Located in Taunton the County Town of Somerset, in the heart of the South West, the Taunton Centre of Bridgwater & Taunton College offers an extensive range of Further and Higher Education courses as well as skills training in a warm, friendly and welcoming environment. Our success speaks for itself with fantastic achievements and great careers for our students.


Principal's Welcome

Somerset College and Bridgwater College merged in June 2016, uniting two colleges into one organisation.

The institution is now called Bridgwater & Taunton College and has five centres, Bridgwater, Taunton, Cannington, Paignton and Yeovil, offering a broader, more diverse range of subjects and qualifications than ever before.

Offering 993 qualifications at all levels of study including entry level programmes, the International Baccalaureate, Apprenticeships, A Levels and Honours Degrees, we have one of the broadest curricula of any college in the UK. These curriculum programmes combine real-world experience with academic rigour and fantastic employability. Our staff know their disciplines from the inside out, and many are able to offer a professional perspective on their teaching as a result of working in related industries. 

For us, that’s a key feature of education, to prepare you for whichever path you choose to follow. Studying with us, you’ll be given all the support you need to go in whichever direction you choose. 

I would encourage you to come along to the College for one of our many Open Events, where our staff and students will be available to show you around and answer any questions you might have.

I look forward to welcoming you,

Mike Robbins OBE