Somerset College started life in 1856 as the School of Art and Science, before moving to Corporation Street, Taunton, as the School of Art at the turn of the century. It wasn't however, until the early 1970s that the School of Art merged with the Technology School and relocated to the Wellington Road site.
The buildings and facilities you see today are the result of a multi-million pound investment that has enabled Somerset College to stay at the forefront of Further and Higher Education in the county.
We continue to invest in our facilities, to enable us to offer state-of-the-art resources to all our students and provide a place of learning that inspires all who study, work and visit us. For example, in September 2013 we will be opening the new automotive and engineering centre and, we have begun the process of consultation for the refurbishment of the art building.
Today we are a thriving community with a reputation for excellence. In 2012 Somerset College was the best Further Education College in Somerset for success, for long courses of all ages.
We prepare our students for a number of careers across many industry sectors. Our graduates can be found working in education, technology, healthcare, engineering, design and many other sectors. Companies that our students have worked for include, Vivienne Westwood, Per Una, Fat Face and Abercrombie and Fitch.