Leaving School?
Take the next step with Bridgwater & Taunton College

If you’re looking to take your next step after school, Bridgwater & Taunton College is a great place to study. We specialise in delivering vocational qualifications, which means you can rely on us to prepare you for your future career. Even better, you’ll be taught by staff with relevant industry experience, in first-rate facilities where you’ll get hands-on in your chosen field.

Our wide range of vocational courses, A-Levels, International and Technical Baccalaureate ensures there is something for everyone at Bridgwater & Taunton College. And with specialist staff to advise and support you, there is ample opportunity to lay the foundations for your future success.

Every student has a personal tutor, who provides individual encouragement to help you achieve your goals. What’s more, our teaching staff are highly qualified, and have worked in the sectors they teach about. So you can rely on us to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need for your chosen career path.

The College enjoys close links with local employers, helping ensure our students receive a warm reception when they enter the world of work. We also set up work experience placements, to give students practical experience of their chosen industry.

To make it even easier for our students to find work, we have recently launched the Work Academy. This is our very own in-house recruitment service to help you find apprenticeships, work placements and full- and part-time jobs. 

Too much work and no play makes for a dull time, right? So here at Bridgwater & Taunton College, we want you to experience life in all its rich variety. That means laying on a variety of extra-curricular activities, and providing all the support you need throughout your education.

Clubs and Societies

Want to brush up on your basketball or correct your Karate chops? Why not perfect the piano, or get saucy with some salsa? You could become a diva in the drama studio, or maybe an expert in exercise. Whatever you’re into, Somerset College is into it too. And that means there are plenty of clubs and societies where you can get together with like-minded people who want to pursue the activity that makes you tick.

There’s everything from a college knitting circle to a judo club, with things like singing, running, football and outdoor pursuits all thrown in for good measure. We even have a driving theory club, run by a qualified instructor, to help you get ready for that all-important driving test.

Sports and Adventures

For those who want to grow a little, we offer the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, and the National Citizen Service programme. There’s ample opportunity to represent the college on the sports field, too. Our sport clubs change regularly and we welcome all abilities.

Exercise is a great way to stay healthy, whether it’s playing sport competitively against other Colleges or taking part just for fun during a lunch club. We have established College teams in Football, Cricket, Netball, Basketball and more.

Education and Social Trips

Some of the best times you’ll have at college are when you’re… away from college. Strange but true, and sometimes you won’t recognise the significance of a trip until it’s long in the past. Recent trips that have been organised as part of a course or through social or sports clubs have included motor shows, fashion events, paintballing sessions and music concerts. There’s even the occasional trip to the Houses of Parliament.

For those who want a breath of fresh air, there’s also abseiling and team building with the Army youth team, while culture vultures have the chance to visit galleries and shows to their heart’s content. In the last year alone, our art students have been to New York, Amsterdam, Paris and London.

Ready to enrol?

So, you’ve found the course of your dreams at Bridgwater & Taunton College, and are ready to set the ball rolling on your application.

First, you need to complete and return our application form, which is available in our Prospectus or can be downloaded here. Alternatively, contact our Admissions Team on 01823 366 667, or email admissions@somerset.ac.uk, and they’ll give you what you need to get going.

Still not sure?

There’s no harm in keeping your options open at this stage. If you want to find out more about any of our courses, use our online course search facility or order a Prospectus.

To come and see Somerset College for yourself, call us on 01823 366 331 or email enquiries@somerset.ac.uk and we’ll fix up a visit.

College Information Open Evenings

Here’s a chance to find out more about College with a group of other potential applicants. Come to one of our open evenings, where you’ll have a chance to speak with students and teaching staff alike. That way, you can get a feel for what we offer, and see our state-of-the-art facilities for yourself.

Click here for all our Open Evening dates in 2016/17 across all our centres.