Student experience

Our campus is a short walk from the restaurants and shops of Guildford town centre and next to the wide-open spaces of Stoke Park.

What we offer

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! 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.

Our staff and students

Our dedicated and industry experienced teaching staff make learning fun and engaging and give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future. And, to help you with the transition, we have a comprehensive student support team that can assist with applications, securing funding, careers guidance and personal tutoring, to name just a few services!

“Teachers are well-qualified subject specialists, who use their knowledge skilfully to explain concepts clearly and successfully stimulate learners’ interest so that they are enquiring learners.” Ofsted 2022


We have some exceptional resources that replicate real-world working environments including hairdressing and beauty salons, a TV studio, an air cabin crew training room in the form of a simulated aircraft, engineering workshops, photography studios and darkrooms, complete with Mac editing suites, four well- equipped dance studios, and our new state-of-the art Innovation Room that has powerful PCs, a 3D printer and hi-spec VR headsets. And, coming soon, a new Care Suite that will simulate a hospital ward, have a home care room, and a fully immersive learning space to benefit our Health and Social Care students... the list goes on!

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 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.

Discover more of your career pathway

Our taster sessions cover a variety of our career pathways available at the college.

Click to find out more about each pathway!

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.
  • A well stocked learning resource centre and a cafe to relax and meet friends in
  • 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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