Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) is one of London’s most successful colleges and in November 2017 was judged GOOD by Ofsted in all areas of the college.


Located in Twickenham, RuTC offers first class education and training to 16-18 year olds, adults and employers from the London and Surrey areas. RuTC offers a wide range of qualifications at different levels, including AAT / ACCA / BTEC / CACHE / City & Guilds / UAL certificates and diplomas, A Levels, GCSEs, NVQs, Access to Higher Education diplomas, HNC/HNDs, Apprenticeships and more.  


RuTC is currently building a new £80 million college campus on our existing site in Twickenham, including a dedicated Sixth Form Centre and industry standard state-of-the-art facilities for vocational programmes. You can find out more about the upcoming redevelopment on our website.

About Us

Richmond upon Thames College is on a journey to a dynamic,successful and sustainable future.


Richmond upon Thames College has a clear strategy on where it will be by 2020. The college is evolving with a focus on providing high-quality value for money programmes and services that meet the future demands of employers and equip individuals with the required skills to flourish in the workplace. Over the next few months we are continuing our transformation to become a first-class further education college and a major technical and professional hub for West London with a reputation for academic excellence.


To achieve our vision, we are currently undergoing a major redevelopment of our existing Egerton Road site. We have rationalised our existing college site including the refurbishment of many existing classrooms and facilities to ensure that our students’ education is not compromised during the redevelopment phase and that we continue to be one of London’s top colleges.


This innovative new development will help establish Richmond upon Thames College as a college for careers with an outstanding reputation for services to learners and employers and will be synonymous with being a great place to learn, to work and to do business with. It will bring together education, enterprise and the local community and will deliver innovative curricular that exploit

the latest technologies.


Alongside academic programmes, the campus specialisms will be creative arts and media, hospitality and leisure, digital technology, engineering, sciences, health, construction and sport. The specialisms will be delivered through a wide range and volume of technical diplomas and degrees, apprenticeship provision and through preparation for higher education where employers are looking to recruit at graduate level.


  • The wider community will also benefit from this development and will be able to take advantage of many of the new facilities which will include:
  • Spa and wellness centre and fitness studio
  • Sports centre and sports labs along with two all-weather playing fields for rugby and football
  • Digital golf studio
  • Theatre with seating for 160 people
  • Live performance stage
  • TV studios
  • 3D prototyping FabLab
  • Art gallery providing an opportunity for local artists and photographers to exhibit their work
  • 60 cover silver service dining Chefs’ Academy with chef in residence and a bookable 8 covers chef’s table sited within the kitchen
  • Business incubation spaces and business lounge
  • STEM Centre featuring a construction renewables centre and a low carbon automotive centre

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Working for us

RuTC offers a wide range of generous staff benefits, demonstrating commitment to its employees.


Family Friendly Benefits


Flexible Working Practices

The College understands and supports the need for flexible working. Requests should be made in writing and given to your line manager in the first instance. Consideration is given to requests against the business needs of the College.

Childcare Vouchers

A childcare voucher scheme via the Edenred salary sacrifice scheme is available in the College. Details of how to enrol and further information can be obtained from the Human Resources department.

Special Leave

The College has a Special Leave policy (Leave of Absence) which allows employees to take some paid time off for certain special circumstances (maximum allowances apply). These days are at the discretion of the line manager, within the terms of the policy.

Health and Wellbeing Benefits

Eyecare Vouchers

Employees who regularly use a VDU are entitled to receive an eyecare voucher which allows the employee to receive a free sight test from participating opticians.

Staff Gym Facilities

The College has a fitness suite available for all employees, which has a ladies only evening, and other sports activities at discounted rates.

Travel and Journeying Benefits

Season Ticket Loan

The College offers a facility to allow employees to request an interest free advance on their salary for the purchase of an annual rail ticket season loan, repayable over ten months.

Car Parking

The College has limited staff parking areas at the front and to the rear of the College. A parking permit must be obtained from the Estates department. Staff are also able to park in the student car park or in Harlequins.

Cycle to Work Scheme

The College enables you to buy a tax-free bike through Cycle Solutions.

 Training and Development

Employees are entitled and encouraged to further their own development. The Training Department is happy to fully or partially fund courses for CPD, the maximum reimbursement limits are reviewed each year. A number of the College's adult courses are also available to staff.

 Holiday Allowance

The College has a generous holiday allowance for all staff, which is considerably more than the statutory minimum. Further details can be found on your contract of employment.


As an employer the College contributes money each month, for all employees who are members of either the Local Government Pension Scheme or the Teachers' Pension Scheme. The contribution rates are normally reviewed each year, but are significantly more than the individual contribution rates.

 Staff Counselling Service

The College and University Support Network provides counselling and support for staff and their families regardless of age, length of service or union affiliations.

 Library Facilities

The College has a large library which all staff are entitled to join. The library has a large fiction section and a wide range of DVDs.

 Training Restaurant

The College has a number of students training to become chefs. The training restaurant is available for staff to use and try the meals prepared by the students at reasonable prices.

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College’s Strategic Plan 2020

“Richmond upon Thames College is on a journey to a dynamic, successful and sustainable future. 

Our students are our life blood, our reason for doing what we do. We want to do our best for them, to make them proud of being ‘Made in Richmond’.

Over the next few years, RuTC will transform itself into the first class further education college that it knows it can be, one in which students create their own chosen journeys towards their professional, academic, or specialist future. 

Richmond 2020 is RuTC’s strategic plan for 2016-2020 and explains how we are going to achieve our vision for the future.”


Please visit the college website for the full plan:

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