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Welcome to Barnet and Southgate College


We link the majority of our 1,500 courses to a specific career or academic route; we want to help each student achieve their goals, whether that’s getting the right job or going onto higher education. We keep a close eye on the jobs market across all industry sectors from catering to construction to business management, creative arts, IT, automotive technologies, sport, hairdressing, beauty, health and social care. Armed with this industry information, we shape our curriculum so that all courses are in line with what employers currently need.

The College is renowned for its broad range of courses and the high quality of its teaching. With full and part time courses in: A Levels, foundation degrees, professional qualifications, vocational studies, work skills training and education for people with learning difficulties and disabilities. Due to our excellent contacts our wide range of academic and vocational training is directly linked to local employers and regional industry demand.

About us

Key Facts:

1.  Barnet and Southgate College is a highly successful Further Education college with over 16,000 students of all ages, from 14 years old to our oldest learner who is 86.

2.  Barnet and Southgate College is one of the largest colleges in North London and is a prolific member of the 157 Group :  an organisation that represents 27 of the largest, most successful and influential Further Education colleges in England

3.  The College is renowned for its broad range of courses and the high quality of its teaching. With full and part time courses for young people and adults including: A Levels, foundation degrees, professional qualifications, vocational studies, work skills training and education for people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

4.  The College delivers approximately 1,500 courses, in over 20 subjects, across four campuses  at: Wood St (High Barnet), Southgate, Grahame Park (Colindale), and Edmonton (Edmonton Green).

5.  The College is recognised for some of the best training facilities in the UK including: a state of the art £50 million campus at Wood Street; two motor vehicle workshops; a brand new commercial beauty training spa; a commercial hairdressing salon; a commercial training restaurant; industry standard electrical workshops; a mechatronics centre; dedicated music recording studios; dance studios and fully equipped purpose built science laboratories

6. The College offers broad support services such as mentors, counsellors, work experience co-ordinators and careers advisors. These services are accredited by Matrix , an external standard that recognises quality in advice and support services.

7.  The College also supports people who are unemployed or at risk of redundancy with specialised courses  designed to get people back into work.

8.  The College has strong links with partners such as: the London Boroughs of Barnet and Enfield, Middlesex University and local schools.

9.  The College also works in partnership with local, regional and national employers, in particular through Training for London , a specialist subsidiary which provides bespoke training for large and small employers.

10.  The colleges (Barnet College and Southgate College) merged into one new College on 1st November 2011 – providing the residents of Barnet, Southgate and Enfield with access to a choice of high quality learning opportunities and exceptional skills and training facilities.

Facilities available

'The Spa' - brand new beauty training facility
'The Salon' - state of the art hairdressing salons
Media workshops
Photography studios
Audio recording studios
The Gladys Child Theatre
New science labs at Wood Street and Southgate campuses
Construction workshops
Motor vehicle workshops
Motor vehicle body and paint shop
Sports halls and multi gyms

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Barnet and Southgate College directly.

Last updated date: 22 January 2016
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