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Qualify for a promising career in accounting and finance

Richmond upon Thames College will train you to be a detail-oriented, effective and successful accountant, bookkeeper or finance professional. Apply to our accounting and finance courses to advance in your knowledge and practical experience, leading you to a successful career in a stable and lucrative industry.

Some of your course options include:

Make your way into the thriving finance industry. Enrol now through the specific course pages.

Richmond upon Thames College is located in Twickenham, with easy links to Central London and Surrey.

For more information, see our Accounting courses.

For more information, see our Accounting courses.

For more information, see our Accounting courses.

 

For more information, see our Accounting courses.

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Become an apprentice with the largest provider in the region

RuTC Apprenticeships Vince Cable MP John Stapleton Anne Newton REC 2017

Richmond upon Thames College is the largest provider of apprenticeships and technical & professional training programmes in the region and offers a broad range of specialist programmes and qualifications for people of all ages.
The College is proud to have strong links with local employers and has an extensive range of apprenticeships and work-based programmes working with companies of all sizes.

Apprenticeships are real jobs with training so you can earn as you learn and achieve recognised qualifications as you go.

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As an apprentice, you will:

LEARN JOB SPECIFIC SKILLS – learn from knowledgeable tutors and work alongside experience staff to gain in-demand skills

ACHIEVE SOUGHT AFTER QUALIFICATIONS – apprenticeships are the gold standard for work-based learning

EARN A SALARY – A typical wage for an apprentice is £200 per week

RECEIVE TOP QUALITY TRAINING Get on the job experience and off the job training

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Leaders and managers work very closely with local employers and the community to ensure that apprenticeship programmes meet employers’ needs very well.

Apprentices receive good on and off the job training. They take part in highly relevant tasks designed to teach them valuable techniques and processes that they can apply effectively in the workplace.

Apprentices develop good industry skills and demonstrate the expected behaviours required for their sectors.

Employers benefit from the skills and confidence apprentices develop on their programme. Ofsted 2017

If you wish to contact a member of the RuTC Apprenticeships team, please call 020 8607 8304 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Be creative at the top performing Art and Design college in the UK*

Richmond upon Thames College is the go-to place to strengthen your skills in art and design. Whether you want to explore drawing or photoshop, become a graphic designer, artist or architect, or hone your skills in photography and fine arts, there is a course for you.

*The Good Schools Guide awarded RuTC for Best Performance by both boys and girls in Art and Design A Levels in an English comprehensive school.

Some of your course options include:

Time to make art and design your lifelong career. If you are 16-18 years old, apply now to study art and design at RuTC

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the best colleges in London, offering a vibrant student life, great links to the industry, dedicated teaching, a vast range of art workshops, studios and equipment and easy transport links to London and Surrey. Browse some of our student work and find out more about why you should choose to study at Richmond upon Thames College.

For more information, see our Art and Design courses.

For more information, see our Art and Design courses.

For more information, see our Art and Design courses.

For more information, see our Art and Design courses.

For more information, see our Art and Design courses.

For more information, see our Art and Design courses.

Intrigued by the world of business and want to know everything about it?

Interested in landing a corporate job in the city? Dream of becoming an entrepreneur but don't know where to start? Take a big step in the right direction by enrolling in one of our business courses at Richmond upon Thames College.

Some of your course options include:

Gain the knowledge you need to succeed. Apply now to study business and/or economics at RuTC

Please note that RuTC does not currently offer AS or A Level in Economics.

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the top performing colleges in London, offering a vibrant student life, great links to the industry, dedicated teaching, a vast range of facilities and easy transport links to London and Surrey. Find out more about why you should choose to study at Richmond upon Thames College.

For more information, see our Business courses.

For more information, see our Business courses.

 

Are you 16 or over? Enrol now on a Professional Cookery course at a top college!

Take a leap into the catering industry in London, one of the greatest restaurant cities in the world. Merits Training Restaurant is RuTC's thriving restaurant where our talented trainee chefs serve international rugby supporters, local charities, businesses and people from Richmond, Twickenham, Kingston, Surbiton, Teddington, Barnes, Hounslow and other surrounding areas. Our students also get work experience and Apprenticeships at some of the best local restaurants. 

If you are over 19, please note that as of September 2016, there will be no more adult funding for Level 2 and 3 NVQ cookery courses.

16-18 year olds: Apply now to start in September. See the Courses menu on this page.

Adults (19 and over): Apply now to join one of our catering courses for. See the Courses menu on this page. 

Time to turn up the heat. Study Catering and Hospitality at RuTC.

 

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For more information, see our Catering and Hospitality courses.

For more information, see our Catering and Hospitality courses.

For more information, see our Catering and Hospitality courses.

Study professional computing and IT at a top college in London

Dream of being a programmer, designing interactive websites, creating complex computer systems for big businesses, engineering innovative e-commerce platforms or designing the next hit social media site or animated simulator video game? Perhaps you want to perfect your Microsoft Office and Adobe skills or become fluent in HTML code and be a Dreamweaver master. Start now by studying Computing and IT at one of London's top performing colleges.

RuTC offers BTEC, A Level, AS L1+L2, Diploma and HNC courses in creative IT, IT support and Systems Development. Be equipped for a successful career as an IT professional in an increasingly digital world through our excellent training in business and employability and technical IT skills. The IT sector salaries are very attractive and jobs are numerous and varied.

Apply to one of our many courses:

Find the courses that is right for you and apply now to jump-start your career in one of the fastest-growing and most lucrative industries in the world.

For more information, see our Computing and IT courses.

For more information, see our Computing and IT courses.

For more information, see our Computing and IT courses.

For more information, see our Computing and IT courses.

 

Study Childcare to work with and support children through learning and development.

If you love children why not study the best ways to care for them and gain knowledge of their developmental needs? Richmond upon Thames College offers courses in childcare that will prepare you to work effectively and compassionately with children from all backgrounds. If you feel drawn to a career working with children, babies or toddlers, in a nursery, playgroup or pre-school, we could help you find the ideal course to get the skills you need to help children to learn, grow and play.

Some of your course options include:

Gain the knowledge you need to work excellently with children. Apply now to study child care at RuTC

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the top performing colleges in London, offering a vibrant student life, great links to the industry, dedicated teaching, a vast range of facilities and easy transport links to London and Surrey. Find out more about why you should choose to study at Richmond upon Thames College.

For more information, see our Childcare courses.

For more information, see our Childcare courses.

For more information, see our Childcare courses.

Study at one of the best engineering colleges in London

Prepare for a successful career in the lucrative engineering sector by enrolling on one of our technical courses.

Some of your course options include:

Take a step towards a successful career. If you are 16-18 years old, apply now to study engineering at RuTC.

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the best colleges in London, offering a vibrant student life, great links to the industry, dedicated teaching, a vast range of art workshops, studios and equipment and a campus located close to Central London. Find out more about why you should choose to study at Richmond upon Thames College.

For more information, see our Engineering courses.

For more information, see our Engineering courses.

 

For more information, see our Engineering courses.

For more information, see our Engineering courses.

Are you prepared for an emergency at work? Enrol on a first aid courses today...

Richmond upon Thames College offers great first aid courses that give you essential practical knowledge of how to react in case of a medical emergency. We offer Level 2 and 3 First Aid courses, which cover all of the key practices including action, assessment, resuscitation and bleeding control. These courses are great for individuals or employees in an organisation that wants to be prepared to look after their staff.

 

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the top performing colleges in London with a vast range of facilities and easy transport links to London and Surrey. Enrol now through the specific course page or browse more of our adult training courses

For more information, see our Statutory courses.

Answer the call of your heart and study health and social care at RuTC

It takes real compassion and commitment to care for those who cannot care for themselves fully or at all. The best carers are those who genuinely want to improve the living standards and well-being of others and who have all of the knowledge they need to give person-centered, informed, engaging and effective care. Study health and social care at Richmond upon Thames College to become the best carer you can be.

We offer the following courses: L2 Health and Social Care BTEC Technical Diploma and Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma course.

These courses allow you to learn about nutrition, the health sector, sociology and law. 

Become the best carer you can be. If you are 16-18 years old, apply now to study health and social care at RuTC

For students aged 19+ our Access to Higher Education courses have many options to study for the qualifications you need to start your career in health and social care, including courses to prepare you for a Higher Education qualification in nursing and healthcare, midwifery, nutrition, radiography and social work.

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the best colleges in London, offering a vibrant student life, great links to the industry, dedicated teaching, a vast range of art workshops, studios and equipment and a great location close to central London. Find out more about why you should choose to study at Richmond upon Thames College.

 

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

For more information, see our Health and Social Care courses.

 

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

For more information, see our Health and Social Care courses.

Master French and Spanish at RuTC 

Being able to speak another language and, even better, to express yourself and understand others' expressions in that language make life and experience of culture more dynamic and dimensional. Fluency in French and/or Spanish will open doors to working in a foreign country, like France, parts of Africa or South and Central America, or a career as a translator or interpreter. With globalisation, knowledge of another language gives you a competitive advantage when applying for jobs in any field, particularly business. It also gives you access to the literature and experience of people who speak these two colourful languages.

 

Follow your passion and learn all you need to know for a flourishing career in media and film

Our media and film courses are some of our most dynamic. Students gain a variety of amazing skills depending on the course they choose. Learn about the meaning and composition of films and advertisements, develop your skills in animation and visual effects and work behind and in front of the camera to hone your presentation, filming, editing, production and/or directing skills. Study media and film to prepare for an interesting career in an ever-evolving and intensely creative and lively industry.

Your course options include:

Time to turn your passion into your lifelong career. If you are 16-18 years old, apply now to study media and film at RuTC.

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the best colleges in London, offering a vibrant student life, great links to the industry, dedicated teaching, a vast range of TV and editing workshops, studios and equipment and a big campus close to central London. Find out more about why you should choose to study at Richmond upon Thames College.

MEDIA

For more information, see our Media courses.

 

 

MEDIA

For more information, see our Media courses.

 

You've got talent. Learn, practise and perform with a course at one of London's top colleges

Richmond upon Thames College offers accredited training and education for aspiring musicians. Develop your understanding of composition, recording and production and important aspects of contemporary performance. You will also have numerous opportunities to perform and build the confidence you need to get noticed in the competitive but exciting music industry.

Your music course at RuTC:

  • Music Performance and Production Level 3 Extended Diploma has similar content to the above course but it takes it to a further extent and allows you to focus entirely on music in your study program. You will develop in both performing and producing music and then specialise further into the course. 

Time to make music your lifelong career. If you are 16-18 years old, apply now to study music at RuTC.

Book your place at an RuTC Open Event and visit your future college!

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the best colleges in London, offering a vibrant student life, great links to the industry, dedicated teaching, superb studios and equipment and spacious campus close to central London. Find out more about why you should choose to study at Richmond upon Thames College.

See the new video from one of our most remarkable music students, Michael Fuller, below.

MUSIC

For more information, see our Music courses.

Express yourself on stage with confidence and character

If you love dance or acting and are a natural performer, why not improve your chances of making it in onto the big stage by experiencing all aspects of performing including the planning, rehearsing, preparation, marketing, designing and production of shows? Work together with your classmates on big productions and perform them in front of students, staff and guests. Be transformed into a dynamic performer through frequent assessments and challenges and learn from the experts in professional workshops and theatre trips. Don't just dream of the stage, get on the stage.

Your course options include:

Time to make performance your lifelong career. If you are 16-18 years old, apply now to dance or drama at RuTC.

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the best colleges in London, offering a vibrant student life, great links to the industry, dedicated teaching, a vast range of art workshops, studios and equipment and easy transport links to London and Surrey. Find out more about why you should choose to study at Richmond upon Thames College.

PERFORMING ARTS

For more information, see our Performing Arts courses.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

For more information, see our Performing Arts courses.

Study science at a top performing London college

RuTC offers courses in Applied Science. Gain valuable UCAS points as a pathway to a further study in fields such as engineering, medicine, forensics, nursing, research, publishing, academics, aerophysics, architecture, electronics, perfume making, zoology, veterinary studies, botany, nursing, environmental policy, pharmacology and more at top universities in London, England and internationally.

Applied Science BTEC Extended Diploma: develop strong analytical and practical laboratory skills and knowledge of key scientific theories as a great jump start into further study and pursuit of a career in science.

Please note that RuTC does not currently offer AS / A Levels in Chemistry, Physics or Biology. 

Our amazing laboratories are stocked with scores of materials, chemicals, instruments and equipment for practical experiments. Our students enjoy going on trips every year to the National Physics Laboratory, the Greenwich Observatory, the National Gallery and more.

Richmond upon Thames College has a vibrant student life, top grades, great science teachers and is located in Twickenham with easy travel links to Central London, Clapham, Richmond, Wimbledon, Wandsworth, Putney and Surrey.

SCIENCE

For more information, see our Science courses.

 

Study social sciences to develop your own opinion and understanding of people, culture, politics and society

The world is an extremely interesting place where the way people think and find their identity is influenced by and shapes culture and society. Politics and World Development are complex things, not only dependent on the human desire to help others, but also impacted by bureaucracy and difficult decision-making. Studying intriguing patterns of human behaviour, movement and lifestyle can be extremely informative and helpful in understanding what society needs to thrive. If you want to study something intellectually stimulating and thought-provoking, study social sciences.

Some of your course options include:

  • Learn about the interactions between humans and the environment as well as population change, globalisation and contemporary world issues in our Geography AS/A2 Level course.
  • Discover the main political influences, structures and concepts in our Government and Politics: Global Politics AS/A2 Level course and delve into the particulars of different ways of thinking in politics in our Government and Politics: Political Ideologies AS/A2 Level course.
  • Study social and abnormal behaviour, the development of the mind and behaviour and research methods in our Psychology AS/A Level course.
  • Develop a critical understanding of sociological ideas in education, religion, culture, mass media and more in our Sociology AS/A Level course.
  • Learn to think independently and knowledgeably about global justice, poverty alleviation, sustainability and globalisation in our World Development AS/A2 course.

Enhance the way you think and debate. If you are 16-18 years old, apply now to study social sciences at RuTC.

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the best colleges in London, offering a vibrant student life, great links to the industry, dedicated teaching, a vast range of facilities and easy transport links to London and Surrey. Find out more about why you should choose to study at Richmond upon Thames College.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

For more information, see our Social Sciences courses.

Become a personal trainer, sports coach, PE teacher, activities leader and more

Richmond upon Thames College offers some of the best sports courses in London. Whatever your level or experience you can study what you are passionate about (because most people who study here love sport) while also getting a dynamic and practical education that will prepare you to be an excellent personal trainer, sports coach, teacher or one of the numerous other professions you can enter with the strong qualifications you gain from RuTC. 

Some of your course options include:

Time to make sport your lifelong career. Apply now to study sport and exercise at RuTC

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the best colleges in London, offering a vibrant student life, great links to the industry, dedicated teaching, a vast range of facilities and easy transport links to London and Surrey. Find out more about why you should choose to study at Richmond upon Thames College.

 

SPORT

For more information, see our Sport courses.

 

 

 

SPORT

For more information, see our Sport courses.

 

SPORT

For more information, see our Sport courses.

Become part of our warm and nurturing Supported Learning family

Richmond upon Thames College has one of the best college Supported Learning programmes. An entire area of the college is dedicated to students with special educational needs, with a large number of trained support staff who are friendly and committed to each individual student. Students have the opportunity of working in our cafe and student shop, being a part of frequent fundraising activities, making great friends and learning in practical and engaging ways.

In Autumn 2017, our department was shortlisted for an Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Award. 

The options available to Supported Learning students are:

  • Skillwise for young people with severe learning difficulties and disabilities (Entry Level 1) >> Click here
  • Life Skills Programmes >> Click here
    • Life Skills A: first year students with moderate learning difficulties and/or disabilities (Entry Level 2)
    • Life Skills B: first or second year ytudents with more complex learning needs/disabilities (Entry Levels 1-2)
    • Life Skills C: usually second year students with moderate learning difficulties but more independence (Entry Level 3)
  • Award in Progression (Level 1) >> Click here
  • Adult Independent Living (Entry Level 3) >> Click here

Supported Learning students have access to wheelchair basketball, cricket, football & dance and are well integrated into and supported by the college community.

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the best colleges in London, offering a vibrant student life, great links to industry, dedicated teaching, a vast range of art workshops, studios and equipment and easy transport links to London and Surrey.

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SUPPORTED LEARNING

For more information, see our Supported Learning courses.

 

 

SUPPORTED LEARNING

For more information, see our Supported Learning courses.

 

Join one of the most dynamic and fastest growing industries in the world

Richmond upon Thames College offers excellent courses in travel and tourism, exposing students to the vast number of travel experiences available and challenging them to think of innovative ways to make travelling more exciting, affordable and attractive to customers. If you have a wonderlust and would love to learn about the most beautiful and fascinating locations in the world, travel and tourism is the subject for you.

Your course options include:

Time to turn your love of travel and exploration into a lifelong career. If you are 16-18 years old, apply now to study travel and tourism at RuTC.

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the best colleges in London, offering a vibrant student life, great links to the industry, dedicated teaching, a vast range of art workshops, studios and equipment and easy transport links to London and Surrey. Find out more about why you should choose to study at Richmond upon Thames College.

 

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

For more information, see our Travel and Tourism courses.

 

 

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

For more information, see our Travel and Tourism courses.

 

Perfect your sentences and understanding of literature on an English course

If you love books and reading, want to articulate yourself superbly and understand the nuances of the beautiful English language, apply to one of our 16-18 or adult English language and literature courses. Whether your goal is to study English Literature at a Russell Group university, take the first steps towards a career as a journalist or develop your appreciation for and skills in creative writing, we have a course that will appeal to you. The love of language is innate and must be satisfied.

Some of your course options include:

Time to satisfy your love of the English word. If you are 16-18 years old, apply now to study English at RuTC

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the best colleges in London, offering a vibrant student life, great links to the industry, dedicated teaching, a vast range of facilities and easy transport links to London and Surrey. Find out more about why you should choose to study at Richmond upon Thames College.

ENGLISH

For more information, see our English courses.

 

Learn to ask the oldest questions and understand what shaped society centuries ago in History and Philosophy

The world today is shaped by the events and influential people of yesterday. In order to understand most world concepts a knowledge of the past is essential. Spend your time learning about the fascinating philosophic theories of Plato and Aristotle while also studying how thinking today is shaped by ethical theory. Take an in depth look at how culture was formed in Europe or the United Kingdom. Study History and/or Philosophy to satisfy your desire to learn more about the things of the past.

Your course options include:

The study of humanities is a great and common pathway into careers in law, politics, journalism, publishing or museum curation. Many of our students have gone on to study degrees in humanities at top, Russell Group universities and Oxbridge. If you are 16-18 years old, apply now to study humanities at RuTC

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the best colleges in London, offering a vibrant student life, great links to the industry, dedicated teaching, a vast range of facilities and easy transport links to London and Surrey. Find out more about why you should choose to study at Richmond upon Thames College.

HUMANITIES

For more information, see our Humanities courses.

 

Prepare for a career in bricklaying, carpentry, joinery and plumbing on some of the best construction courses in London.

Richmond upon Thames College, London has a strong track record of preparing students for success in the construction industry. Whether you want to be a bricklayer, laying the foundations of a good building project, a carpenter, creating the important wooden structures, or a plumber, installing and repairing an essential component of any build, there is a course designed specifically for you.

Choose from a very wide range of practical courses, accredited by City & Guilds and CSkills:

1. Move upwards and onwards onto a Bricklaying Level 1 Diploma or a Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 Diploma and sharpen your technique in our superb workshops.
2. Develop more advanced technical skills in our Level 2 Diploma courses in Basic Plumbing, Bench Joinery and Bricklaying.
3. Perfect your skills in manipulating commonly-used and important equipment, assessing health and safety and making complex structures in workshop on one of our Level 3 courses in Plumbing, Bricklaying and Bench Joinery.

Our students often go on to work with some of the best companies in London. Through our strong links with the industry, students also have opportunities to progress into apprenticeships.

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the best colleges in London, offering a vibrant student life, great links to the industry, dedicated teaching, a vast range of workshops, studios and equipment and quick and easy transport links to London and Surrey. Find out more about why you should choose to study at Richmond upon Thames College.

 

CONSTRUCTION CRAFTS

For more information, see our Construction Crafts courses.

 

 

 

CONSTRUCTION CRAFTS

For more information, see our Construction Crafts courses.

 

CONSTRUCTION CRAFTS

For more information, see our Construction Crafts courses.

 

CONSTRUCTION CRAFTS

For more information, see our Construction Crafts courses.

 

Study construction and prepare for a career as a surveyor, engineer or architect

Lay down a strong foundation by studying at one of the best colleges for construction-related qualifications in London. Learn about the planning, designing and building processes of houses, industrial and commercial buildings. Gain experience and knowledge of technology, materials and drawing techniques used by construction professionals. Prepare for a successful career in something you are passionate about by choosing one of the following options:

1. Gain important knowledge of the field and take a step towards success by enrolling on the Construction and the Built Environment BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma.
2. Take a step further and prepare for a career with the technical, professional and management training in the Construction and the Built Environment HNC (Civil Engineering) Level 4 course

Our students have an incredible track record of getting D* and entering work in some of the best companies in London. Through our strong links in the industry, students also have opportunities to go on to do apprenticeships after graduation. Our courses are also a great pathway to take if you want to study a degree in architecture, engineering, surveying or construction management, with many of our students gaining places at prestigious universities.

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the best colleges in London, offering a vibrant student life, great links to the industry, dedicated teaching, a vast range of workshops, studios and equipment and easy transport links to London and Surrey. Choose between a wide variety of technical, practical, vocational and academic course options. Find out more about why you should choose to study at Richmond upon Thames College.

CONSTRUCTION

For more information, see our Construction courses.

CONSTRUCTION

For more information, see our Construction courses.

 

There's a world of possibilities for those who excel at mathematics. Discover it at RuTC

The analytical and problem-solving skills you develop by studying maths are in high demand in a number of well-paid and exciting careers such as aerospace, mechanical and chemical engineering, geophysics, actuarial science, academia, consulting, computing, manufacturing and much more. Studying for an accredited maths qualification is a great way to prepare for a bright future while keeping your options wide open.

Your course options include:

Study mathematics and step into a world of possibilities. If you are 16-18 years old, apply now to study maths at RuTC.

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the best colleges in London, offering a vibrant student life, great links to the industry, dedicated teaching, a vast range of facilities and spacious campus close to central London. Find out more about why you should choose to study at Richmond upon Thames College.

MATHS

For more information, see our Maths courses.

Get everything you need to move onwards and upwards with GCSE English and GCSE Maths

English and maths are essential to any successful career and a grade C or above in these subjects is especially well regarded. If you are 19 or over, study GCSE English and GCSE Maths at Richmond upon Thames College to ensure that you have the best chance of getting the job you really want. 

Keep on learning and thinking and get the grades and the qualifications you need to succeed.

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the best colleges in London, offering a vibrant student life, great links to the industry, dedicated teaching, a vast range of art workshops, studios and equipment and easy transport links to London and Surrey.

 

GCSES

For more information, see our GCSEs courses.

 

Prepare for a career in the armed forces or police, fire or ambulance services

Learn the ropes and equip yourself with all you need for a long and exciting career as a public servant. Improve your health and fitness, build your personal and team skills and gain knowledge of entry requirements and job descriptions while earning very useful qualifications in English and maths (Level 1 or 2).

Your course options include:

  • Work on your fitness levels, people skills and organisational abilities in our BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Public Services
  • Explore a variety of disciplines within the public sector and investigate the meaning of citizenship and society in our BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Public Services.

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the best colleges in London, offering a vibrant student life, great links to the industry, dedicated teaching, a vast range of art workshops, studios and equipment and easy transport links to London and Surrey. 

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Looking for the perfect course to help you improve your English language skills?

Richmond upon Thames College welcomes learners who wish to improve their abilities with the English language, covering three course areas of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL):

Speaking and Listening
Reading
Writing

Please select an option from the Courses menu on this page. We look forward to receiving your application.

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Choose Richmond upon Thames College in Twickenham for your teaching course. Click here now to see full details of our Level 3 Award in Education and Training from awarding body Ascentis.

Find out more about facilities at the College, including the Community Sports Centre, Merits Training Restaurant, the library and other general facilities specific to course areas.

Key Information: Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC)

Find out everything you need to know to study here

Richmond upon Thames College provides educational opportunities to thousands of students every year. Our courses include A/AS Levels, technical courses (BTEC, NVQ, VRQ, etc), Apprenticeships, Higher Education and Access to Higher Education courses and short courses for Adults and employees.

Ways to find the perfect course for you:

1. Use the Find Your Course search bar for a list of relevant courses. 
2. Take a look at all of our courses on the Course page
3. Explore the course provision most relevant to you by visiting our 16-18 Year Olds, Adults, Apprenticeships, Higher Education or Employers pages.

Find out more about the best parts of studying at the College by exploring:

1. Our range of facilities: fitness suite, restaurant, airport cabin, studio, theatre and more.
2. Our student support services: additional learning support, counselling, etc.
3. College Life at RuTC: enrichment activities, student union, student ambassadors and more.

We look forward to receiving your application and will always endeavour to make your application process as smooth as possible. Apply for your place at RuTC in September.

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Welcome to London's top performing college*

As you can see, there are a great many exciting options available to you – a huge range of subjects and courses e range of subjects and courses at a number of different levels, and many more than you are likely to find at any other college or school that you may be considering.  

As well as the enormous choice of courses it provides, RuTC has even more to offer to prospective students. We have a strong student support team, a wide range of facilities and enrichment activities which allow you to fulfill your potential both in your studies and socially.

A few things Ofsted had to say about us:

"Students’ achievement of their qualifications, including English and mathematics GCSE, is good." (Nov 2017)

"Student enjoy well-planned and individual programmes which meet the principles of the study programme very well. Staff carefully plan programmes and activities to meet the needs and interests of students." (Nov 2017)

"Students remain focused on the studies and motivated to achieve their goals." (Nov 2017)

'Students develop in confidence and gain valuable work-related skills." (Nov 2017)

"Students have high ambitions and receive useful and helpful advice and support from staff to help them plan and prepare for their employment or education." (Nov 2017)

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Students have high ambitions and receive useful and helpful advice and support from staff to help them plan and prepare for their employment or education. Ofsted 2017

According to the 2016 Department of Education performance tables Richmond upon Thames College is:

  • Highest ranked FE college in London based on academic results
  • Second highest ranked FE college in London based on A level results
  • Third highest ranked FE college in London based on vocational results

The Good Schools Guide also awarded us Best Performance by girls and boys in Art and Design A Level courses at an English comprehensive school.

If this is a college you would like to be part of – come and join us!

*www.education.gov.uk (Jan 2016 KS5 courses)

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College life is more than class, homework and exams

Students have so many opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom. The College is commited to helping our students become all-rounded, multi-skilled and highly employable. Students are able to take up positions of leadership in different clubs, run projects, enter competitions, invest in a hobby or skill and socialise in a more academically-diverse environment.

Find out more about the opportunities:

  • Enrichment programmes: students have access to a number of extra-curricula programmes including music, dance, drama, sport, clubs and societies.
  • Student Union: the student voice is represented by a student body for which all students are invited to join via annual elections.
  • Sports Academies: students can excel in sport by joining our competitive teams or they can just play sports for fun; including the use of the college gym.
  • Student Ambassadors: have great opportunities to get involved and also to stand out on their CVs and/or UCAS applications.  

At Richmond upon Thames College we are dedicated to giving you all the opportunities and experiences you need to be prepared for success in Higher Education and the world of work. Apply now to study at Richmond upon Thames College for an enriching and unforgettable college life and experience.

Richmond Xtra – College Enrichment Activities

Develop yourself and enjoy a richer college life 

We encourage all of our students to take up something in addition to their chosen subjects. Many of our enrichment activities run from September to the end of the academic year, while others offer you the opportunity to do something for a short time only. Some activities lead to nationally recognised qualifications, while others are just for fun! These activities allow you to enhance some of your skills whilst meeting new people outside of your subject areas. Our aim is to offer something for everyone so that you have a great time whilst learning.

Why spend the time doing Richmond Xtra activities?

There are MANY reasons:

Make friends outside your course
Develop your own opinions and ideas
Do something fun inbetween classes
Enhance your CV and skills
Get excerise while enjoying yourself
Be part of a team
Develop your character and personality
Make a difference to other people lives through volunteering
Express yourself and your creativity
Do things you will love and be proud of

Facilities

Study, experiment, create, practise, perform and perfect with great facilities for every course at RuTC

Richmond upon Thames College offers brilliant facilities for all of our courses including art, design and technology workshops, multimedia and dance studios, a concert hall, sport centre, mock aircraft cabin and more. Students have the equipment or space they need to practise what they learn, to create and to experiment. Browse our facilities by scrolling through the images below.

SPORTS ACADEMIES

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Our sports academies are the perfect opportunity for those athletes looking to achieve high levels of performance alongside their academic courses. Students will receive expert coaching and sport science support within their training and match schedules. The College's sports academies are available to students who can demonstrate talent in any one of the following areas: athletics, basketball, football, netball, rowing, rugby or volleyball. Students receive dedicated coaching each week, access to top level competitions, video and performance analysis, tuition in tactics, nutritional advice, individual fitness assessments and individual tailor-made training programmes.

Richmond upon Thames College runs academies in the following sports:
Football
Volleyball
Rugby
Basketball
Netball

All the College's sports academies recruit on the basis of either trials or achievement/experience. Two of our sports (volleyball and rowing) can accommodate beginners as these are often not offered at school.

All academies will follow a training and competitive programme including the British College Championships. Athletes are expected to commit to this programme and engage in strength and conditioning schedules, possibly officiating duties and may be offered the opportunity to undertake leadership courses.

Academy costs vary depending on the individual sport – the academy package will be in the region of £50-£150.

To apply for an academy, download and complete the Sports Academies Application Form or read more about applying here.

The Advice Hub

All the support and advice needed to excel at college

At Richmond upon Thames College we dedicate a lot of time and effort towards making sure our students have all of the support they need whether financial, physical, emotional, mental, motivational, nutritional or anything that might be preventing them from achieving their best. Our services were very highly rated by Ofsted on their visit in November 2017:

'A team of experienced advisers engages well with students to ensure that they are on the right course and prepared well for their next steps. Staff support students to complete university applications and curricula vitae, and to practise interview techniques. As a result, the majority of students move to higher-level courses, apprenticeships or employment. ' Ofsted Report 2017

Students come to the RuTC Advice Hub to access support, information and guidance on a wide range of matters including:

  • Student bursaries
  • Financial matters
  • Free College Meals
  • Student welfare advice
  • Counselling
  • Attendance: the contact information for the Attendance Unit is printed on the back of your ID card. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 07860 023868

The Advice Hub at Richmond upon Thames College is open daily from 9.00am - 5.00pm and is located in Room C15, near to reception.

Appointments with any members of the team can be made by contacting the Advice Hub via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Why choose Richmond upon Thames College?

Choose college for excellent teaching, ample support and encouragement and a vibrant student life

Richmond upon Thames College is one of London's most successful academic and vocational colleges for 16-18 year olds, according to the DofE 2016 statistics, and has a strong reputation for achieving excellent results. It is more than just a college, it is a place to mature, challenge yourself, enhance your skillset, discover your passion and experiment while all along getting the support, guidance and encouragement you need to be the best you can be. 

Here are some of the reasons you should choose Richmond upon Thames College:

  • Range of courses: the curriculum offer includes AS/A2 levels, BTEC Diplomas at different levels and a number of technical courses and apprenticeships. 
  • Top Performing in London: we are the highest-ranked college in London for academic results, the second highest for A Level results and the third highest for vocational results according to the January 2016 Department of Education performance tables.
  • Great student life and support: you won't just study here but you will get involved in a range of creative, sports, cultural and special interest clubs and student union as well as have all the tutoring, counselling and additional learning support you need at your fingertips..
  • Excellent facilities: we offer one of the best library and resources centres to be found in further education and specialist facilities in the performing arts, media, art, construction crafts, engineering, languages and sports departments including an on-site sports field, gym and large sports hall.
  • It's better than school: students don't only get more independence but much more that they can't get at school. Take our School vs College Quiz to find out what is best for you.

RuTC is located in Twickenham with easy transport links to Central London and Surrey. We have students from all over London. Our campus is large and the environment is friendly and encouraging. Apply now to study at Richmond upon Thames College and look forward to an exciting future of many possibilities.

Visit Your Future College

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Richmond upon Thames College offers prospective students many opportunities to visit the college before they enrol and attend. Students who come here for these events always find them extremely beneficial as it helps them make that important and crucial choice of where to study. Not only will we show you around and give you great insight into how our courses are run and what is on offer to you, but you will also have a chance to make new friends, meet your future teachers and classmates and learn new and surprising things.

Please see the list of events at the college below


Open Events at Richmond upon Thames College: our Open Events are excellent for getting to know your teachers, meeting other students and getting a feel of the college environment. They are exciting and very useful, especially if you want to explore a number of subject areas.

• RuTC Subject Tasters: get great insight into what it is like learning in an RuTC classroom at one of our teacher-led subject tasters.

College Tours: our personalised tours will give you an amazing overview of all of our facilities so that you can get a feel of the areas you will spend most of your time in and the equipment available to you. The next tour dates will be announced shortly.

STUDENT WORK

ART & DESIGN

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It's never too late to follow a new career path and it's always a great idea to gain new skills. It allows you to take hold of your future as you gain knowledge and qualifications in a subject that you are passionate about or one that you believe will get you where you want to be. Study in the day or evening, full-time or part-time.

The college offers a wide range of adult courses in art and design, engineering, computing, health care, child care, sport and exercise and more. We offer courses and qualifications from beginner level to Level 6. 

Browse our list of adult short courses or check out the larger range of qualifications on the left of this page to find the one that suits you best. Alternatively, you can download a full list of adult courses by clicking here. Most of our qualifications are nationally recognised. Many adults have come to Richmond upon Thames College to study over the years and have given us great feedback on how engaging, useful and convenient their courses were.

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Leaders, managers and teachers plan and design adult programmes carefully and effectively to ensure that they meet the needs of the community.

Teachers successfully support students to overcome barriers to employment and learning. As a result, the majority of students progress to higher level learning or employment.

Teachers and staff support adult students well to develop the skills they need to progress towards their individual goals. Ofsted 2017

What Adult Students Say About RuTC

'I wanted something completely different from my day to day but this course has opened my eyes to a whole load of possibilities and ways of life' Kirsten Pattie, student on the interior design short course and Senior Strategist at RAPP Agency

'It is quite relaxed and conversational as opposed to being lectured at' Isabel, student on the photography short course and Merchandiser at a leading online retailer

'The teaching here is excellent. They go beyond the point to help you to understand and are really happy to go outside work hours to help you' Nimi Virdea, student on the accounting course and former auditor

'I knew design was where my passion lay. This course helped give me self-confidence and let me experiment a lot' Monika Bninski, student on the art foundation course

'Everyone's here for the right reasons. Anytime you're partnered with someone they're motivated and don't hold you back' Daniel Bishop, student on the fitness instructing course and former construction worker

'This course is a very good start to get a good understanding of the basics' Matt Clark, student on the AutoCAD course and Project Manager at Harlequins

Richmond upon Thames College is located in Twickenham, which has very easy access to and from Central London via the overground trains.

 NB: Please note that all courses for 19+ learners are subject to minimum enrolled numbers. If a course does not enrol an adequate number of students, the course may be cancelled at short notice.

*RuTC is delighted to be able to support the MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) and to be able to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces by providing training opportunities for all service personnel, particularly those who have left service. The ELC scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years. ELC funding is only available for pursuit of higher level learning ie for courses that result in a nationally recognised qualification at Level 3 or above on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (England and Wales), a Level 6 or above on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) or, if pursued overseas, an approved international equivalent qualification. Further information is available at www.enhancedlearningcredits.com or by contacting our Finance Office on 0208 607 8347.

Use your spare time to learn something new, invest in a hobby or develop your talents and passions

Choose from evening, daytime, part-time and full-time courses. Our teachers are experienced, qualified and friendly. Our adult courses are rated GOOD by Ofsted because of the quality of one-to-one teaching, the equipment, the engagement and the satisfaction of our students. Richmond upon Thames College is a 10 minute walk from Twickenham Station, which is a 20 minute train ride from Waterloo and 10 minute train ride from Richmond. Have a look at our courses below. 

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Gain the qualifications and training you need to get into university and secure great career opportunities

At Richmond upon Thames College we offer a niche set of courses for those interested in changing their career path, preparing for and getting into university or advancing in their current careers. Our access courses attract students of ages 19-70 and are taught in an engaging and holistic way in order to give our students all of the knowledge and skills they need to make that career transition.

The College offers a wide range of niche Higher Education courses in graphic design, engineering and construction, early years and IT, as well as numerous Access to Higher Education courses in art and design, sports science, health science, social science, business and accounting.

Types of higher education and access to HE courses available


  • Access to HE Diplomas

    If you would like to study for a degree but do not have the qualifications you need, then an Access to Higher Education course could be a great option for you. Access to HE courses attract a diverse range of students, and there is no upper age limit.

    An Access to HE Diploma is a nationally recognised qualification which allows for an individual without traditional qualifications to gain new transferrable skills, start a new career path or study at university. Access to HE courses are specifically suitable for mature students and adult learners.

    The Access to HE Diploma is widely recognised by UK universities, many of which actively encourage applications from students who have achieved this qualification. Most Access to HE courses can be completed in one year.

    You may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. These loans help learners aged 19+ to pay for their course including access to HE diplomas.

    Below is a list of Access to Higher Education courses currently available to you at Richmond upon Thames College.

  • Foundation Degrees

    If you are interested in pursuing higher education opportunities but are unsure about taking on a full degree for three years or you may not have the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, then a Foundation Degree may be an appropriate option for you.

    Foundation Degrees are nationally recognised qualifications. They allow students to gain transferrable academic skills and practical, first-hand knowledge in a shorter timeframe than a traditional degree. Foundation Degrees have been created in partnership by universities, further education colleges and employers. They attract A Level leavers and mature students.

    Upon successful completion of a Foundation Degree, students will have the opportunity to ‘top-up’ to a full honours degree by doing a further year of study.

    You may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. These loans help learners aged 19+ to pay for their course including foundation degrees.

    Please find the Early Years Foundation Degree at RuTC below.

  • Higher National Certificates and Diplomas (HNCs and HNDs)

    If you would like to study a practical subject at a higher level but do not have the entry qualifications required for a degree course, then a Higher National Certificate or Diploma may be for you. HNCs and HNDs are nationally recognised qualifications that allow students to progress their studies and learn new relevant skills for the workplace and career advancement.

    These qualifications are highly valued by employers, universities and professional bodies. You can also choose to 'top up' an HND or HNC with extra studies at a later date, in order to convert your HNC/D to a full bachelor's degree. HNC/Ds usually takes one year to complete full-time or two years part-time.

    You may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. These loans help learners aged 19+ to pay for their course including HNCs and HNDs.

    Below is a list of HNC and HND courses available to you at Richmond upon Thames College.

  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma ‘Pre BA’

    If you are interested in studying Art and Design further but may not have any previous academic Art or Design experience, Richmond upon Thames College offers the UAL Level 3 Foundation and Extended Diploma in Art and Design.

    The Foundation and Extended Diploma has been designed to provide individuals with a broad range of academic and vocational art and design skills. The courses allow for a student to gain knowledge and understanding to then progress to degree level study in Art and Design, or into entry-level employment.

    The UAL Art and Design (Pre BA) Level 3 Foundation and Extended Diploma enables individuals to develop both a professional portfolio of work showcasing a range of creative disciplines and themes, as well as develop their academic independence and enable them to demonstrate strong communication skills. It is a relatively new qualification created by the University of Arts London Awarding Body, who are also the UK's largest provider of the Diploma in Art and Design.

    You may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. These loans help learners aged 19+ to pay for their course including the 'Pre BA' offered by RuTC.

    See the Art and Design Foundation Diploma course at Richmond upon Thames College below.

Reasons to do an HE or access course at Richmond upon Thames College:

  • In November 2017, Ofsted rated RuTC as GOOD in all areas including Adult Provision
  • Flexible part-time or full-time study that fits around your work/ lifestyle
  • Various funding options available depending on your age, employment status and qualifications
  • Classes are small, allowing for ample one-to-one tutorials with teachers
  • The students are diverse, better preparing you for a diverse world of work
  • Great support services for those with counselling, study and learning needs
  • A big, easy-to-access campus with great facilities
  • Strong work-related emphasis and links to employers
  • A great track record of student success

Study something you enjoy, improve your future career prospects and develop essential study, presentation and employability skills. Enrol on a Higher Education course or apply for an Access course for September.

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Leaders, managers and teachers plan and design adult programmes carefully and effectively to ensure that they meet the needs of the community.

Teachers successfully support students to overcome barriers to employment and learning. As a result, the majority of students progress to higher level learning or employment.

Teachers and staff support adult students well to develop the skills they need to progress towards their individual goals. Ofsted 2017

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Apprenticeships Update

The Government is committed to achieving 3 million apprenticeship starts by summer 2020. In order to do this and increase the quality of apprenticeship training it is putting control of funding in the hands of employers. The new funding system will apply to all apprenticeship starts from 1st May 2017. Apprenticeship programmes are in one of 15 funding bands with maximum caps ranging from £1,500 to £27,000. The funding is to pay for both training and end point assessment and is paid to the training provider/college. The Government will pay 90% of the cost for non-levy paying employers and employers will be invoiced for the remaining 10%. Employers will be paid an extra £1000 for each 16-18 year old recruited and small (under 50 employees) employers who recruit a 16-18 year old will additionally have 100% of the training and assessment funded.

It's business as usual at Richmond upon Thames College and we’re looking forward to continuing our work with all employers to help them recruit and train apprentices.


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Training Solutions is the employer training arm of Richmond upon Thames College. We work with employers around London to help them to meet their skills requirements, employ and assess apprentices and develop their staff. With a growing Apprenticeship arm, we are your local solution to better productivity and output.

Partner with us to offer bright and talented students an Apprenticeship. Recruiting apprentices adds extra support to your business and positively impacts the future careers of young people and the economy as a whole. Find out more about our Apprenticeship schemes in Arts & Media, Business, Construction, Education & Training, Engineering, Information & Communication Technology, Leisure.
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We’re available to advise and support you on Government Legislation and can help businesses subject to the apprenticeship levy which comes into force in April 2017.

Richmond upon Thames College is one of the best colleges in London, located in Twickenham with easy access to Central London and Surrey. The college has a long-standing good reputation with the local community and an exciting future ahead with its new campus redevelopment plans.

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Leaders and managers work very closely with local employers and the community to ensure that apprenticeship programmes meet employers’ needs very well.

Apprentices receive good on and off the job training. They take part in highly relevant tasks designed to teach them valuable techniques and processes that they can apply effectively in the workplace.

Apprentices develop good industry skills and demonstrate the expected behaviours required for their sectors.

Employers benefit from the skills and confidence apprentices develop on their programme. Ofsted 2017

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Parents/Carers

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Students and apprentices make good progress and develop good practical and vocational skills. They produce work of a high standard.

Staff support and prepare students well for their next steps. Ofsted 2017

RuTC Values Every Parent

Welcome to RuTC. We will provide all the information you need to know about your child's experience at Richmond upon Thames College. RuTC values its relationships with parents and carers very highly and we are keen to work in partnership with you to ensure that your son or daughter can achieve their full potential. While we encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning and conduct, your involvement is key, and we are committed to maintaining contact with you through regular reports on attendance, letters of concern and congratulations about achievement, students' reports and parents' evenings.

Progression Information for Parents

In April RuTC held a progression evening for parents to explain the numerous options their student has for their next step in education at the College. If you missed this meeting you can access all of the information on the 2017 Progression Presentation.

We encourage you to log into the Parent Portal so that you can view and monitor your son or daughter's attendance and progress. This will be available shortly and we will email you when it is live. In the meantime if you have not registered your details, please do so below. 

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If you have not received your log in details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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In order to make it easy for parents to locate Reports to Parent on the Parent Portal we have changed the menu ‘Miscellaneous’ to ‘Reports To Parents and Other’. You can find instructions here.
 

Parent/Carer/Guardian Contact details

RuTC knows that communicating with parents, carers and guardians is vital in helping our students be successful and achieve their full potential. It is therefore really important that we have the correct phone number and email address for whoever the student has named as their next of kin when they enrolled.

If a student is under 18 years of age, the college will send communication to Parents/Carers/Guardians in regards to the following:

  • Attendance and Punctuality
  • Disciplinary meetings
  • Progress reports We encourage you to log into the Parent Portal so that you can view and monitor your son/daughters attendance and progress.

 If your phone number or email address has changed or was not provided to us during enrolment, please supply your details using the below form.

 

If you have not been named as the students next of kin then we will be unable to record your details on our database. If you have moved home or the student has changed their phone number or email address then they must inform Student Records in room 1D17 with the updated contact details.

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Schools

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Information on Schools Liaison

Richmond upon Thames College is committed to ensuring that students make the best decisions about their future. Our Schools Liaison team can deliver a range of events at your school or here at the College. Whether your students would like to try a specific course, speak to our teaching staff, have a tour around the campus or hear all about the extracurricular activities on offer, we will organise an event that is right for your students.

RuTC also offers a range of School Link courses for 14-16 year olds. 

Please select which area you would like to know more about:

    School Visits and Events

    14-16 School Link Courses

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Teachers and assessors are well qualified. They are ambitious for their students and use their industry experience well to plan and teach sessions that interest and meet the needs of the vast majority of students.

Students appreciate their teachers’ knowledge and value the way they successfully relate teaching to real-life situations.

Teachers plan interesting lessons and tutorials to promote equality and celebrate diversity. Ofsted 2017

About Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC)

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Welcome to one of London's top performing colleges

In 2017, Richmond upon Thames College celebrated its 80th anniversary as a major educational establishment based in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. We are proud of our long and successful heritage and over the years thousands of people have chosen to study with us at our campus in Egerton Road, Twickenham. We offer a wide range of courses and subjects for 16-18 year olds including A levels and an extensive choice of technical qualifications from entry level through to level 3 including BTECs, NVQs and Apprenticeships. We also offer a number of Higher Education and Access to HE courses, as well as courses for adults, aimed at developing skills and enhancing employment opportunities. We are proud of our diverse student community and our mission is to support and enable all our students to achieve their maximum potential.

Some of our most recent accolades include:

·         Ofsted GOOD in all areas (November 2017)

·         99% pass rate – all level 3 vocational qualifications (2017)

·         97% pass rate – all vocational qualifications levels 1, 2 and 3 (2017)

·         74% of our vocational students achieved a Distinction or Merit (2017)

·         94% pass rate – all A Level courses (2017)

·         No. 1 FE college in London for Technical Performance*

·         3rd FE college in London for Academic Performance*

·         No.1 FE College in London for English GCSE*

·         5th  FE college in UK for Maths GCSE*

·         Prestigious Matrix quality standard accreditation for Information, Advice and Guidance


*www.education.gov.uk 2017 Based on all FE colleges with over 100 students taking relevant qualifications

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The Corporation Board is the college's governing body. It comprises 18 volunteer members from a range of backgrounds reflecting the community the College serves. Members bring a broad range of expertise and experience to the work of the Board.

The role of the Corporation is in agreeing the strategic direction of the College, setting objectives and monitoring results. The responsibilities can be summarised as:

  • Determining the educational character and mission of the College and the oversight of its activities
  • Approving the quality strategy of the College
  • The effective and efficient use of resources
  • Approving annual estimates of income and expenditure
  • The appointment of senior postholders
  • Setting a framework for the pay and conditions of service of all other staff

The Corporation has developed a committee structure to assist the Board in carrying out its work. For committee terms of reference and the minutes of committee meetings, please refer to the relevant committee page.

The Corporation conducts its business in accordance with English and relevant European law and within the Instrument and Articles of Government. It also observes regulations and Codes of Practices issued by the Funding Body and acts within the spirit of Standards in Public Life published by the Nolan Committee and in the report Personal Liability in Public Service Organisations published by the Neill Committee. Agendas, minutes and other papers relating to the meetings of the Corporation and its committees are normally available for public inspection by application to the Clerk to the Corporation.

Equality and Diversity

The Corporation Board is committed to promoting equality and diversity throughout the college and therefor ensures equal opportunity for anybody interested in becoming a member of the Board.

Interested in joining the Corporation?

The Corporation is always keen to hear from people who are able to volunteer their time, energy and enthusiasm to join a dynamic and forward thinking Board. In our experience, the commitment of board members is rewarded by the great satisfaction gained from influencing the strategic direction of a large body of staff and students.

If you are interested in becoming a member, or if there is any further information you would like about the work of the Corporation and its committees, please contact the Clerk to the Corporation.

Contact the Clerk

Zoë Lawrence
Clerk to the Corporation
Telephone 0208 607 8242
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Facilities for Hire

Host your meetings, events, sports clubs or birthday party on our campus

Richmond upon Thames College has a large campus offering a number of great facilities for hire to local businesses, clubs, groups, individuals and organisations. Our facilities are easy to access and reasonably priced. Below is a list of the facilities available:

  • Sports Hall
  • Fitness Suite
  • Sports Pitches (Front and Back)

For more information on sports and birthday party hires, contact Mark Brough on 020 8607 8223 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For all your business, teaching and catering needs, below is a list of RuTC facilities available:

  • Standard Classroom
  • Computer Classroom
  • Dance Studio
  • Lecture Theatre
  • Music Centre
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen 
  • Car Parking Areas

For more information on lecture theatre or classrooms for hire, music space or dance studio for hire, restaurant & kitchen for hire in Twickenham, contact Mark Brough on 020 8607 8223 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Discounts:
A discount of 10% may be applied to charitable organisations on presentation of proof of registration with the charity commission subject to Principalship approval and booking requirements. Block Bookings (bookings of 10 consecutive weeks) are subject to exemption from VAT if payment made in full and by invoice.


We endeavour to provide a quality service by supplying a varied programme of activities in a clean, comfortable and safe environment with efficient and courteous staff. We continuously strive to review, improve and monitor the Centre, as well as the activities and services we provide. We rely on feedback from our customers, so we would appreciate your help in completing a customer comment form available from the Centre reception. Our customer service standards are displayed in the Centre's reception area.

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Apply now for an Apprenticeship and kickstart your career

Apprenticeships are amazing ways of getting into competitive industries. What's more, you will earn a wage while also gaining an essential qualification from a top college in London.

If none of our Apprenticeship vacancies below are what you are looking for, don't give up. We have many more opportunities to work with local employers in a number of subject areas.

For a more immediate start, apply for one of our current vacancies by clinking on the links below. For other Apprenticeships, please fill out one of our brief application forms so that we can get in touch with you about an Apprenticeship that suits your skills, experience and interests.

NB: University graduates are not eligible for Apprenticeship funding. These Apprenticeships are based in and around London, Surrey and Berkshire. 

Care leavers will be boosted by a new £1,000 bursary payment if they choose to do an apprenticeship from August 2018. The extra financial support will be for those aged 16-24 and help them in the first year of their apprenticeship as learners transition into the workplace for their practical studies.

If you need any more information please conctact a member of the Training solutions team on 02086078364 or email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Apply now through the links below:

Finance Assistant Apprenticeship, FOEHN LIMITED

Technical Support Apprentice, FOEHN LIMITED

Business Admin Apprenticeship, INSIDE MARKETING LONDON LIMITED

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Administration Assistant Apprentice, Richmond upon Thames College

Learning Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship, Richmond upon Thames College

Apprentice Installation Technician – Smart Home Systems, Simply Sound & Vision

Apprentice Account Manager – StreamAMP Ltd

Business Administration Apprenticeship, The Park Road Surgery

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