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Welcome to Kingston College

Kingston College is an excellent college and certainly one of the best in London. For national achievement rates, Kingston College had the highest scores of all London Colleges for young people and was sixth out of all the colleges in the country. We are very proud of the quality of education we offer.

It makes a real difference, too. Over 800 students a year progress to university from Kingston College, the majority of them getting their first choice. The College was inspected by Ofsted in 2016 and we retained our ‘Good’ rating. We have some of the highest success rates of any college around and are loved by our students.

We have fantastic progression rates too. Last year, 92% of our students went on to their chosen next step, either a good job or higher level study at one of their first choice universities. But that’s not all. We want to make sure the College is modern, exciting and up-to-date.

Our £10m Creative Industries Centre opened in 2015 and students from all over London and Surrey are flocking to study there.

And we’re developing our teaching and learning to make sure we see our students hit their potential every time. Students will be working to personal targets and they’ll play a big part in setting challenges and stretching themselves even further.

We’re a hard-working College that also knows how to have fun. We surround our students with opportunities to find their feet in the world through travel, trips and events that we organise to make sure everyone has something new and interesting to make them think, learn and laugh. We’ll make sure you’re safe, too, and see to it that you feel secure and confident in what you’re doing. I’d very much like you to take up a place with us.

Kingston College offers one of the widest ranges of courses of any college in London and I know that you will find an opportunity here that is right for you. Once you’re here, you’ll find yourself surrounded by great teachers, amazing tutors and exceptional support staff, all dedicated to your success. We are also very keen to ensure our students are thoroughly cared for. We have superb student support services who are here to provide that extra bit of back-up when things get tough.

Our teachers’ commitment to your success is second to none and they will work hard to build a programme around you, designed to take you on to your next stage in life, making sure you get good quality work experience to stretch your horizons. If you need to retake your English and Mathematics GCSEs, we’ll be there to help you get the best possible grades.

We will walk with you every step of your journey through College and you will have the backing you need to grow, flourish and progress.

I can’t wait to welcome you as a student here!

Mike Tweedale Head of College

About us

Kingston College is a thriving FE and HE provider positioned centrally in the busy market town of Kingston on Thames.  We offer a broad range of further education courses for school leavers from Entry Level to GCSE and A level across a broad range of subjects.  In addition to our range of courses, we pride ourselves on the quality of Welfare and Student Support we offer, and also the extensive facilities we offer our students, listed below. 

Full information about Kingston College may be found on our website.

Facilities available

  • The Arthur Cotterell Theatre (ACT)
  • The Salon - Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
  • Arena Sports Hall and Gym
  • Bighead Music Studios
  • TV Studio
  • Engineering Workshops
  • Sports Academies - Men's Football Academy, Women's Football Academy, Tennis Academy, Basketball Academy/Trampoline Academy
  • Creative Industries Centre

Additional support

Help is available for those with learning difficulties, a disability or medical conditions with our Learning Support Team who can help in class or in individual support sessions. Support is goven on a confidential and need-to-know basis. For full details of help available, please follow this link.

There are also a range of resources available to our students in all media formats at our Learning Resource Centres, situated at each of our sites. The LRCs provide comprehensive study skills programme, LRC online through our intranet pages, support for distance learners and a comprehensive range lof e-resources to support teaching and learning.


Learner success

Kingston College was a great environment to learn in with its fantastic facilities and supportive tutors. Whenever I needed any help with an aspect of my course the tutors were always on hand to assist me. I am looking forward to studying Digital Media Arts at the University of Surrey. Thank you Kingston College for getting me there and giving me a great foundation to start my new course.

Merili Jurivete - A Levels

How to apply

You can apply for courses at Kingston College through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017
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