Why choose Croydon College?

There are so many reasons why Croydon College is the right place for the next stage in your education: we think these are the top ten!

1. A great place to study – and that’s official

Our most recent report from Government inspectors Ofsted says Croydon College is a Good college overall, with ‘Outstanding’ features. In fact, all curriculum areas of the College that were inspected were commended as Good, too.

2. A course to suit everyone

We offer the largest selection of vocational courses in the Borough of Croydon; we also offer University of Sussex degree courses. Many of our courses are tailored towards real working environments and our dedicated team of teaching staff are there to ensure that all our students reach their full potential.

3. A rich and fulfilling student life

Our Enrichment Programme provides all our students with opportunities to try new things – things you’ve probably never even thought of before. You’ll develop your existing skills and interests further, try new activities and meet new people inside and outside the College. It’s all great preparation for life after College – and helps you to acquire exactly the type of qualities employers are looking for. You’ll be a member of a vibrant student body and have the opportunity to take part in sports, drama, battle of the bands, not to mention activities related to your course. Your studies are just the start of life at Croydon College!

4.Top-class staff

Our teachers are some of the best in the business – friendly, experienced, full of ideas and experts in their subjects. Above all, they’re committed to helping you achieve your potential. They can share their up-to-date knowledge about their industry and give you practical tips and advice so that you make the most of your study.

5.Great links with employers

Whether it’s a work placement you need, or advice on how to enter a particular field of work, we’ve got the industry contacts you need. We work with over 1,000 employers in Hospitality, Health Care, Media, Construction, Engineering, Business & Finance and many, many more

We also have an Employability Hub to ensure that you have access to the best advice and opportunities.

6. Fantastic Facilities

We’ve invested more than £60 million to ensure that the campus provides top-quality teaching spaces, social areas, library, industry-standard facilities, software and equipment. Everything you need is under one roof.

7. University education on your doorstep

University Centre Croydon (UCC) offers a wide-range of degree programmes awarded by the prestigious University of Sussex. You get top-quality education, individual support, and employment opportunities. Above all, a degree course at Croydon College is affordable and on your doorstep.

8. All-round personalised support

We have expert advisers to provide you with all the help and support you need to succeed and progress. Whether it’s careers guidance, financial support or mentoring, we have the expertise to provide the support you need.

9. We’re on the national stage

Each year, our students compete and win national skills competitions. You’ll get plenty of opportunities to showcase your talents at the World Skills Competition, the Skills Show and many more regional and national competitions and projects such as ‘TooManyCooks’ which saw A Level students write a 40,000 word crime thriller, which is now on sale through Amazon, in under a week!

10. A College that gives back

Croydon College is the only Further Education College in the country to have received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for excellence in services to the community – the equivalent to an MBE. Our students made a difference to the community by volunteering a staggering 24,000 hours last year. Can you help us beat our record?