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 that can be viewed via the course search or 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 that means we are able to offer valuable work experience opportunities for our students alongside their vocational course.
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 that provides a one stop service to enrich the student experience. This area includes a Common Room offering 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 that 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.
Public Value Statement
John Ruskin College seeks to add value to the social, economic and physical well-being of the community it serves. It does this through a defined educational character, vision and mission which inform the strategic aims which are reviewed annually and through its overarching values. The wider community is defined as all partners who have an interest in promoting educational advancement of individuals to benefit local business and the community as a whole.