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Reading College Virtual Open Event

Welcome to our event! Find out more about our college, courses and support for students, and get your application in for September!

Watch the recording of our live Q&A session

Getting started

Thank you for joining us for our Virtual Open Event for Reading College.

Before you start, please watch the short video below from our School Partner, Penny Bradshaw, as she explains how to easily navigate the event, the schedule for the day, and how to get in touch with us. 

Download the PDF Virtual Open Event guide


Welcome to Reading College

Watch the video below for an introduction to Reading College from Charlotte Morgan, Head of Campus, covering its amazing facilities, subject areas and support available for all students.

360 Virtual tour

You might not be able to visit the college in person but we've got he next best thing for you.

Subject areas live Q&A 

If you want to find out more about specific subject areas or courses, our tutors will be available for live-chat Q&A sessions on Microsoft Teams between 4-8pm. Click the links below to explore our faculties and subject areas, see the full Q&A timings and links to join in. 

Academic and Professional Studies - 4:00-5:00pm

The Academic and Professional Studies faculty covers the following subject areas:

Pete Reynolds, Academic and Professional Studies Director, explains more about our A Level and vocational provision in these two videos. 

A Levels

Vocational Courses


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How to apply


Creative Industries - 5:10-5:45pm

The Creative Industries faculty covers the following subject areas:

Our Faculty Director, Ginette Cox, talks you through all the opportunities available in the Creative Industries faculty at Reading College.

Find out about careers in the Creative Industries (external site)

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How to apply

Lifeskills - 5:55-6:05pm

The Lifeskills faculty covers the following areas:

Foundation Studies

Our foundation programmes meet the needs of a broad range of learners; from those with special educational needs or disabilities, to those who may have disengaged from learning in the past or not achieved their full potential. 

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Activate Learning is proud of the outstanding and award-winning Supported Foundation Programmes, which offer students the opportunity to develop in the exciting setting of a mainstream further education college. Find out more here

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How to apply

Lifestyles - 6:10-7:10pm

The Lifestyles faculty covers the following subject areas:

Nancy Buckley, Lifestyles Faculty Director, talks more about our Lifestyles career pathways in this video.

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How to apply


Technology - 7:15-8:00pm

The Technology faculty covers the following subject areas:

In our Technology faculty at Reading College, we have the facilities and expertise to give you the knowledge and tools to excel in your chosen profession. 

Watch the video below from Ben Jokiel, Technology Faculty Director, as he tells us how we can support you and your studies in our technology subject areas.

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How to apply


Careers support 

Not sure about your options? Talk to our dedicated Activate Careers Team! They offer 1-to-1 meetings, help with university and UCAS applications, and interview preparation. In this short video we demystify qualifications and explain how Activate Careers can help you get to where you want to be.


Advice and Admissions, Student Support and Learning Support

Ready for a change of scene from school? Make the switch to college and enjoy the freedom of being yourself in a safe and welcoming environment. Applying to college and studying with us can seem daunting at first, but our Advice and Admissions, Student Support and Learning Support teams are all on hand to make things as smooth and as easy as possible. 

Download the Support for Students PDF

Download the Group Learning Support PDF



If you are looking to do an apprenticeship, Reading College works together with Activate Apprenticeships to help you earn while you learn! We have apprenticeship vacancies in motor vehicle, engineering, business, childcare, construction and education sectors, to name just a few!

For more information, watch our showreel below or visit the Activate Apprenticeships website for more information and a live list of vacancies in your area.

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How to apply

Thanks for joining our Reading College Virtual Open Event! We hope that you found it informative and that we answered all of your questions.