Top 7 reasons to study at college

Top 7 reasons to study at college  

After what feels like a lifetime at school, the thought of leaving to start a new journey at college might seem a little daunting. But don’t worry! College is an exciting place that offers a wide range of full-time academic and vocational courses, as well as apprenticeship opportunities!  

We know from speaking to other students that college has helped them develop their independence and confidence, which has led to them meeting some incredible new people who share their interests! 

1. Specialist Courses

We offer courses that you won’t find at a sixth form, and all our specialist programmes offer industry-standard equipment and facilities (we have some pretty awesome stuff!)  


2. Student Experience

 College life is diverse and there’s always something going on. From video game tournaments to impromptu jam sessions, our colleges offer a more adult environment for you to discover yourself and your passions while you learn.  


3. Curriculum Innovation

We work alongside the businesses you may want to work for one day. They help us to co-create the content of the courses we run, which means you’ll have the skills they are looking for when you leave us and go into the workplace.  

4. Individuality

We believe that everyone should be free to express themselves, which is why unless your course states you have to wear a uniform, you are free to wear your own clothes to college!  

5. Health and Wellness

Sometimes you might need a little support to get through rough patches and achieve the things you want to. Our tutors,  Student Support and  Learning Support services have got you covered!    

6. Great Locations

All Activate Learning campuses are well-located, close to your favourite high-street shops, restaurants and cultural hotspots with great travel links – you can’t study all the time! 

7. Events and Enrichment

We encourage our students to take part in as many events as they can to enrich their learning and employability skills. Have your say by signing up to the student union, get involved in our campus fundraiser weeks, or join a club that interests you! We work behind the scenes to open up as many opportunities as possible for you to take part in.

Sound good to you?

If your mind is still not made up, why not come to an Open Event and see all we have to offer for yourself?  

In the meantime, if you need any advice or guidance about college, please get in touch with us at 0800 612 6008.