Student Profile

Younger students

More than 5,000 16-18 year old students study College-based programmes with us, making us themain provider of post-16 education in Bristol. We also link with several local schools to provide learning for 14 – 16 year olds. 

Adult learners

More than 17,000 adults choose to study with us each year, either at one of our centres or in their own workplace. 


More than 2,000 of our students aged 16-18 and 19+ are studying for an Apprenticeship through the College, making us one of the largest further education Apprenticeship providers in England. 

Higher Education students

More than 1,000 students study Higher Education with us at the College or with one of our partner universities and awarding bodies. Over the past 15 years, our work developing specialist courses for the region has resulted in significant advances in Bristol’s Higher Education delivery. 

International students

We have welcomed learners from across the world for over 10 years, supporting students from their arrival in Bristol to the completion of their course. This makes us one of the most competitive destinations in the country for those looking for UK courses in key areas such as International English, A Levels, Access to Higher Education, university level courses and postgraduate diplomas. 

Our wider role

Our mission is "to create lifetime opportunities through outstanding education and learning." In realising this, our students are, of course, our priority. But our work doesn’t stop there.

We’re also a major contributor to the prosperity of Bristol and the wider region. We value our reputation as the leading provider of high quality education, training and skills development in the region. By supporting employers to develop their workforce, we bridge the gap between local jobs and skills.

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