New Directions College

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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 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. 

New Directions College - Course Guide 2022/23

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

Who to contact

0345 842 0012 0345 842 0012
New Directions College
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Where to go

New Directions College
330 Northumberland Avenue
Directions to RG2 8DH

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

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Opening times during term time
Session Information
Monday 09:00 -17:00
Tuesday to Thursday 09:00 -17:00 and 19:00 - 21:30
Friday 09:00 -16:00


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
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This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.


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