About Us

We offer a varied curriculum at teaching sites across Reading including English, Maths, ESOL, vocational qualifications and a range of leisure courses. Our main teaching site is in Whitley but we deliver training from many other venues including Reading’s libraries and Children’s Centres and from January will be providing ICT qualifications from a new dedicated space The Curious Lounge in Reading town centre – more details to follow. For more information visit our Where we Teach page.

The New Directions vision is To support individuals to achieve their personal aims and aspirations whether they are to gain employment, improve their skills or to help them be part of their community.

Our mission is To provide best value, high quality adult and family learning, which meets the needs and aspirations of each individual in the local community.

We have been rated as a “Good” Ofsted provider since 2011 and have Matrix whole service accreditation for Information, Advice & Guidance. In our last learner survey over 98% of our learners would recommend New Directions College to a friend.