Colleges in Surrey offer a wide variety of courses to prepare people for paid employment in vocational areas that interest them. Many of these courses will be "mainstream" with the necessary adaptations made or support provided for people with additional needs.

Other courses will be specifically designed for people whose support needs require that learning takes place at a level and pace that suits them best.

Many courses are funded by the YPLA and some by the Skills Funding Agency. For some courses, especially those aged over 19 there might be a cost implication. Courses may be full-time or part-time. The information we have provided below will, hoepfully, steer you in the right direction to find the right course for the person you are supporting, if you both feel that the college route is the right one to take at this point.

Brooklands College
Switchboard: 01932 797 700
Home page on their website: Click here

The College offers various vocational courses accessed via Jobcentre Plus.

Weybridge Campus
Heath Road, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8TT.
Telephone: 01932 797 797

Ashford Campus
Church Road, Ashford, Middx, TW15 2XD.
Telephone: 01784 248 666

For details of courses suitable for people with learning disabilities and other additional leads please download
this attachment. This is a 13 page PDF prepared by the Supported Learning department at Brooklands.

East Surrey College
Gatton Point, London Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2JX.
Telephone: 01737 772611
Home page on their website: Click here

The College offers various vocational courses accessed via Jobcentre Plus.

Esher College
Weston Green Rd, Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7 0JB
Telephone: 020 8398 0291
Home page on their website: Click here

Godalming College
Tuesley Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1RS
Telephone: 01483 423526
Home page on their website: Click here

Guildford College
Home page on their website: Click here

Stoke Park Campus, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1EZ
Telephone: 01483 448500
Merrist Wood Campus, Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 3PE
Telephone: 01483 884040

The College offers various vocational courses accessed via Jobcentre Plus.

NESCOT
Reigate Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS
Telephone: 020 8394 3038
Home page on their website: Click here

The College offers various vocational courses accessed via Jobcentre Plus.

Reigate College
Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0SD
Telephone: 01737 221118
Home page on their website: Click here

Strode's College
High St, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9EW
Telephone: 01784 437506
Home page on their website: Click here

To see details of courses for people with learning disabilties visit this page on their website

Strode's also offer their First Step short courses. These are designed to help people get back into education or training. Some are first steps to getting back to work, or changing career, whilst others provide an enjoyable taster for people who may have had a poor experience of education in the past. These courses are offered both at the college and at a range of community venues. Telephone 01784 471116 for full details.

The College also offers various vocational courses accessed via Jobcentre Plus.

Woking 6th Form College
Rydens Way, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9DL.
Telephone: 01483 761036.
Home page on their website: Click here

QEF Brain Injury Centre
Banstead Place, Park Road, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 3EE. Telephone: 01737 356222
An Independent Specialist College.

Queen Elizabeth's Foundation Vocational Services
Leatherhead Court, Woodlands Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 0BN. Telephone: 01372 841100.

QEF Vocational Services offer employment skills training for adults with disabilities or long term health conditions. The programmes cover business, technologies, trades and employability skills for those wishing to retrain, gain skills and enter and sustain employment. QEF have places for residential and non-residential trainees.

Please visit their website by clicking here

The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy (NCYPE): St Piers Lane, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6PW. Telephone: 01342 832243

An Independent Specialist College providing education, assessment, training and support services based on their Surrey campus. This is the home page on their website.

College Tutors! Have you got in touch with your local specialist agency who can work with you to support people with learning disabilities into paid employment? They are called Employability and are financed by Surrey County Council. Visit the section of of the Council's website describing Employability by clicking here.

Employablity's contact details are:

North West, North East and South West Surrey Team
Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7QQ Telephone 01483 519690

South East Surrey Team
Wingfield St, Annes Drive, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 4AA.
Telephone: 01737 277789