Bath College is about…


Developing skills

Inspiring individuals

Encouraging all


We provide innovative training to develop skills, inspire individuals, enrich the wider community and encourage all to achieve and progress.




We cater for all ages at all levels



Bath College – our non-ageism mind set means it’s never too late to learn a new skill




The Natural College of Choice for Employers


Bath College – the largest provider of apprentices in Bath and North East Somerset


  • Recently recognised as one of the top 10% of FE Colleges in England for employer satisfaction with achievement rates significantly above the national average
  • The ability to listen and devise work related training solutions for businesses


Tailored Training solutions for every business needs


  • Talk to our experts, and together we can develop a course or training programme that’s right for you



The Natural College of Choice for Students


  • Bath College: the home of big ambitions
  • For students and for us
  • By 2020 we aim to be the most sought after College in the region


Building bridges & skills for the future: Our strategic focus is ensuring that Bath College continues to build business links across the region.


A skills based College, we offer businesses what they need to enrich their employee’s skills:

  • 16-18 traineeships: current staff conversions to apprenticeships
  • Re-skilling and up-skilling employees: regional businesses can access our on-campus facilities for staff training
  • Or through tailored CPD in the workplace


We have supported and facilitated the shift by local businesses towards discreet in-house training provision & CPD including:


By listening to businesses Bath College continually adapts its offers to suit current demands, offering fluidity in the way we deliver and meet diverse business needs from:

  • Professional top-up courses in employment law
  • Skills deficits in Management; Accountancy; Engineering & Construction



City Centre Campus



City Centre Campus: Students gain work experience within the World Heritage City of Bath



College Enterprise

The City Centre Campus is located within the newly designated Bath Enterprise Zone and we are working with B&NES to be an integral part of the business developments. This has already led to increased demand for courses in Media and Technology.



Somer Valley Campus



Somer Valley campus: located in the more rural Norton Radstock/Westfield area of Somerset, is ideally situated for our



The region’s historic mining history again links to Somer Valley campus’s modern disciplines of:


  • Construction – our Centre is used by businesses to deliver skills training locally and regionally including the massive Hinkley Point project. The stonemasonry department continues to be involved in many local heritage projects
  • Engineering – our refrigeration course students regularly compete in regional and national and international competitions.
  • SEND Centre – Our newly built SEND Centre in Wellow House extends our Foundation Programmes to meet a range of needs for learners with special educational needs, disabilities Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs or other obstacles to their learning.


Bath College pathway to University


Bath College has offered the prestigious University of Bath’s International Foundation Year for over 15 years.


  • A one-year intensive programme for students from outside the EU to gain entry into the University of Bath on one of the undergraduate programmes.
  • Focus on academic subjects and English language and comprehension.


Don’t Take Our Word For Our Excellence!


OFSTED, The government Office for Standards in Education rated Bath College


  • ‘Good’ this year describing Bath College learners as developing a “strong range of skills, attributes and ways of behaving which prepare them well for employment.”


  • British Council Inspection: The most recent inspection in 2017 was also complimentary, and the college is a Highly Trusted Sponsor with the UK government.


  • Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework: In June 2018, Bath College was given a Silver Award by the TEF panel of The Office for Students, who recognises excellent teaching in UK Higher Education providers. The award by TEF was for “delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students and consistently exceeding rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education”.