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Southport College is a centre of technical excellence and the leading provider in the area of vocational courses for school leavers and adult learners, as well as offering expert Apprenticeships.


A full-time vocational course at Southport College can prepare you for employment in your chosen career, university or an Apprenticeship. You’ll be choosing a college with excellent results and fantastic progression to high quality destinations. We offer a wide range of vocational and technical courses with strong local employer links and you’ll be taught in industry standard facilities by our friendly and experienced tutors.

We’ll give you the opportunity to take part in varied and interesting work placements, exciting trips and visits and participate in sport and enrichment activities. Throughout all this we’ll support you in a safe and secure learning environment in an easily accessible town centre location.


Southport College offers a wide range of courses for adult learners whether you want to improve your skills, change your career, gain a professional qualification or learn something new. With courses available during the day or evening, our bright modern campus, in the heart of Southport, offers excellent facilities and experienced supportive tutors and is a really friendly place to learn.

We offer introductory courses in many subjects and if you are looking to re-train or become more qualified we offer a wide range of courses from Level 1 to Level 3 designed to qualify you in your chosen subject.

We also have Access to Higher Education courses, which give you the entry requirements to start a degree course.


Southport College is one of the leading providers of Apprenticeships in the area and we offer more than 30 Apprenticeship routes from Level 2 to Level 5 in a wide range of sectors. An Apprenticeship is a job with training and an alternative route into skilled employment. All our Apprenticeships are designed in partnership with employers to ensure employees gain the skills they need to do their job well and succeed in their chosen career.


Our Employer Partnerships department specialises in providing employers with Apprenticeship recruitment solutions and are the largest provider in the area. Plus they can also help with any bespoke or mandatory training courses your business might need.

Apprenticeships are the tried and tested way for businesses to develop their employees and for individuals to gain qualifications and experience whilst earning a salary. If you are an employer looking to take on your first trainee or to develop your existing workforce, whatever size your business is, we can help you with our wide range of Apprenticeships.

Why Choose Us?

Here a just a few reasons to choose Southport College

Realistic work environments

Links with local businesses and industry professionals

Leading provider of Apprenticeship in the local area

College History

Southport College was previously known as Southport Technical College which opened in 1935. That institution brought together a number of technical courses which had been offered throughout Southport (then part of Lancashire) since 1887.

In 1938 the Southport School of Arts and Crafts was founded and two institutions were amalgamated in 1989 to form Southport College.

January 2018 saw the successful the merger of the two further education colleges in Southport; King George V College and Southport College, further strengthening the post 16 education offer within the town and surrounding areas.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At Southport College we are committed to valuing diversity and to promoting and implementing equality of opportunity in all of the activities and services that we provide to staff, students and visitors to the College. We aim to provide the conditions which encourage everyone to participate in learning and actively combat harassment and bullying. We value the diversity of all individuals who study or work with us and the contribution they make to the success of the College.

Equality & Diversity


Around the College

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Senior Leadership Team

Led by the Principal, Michelle Brabner, the College has a highly experienced Senior Leadership Team, bringing with them a wealth of skills and knowledge. They are all passionate about ensuring we offer our students the very best teaching and learning experience.

College Governance

The College’s Governors are led by Chair of the Corporation, Vice Chair and Principal. They are supported by a number of independent governors, staff governors and a parent governor.

Our results

The success of our students is really important to us here at Southport College and we are proud of their achievements. We take every opportunity to celebrate the results of their hard work.

Our partnership

Southport is fortunate to benefit from two great colleges, Southport College and KGV Sixth Form College, with a shared purpose and commitment to their students.

Our policies

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Fantastic Facilities

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