Information for Learners

If you take a course with New Directions College you can expect high quality teaching, a friendly and supportive environment and advice and information on whatever you need to know about your learning and progression.

If you are looking to take an accredited course we will assess you to ensure you enrol on the right course for your knowledge and skills.

Our main teaching site is New Directions College 330 Northumberland Avenue, Whitley, RG2 8DH but we deliver courses all over Reading. For more information about our teaching sites visit our Where we teach page.

New Directions College is committed to helping all learners achieve their best by making sure they feel comfortable and safe in all learning locations including those of our delivery partners and sub-contractors.  If you have any questions or concerns, or need help with anything, you can talk to any of our tutors or staff who will be happy to help you.

Everyone who learns with us signs up to our Learner Charter and is expected to follow our Code of Conduct. Please see our Learner Handbook 2019-20 for more information.

Valuing diversity is one of our core values. We will promote equality and diversity in everything we do to improve the quality and chances in life and work for Reading residents.

New Directions College actively promotes British values of:

  • democracy
  • the rule of law.
  • individual liberty.
  • mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

We will challenge opinions or behaviours in college that are contrary to these values.