Redbridge College is a College of Further Education that specialises in vocational training courses. The College offers a wide range of full-time, part-time and short courses. Redbridge College has two sites, located in Ilford and Romford, easily accessible by car and public transport. Redbridge College is a small and friendly College, with a full range of free after-work sports activities for staff, free car parking, plus an on-site fine dining restuarant and hair and beauty salons which offer discounted rates for staff. Through collaborative working we have devloped good relationships with schools, universities and local authorities, and are continuing to extend and develop stronger links with local employers. The College is accredited as an Investor in People and is a Centre for Vocational Excellence for Hospitality & Catering. The College also achieved the Football Association Charter Standard Award in recognition of contributing to raising standards within grassroots football. The College has spent £3.5 million in recent years to bring vocational skills facilities, some of which include:
EVOLUTION HAIR & BEAUTY SALON
All Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy students have the opportunity to work in the Evolution Salons, which have the highest industry standards within the London region and are open to the public.
HOSPITALITY & CATERING
Rouge our newly built training restuarant, is supported with new-state-of-the-art production and training kitchens. This fantastic facility was opened on Thursday 4th October 2007 by renowned celebrity chef Albert Roux. Rouge boasts a contemporary interior, with a 60-cover resturant and a bar/cafe area.
Our purpose built, air conditioned Music facility consists of four soundproofed rehearsal rooms containing drum kits, backline amplifiers and PA systems. In addition, there is a fully-equiped recording studio, with an acoustically designed 'live' room and digital editing suite.
Redbridge College has excellent indoor and outdoor sports including a well-eqipped sports hall and the range of sporting activities include: badminton, basketball, netball, indoor five-a-side, volleyball, cricket and unihoc just to name a few. There is a weight training suite, which is open for student use at lunchtimes. The on-site playing fields include two football pitches and a five-a-side pitch during the winter, with rounders, volleyball and softball pitches in the summer. The sports area is overseen by well qualified and experienced staff, many of whom have international experience as players or coaches in a range of sports. We also have a Dance Studio.
FLEX COMPUTER SUITE
Redbridge College has over 550 brand new PC's and Apple Macs for students to use as well as laptops, scanners, colour / laserjet printers, photocopiers and CD writers. This equipment is available throughout the College, across the Learning Resources Centre, the Flex and the IT classrooms. These areas also boast state-of-the-art interactive Smart Boards and Projectors to enhance curriculum delivery.
Redbridge College recently came top in the latest league tables locally for average point score per exam entry and are also in the top 5% nationally for Contextual Value Added. There are exciting plans in the pipeline for Redbridge College as we continue to raise our profile and build on our recent successes, so watch this space!