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We are hiring!

We are looking for an experienced Tutor/Assessor to deliver and assess our Supporting Teaching and Learning and Assessment and Quality Practice qualifications. To view the


Download our 2021-22 Course Guide

Our 2021-22 Course Guide is now available. It features all of our courses for the new academic year. Keep an eye on our website too,


GCSE Results

GCSE results will be published on Thursday 12th August. If you have not signed up to results plus, you can contact Exams Officer Helen Spence

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reasons to Choose New Directions College


A Reading based Adult & Community College, offering a variety of courses, flexible timetables, classroom delivery and online learning.


Meet new people, make friends and learn with other adults in a professional and relaxed environment.


Learn at a College where teaching adults is our specialism and you receive the support to reach your full potential.


The majority of our courses are free to study, or are discounted depending on your personal circumstances.


We offer a range of support that includes learning and financial support, help with the cost of childcare and access to ICT kit and equipment.

What our Students Say

"Coming to College never felt like a chore or hard work, it was something I genuinely enjoyed and looked forward to"

"the way you facilitated us to be able to carry on learning remotely, and encouraged and supported us , really went above and beyond".

Early years practitioner | 2021

A Message from the Principal

Andrea Wood

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