Bridgwater & Taunton College is located in the heart of Somerset, with main centres in Bridgwater, Taunton and Cannington. It also has outreach centres in Yeovil and Paignton.
The College has an excellent reputation both regionally and nationally as a highly successful provider of education and training. The College:
- Is a Learning and Skills Beacon status College
- Has been designated an Outstanding College by Ofsted
- Received 13 National Beacon Awards in recent years
- Meets the Matrix Standard for information, advice and guidance services
Our examination and course results consistently place us amongst the best of all education and training providers in the South West.
Bridgwater & Taunton College’s vision is to be a world class education and training organisation which creates outstanding development and progression opportunities for our students, customers and communities through leading edge practice and partnerships with employers. Learn more about our Mission & Values.
The College is open weekday and evenings in term time and in the weekdays during the holidays. It is only closed during the Christmas break.
Term Time Opening Hours
- Monday 8.30am – 7pm
- Tuesday 8.30am – 9pm
- Wednesday 8.30am – 9pm
- Thursday 8.30am – 9pm
- Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Lessons for full-time students are timetabled between 9am and 4.30pm; these are the times when buses arrive and depart the College premises. Staff are on site from 8.30am until 5pm Monday to Thursday and until 4.30pm Fridays. During term time there is a day duty manager and evening duty manager, who is available until 9pm.
Opening times for facilities such as the Restaurants, LRC, gym etc will vary; call 01278 455464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Study with us
If you want to find out about studying at Bridgwater College, see the Study with us section which contains all the information you need.
Bridgwater & Taunton College caters for more than 15,000 full and part-time students and employs more than 1,000 staff. The student population comprises approximately 3,500 16 – 18 year olds, as well as 700 students following higher education programmes. There is a growing international community, with students studying from over 35 different countries. Bridgwater & Taunton College is a leading provider of business training to employers across Somerset and have an excellent track record in providing certificated and bespoke training solutions for the business community.
There is an extensive curriculum, which covers the three key areas of:
- Arts & Technology
- A Levels, Professional & Foundation Studies
- Land-based, Business & Sports
There is also significant provision for students with additional learning needs. The College caters for all levels of study, from Year 10 and 11 school pupils attending on link and Diploma courses, right through to full Honours degree programmes. It is also one of a few Colleges outside the private sector to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
A significant investment programme means the College facilities are constantly developing. In recent years the College has invested:
- £8 million into its newest venture The McMillan Theatre
- £8 million on a state-of-the-art Energy Skills Centre
- £7 million in the Health & Fitness Centre
- £3 million to build the Agriculture and Innovation Centre
- £2 million has been invested in a new Construction Centre
- £2 million on a new Animal Management Centre
- £1 million to develop and build the Construction Skills and Innovation Centre
You can find more information here on our website. We would love to hear from you, so get in touch if you would like to arrange a visit or if you have a specific question.