On The Coast

On The Coast

On The Coast Overview

‘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.


Leiston Open Events

Wednesday 12th December - 5:30 - 8pm (Click to book)

Tuesday 22nd January - 5:30 - 8pm (Click to book)

Saturday 23rd February - 09:30am - 12pm (Click to book)

Thursday 28th March - 5:30 - 8pm (Click to book)

Wednesday 8th May - 5:30 - 7pm (Click to book)


Contact Us

On The Coast, Seaward Avenue, Leiston, IP16 4BG

01728 642900

JuliePatel@suffolk.ac.uk


Courses

For further details about our courses click on the course links below.


Leisure Learning

More coming soon!


Support at 'on the coast'

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.


Job Vacancies at 'on the coast'

All of our job vacancies are advertised on the main College jobs page

Available On The Coast courses

Art & Design (UAL Level 2 Diploma) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) This broad general creative arts course will challenge you to explore, experience and develop your Art, Design & Media potential through exciting and creative activities...

Business (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) This course aims to provide students with a qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress onto Higher Education. You...

Business Enterprise (BTEC Level 2 Technical Certificate) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) This study programme aims to provide you with an in depth understanding of the operations and structures of businesses, developing the skills required to succeed...

Childcare and Education, Early Years Education (NCFE CACHE Level 3 Technical Diploma) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) Students attend work experience two days a week, and attend college 3 days. Student complete modules including: supporting emergent maths and literacy, international perspectives, preparing for...

Computing & Electronics (CAVA Access to Higher Education) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) The study programme is designed for those who wish to progress onto a degree programme and you must be aged 19+ at the time of enrolment....

Construction Multi-Skills (Cskills Level 1 Diploma) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) This introductory programme of study has been designed to give students a general introduction to a broad range of construction skills. Practical activities are completed...

Electrical Installation (EAL Level 2 Diploma) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) This programme of study provides not only a recognised foundation for those looking to pursue an exciting career as an electrician within the building services...

Entry to the Uniformed Services (NCFE Level 2 Diploma) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) This study programme introduces and develops skills required in the civilian and public service work place. You will learn both in and out of the...

Entry to the Uniformed Services (NCFE LEVEL 2 Diploma) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) The study programme is designed to provide you with the basic skills, knowledge and understanding required for entry into the Public Services (uniformed) e.g....

Food and Beverage Service (City & Guilds Level 2) - on the coast

This qualification provides a real opportunity for you to gain work specific skills and knowledge in food and beverage service. It will provide an opportunity to connect your technical learning with real-life work placement through the work experience element of...

Forensic and Criminal Investigation (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) The Extended Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation is highly rewarding and provides learners with the opportunity to continue their education through applied learning and...

Functional Skills English Level 1 at Suffolk New College – on the coast

Functional Skills courses and qualifications provide you with the essential knowledge, skills and understanding of communication, which will enable you to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life and work. For Level 1 reading you will be developing your skills on...

Functional Skills English Level 2 at Suffolk New College – on the coast

Functional Skills courses and qualifications provide you with the essential knowledge, skills and understanding of communication, which will enable you to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life and work. For Level 2 reading, you will be developing your skills on...

Functional Skills Mathematics Level 1 at Suffolk New College – on the coast

Functional Skills qualifications are designed to develop the learner’s ability to represent situations using mathematics, including analysing calculations, solving problems using mathematics, and interpreting mathematics to explain situations. Level 1 is assessed in a single, external test, which is 1 hour an...

Functional Skills Mathematics Level 2 at Suffolk New College – on the coast

Functional Skills qualifications are designed to develop the learner’s ability to represent situations using mathematics, including analysing calculations, solving problems using mathematics, and interpreting mathematics to explain situations. Level 2 is assessed in a single, external test, which is 1 hour an...

Games Design (UAL Level 2 Diploma CMP) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) Whatever your passion is for games design, we offer you a broad practical introduction to many aspects of games production that will include: 3D Modelling...

Games Design (UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma CMP) - on the coast

Whatever your passion is for games design, we offer you a broad practical approach to many aspects of games production that will include: 3D Modelling Animation for games Sound production Level design Concept art Games design theoryProgramming for Games You...

GCSE English Language Suffolk New College – on the coast

This course is designed to provide you with a sound understanding of English Language, and the ability to communicate effectively. The English Language GCSE assesses both reading and writing skills. This means you will be analysing everything from contemporary novels...

GCSE Mathematics Suffolk New College – on the coast

We challenge students to develop and refine their problem solving strategies and build the confidence and skills required to tackle unfamiliar challenges. The course prepares students to function mathematically in the world and provides a thorough grounding for further study...

Hairdressing (City & Guilds Level 1) - on the coast

This study programme will enable you to develop skills in hairdressing alongside English, math’s and work experience in local hair salons. You will additionally have weekly sessions to improve your employability skills and personal development while in training. The st...

Hairdressing (City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) This study programme will enable you to develop skills in hairdressing alongside English, Math’s and work experience in local hairdressing salons. You will additionally ha...

Health & Social Care (BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) Units you will study include: Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing, Social Influences on Health and Wellbeing, Services in Health and Social Care, Individual...

Health & Social Care (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) This study programme provides the underpinning knowledge and vocational skills needed to be effective in a wide range of health & social care settings. Units...

Health, Fitness and Exercise (YMCA Level 2 Diploma) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) An exciting, employment-focused course, including a number of unique and specialist components to help you become a highly skilled, well rounded, and sought-after fitness instructor...

Home Based Childminder Suffolk New College - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) This is a knowledge-only unit which assists with the development of policies and procedures that support registration and reflects current registration requirements of the relevant...

Information and Creative Technology (BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) The study programme is made up of the following units: The Online World, Technology Systems, Digital Portfolio, Creating Digital Animations, Creating Digital Graphics, Creating Digital...

Introduction to Early Years Education and Care (NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) The current programme includes three days per week in classes at College and two days per week in a childcare setting arranged by the College....

Introduction to Professional Cookery (City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Halesworth Campus) The study programme will have kitchen sessions where you will learn the essential skills required to make you a good chef. You may be required to...

Plumbing (City & Guilds 6035 Level 2) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) This programme follows on from the Plumbing level 1 programme. It gives a more in depth technical picture of the plumbing industry. Topics are looked at...

Science (CAVA Access to Higher Education) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) The study programme is designed for those who wish to progress onto a degree programme and must be aged 19+ at the time of enrolment. This...

Sport (Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Extended) - on the coast

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston) An inspiring course with an appealing blend of theory and practical, exploring a multitude of fitness and sport pathways. The Level 2 Sport prepares students for...