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New Directions College - South Reading (Whitley)

New Directions College – Part-time Adult Education

Whether you would like to learn a new skill, gain qualifications and improve your career prospects or pursue your creative passions we offer a great range of courses to meet your needs. Courses for 2019/20 include English, Maths, ESOL; qualifications in childcare, teaching assistant, ICT and a range of leisure courses. We also have courses for Supported Learners. We deliver in community venues across Reading as well as our main teaching site in Whitley. Contact our friendly team to find out more or take a look at our web-site

See attached flyer for information on traineeships 19 - 24 years.

Who to contact

0345 842 0012
New Directions Reading

Where to go

New Directions College
330 Northumberland Avenue

The venue is located opposite Academy Sport and is also adjacent to the John Madejski Academy.

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Monday 09:00 -17:00 and 19:00 - 22:00 (Evenings are term time only)
Tuesday 09:00 -17:00 and 19:00 - 22:00 (Evenings are term time only)
Wednesday 09:00 -17:00
Thursday 09:00 -17:00 and 19:00 - 22:00 (Evenings are term time only)
Friday 09:00 -13:00

Other Details


Is there a charge for
using this service?
Helping you with fees Some accredited courses are fully funded (free of charge to the learner) depending on your circumstances. If you are not eligible for full funding, financial assistance may be available to help cover course costs, material costs and help with the cost of childcare. New Directions provides support with the cost of Ofsted registered childcare for learners who attend courses which lead to a formal qualification. See our web-site for more details


Referral required

Local Offer


Further details can be found in the course guide, which is available at:

Contact Telephone
0345 842 0012
Contact Email
New Directions Reading
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
SEN Provision Type
Local Offer Updated

General Provider Response

Is your service accessible?
What are the eligibility criteria for your service?
Aged 19+ with recourse to public funds.
Central Government
Inspection outcomes/quality awards
Ofsted and Matrix
Feedback and complaints procedure
Further details can be found at:

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