College life

At Guildford College, students are at the heart of everything we do. We have over 100 courses available, with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level.

I loved it there! You'd want to actually go into college every day. There was a lot of support and always someone you could talk to. Gabby, Health and Social Care

Whatever you are interested in studying, we can give you the knowledge you’ll need on the next steps towards university or a career, and the practical experience to make any transition a smooth and successful one.

On a typical day here, in between lessons, there are spaces for quiet study in our Learning Resource Centre or our student ‘hub’ where you can plug yourself in and study without being interrupted. Or if you just want to hang out, there are many spaces and communal areas for you to catch up with all the new friends you’ll make here. Missed breakfast or need a snack in between classes? You can grab a bite to eat or something to drink in our café or canteen. You could also enjoy a treatment or two in our vibrant hairdressing salons and tranquil beauty therapy rooms.

Activate Learning provides a “calm, welcoming and inclusive learning environment” where learners “enjoy their learning and are respectful of their peers and teachers.” Ofsted 2022

Why Guildford College?

  • Our college is at an easily accessible town-centre location and contains the kind of specialised facilities you’ll see in the real world of work.
  • We nurture a mature atmosphere of independence to help you reach your goals, whatever they may be.
  • 100+

    courses available at all levels

  • 95%

    of our graduates go into employment or higher learning

  • 20+

    apprenticeships to choose from and earn while you learn

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Our Campus

Guildford college has a wide range of facilities to make your education and training as practical and relevant as possible.

The college benefits from some exceptional resources, which replicate real-working environments so you’re always putting into practice the theory that you’ve learned.