Explore Brooklands College from the comfort of your home. Take a look around our Weybridge and Ashford campuses through a virtual tour and delve into the various courses we offer.
Please enjoy our video – this includes a message from the Principal Christine Ricketts, a guided tour of our departments as well as reflections from our students.
We still have places starting in September, you can apply online.
Forensic scientists aid criminal investigations by collecting and analysing impartial scientific evidence for use in courts of law to support the prosecution or defence in criminal and civil investigations. You will have an enquiring mind, good communication skills and a methodical approach to work. You will gain a thorough understanding of relevant aspects of crime scene examination, human anatomy and physiology. The broad spectrum of skills learnt on these courses can be applied to a variety of university degrees and careers.
Art & Design
The Art & Design department at Brooklands College is a very exciting and expanding area. The students are taught in state-of-the-art design studios which allow for a wide range of specialist and contemporary skills to be studied. The facilities have workshop areas including a Mac suite, photography studio and darkroom, screen print studio, fashion studio, 3D workshop and jewellery workshop. The large atrium gallery space is the perfect location for student exhibitions. Our aim is to deliver engaging courses that enable students to develop their design and employability skills, and to be the first step towards their future creative careers. All the courses are enhanced with educational visits to galleries, visiting speakers and work experience.
If you enjoy making people look and feel good then this is the career for you. Beauty therapists start their career working in a Beauty salon or spa. They can also go on to specialise in a specific area such as massage, skin care or make-up for TV and film. Brooklands College has specialist facilities for Beauty students at both campuses. The courses include a work-based element which will prepare you for employment in the industry. You will also have the opportunity to take part in competitions where all students are expected to wear uniforms and present themselves in a professional manner.
The Business team offer a vibrant and exciting learning experience. Our courses provide an insight into Business in the real world. You will learn skills that are applicable in a wide range of career paths including setting up and running your own business. As part of the course you will organise an event which incorporates the wide variety of skills needed to successfully run a business. This offers not only an exciting experience for our students, but a fantastic addition to any CV or UCAS personal statement.
Catering & Hospitality
The Catering and Hospitality industry is growing fast and provides plenty of scope for career development and opportunities for working at home and abroad. You can gain valuable hands-on experience in our well-equipped professional kitchens, on-site restaurant and the bakery shop; all of which are open to students, staff and members of the public. Students will also have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience placements – previous locations have included major sporting events and Michelin starred restaurants. We have a dedicated team with extensive industry experience who will prepare you for what will be the first steps into an exciting, fast moving and demanding career.
Child Studies & Education
Whether you want a career working with children or a stepping stone to further qualifications, our courses certainly prepare you well. There are many different aspects to the profession and our courses will teach you about the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of different aged children and how to apply your knowledge in practice. We work with employers to ensure that the courses we provide are relevant in today’s childcare setting.
Computers are in every aspect of our lives and the computer sector is now one of the fastest growing in our economy. Most businesses, whatever their size, rely on computers to run effectively. The range of jobs in IT is vast and there is something to suit everyone. Some are creative whilst others are highly technical. If you are looking to develop a wide variety of practical skills, knowledge and understanding of information and creative technologies then our courses will prepare you well. We will help you build the skills and knowledge which employers in this sector require including web design, graphics, games design, computer systems, spreadsheets, databases and others.
The Construction department caters for learners of all abilities and levels from level 1 to level 3 in Brickwork, Carpentry and Electrical Installation, through the leading awarding body in Construction. Learners may wish to progress to a higher level or move to an apprenticeship programme. Higher level learners can use their courses as stepping stones into supervisory roles in Construction professions. You will be supported and taught by an expert team of staff all with ongoing industrial experience and who will help you achieve your ambition.
Our spectacular facilities enable us to deliver a range of courses in the following areas: Aeronautical, Manufacturing, Motorsport and Motor Vehicle. The Engineering department at Brooklands College has a formidable reputation and boasts some of the best practical training facilities to be found in the UK. We cater for learners from Level 1 through to BSc Degree Level. Engineering is vital to the long-term sustainability of the UK’s economy. The UK Government, working in partnership with Engineering UK, aims to continually increase job opportunities in this field. The department prides itself on offering a relevant curriculum designed to meet the requirements of industry, employers and progression on to Higher Education.
Hairdressing is a growing industry with new innovations in treatments, products and techniques. Successful hairdressers are always in demand and can take their pick from many jobs, such as working for magazines on photo shoots through to high street salon stylists. You need to be hard working and dedicated for this demanding profession. You will need an interest in people and have good communication skills. All students are expected to wear uniforms and present themselves in a professional manner as your practical work will be assessed in our commercial salons.
Health & Social Care
If you want to work supporting other people and have a desire to help others improve their quality of life, then a career in Health and Social Care may be the way forward. This qualification will provide you with an engaging insight into the Health and Social Care sector. You will have the opportunity to explore key themes such as development through the life stages, equality and rights and gain an understanding of the set of core values used within Health and Social Care. You will be able to develop a range of transferable, technical and practical skills, which you will have the opportunity to implement within realistic settings as part of your work placements.
If your aim is to follow a career in the TV, film, radio or magazine publishing industry, then our courses will equip you with the necessary practical skills and theoretical knowledge in this fast changing industry. Our courses will broaden and stimulate your competence in the cultural and social context in which Media stories develop, as well as the commercial and economic environment in which they operate. The Media centre has industry standard equipment and software, which includes radio and TV recording studios, editing suites, audio/video equipment and green screen facilities.
The world of sport and fitness is so much more than it used to be. It brings people together and can increase quality of life. Qualified sport and fitness professionals are always in demand, from training and coaching to nutrition and injury treatment, even business and management. Whether you are passionate about keeping fit, competing at the highest level or helping others manage injury or illness, our Sport courses offer a range of options to help you get along in the industry or to university.
Travel & Tourism
If you enjoy travelling, meeting new people and delivering exceptional customer service then a career in travel could be the ticket. With jobs at home, overseas, sailing the seas or flying the skies, joining Brooklands Travel will be the perfect way to start your career. We have a dedicated travel team with vast travel industry experience. Students enjoy classes in our mock cabin crew room and during your course you will learn everything you need to know to have a successful start in the industry. Depending on your choice of course, you will study units such as Retail Travel, Travel Destinations, Resort Reps, Cabin Crew, Cruises and you may even learn to speak some spanish!
Uniformed Public Services
People who choose to work in the Uniformed Public Services, whether this be the Emergency Services or the Armed Forces, often choose to do so because they like variety and a challenge. These jobs are not always conventional desk jobs, and staff working in them support each other in order to fulfil their roles successfully. All courses start with a ‘boot camp’ to ensure that both teamwork and discipline, particularly self-discipline, are embedded into the course. There are a variety of trips throughout the year in the UK, depending on the level you are studying. Students are required to wear a uniform one day a week and on any trips. You will learn drill and inspection, preparing you for all of the Public Services.
Do you want to kick-start your career? An apprenticeship could be the answer. They offer an alternative to traditional sixth form and college routes, meaning you’ll be working and earning a wage while getting qualified.
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SEND & Additional Learning Support
Due to the confidential nature of SEND & ALS, the College is offering bespoke 1:1 sessions for further advice, information or guidance. Please email ALS@brooklands.ac.uk to request an appointment.
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