Suffolk New College - on the coast

Suffolk New College - on the coast

‘Suffolk New College - on the coast’ in Leiston, offers great vocational teaching in a specialist learning environment - providing you with a launch pad for your future.

We’re passionate about giving you the tools to get where you want to be, whether that’s a fast-track into employment or a place at university.

You’ll enjoy the same high standards as we offer at our Ipswich campus, and we’ll help you prepare for academic and career success with an integrated programme of study and learning, including English and maths.

We want your experience of College to be wide-ranging, so that by the time you leave us you’ll have the essential skills employers are looking for.

You’ll be taught in specialist facilities, available exclusively for College students.

For further details about our courses please click on the links below:

You can view the Suffolk New College - on the coast prospectus by clicking here.

Book on to one of our Course Advice Events by clicking here!

It’s not all about study though. ‘Suffolk New College - on the Coast’ is designed to give you the space to relax between and after classes, with a dedicated social space where you can unwind.

And what’s more, as a Suffolk New College student, you’ll have access to all of the facilities at our £70 million Ipswich campus, which is ideally located near the popular Waterfront area and a short walk from the town centre.

As one of the biggest colleges in the region, we enjoy strong ties with several major local employers - a huge benefit for students as they finish their courses and begin looking for their first opportunity in the world of work.

We also enjoy close links with the University of Suffolk, a relationship that makes students’ transition from further education to degree study much easier. Of the 307 SNC students who went on to university last year, more than a quarter took up places at the University of Suffolk. While others are attending Goldsmiths (University of London), Kingston University, UEA, Essex University, University of Sheffield, and many other universities.

As the closest vocational college to Leiston, our Ipswich campus already attracts students from the area. But now we can offer excellent vocational education closer to home for people from rural locations along the coast of Suffolk.

We have created a supportive environment, where you can easily get help or advice on a range of issues when you need it.

Whether you are 16 and about to leave school or older and unsure on which career path to pursue, ‘Suffolk New College - on the coast’ can help you reach your destination.


Getting used to the transition from school to college can take time - which is why we’ve created a supportive, social environment where you can easily get help and advice, make new friends and get the most out of your time with us.

Your personal tutor is here to support you throughout the year and help you set challenging but achievable aims and benchmarks. Our Student Support team are always on hand for help with issues such as student funding, financial assistance, spiritual and health matters. And you’ll also have access to a wealth of careers guidance in our resource centre based at Suffolk New College, Ipswich.

If you have dyslexia, a disability or any other individual needs, our support team can provide a range of services, including making special arrangements for exams.