In fact, we have been teaching for 185 years.
We are one of the biggest education and training providers in the region, with around 20,000 students studying their A Levels, vocational qualifications, community courses, apprenticeships, degrees and masters with us.
All our courses are career focused. This means our main aims are to help you get a job or move on to the next stage of your education.
Our staff have lots of experience, so know the skills you need to get a job.
We work with experts in lots of different industries.
We teach 16 to 18-year-olds (Further Education) and offer a range of apprenticeships.
We’re one of the largest places for degrees (Higher Education) that’s not a university.
We also offer adult and part-time training.
We have lots of different courses, but they are usually:
● academic – involving study and exams
● professional – such as business or management
● vocational – practical, hands-on training where you learn skills for a job.