Welcome to Riverside College
A Centre of Vocational Excellence
As a student at Riverside College you will be at the centre of everything we do. We want you to reach your full potential, whilst also enjoying an inclusive and supportive college community where you can thrive.
We are exceptionally proud of the class of 2023 who have achieved outstanding results and progressed on to excellent apprenticeships, jobs and degrees.
This summer the college celebrated a 99% pass rate with 91% vocational high grades.
These results demonstrate that the college continues to consistently perform well above national averages, meaning the college provides some of the best education in the country.
In March 2020 Ofsted inspected the college and we are delighted that they recognised the tremendous efforts of our dedicated teaching and support staff, and the motivation and exemplary behaviour of our wonderful students by awarding us with the highest possible grade; Outstanding.
We continue to make significant investments in our facilities, the latest being £6 million in the development of a green technology building to provide courses to meet future jobs.
Our state-of-the-art facilities are designed to ensure you develop skills using the latest technology and equipment essential for the job market of today and the future, these include:
NEW for 2023
- NEW Refurbished Scholars Training Restaurant
- Modern Computing and Digital Technology Suites with NEW Esports Room
- Five state-of-the-art engineering workshops with NEW Hydrogen and green energy training facilities
- NEW Starbucks café
Industry standard workshops, salons and training facilities including:
- Five construction zones with indoor and outdoor training facilities
- A clinical practice ward and laboratory
- Modern training kitchens
- Vita Hair, Beauty and Nails Salons
- Media Makeup Studios
We are extremely proud of the service we provide to our community and I look forward to making you welcome at the college in September.