We are now taking applications for October 2015 entry.



Why not take a look at our courses section (here) or our brand new prospectus (here) to see what you can do to CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

Access to Higher Education Diploma

It is never too late to study for a degree if you have no qualifications at all.
The Access to HE Diploma offers the opportunity to begin studying for a career in social work, youth and community work, counselling, education in the voluntary sector or other professional settings. An Access to HE Diploma is accepted for entry on to degree courses by the majority of UK universities and colleges. 
New for 2015 - Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma in Health Professions.
Click here to go to the Access to HE section.




Short courses

Interested in returning to learning? Want to explore adult education in a supportive environment? Looking for a course that is affordable or offers fee remission for those on benefits?  

We offer short courses open to anyone without formal qualifications. If you want to find a way back to college education as an adult then please look at our website. We have a proven track record of giving people a chance to pursue that new beginning.  

Click here to go to our short courses section



A ten week preparatory course to help you improve your writing and skills.
Subjects covered include:
• Sociology
• Maths
• English
• IT
This course will prepare you to study one of our Access to Higher Education Diplomas. Next intake is April 2015.



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Latest news

Ruskin College first to achieve ‘ethical’ business award

Thu 19th, March 15

Ruskin College is the first Further Education College to achieve endorsement for its work in improving society and protecting the environment. The Ruskin College team will be presented with the prestigious Social Enterprise Mark at a Social Enterprise Day event, by Lucy Findlay, Managing Director of the social enterprise licensing authority -- Social Enterprise Mark CIC.

Owen Jones accepts role as patron for Social and Political Studies at Ruskin

Thu 19th, March 15

Ruskin College is pleased to announce that Owen Jones, progressive journalist and author of “Chavs” and “The Establishment”, has agreed to become the Social and Political Studies (SPS) programme’s patron.


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Upcoming events, talks and seminars

International Labour and Trade Union Studies Taster Day: 18th April 2015

Sat April 18th 2015

Be an International Labour and Trade Union Studies student for the day.

Long Course Open Day - 1st May 2015

Fri May 1st 2015

If you are interested in applying for a long course (not an MA course) at Ruskin College we would recommend you attend one of our Open Days.


QAA checks how UK universities and colleges maintain the standard of their higher education provision. Click here to read this institution's latest review report.

Ruskin College is approved by The Open University as an appropriate organisation to offer higher education programmes leading to Open University validated awards.