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At Bath College, We Provide Innovative Training To Develop Skills, Inspire Individuals And Enrich The Wider Community. Here, We Pursue Excellence In All That We Do.

WHAT YOUR ORGANISATION DOES.

At Bath College, the dynamism and vibrancy generated by the diverse range of learners working on rich and varied curriculums is at the heart of who we are and our community. Our full time study programmes enable learners from 16 and above to combine their hopes, dreams, aspirations and passions through vocational and academic exploration. The College’s Foundation Learning Programmes are designed to meet a range of needs for learners with special education needs and disabilities as well as those who may have faced social, emotional and mental health barriers to their learning. Our life and independent living skills programme and ‘learning for work’ provision prepare learners on a daily basis for adulthood and employment. Our apprenticeship provision provides learners with opportunities to develop specialist technical skills and vital workplace behaviours within multi national organisations as well as important small and medium sized businesses from a wide range of sectors. Our adult community network provides members of our community the opportunity to upskill, reskill and/or develop the essential knowledge, skill and aptitude for both work and life. We truly believe that everyone has the right to study and learn as further demonstrated by our successful Love to Learn programmes, where students enrol upon exciting short courses for their leisure and further engage and indulge their passions and creativity.

HOW DO WE INNOVATE/ENABLE INNOVATION?

To ensure that our curriculum design and offerings remain innovative and relevant, we seek the input of industry and employers across our region to ensure that what we are delivering is at the heart of what is required. Consequently, learners across courses are able to work alongside employers, freelancers and practitioners within their fields to further enhance their own journey, vocational skills, professional networks whilst directly contributing towards the development of the creative ecology, wider economy and vital services of the city and surrounding areas.

As a member of the West of England Institute of Technology, we have come together with other further and higher education providers in the region to deliver practical knowledge and skills for the digital, health, science and engineering workforce of the future. Our higher level training in these areas in particular is being rejuvenated by a full refurbishment to enable learners and employers to collaborate for the benefit of our students and region.

WHAT CAN YOUR ORGANISATION DO IN YOUR REGION THAT IT CAN’T ANYWHERE ELSE?

With two campuses, one situated in the heart of the beautiful and historic city of Bath and one close by in Radstock/Westfield, we hold dear the needs of our local and global communities and this remains central to our offerings. Innovative partnerships such as ours with the historic Bath Theatre Royal, Bath and North east Somerset Council, The University of Bath, the West of England Combined Authority and Bath Spa University, significantly enhance the experience and opportunities of our learners and are very important to us. Exciting programmes like our stonemasonry courses tap directly into the cultural heritage of Bath itself. We have been able to further meet the needs of our community and region through the development of our construction centre at our Somer Valley campus as well as our special educational needs & disabilities centre, Wellow House. International students access the college over the summer months to develop their language skills and cultural capabilities. As a proud partner organisation of the University of Bath, Bath College works with International Foundation Year learners to develop the practical skills as well as understanding of key concepts and theories in preparation for higher training or study. Here, we tap into our amazing surroundings and partnerships within the culturally significant city of Bath to provide potentially life-changing experiences for learners.

MOST EXCITED ABOUT GOING FORWARD.

Now is a transformational time for education and society. We have an incredible opportunity in line with the government’s skills agenda to be central to our region’s economic recovery and prosperity. We are excited about our continued work with employers to map and plan our programmes to meet the needs of our region, industry and learners.

Bath College

www.bathcollege.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1225 328720
City Centre Campus , Avon Street

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