Easton & Otley College
About Easton & Otley College
Easton and Otley College is a leading specialist College based in the Eastern region, with two outstanding rural campuses located just outside Norwich, Norfolk and Ipswich, Suffolk.
The College has a strong reputation for its land based, sports and public services provision with OFSTED grading the College “Good” overall at its inspection in November 2013. The College has excellent relationships with local schools with a large 14-16 vocational curriculum. The College’s Higher Education provision is delivered in partnership with the University of East Anglia and the University Campus Suffolk and is seen as an important growth area. Easton and Otley College is a vocational specialist and has a close and productive relationship with employers.
The main focus of the college is on vocational courses with qualifications such as First and National Diplomas, as well as Foundation Degrees. With vocational courses the main emphasis is on ‘hands-on’ practical work, combined with classroom-based activity.
At Easton & Otley college we are all focused on helping you gain the knowledge and skills you will need to build a successful career in one of the industries we serve. We also work hard to ensure you have an enjoyable time and; we provide you with high levels of support and with some of the best industry-standard facilities available.
The college works closely with the organisations in the land based sector to ensure our students develop the skills they need for future employment– this means our students get the best help we can give them in building a successful career. We also work hard to ensure that you perform to the best of your ability to enable you to progress to a higher level of study if that is your wish.
At our Easton campus we have an excellent relationship with the University of East Anglia who validate the College's BSc(Hons) and Foundation degree courses, whilst at the Otley Campus, University Campus Suffolk Otley provides a range of specialist Foundation degrees and a successful BA(Hons) Professional Studies Programme, jointly accredited by the University of East Anglia and University of Essex. These relationships allow progress to a top university degree locally.
In Suffolk, the college has excellent relationships with the Suffolk Agricultural Association, Ipswich Town Football Club and many different businesses and community groups - whilst in Norfolk, the college works closely with the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association and with members of the Norwich Research Park including the John Innes Institute, Institute of Food Research, National Institute of Agriculture Botany and The Arable Group.