Sponsoring the Education in Business Award
Suffolk New College offers the broadest range of courses across the county with campuses at Suffolk Rural in Otley for land-based provision, at Ipswich, and ‘On the Coast’ at Leiston & Halesworth.
The College focuses upon providing a curriculum that meets the needs of students, employers and the wider community. The offer takes into account the needs of providing a skilled workforce for the future through short courses for industry, apprenticeships and higher education, as well as programmes for adults and young people.
Ipswich has been designated an Opportunity Area (OA) by the Department for Education. The Principal sits on the Partnership Board of the OA, which was formed in September 2017. It is one of the twelve areas in England chosen by the Government as such and the purpose is to unlock the potential of England’s young people through education. The partnership working arising from this has supported the focus upon the eight Gatsby Benchmarks and it was considered that the College had made good progress in addressing these.
The College is opening a state-of-the-art £2.4m purpose-built “Tech Campus” for advanced technologies in September 2021 which will provide exclusive access to labs and industry standard workshops for specialist digital courses.