Further Education - Redcar College
Redcar & Cleveland College


A friendly and welcoming environment

Here at Redcar & Cleveland College, we encourage students from a variety of backgrounds, with a range of skills, and with a broad spectrum of interests come and study with us. We believe that by offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere where everyone’s differences are valued, we can help each and every student be the best version of their future self.

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Something for everyone

Our tutors are experts in their fields

A major benefit to studying at a vocational college is the flexibility of the teaching and learning. Many of our tutors have a professional background in the subjects they teach. There really is something for everyone – so regardless of your GCSE results, we’ll have the ideal package of learning (and support) for you.

Although there is a bit of a step from school to college, we’ll make sure you’re supported by your tutors and our pastoral team. Your progress will be monitored by experienced staff who will ensure you are on the right path to meet your personal targets. The result? As you progress through college and complete your qualifications, you’ll be the best version of your Future Self.

Outstanding facilities

Learning at a campus like ours allows students to reach their full potential

Our campus is undoubtedly one of the best around; modern and bright, it guarantees all of our students the best experience.

In our new Health and Social Care facility, you could be forgiven for thinking you’re in a real A&E with a mock ambulance, working equipment and even some ‘patients’ in need of care. Likewise, our Travel students can work in a life-sized aeroplane cabin and our Beauty Therapy students learn in a fully operational salon.

Our campus also features a range of great social and learning spaces, including a Costa Coffee, state of the art gym and stunning glass-walled library.

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The best support and guidance

We want you to develop and grow into the best version of your Future Self. With the best support and guidance, you can.

Here at Redcar & Cleveland College we’ll work hard to get to know you as an individual and will provide the support and encouragement you need to excel over the course of your college career. We have a comprehensive set of systems in place which are designed to guide and support you, on every stage of your journey with us.

Student Support services

In addition to your subject tutors, you’ll have access to our fantastic Student Services team, who are there to make sure you get the most out of your college journey. The student services team are on hand to give advice and guidance in a number of areas including:

  • Careers advice and guidance
  • Childcare
  • Travel
  • Financial support
  • Student benefits
  • Student enrichment
  • Additional learning support
  • Curriculum skills

It’s easy to get in touch with our Student Services team and many prospective students find it beneficial to get in touch before they enrol. So, if you’ve got questions, give one of the team a call on 01642 473132. Sign up to our mailing list to find out more about further education at Redcar & Cleveland College.

Financial support

Studying becomes a pleasure without the financial pressure…

Good news! If you’re aged 16-18 you don’t have to pay tuition, registration or examination fees. If you’re aged 19 and over in receipt of certain benefits you may not have to pay tuition, registration or exam fees either. In fact, there is a wide range of financial support available to students; everything from free travel to help with childcare for many students.

Many students are eligible for:

  • FREE travel to and from college
  • Cash allowances of up to £1,200 a year
  • Free kits and uniforms
  • Free tools and equipment
  • Free books and resources
  • Help towards the cost of trips and visits
  • Free college meals
  • Support with childcare costs
  • Hairdressing services
  • Beauty treatments
  • Gym membership with personal training available
  • Full use of college sport and leisure facilities
Read our Guide to Financial Support

College Life

The study programme

As well as studying on your chosen vocational pathway you will also have a range of other sessions on your timetable that will support you to develop your personal and social skills and make you really stand out to employers. These activities may include maths and English, employability, work experience, tutorials and enrichment.

The college week

The freedom you’ll experience at college will help you on the road to success.

There is a bit of a difference between a typical week at school and a typical week at college. Your lessons will be structured around break times, when you can meet with your tutors to discuss your progress, get some extra help or relax with your friends over a coffee or a bite to eat.

Time management

You’ll find that you have a bit more freedom than you did at school, mainly because you’re likely to have a number of free periods. You may have a late start, an early finish or blocks of time during the day. We suggest that our students use this time to study, unwind and make new friends by getting involved in our wide range of enrichment activities or to speak to their tutors.

Will Redcar & Cleveland College be the best thing you ever did? These students certainly think so!

More than classroom learning

The college experience can give you so much more than a qualification.

Our ‘Join In’ programme gives students the opportunity to take part in an exciting range of activities throughout the course of the year including fundraising and charity events, awareness days, religious celebrations, interest groups, volunteering, trips and health related activities.

There are also lots of sporting activities to get involved with through the volunteering and leadership academy, team sports, exercise and fitness classes, British College Sport and Gym membership.

The college has a strong learner voice with students actively taking part in making decisions and developing a better college through student Governors, Leaders, Representatives and Ambassadors.

Travelling to college

Our campus is very conveniently located, and students can get to us very easily, regardless of where they live.

Don’t forget, if you’re under 19, you’ll be eligible for free travel to and from college, so you won’t need to worry about forgetting your bus money. There is plenty of free parking on-site, and cyclists will appreciate the bike racks (and the shower facilities).

10 things every college student should know!

Got a question? Read our factsheet, which answers the most common questions asked by parents.

We’ll make sure that you receive all of the information, advice and guidance regarding your child’s progress. We’ll also make sure you have the opportunity to discuss these matters directly at parents’ evenings and through students’ reports.

All full time students have a Learner Progress Tutor and are supported by the Student Services team, with access to individual advice and support, including career guidance and financial support.

Read our top 5 things every parent of a college student should do

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