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Welcome to Richmond-upon-Thames College

Hello and a very warm welcome to Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) – as one of London’s top colleges* we are delighted that you are considering studying or training with us and we want to make sure that you have all the information you need to be able to make the right decision about your future. We are a college for careers and business providing access to school leavers, adults and employers.

We are committed to treating each student as an individual and our purpose is to drive aspiration, ambition and achievement. You may choose a highly sought after technical course with professional standards training to enable you to progress into employment as a chef, plumber, engineer, designer, IT specialist, care assistant or personal trainer to name just a few, alternatively, you may decide that an academic path suits you and that you would like to progress onto university to gain a degree.

You may be an employer seeking to upskill your workforce, hire an apprentice or simply to improve your business performance - whichever path you choose there are endless study and training opportunities for you and we will help you to be the best you can be!

We offer a wide range of programmes – so it is likely that we will have something to suit you and along with our excellent student support services and dedicated staff we are confident that we can offer you one of the best student experiences in London.

Students and employers choose to come to RuTC because we offer a friendly, supportive and professional environment plus we get some of the best results in London*. However if you choose to study on campus, we also want you to enjoy your time with us and have fun – we will encourage you to get involved in extra curriculum activities and social events so that you can switch off from the serious stuff for a couple of hours each week and also make new friends.

We hope you enjoy finding out more about Richmond upon Thames College on our website and we hope to see you at one of our events in the future.

Robin Ghurbhurun
Chief Executive and Principal

* (Jan 2015 KS5 courses)

About us

Main Reception: 020 8607 8000

Admissions (for 16-18 and adult course enquiries):

020 8607 8302  or

Training Solutions (for apprenticeship enquiries):

020 8607 8306 or (Apprenticeships) / (Employer Engagement)

Facilities available

  • Aircraft cabin
  • Computing facilities
  • Construction facilities
  • Language laboratories
  • Learning Resource Centre
  • ‘Merits’ training restaurant
  • Performing arts and media facilities
  • Sports facilities
  • Technology facilities

Additional support

Help is always at hand

There is a large student support team within the College which includes our student support manager, counsellors, a student advisor, advice & welfare officer, youth workers and a nurse. They will be happy to help you with any query or problem.


Learner success

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Richmond-upon-Thames College directly.

Last updated date: 25 September 2018
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