Carshalton College

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Introduction to Carshalton College

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Carshalton College has been an education provider in Sutton for over 60 years. We pride ourselves on offering high quality vocational education at all levels in a friendly and supportive environment. We are a major provider of Full Time, Part Time, Apprenticeships, Access, Undergraduate and Supported Learning courses.

We have been educating people and realising students' ambitions for over 60 years. We take particular interest in the progress and achievements of each individual and offer support and enrichment which goes far beyond the classroom.

Our Provisions

Full time – As the only Further Education College in the borough of Sutton, we are confident that our courses are varied and flexible to meet a wide range of interests and ambitions – offering full time study options.

Access - Our courses are nationally recognised Level 3 qualifications designed for adults aged 19+ who have been out of full time education for some time and aim to study an undergraduate course.

Apprenticeships – Carshalton College is known as one the largest providers of Apprenticeships in South London. Apprentices work towards nationally recognised qualifications which enable them to study and gain skills required by employers.


We take pride in our specialised facilities which support our learners to achieve their full potential through their journey of study. Some subject related facilities include:

Technology, Engineering and Construction (TEC) Centre - Consolidating the construction, engineering and motor vehicle curriculum areas into one single central location.

Pulse Health & Fitness Centre - Full time students can take advantage of free access to the fitness facilities with the Fitness As You Go scheme.

Renaissance Beauty Salon – A stylish on-site training facility which is open to the public offering high quality beauty services.


The College is situated in the London Borough of Sutton, in the heart of Carshalton, close to Sutton and Croydon. The atmosphere offers the best of both worlds – a peaceful and friendly environment surrounded by parks and ponds, but within a close proximity of the bustling towns of Sutton and Croydon. Excellent transport links mean that the College is accessible from all areas of South London as well as allowing students to be in the centre of London within 30 minutes.

How to enrol

Now that we are part of South Thames Colleges Group, we offer more choice than ever. So, if you can’t find what you want on the Carshalton website, check out our partner colleges, South Thames, Kingston and Merton.

The best way to apply for a course is online. Find your course and click on the apply button at the bottom of the page.

You can also download an application form, fill it and send it back to the freepost address printed at the bottom of the form or drop it off at student services. When we receive your application we’ll send you an assessment / interview date and information about what to expect and bring with you.

Open days

We welcome you to attend our open day events which are scattered throughout the year. Be inspired and discover your future at Carshalton College. Chat to our staff and students and take a tour of our outstanding facilities. Prospective students have the chance to visit specific area of study departments such as Electrical, Mechanical Vehicle and Beauty Therapy.

Click here to see details of upcoming events.

How to find us

By Train
Carshalton Station is a three minute walk from the College. There are regular services from Balham, Cheam, Clapham Junction, Dorking, Epsom, Ewell, Horsham, London Bridge, Sutton, Victoria and Blackfriars.

By Bus
The College is served by the following bus routes:
• Route 151 – Wallington/Worcester Park
• Route 157 – Crystal Palace/Morden
• Route 127 – Purley/Tooting

By Tram
Via Mitcham Junction tram link.

Motorway Access
Exit Junction 7 of M25 onto A23, or Junction 8 of M25 onto A217

Car Parking
On-site parking £2 – limited parking subject to availability

Where you'll learn

Addresses for Carshalton College

Carshalton College Nightingale Road Carshalton Sutton SM5 2EJ Show on map


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