"Last year more than 9,000 students chose to study at Bromley including 2,000 students aged between 16 and 18 who enrolled on full-time courses."
Bromley College of Further and Higher Education is a progressive vocational college in south east London specialising in qualifications that are respected by employers and universities. Last year more than 9,000 students chose to study at Bromley including 2,000 students aged between 16 and 18 who enrolled on full-time courses.
Bromley College offers real opportunity for learning skills and qualifications for working life, as well as providing a flexible springboard to higher education.
On 1st August 2011 Bromley College merged with Orpington College to offer an even wider range of opportunities across both campuses.
What's on offer
The College specialises in vocational study across a wide range of courses. There is a wealth of support available for students, from financial help through to life-coaching. The College is proud of its community spirit, and students are encouraged to get involved in a wide range of social and sports events.
The Bromley Campus is based just south of Bromley town centre on the A21.
As part of a multi-million pound re-development, the campus boasts a new Business and Professional Centre, which has a brand new library, complete with multimedia centre and individual study rooms, a new café and careers information base. The new Technology Centre includes state of the art construction, motor vehicle and engineering workshops, and the new refurbished hair and beauty salon, Enhance has industry-standard, West-End style hair salons and beauty suites.
The Orpington Campus is conveniently located in Orpington town centre with access to great transport links. Right on the doorstep is a leisure centre, 10 pin bowling alley, shops and restaurants.
The campus has recently undergone a £26m redevelopment and its impressive new facilities include the new Ozone building which houses the Learning Resource Centre, Advice & Guidance Centre and new classrooms. Located in the main building are a new entrance and reception area and a new Student Common Room, The Hive.
Bromley is mainly residential, with vast areas of woodland and parks. The town centre includes the Pavilion Leisure Centre, the Glades Shopping Centre, the Churchill Theatre and an excellent library complex. Bromley College is a ten-minute bus ride from the town centre. The College is convenient for central London (16 minutes by train), Kent and the south coast. The journey time to both Gatwick and Heathrow airports is about one hour.
The Orpington Campus is situated just off Orpington High Street, and adjacent to the Walnuts Leisure Centre. There are excellent local transport links. Orpington station is a 15 minute walk away.
What can I expect at the Open Event?
Our Open Event gives you a great opportunity to have a look around the College, see our facilities and find out more about the great range of courses that we offer.
We offer a range of vocational, Apprenticeship, A Level, Higher Education and professional courses, so we’re sure to have something for you whether you’ve just left school or are changing careers. We can help you find the right college course if you’re looking for promotion, and help you choose a course that will fit into your life if you’re coming back to study.
At our Open Event you will have the chance to:
"I'd like to study Civil Engineering at university - I've always dreamt of designing a bridge…"
BTEC Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at the Bromley Campus
I’m in my second year studying Mechanical Engineering. It’s a challenging course, but will give me the right qualifications to study Civil Engineering at university. Long term I’d like to work in the building sector or on roads. I’ve always dreamt of designing a bridge.
I’m originally from Congo, and when I first started at College my English was poor. With the help of teachers, and an ESOL course, I’ve come a long way. Sport has also helped - I’m the captain of the College Basketball Team. This year I was elected Vice President of the Student Union, which has also improved my confidence.
There are plenty of practical workshops. In my first year I built an oscillating-engine from scratch - it was fascinating to see the diagram on the page turn into a fully-functioning machine. Becoming an engineer takes determination, but the teachers at Bromley are very helpful. You just need to be focused and work hard.
Bromley College of Further and Higher Education
Tel: 020 8295 7000