The Abingdon Campus has undergone a considerable amount of refurbishments over the last few years, which has resulted in improvements to teaching spaces and the internal and external fabric of the buildings, creating a state of the art campus. As part of the redevelopment, the engineering building has been renovated to house new industry standard machinery and equipment and includes workshops, welding bays, CAD stations and robotics equipment.
The College is also constructing new buildings on campus including the £4million Advanced Technology Centre, which is being funded by the Local Enterprise Partnership. The centre will focus on providing engineering technician skills, extending into engineering design, computing/ IT and laboratory skills. It will become an open-innovation, knowledge-sharing and problem-solving resource for STEM employers. It will focus particularly on training at Level 3, 4 and 5 and will provide a range of short courses, full and part-time BTEC Diplomas and HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees in a variety of STEM subjects.
At our Abingdon campus our facilities include:
We have broadcast-quality media studios and a state of the art film production unit on the Abingdon site with industry standard equipment that our students will find when they work in the industry.
Our specialist vocational workshop areas provide a working and study environment for our students that reflects the industry. For example, our practical child care and health and care rooms are equipped with everything you would expect to find in a nursing home or nursery so that our students are familiar with the environment and tools they’ll use when they move onto employment. We also have vocational science and language laboratories, a dedicated motor vehicle centre and we’re currently developing our engineering facilities to ensure we are up-to-date with industry standard facilities.
Art & Design Studios
Specialist fully equipped photography and art & design studios lead to inspirational work from our students that we display to the public on a regular basis in our purpose built art gallery.
Professional Hair & Beauty Salons
Our salons are not only a fantastic learning environment, but are also open to the public for various treatments. Our students are able to learn in an actual public facing salon and will learn how to portray themselves in a professional working environment. All treatments are carried out in our professionally assigned Hair and Beauty salons, supervised by our highly trained and experienced members of staff. Our aim is to provide training for Beauty Therapists and Hair Stylists of the future.
We have our own performing arts centre with a purpose built performance theatre where our students will often put on spectacular shows for members of the public.
Our newly refurbished Learning Centre is crammed full of text books, computers, magazines and DVDs that are designed to help you on your course and enrich your studies. With a dedicated quiet area for when you need to get your head down and banks of computers available, our Learning Centre provides a suitable working environment for all our students.
Although we have a dedicated Learning Centre, we also have various break-out zones with computers where you can sit and do any extra work for your course.
Restaurant & Costa Coffee
Newly refurbished, our restaurant offers a hot meal to students 5 days a week and has plenty of room to take a break from your studies and catch up with your friends. We’re also very lucky to serve Costa Coffee which is open to all students at a discounted price!
A dedicated space for students to go if they have any problem or query with confidential rooms, support staff and helpful information guides.
Sports Centre & Multi Gym
Our refurbished multi gym (named Globo Gym by our students) provides an opportunity for all students to get active during enrichment and an excellent facility for our sport and public service students.
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