labs are fully equipped for both electronic and mechanical engineering courses up to Degree level. The addition of the Solutions Lab provides students with the latest in computer aided technology to further progress their skills.
Motor Vehicle Workshop
The Motor Vehicle workshop has modern facilities to enable students to develop relevant practical and theoretical skills in maintenance, testing and servicing.
Construction Skills Centre
The construction skills workshops enable students to learn a wide range of skills to prepare them for the construction industry, with separate areas for carpentry, plumbing and electrical installation.
Kitchen and Restaurant
The College boasts a professional
training restaurant and kitchen which enables catering and hospitality students the opportunity to test their skills in a real work environment.
professional hair and beauty salons offer a real working environment for our students to develop their skills with paying clients. The Salons are currently operating under strict COVID-secure guidelines.
This large room is often divided into two separate spaces but can be opened up for large meetings or conferences. During the day it is home to our Child Care and Health and Social Care students who receive practical and theoretical training at College that they can apply within their weekly work placements and future employment.
The Ormonde Centre is a high-needs facility that forms part of our Foundation Learning provision. It has unique resources for students with specific requirements and a dedicated entrance and reception area. Foundation Learning spaces also include a simulated bedsit, sensory room and specially adapted kitchen.
Sports Hall and Gym
Our Sports Hall is popular with students on Sports and Protective Services programmes as well and those on other courses. A seperate gym/fitness centre, with adapted cardiovascular machines, free weights and individual workout spaces, has also been recently introduced on the campus.