Skip to content

The difference between College & Sixth Form

Ready to decode the differences between college and sixth form?

This page is dedicated to exactly that. Think of it as your cheat sheet for making smart choices. Dive in to uncover what makes Suffolk New College tick. We’ve got all the information and FAQs to help you rock your educational journey.

Team science experiment

Why SNC?

College treats you more like an adult, removing formalities like ‘sir’ or ‘miss,’ promoting independence. You will enjoy freedom for personal growth and self-directed learning.

Industry experts enrich your education, and a diverse range of subjects lets you tailor your studies.

Our study programmes are employer-led, enhancing employability. Robust student support services ensure safeguarding and wellbeing as well as personal development.

Step beyond sixth form’s boundaries and discover the possibilities at Suffolk New College.

…plus we are the FE provider of the year!

Frequently Asked Questions

Exceptional Facilties

One of the big differences between College and Sixth-form is the facilities available!

Yes we have some general teaching classrooms but you’ll find that dedicated industry spaces are used throughout. Examples of these include: Recording & TV Studios, E Sports Gaming Suites, Net Zero Construction Centre, Welding Workshops, Hair & Beauty Salons, Animal Centre, Outdoor Classroom, Land-Based workshops and much much more!

Take a look at some of our virtual tour spins or book to attend an open event to see the spaces for yourself!

A media learner using a post production video editing suite.
Female theatrical makeup learner with pink hair applies make up to another learner

Help & Support

Moving from school to college can be something of a culture shock. But at Suffolk New College we’ve created a supportive, social environment where you can easily get access to the help and advice you need, make new friends and get the most out of your time with us.

Two learners sitting in the learning curve reading books.


Let’s take the worry out of travelling to College! Information and routes for each of our campuses is included here.

A bus departing from the Suffolk Rural campus.