Welcome to City of Bristol College
We provide education and training to 25,000 learners in and around Bristol. With more than 1,000 courses available, we've got the widest range in the area.
City of Bristol College is one of the largest further and higher education colleges in the UK.
With more than 1,000 courses available from entry to degree level, we offer the widest range of academic and vocational qualifications you will find in the South West.
We cater for learners of all ages and backgrounds, including 16 to 18-year-olds, adult learners, apprentices, higher education students and international students.
Based in four main centres across Bristol, we offer a learning experience that puts our students right at the heart of one of the best cities in the UK.
You'll find a Study Centre at each of our main College centres.
In the Study Centres you can find books, journals, DVDs, computers, laptops and electronic resources to support your studies.
These learning spaces provide a relaxed environment in which to study, with knowledgeable, friendly staff on hand to help you with enquiries.
We operate two Academy Salons, located across Bristol:
- Academy Salon @ Ashley Down
- Academy Salon @ South Bristol
Open to the public, each salon is fully equipped to create a professional environment in which our students can train whilst customers feel relaxed and pampered.
Practical experience is crucial in preparing our students for entry into industry careers. Our modern, well-stocked workshops offer students hands-on experience using the best equipment and cutting-edge technology available. All of our workshops offer a safe working environment that is regularly audited both internally and externally:
- Aeronautical engineering
- Construction and wet trades
Our specialist facilities offer the best in new creative and media technology, including:
- Digital editing suite
- Graphics suite
- Multimedia Mac suite
- Photographic studios
- Video production suite
- Art and fashion studios
- Theatrical make up studios
- Bookable cameras
Our other specialist facilities include:
- Accessible kitchen and shop
- Aircraft cabin
- Computing and IT labs
- Crime scene rooms
We operate two restaurants across Bristol:
- Academy Brasserie, Hengrove at South Bristol Skills Academy (SBSA), BS14 0DB
- City Restaurant, Anchor Road, College Green Centre, BS1 5UA
Our restaurants offer a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, offering a coffee and lunch service.
Each of our main College centres have dedicated prayer rooms, which can be used by students and staff for religious observance.
Everyone's different. What works for one person won't necessarily work for another.
If you need extra assistance to come to College, we can provide you with free support.
We understand that each person's requirements are individual to them. That's why we tailor our service to meet your exact needs.
We know that sometimes people feel less confident about asking for assistance. We would encourage you to come and talk to us. We want to make sure you get the right support for you, and our team treats every conversation sensitively and confidentially.
Our world class facilities and outstanding teaching staff help us provide education and training to more than 20,000 learners each year.
We make it our goal to help you achieve your full potential.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact City of Bristol College directly.