• school leavers

School Leavers

Headline Success Rates show Newbury College to be the Number 1 College in
Berkshire for overall success.


  • fe icon success

    Excellent achievement rates

  • fe icon good

    Rated “Good” by Ofsted.

  • University

    Strong links with universities and employers.

  • Advice and Guidance

    High quality advice and guidance.

  • Support

    Exceptional support.

Did you know that young people must now continue in education or training until their 18th birthday?

Education after 16 doesn't just mean staying at school; options also include coming to Newbury College for a full-time vocational, GCSE or apprenticeship programme, all of which offer an excellent progression route to university or employment.

Studying at college means you are treated as an adult, not a pupil. You get the opportunity to be yourself, know your tutors by their first name (no more Miss or Sir!), meet new friends and begin to develop your independence.

Need help deciding? Sport and Enrichment

Courses for school leavers

Art, Design and Fashion
Beauty and Hairdressing
Business, Accountancy and Management
Catering, Cookery and Hospitality
Child Care, Education and Teacher Training
Construction and Building Technology
Digital Technology and Computing
Drama, Dance and Performing Arts
Health, Social Care and Counselling
Motor Vehicle, Transport and Logistics
Protective Services, Forensics, Sport and Fitness
Bryony Petersen
Uniformed Public Services

What were the highlights for you during your course?

I really enjoyed meeting new people and being able to develop the skills I needed to be a paramedic. I especially liked taking part in the fun outdoor adventure activities.


Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Apprenticeships offer a robust approach to work-based learning by ensuring that learners acquire practical skills, experience and knowledge to meet organisational needs now and in the future, through offering both on and off the job learning which leads to a nationally recognised qualification.

A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship.