Why choose JRC?

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Why choose JRC?

Exciting New Courses for 2020

We continually research new opportunities each year and will be offering a much wider range of Full-time courses and Apprenticeships for 2020 as well as a brand new offer of Part-time courses for Adults which can be seen in our Part-time brochure.

High Quality Teaching

Our first-class teaching staff have excellent subject knowledge and substantial industry experience, supporting students to gain the essential skills they need for the future – whether they are considering university, employment or an Apprenticeship. In Summer 2018 we achieved 100% pass rate on our Level 3 Vocational courses with 70% achieving high grades. The College was also among the top 25% in the country for value-added in 2018-19.

Strong Industry Links

We have established links with employers which means we are able to offer valuable work experience opportunities for our students alongside their vocational course.

Excellent Progression

2018 destination data shows 94% of students had a positive destination after completing their qualification at John Ruskin College, successfully progressing to university, employment or an Apprenticeship.

First Class Facilities

The College has high quality, industry standard facilities which include a state-of-the-art digital media suite, a professional photography studio, commercial on-site Hair, Beauty and Spa salons as well as a virtual nursery facility. The Learning Resource Centre, complete with specialist facilities for support, complements our Client Services Centre which provides a one stop service to enrich the student experience. This area includes a Common Room which offers an independent space for leisure and networking, as well as a Careers Advice Centre, making it a truly inclusive experience. Other facilities include a competition standard sports hall and fitness gym and first-class science labs. The ten-acre site also includes a well-maintained football pitch.

Well Established Enrichment Programme

Students will have the opportunity through our Enrichment programme to broaden their horizons and gain skills, pursue new interests and have fun. We offer a wide range of sporting activities such as basketball, football, table tennis, volleyball, rugby and beach rugby as well as the opportunity to train in our fitness gym. There are also numerous clubs and societies students can get involved in, as well as becoming a student ambassador and a member of the Student Partnership Council.

To serve our communities as their outstanding provider of further and higher education and training.

To provide inspirational, inclusive and high quality education and training that meets the needs of individuals, employers and our local and wider communities.

Quality, Aspiration, Responsibility, Innovation, Clarity, Openness.

AC National Centre for Diversity - Most Improved Organisation of the year 2019 National Centre for Diversity - Number 4 in the Top 100 Index 2019 Leaders in Diversity National Centre for Diversity Top 100 Matrix The Quality in Careers Standard EU

As part of its funding agreement with the Skills Funding Agency, John Ruskin College vocational courses are part or fully funded by the European Social Fund.