Somerset College is a great place to study. We've chosen to specialise in vocational qualifications, meaning you'll be taught by staff with vocational expertise in an environment completely focused on preparing you for employment and higher level qualifications.
We're a friendly and inclusive College where students feel comfortable to be themselves while gaining the skills and confidence to go on and succeed in their chosen industry. You matter to us as an individual here and will be supported and encouraged to aim high and unleash your talent!
We offer a wide variety of courses at all levels including full-time courses - where students study for around 12 hours per week in College - as well as Apprenticeships and The Diploma.
The Diploma is an exciting qualification that offers students a different way to study. It has been designed to offer you practical experience of real work alongside the study of your chosen subject area. The Diploma link above details the subjects on offer. Take a look at the subject pages to see which Diplomas are available to Year 10 and to Year 12 students. To find out much more click on The Diploma link above and also visit http://yp.direct.gov.uk/diplomas/
Here are some of the reasons why our current students picked us:
- Students consistently achieve over 93% pass rates
- A wide range of vocational courses from entry through to university level
- Dedicated and experienced staff who support both pastoral and academic needs
- A friendly and lively College where you can be yourself and make lifelong friendships
- Excellent progression routes to university courses on campus, working in partnership with the University of Plymouth
- Superb links with employers and leading industry experts - great work placements and experience
- Outstanding industry standard resources and facilities for learning
- Specialist staff to support students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities
- A great Student Union, numerous lunch time clubs, trips and activities to build your confidence
- National awards of excellence
Kimberley Wallbridge - National Diploma Construction
"Somerset College has been a blast, the facilities here are fantastic and the tutors are helpful and really good fun."
Oliver Green - National Diploma Motor Vehicle Repair and Technology
"My confidence has developed throughout the course and I hope to study the Foundation Degree here when I finish."
Jo Rattenbury - Ex student, National Diploma 3D Design (Media Make-up)
"The National Diploma definitely set me up for a career in the 3D design industry."