The Guildford College Group offers the widest range of courses and qualifications across Surrey. Operating from three Colleges we offer industry-standard facilities and resources that fully prepare our learners for employment. We are also justifiably proud of our high progression rates which see many of our students moving on to study at top UK Universities. Students are able to choose from hundreds of courses from foundation to degree level, and hospitality to engineering.
The College offers industry standard facilities and resource with professional teaching by industry specialists. We also provide comprehensive support for students. Each year our students progress on to some of the top universities across the country including Royal Holloway, Surrey, Kingston, Nottingham, Cardiff, Portsmouth, Brighton, Winchester, Kingston, King’s College London, Sussex, Bournemouth, Manchester, Roehampton and many more to study subjects as diverse as Criminology, Business, Law, History, Paramedic Science and Journalism.
Previous students have gone on to be top chefs (Paul Merrett), to open their own celebrity endorsed salons (Clay Salon and Spa), win national competitions (such as the Association of Photographers Students Awards), to start their own businesses, to undertake projects for the government and to perform in West End Shows, to name a few. Many students go on to work in local commerce and industry, benefiting the surrounding region with their talents and skills. You can be sure that you are making the right choice in coming to the Guildford College Group!
About Guildford College Guildford College is the largest Further and Higher Education College in the area, with approximately 7,000 students studying over 150 courses available at all levels, from entry level to degree level, in a wide range of subjects. Just over a third of their students study full-time programmes, with the majority of those aged between 16 and 18 years old. Most part-time students are adults and the College works closely with local employers to provide relevant and tailored training to their employees.
Guildford College offers a wide range of vocational qualifications sought by employers and is focused on providing high-quality technical and professional education and training to young people, adults and employers. Training is delivered by expert teaching staff with extensive experience, knowledge and skills in their relevant fields, and learners benefit from learning in industry-standard facilities, include state-of-the-art kitchens, restaurant, TV studio, workshops and salons, many of which are open to the public, allowing students to experience working alongside paying customers.
The College helps students to develop their career opportunities and strengthen the local, regional and national economy, and success rates are higher than national benchmarks with many students progressing to work in local commerce and industry, benefiting the surrounding region with their talents and skills.
The College benefits from some exceptional resources, which replicate real-world working environments including:
Staff members benefit from an environment of diversity, excitement and learning opportunities.
The College offers a wide range of well-being and work life balanced benefits to recognise and reward the essential contribution their staff make to the College success and growth, including:
What staff have to say…
"Guildford College provides me with an exciting, challenging and very rewarding environment to work in. The teachers' commitment to their students is inspiring, and it's a place where your hard work transforms into learners' success.”
“I have worked at Guildford College for 10 years and I thoroughly enjoy my work. It is a varied role in a fast paced and ever changing environment. The College is a very friendly and welcoming place to work with staff that are dedicated to giving their best to the learners. Having two small children the College has enabled me to have a great work/life balance.”
"Guildford College is a fast paced, forward thinking employer that recognises and develops its staff’s talents and offers Continuous Professional Development at a far higher level than any other educational employer I have worked for. In addition to the training offered to me in-house, I am also encouraged to undertake my own development and am about to start a post graduate diploma with the College’s support.”
Please see below links to our various prospectuses for Farnham College, Merrist Wood and Guildford College.
Hopefully these will give you a feel for all of the colleges, as well as what they have to offer.
Guildford College - http://www.guildford.ac.uk/CourseInformation/Prospectus.aspx
Farnham College - http://www.farnham.ac.uk/Courses/Prospectus.aspx