New College Swindon

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New College Swindon is one of the most successful and dynamic colleges in the country. It provides a supportive learning environment with excellent facilities designed to help achieve learning goals. If you're leaving school, thinking about your options for the future or want to do a leisure course - you've come to the right place.

New College is based on Queens Drive, halfway between Coate Water and the Magic Roundabout. With free on-site parking, we are 2 miles from J15 of the M4, within easy reach of the town centre and close to bus, train and cycle routes (bike racks available).

Reasons to join us:

  • All areas of the College graded 'outstanding' or 'good' by Government inspectors during OFSTED in January 2009.
  • Bright, modern facilities, with an attractive, newly built campus and top-quality equipment.
  • Friendly and supportive tutors who are always on hand to help.
  • Matrix award for information, advice and guidance.
  • Three National Beacon Awards.
  • Over 140 full-time and more than 400 part-time courses.

Whatever your age or background, our doors are always open.

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Subject strengths

What's on offer
New College offers a fantastic variety of courses at many levels, including A-levels, GCSEs, apprenticeships, university-level courses and leisure courses.

Library and Open Learning Centre (OLC)
New College's library has over 23,000 books and the latest CD software, choose from 100 regular magazines and daily newspapers, a comprehensive Careers Library with higher education prospectuses available, together with a video-viewing facility and the essential careers guides. The OLC has multimedia PC access, a smart board, digital cameras and an LCD projector. It is part of a network of ten computer rooms and a PC facility in the library. This means that you can use a PC with full internet access when you need it. Every student also has access to the e-library - e-learning resources that are available, in college and at home, through the internet.

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Our Facilities

Food and Refreshments
Meet and eat between classes in the friendly atmosphere of our CyberCafe and restaurant, where a range of refreshments and lunches are on offer in no less than four food outlets. It's a great place to relax and chat with friends.

Phoenix Theatre, Dance Studio and Recording Studio
New College has a new sound and lighting tower for the 200-seat Phoenix Theatre. The theatre stages a major production every month during the academic year. With its sprung wooden floor, the Dance Studio makes the ideal venue for our new AS-level Dance productions as well as music and theatre events.

Fitness Suite Open to students and members of the public, the Fitness Suite has a wide variety of cardiovascular equipment and weight-resistance machines, as well as free weights and mats for floor exercises and stretching. Full air-conditioned, subtitled TV and DAB digital music radio, the perfect environment for a relaxed or energetic workout.

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Contact details

New College Swindon
New College Drive
Queens Drive

Tel: 0808 1783899  
Nearest Rail Station: Swindon