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Barnet and Southgate College

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Overview

Why choose Barnet Southgate College?

Barnet and Southgate College is a highly successful Further Education college with over 16,000 students of all ages. We are one of the largest Colleges in London and have four campuses across the boroughs of Barnet and Enfield.

We offer excellent training facilities including a state of the art £50 million campus at Wood Street; motor vehicle workshops; a new commercial beauty training spa; a commercial hairdressing salon; a commercial training restaurant; industry standard electrical workshops; a mechatronics centre; dedicated music recording studios and fully equipped purpose built science laboratories.

The college is also involved in many exciting European activities, and provides opportunities for students to join European and UK industry visits and European Training Partnership work placement in many subject areas. Students of Barnet and Southgate College also have the opportunity to work with REED to secure work experience, part time and full time jobs, through exclusive recruitment arrangements with local and regional employers.

We offer a safe and secure learning environment with support services such as mentors, counsellors, work experience coordinators and careers advisors.

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Subject strengths

The College with a broad range of courses and a high quality of teaching offers full and part time courses for young people and adults including; A Levels, foundation degrees, professional qualifications, vocational studies, work skills training and education for people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

We have specialist units to support each subject area both on and offsite including;

  • A dedicated STEM centre.
  • Art studios
  • Mechanic Workshops and offsite partnership with SC Body and Paint
  • Music Studios
  • Theatre/studio
  • Beauty Spa
  • Hairdressing Salon
  • Gym, Sports Hall and partnerships with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, Saracens and Lee Valley Athletic centre.
  • Computer and Design labs
  • Restaurant, Bistro and offsite partnership at Hospitality House
  • A specially designed Support Unit for students with learning difficulties.

We also support people who are unemployed or at risk of redundancy with specialised courses designed to get people back into work working in partnership with Job Centre Plus.

The College also works in partnership with local, regional and national employers, in particular through Training for London, a specialist subsidiary which provides bespoke training for large and small employers and has created a partnership with Reed NCFE to provide work paced training to our students.

The College's main priority is to give students every opportunity to reach their potential; Barnet and Southgate College realises that every student is different and that this requires a range of study options and styles, comprehensive advice and support.

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Student life

The College offers a range of support services from additional learning and E-learning environment to support your needs. The college also has mentors, counsellors, work experience coordinators and careers advisors who are accredited by the Matrix, an external body which set the standard and recognises quality in advice and support services.To find out more please click here.

College staff actively organises activities outside of studies with dedicated teams providing enrichment activities, a student common room and student union for you to join. These activities offer a great way to relax, meet new people and enhance your skills and personal development. There is an onsite Gym and classes such as Yoga, Insanity and Zumba to keep you fit.

To find out more please see our Facebook page and like the activities you wish to take part in.

We also have a Alumni Network to keep in touch with students who have moved on, see Alumni at BSC for more information and an International department with a network of agents.

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Facilities

The College is recognised for some of the best training facilities in the UK including;

  • State of the art £50 million campus on Wood Street
  • Motor vehicle workshops and links to a new Body and Paint specialist unit in Enfield. Click here for more details
  • A brand new commercial beauty training spa and commercial hairdressing salon.
  • Two commercial training restaurants with links to Hospitality House a new traning facility in Finchley. See Hospitality House for more details
  • Industry standard contsruction and electrical workshops.
  • A mechatronics centre.
  • Dedicated music recording studios and Performace Theatre.
  • Fully equipped purpose built science laboratories.
  • Specially designed Art studios
  • A newly refurbished Gym with links to Lee Valley Athletic centre and Hazelwood Sports Club.

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Location

The college offers dedicated campus and outcentres based across North London, Barnet and Enfield.

The 4 main Campuses ;

Wood Street Campus
High Barnet
Barnet
EN 5 4AZ

Southgate Campus
High Street
London
N14 6BS

Grahame Park Campus
Hendon
London
NW9 5RA

Edmonton Green Campus
2nd Floor
23 St George's Chambers
South Mall
London
N9 0TS

Other Centre include;

The Spa
Graseby House
High Street
Barnet
EN5 2HE

Hospitality House
11-59 High Road
East Finchley
N2 8AB

SC Body & Paint
Baird Road
Enfield
EN1 1SJ

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How to enrol

Please follow one of the options below:

  • APPLY ONLINE : through the website and your chosen course, click the 'apply' button which appears on the right side of the course details and submit your application electronically. For part time courses you may be able to enrol and pay directly, dependant on whether your course requires an interview. (Please follow the online instructions.)
  • BY POST : For full time courses, download an application form, complete every section, and send it to the campus where your course will take place - contact our Customer Services team if you need help with this. For part time courses, check on the prospectus or online course profile if an interview is required, complete the application form and send it to the campus where your course will take place. If no interview is required, download an enrolment form, complete accurately, and post this with your payment to the address where your course will take place.
  • IN PERSON : Drop in at one of our campuses, ask for a form and complete it fully. Hand it into one of the Customer Services staff.

When you apply by any of these methods you will receive confirmation that we received your application within 14 days.

You may also need to get a teacher or employer to fill in a Reference form .

When you come in to enrol

  • Please ensure that you bring all necessary ID documentation*, up to date proof of benefit (if applicable), exam results and any specialised additional evidence such as portfolios of work. Remember to bring these as their absence will affect your ability to enrol.
  • Please also note that we do not have creche facilities at our campuses so please try to avoid bringing small children with you if at all possible.

*Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Passport / Travel document
  • Home Office documentation
  • ARC / IND card for Asylum Seekers
  • EU Identity Card
  • UK / EU Driving Licence (only for people who have been UL and EU nationals for over 3 years)
  • If under 19, exam certificates / results slips are acceptable

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Open days

Upcoming open events in 2016 are as follows:

ESOL Enrolment Sessions

  • Wednesday 13 April 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm - Edmonton Green Campus
  • Wednesday 13 April 1 pm - 4 pm - Southgate Campus
  • Wednesday 13 April 2 pm - 3.30 pm - Wood Street Campus
  • Wednesday 13 April 12.30 pm - 2.30pm - Grahame Park Campus

Higher Education Open Event

  • Wednesday 20 April 1pm - 3pm - Wood Street Campus

Apprenticeship Job Fair

  • Wednesday 11 May 1pm - 5pm - Theatre, Southgate Campus

Summer Term Open Events

  • Saturday 18 June 10am - 2pm - Southgate Campus
  • Wednesday 22 June 5pm - 7pm - Grahame Park Campus
  • Saturday 25 June 10am - 2pm - Wood Street Campus

 

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Student story

‘I did it… and I loved it’

Debbie Grimmond, student from Barnet and Southgate College said:

"I enrolled at Barnet and Southgate College in 2009 on the Adult Foundation Basic Skills Course. I was 43 years old and was unsure how to get back into education, the part-time course really helped me with basic skills such as English, Maths and IT. This then gave me the confidence to complete a number of catering courses at the College, including pastry skills and the Catering NVQ level 2; I’ve also won a Catering award and helped at a number of College events. Being a part-time student has been ideal as it’s worked around me bringing up six children, two of which are now studying here also.  

With my new qualifications under my belt, I start a new job at the Olympic Village in July! I’ll be assisting the Executive Chefs, helping plan and design menus for all the athletes and attending dignitaries, it’s so exciting. I’ll also be responsible for twenty other catering staff in my ‘pod’, of which there will be four at the Olympic Village, all serving different cuisines, I’m working within the British cuisine ‘pod’. If someone had told me four years ago that this is what I’d be doing, I’d have said they were joking but it’s true and going to College has really helped change my life.”

Visit our website or call: 020 8266 4000 or email us for course information.

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Contact details

Barnet and Southgate College has four campuses:

Grahame Park Campus
Grahame Park Way
Colindale
London
NW9 5RA

Transport: Colindale Tube or Mill Hill Broadway overland train

Southgate Campus
High Street
London
NW14 6BS

Transport: Southgate tube station

Wood Street
High Barnet
London
EN5 4AZ
Tel: +44 (0)20 8266 400

Transport: High Barnet tube station

Edmonton Green Campus
2nd Floor
23 St George's Chambers
South Mall
Edmonton Green
London
N9 0TS

Transport: Edmonton Green Railway Station

Hospitality House
11-59 High Road
East Finchley
London N2 8AB
Tel: 0203 0741200

SC Body and Paint Skills
Unit 1, Baird Road, 
Enfield EN1 1SJ
Tel: 0208 443 3821

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