College Overview

Welcome from Jayne Dickinson, Principal and Chief Executive


Welcome to East Surrey College and our exciting range of courses and study programmes designed to give you the skills to enter or advance in a career that really interests you, help you progress to university, into an apprenticeship or even just to develop your skills in something new for enjoyment.

From the moment you walk into our spectacular building you can see that this is a college built for success. We have first class facilities and first class teaching staff to help you get where you want to be. Our students succeed and achieve top grades in increasingly high numbers and we are delighted that Ofsted inspectors awarded us a significant number of Outstanding grades which are highlighted in our 2015 Ofsted Inspection Report.

Here you will be treated as an individual and not just a face in a crowd. Your next step could shape the rest of your life and it’s our job to make sure you have the right skills, qualifications and guidance to get there. Many local employers select their employees and apprentices directly from us and value highly the standards of work readiness our students demonstrate.

If you plan to join us from school you will join a study programme that will include all the elements you need including work experience and work related projects and – if you don’t have them at A* - C already - GCSEs in English and/or Maths to set you firmly on the career path of your choice. We’ll make sure you are thoroughly guided and supported along the way.

Of course college is not just about studying - you will be making new friends and hopefully taking advantage of all the sports teams and other opportunities available. You may be a budding entrepreneur in which case we have special events with input from large and small businesses to help you excel.

The College also offers a wide range of qualification courses suitable for adults who are looking to change careers or improve their prospects. The College is open several evenings in the week and there is a thriving Saturday programme that includes a range from the hundreds of leisure courses from which to choose.

If you are looking to gain a Higher Education qualification or degree, studying locally makes real financial sense and with excellent quality too confirmed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. We offer a growing number of Higher qualifications, Foundation and Full Degrees accredited by University of Brighton, University of the Arts London (UAL) and professional organisations such as AAT for Accountancy – right here on your doorstep.

I am delighted you are considering East Surrey College. Do browse through our website for ideas which are regularly updated but don’t forget our Open Events which provide an opportunity for you to take a good look around as well as meet with tutors and hear from students.

I hope to see you here soon!


Click here to view the East Surrey College Annual Report for 2014-15