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The College occupies several buildings. The Allen building (A block) houses the refectory and Shrubbery restaurant which is a training restaurant for catering students. The building is also home to sports and hair and beauty students. On the top floor is the Academy, a training hairdressing and beauty salon. Macaulay building houses the College learning resource centre, the Student Advice Centre, additional learning support departments, the student participation team and the students' union. Herschel building was formerly the sixth form centre, and now houses art, media and the College management team. The Westgate building currently houses Sixth Form classes. The classrooms are also used as exam rooms. John Wood building provides some additional classrooms. The Construction Skills Centre at Bath Trade Park provides state of the art carpentry and stonemasonry workshops, plus classrooms and study areas.

MAPA, designed by Bath practice Aaron Evans Architects, was the newest building until recently. It is home to the College's music and performing arts courses and replaces the Gainsborough building. This building is split into three different sections, performing arts takes around half of the space with its rehearsal room, performance space and sprung-floor mirrored dance studio. Music is next door with three professional recording studios, performance venue, four rehearsal rooms and film editing facilities. College House is mostly staff offices and the International Office.

In early 2011, Kings building, which used to house the gym, was demolished to make way for a new three-storey building called the Roper Building. This building now houses the state of the art Hair and Beauty training academies and the Higher Education Centre

About Us

Bath College has been welcoming international students for many years. Most of these are studying English language, but we also have international students studying subjects such as stonemasonry, art and design, catering and hospitality, and tourism.

The College has two campuses: City Centre Campus in the centre of Bath, and Somer Valley Campus in Radstock, which is a town about 10 miles from Bath.  The English Language School is in the City Centre Campus.

In the college there is a coffee shop where you can buy snacks, and hot and cold drinks. We also have a café and a restaurant which are open during term time and where you can buy hot meals. Other facilities include a library and study centre, a gym, and a beauty and hairdressing salon.

Bath College was established in 1892 and has been providing education and training in Bath ever since. It now has over 2,000 full-time students and 6,000 part-time students. There is a wide variety of programmes including career-based courses, pre-university courses, and general interest courses.

Bath College is a member of English UK, and is accredited for the teaching of English by the British Council.

Our attractive city centre campus is a five minute walk from the main rail and bus stations, offering excellent regional and national transport links. Meanwhile great shops, cafes, restaurants, entertainment venues and the historic buildings of Bath are right on your doorstep giving all our students an exciting and cultured time while studying for their future.

Working for Us

Thank you for your interest in working with Bath College. This is a very exciting time to join us, as we actively pursue our vision to realise our potential and become truly outstanding.

Bath College is an inclusive education and training community, providing learning for people with a wide range of abilities from a far reaching area. From entry level to degree programmes, we are committed to meeting the needs of all of our students. Our key aims are to enhance the quality of what we do for our students, to grow and innovate and to achieve our ambitions through sound financial management. We are a key institution in our City and partnership working is fundamental to our approach. We aim to improve the employability of all of our students and we work closely with our partners in industry to ensure this can be achieved.

I am proud of both our staff and our students. The progressive environment and ‘good feel' around the College is due to their positive attitude and constructive collaboration. As a senior management team, we value the views of staff and encourage their involvement in the process of dynamic change.

We are privileged to work in the centre of a World Heritage site, at the heart of one of the UK's most characterful cities. If you feel you can make a positive contribution, we look forward to welcoming you on board. 

If you can't find the vacancy you're looking for why not join our College Talent Pool to let us know that you are interested!

Equality and Diversity

At Bath College we are committed to maintaining a respectful community where all of our students and staff can learn develop and grow within a dignified and safe place.

At the heart of a heritage city we are proud to be a college that is chosen by people from a wide range of backgrounds. We are determined to recognise the diversity of our staff and students and celebrate it.

We work with parents, students and community partners to ensure we are fair. The College expects all of our staff, students and partners to work together to challenge all forms of discrimination and harassment.

Our policies and practice welcome and support the protected characteristics set out in The Equality Act 2010. These are:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment (transgender)
  • Marriage/civil partnership
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Pregnancy/maternity leave
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation