Further Education

Bath College
At Bath College, we provide vocational and academic courses in a wide range of subjects and we can help students to find a suitable course to make sure they have the knowledge and skills for their chosen career. As the largest provider of apprenticeships in Bath, we also offer excellent opportunities for young people to earn and learn on the job.

Our City Centre Campus gives students the opportunity to be in the middle of Bath’s vibrant atmosphere, which is easily accessible from Bristol, Wiltshire and the surrounding areas. Courses available include art and design, photography, business, hospitality and catering, hairdressing, complementary therapy, health and social care, IT, media, music and sport.
At our Somer Valley Campus, based in the picturesque Somerset countryside, students study arboriculture, animal care, veterinary nursing and motor vehicle maintenance.

In addition, our Somer Construction Centre caters for 500 students and apprentices studying bricklaying, construction, carpentry and stonemasonry, as well as plumbing, electrical installation and refrigeration. We’re creating a centre of excellence for the West of England, helping learners to gain the practical and theoretical skills they need to secure and sustain employment in the construction industry.

01225 312191
Trauma Recovery Centre (TRC)
Freedom House, Lower Bristol Road, Bath,
BA2 1EP
The TRC exists to help children, young people, and their families recovery from trauma through their 4 main projects:
– TRC Therapy Centre
– Oakside Creative Education Centre
– TRC Training Centre
– Treehouse Project (Specialist Recovery for victims of Human Trafficking)

The TRC was founded in Bath in 2011 by Betsy de Thierry, in order to see children recover from trauma.
The TRC employs creative psychotherapists who specialise in the Trauma Recovery approach in order to help children & young people process their trauma and support them as they piece their lives back together until a wholeness can be found.
The parents and carers engage in a Psychoeducation course called ‘Parenting the traumatised child’ which provides therapeutic support, and an understanding of how trauma impacts a child’s brain, with helpful strategies for the home life. This course is based on the book: The Simple Guide to Child Trauma (Betsy de Thierry, 2017).

We hold as a high value our work and support of the parents/carers, and our experience of supporting teachers to form a holistic support service. Oakside Creative Education Centre is a project that has been formed to provide additional support for the most vulnerable children and young people.

We are excited about the interconnectedness of the TRC Therapy centre and Oakside Creative, with the TRC Training Centre providing excellent cutting edge training in trauma recovery.

http://www.trc-uk.org