Reading College is one of three large publically funded Colleges part of Activate Learning. Activate Learning is a UKBA Tier 4 Highly Trusted Sponsor and has British Council accreditation. The College group is privileged to be partners with leading universities, such as Oxford Brookes University and New Bucks University.
Most of our full-time courses at level 3 and above are available to international students.
We welcome students from all countries and you will be part of a diverse community in a friendly and supportive College. We positively encourage our international students to take part in social and sporting activities to form friendships.
Reading College is walking distance to the town centre, 25 minutes to London by train and offers easy access to Heathrow. The town is home to Reading University, Reading Premiership football and famous as one of the UK's top ten retail destinations.
Given the town’s superb location it is hardly surprising that some of the world’s most famous companies are based there, e.g. Microsoft, Oracle Corporation, BG Group, Verizon Business and Symantec.
The purpose of Activate Learning is to empower people to go further in learning and in life, by recognising their uniqueness and by providing an environment which builds confidence, raises aspirations and equips them to succeed. Our Go Further objectives enable our students to make better progress on their course and into employment or higher levels of study than they would at another college. Our five values are: Empower, Enterprise, Connect, Transform.