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About John Ruskin College

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Welcome to our website

Welcome to the John Ruskin Website. This site is designed to provide you with the key information you will need before making a decision to apply to study at this College. Studying at John Ruskin College will change your life. We will introduce you to new ways of working, new experiences and above all introduce you to the career or profession of your choice.

We look forward to meeting you at one of our open events during the course of the year where you will get the opportunity to have a tour of the college and meet our students and staff.

Choose a Real course, leading to a Real career

You will have the opportunity with us to select a Vocational Study programme offered at a wide range of levels. Each study programme will involve your main course or courses, development of your English and Maths, Work Experience, as well as engagement in our exemplary Tutorial and Enrichment programme. There are also a wide selection of absorbing Enrichment activities to choose from, including sports, societies, clubs and the opportunity to become an active member of the Student Partnership Council and train as an ambassador for the College.

We have high quality industry standard facilities, including commercial Hair & Beauty Salons and Spa Training facilities, a Digital Media Suite, Photographic and Broadcasting Studio, a wonderful Art studio, and a simulated nursery. The College also has a competition standard Sports Hall and Fitness gym and well equipped Science labs, a state of the art Learning zone with discreet areas for one to one support and a one stop Student Services Centre, which encompasses a common room for networking and recreation, making it a truly inclusive experience. A recent development includes our Work Skills Academy which provides information, advice and guidance, primarily relating to Apprenticeship courses.

You can choose from an exciting range of vocational courses:

Business ManagementHealth, Care and Early Years studentsScience student, Creative Industries which incorporates Art and Design, Graphic Design, Media, Film and TV and Photography;  Hair & Beauty and Spa TherapiesHealth, Care and Early Years, Science and Sports, as well as ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages) and Vocational studies. If you are looking to do an Apprenticeship, details and guidance about Apprenticeships can be found here.

The College is not just about achieving qualifications. We offer an extensive list of additional activities including The Duke of Edinburgh Award,  sports and various societies as well as the opportunity to become an active member of the Student Partnership Council or train as an Ambassador for the College. Social events, theatre visits, trips and cultural diversity days feature annually in the College calendar. At John Ruskin College we pride ourselves on our professional and friendly approach. Every student is important to us, so your needs are our priority.

For further information, call us on 020 8651 1131 or email us and come and join us at one of our open events.

Important information

For 2019 entry, please note the following dates for our Open Events:

  • Tuesday 26th March 2019, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Tuesday 25th June 2019, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Selsdon Park Road, Croydon, CR2 8JJ

Public Transport:

  • Bus Routes 64,130, 359, 314, 353, 466, T31, T32 and T33 stop near the College. Alight at Selsdon Park Road (359 and 64), Gravel Hill (130, 466), Featherbed Lane (359, T31, T32) or Addington Village Interchange (T3, 314, 353).
  • Tram Line 3 runs from central Croydon via Gravel Hill to New Addington. Alight at Gravel Hill.
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.