New College Swindon

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New College Swindon

Service details

Post-16 general college of mainstream education.


Free College courses from 16-19, for evening classes and additional education, pices will vary dependent on the course, for more information please make an enquiry. 

Main telephone

01793 611470


Opening times

09.00am – 09.00pm

The page was last updated on 19 August 2021


At application and enrolment. Once on programme students can self-refer using the following link here.

Both sites are fully accessible, with easily accessible Disabled Parking bays. 

Service summary

New College, Swindon is a general college of mainstream education, on two sites in Swindon, Queen’s Drive and North Star, with a well-established and resourced additional support department. 

Further information

Students benefit from a base room for those with a diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Disorder, a well-equipped medical room, with a wet room facility. 
Qualified and experienced staff, providing:
1:1 specialist teaching, for 1-hour per week, reviewed after 10-weeks, for students with learning difficulties i.e. dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, ASD.
Assessment for Access to Examination Arrangements.
Drop-in Study Support sessions, available each weekday, face-to-face or online, from 12pm-2pm, during term time.
Initial assessment to inform classroom differentiation and support.

The additional support team have prioritised investment in assistive technology.  We believe that training young adults to utilise new technologies is a great way to prepare you for the workplace/higher or further education, increasing independence.  
Training can be accessed via the drop-in study support sessions.

The majority of the team hold a Level 2 qualification in understanding Autism and Mental Health.  Continued Professional Development is supported and encouraged to ensure the team are up to date with current good practice.

Students with an Education, Health & Care Plan or an Autistic Spectrum Disorder diagnosis, with the exception of those enrolled onto the Foundation Learning {Programme, will also have access to a Mentor, in addition to the pastoral support available to all students.
Please note that New College, Swindon do not provide personal care.  If personal care is required, please contact Social Care.

We recommend that all potential students, their parent/carer attend one or more of the many Open Events that are available across the year, beginning in October, this will give you an opportunity to visit the campus/s and speak to lecturers and support staff.
Foundation Learning Studies – students embarking on this programme should have a strong desire to enter the world of work and will generally be working at Entry Level or Level One.  For more information on our Foundation Learning Studies, please contact There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Supported Internships – is a programme designed to support young people with an Education, Health & Care Plan to gain meaningful, sustained, paid employment?  You will be supported by a Job Coach who will work with you to identify your strengths and the type of work you would like to move into.

If you have an Education, Health & Care Plan, New College endeavour to attend at least one annual review at either Year 10 or 11.  If you are considering applying to New College, please ask your SENCo to invite the college by emailing this will then give us the opportunity to answer any question you may have about post-16 education and support.

Client groups

16-18, 19+

Main address

New College
New College Drive