Why Choose SS&L

We’re your local college – but not a college in the traditional sense you might expect.

With small classes, accessible tutors and locations close to you, we offer an unrivalled learner experience which ensures that you’re at the heart of everything we do.


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Why Choose SS&L

Our facilities make a great place to study, with modern and up to date classrooms, combined with the latest technology at your fingertips in small and accessible venues.

People choose us because we are so different from a college – no sprawling campuses but small learning centres close to you, most with easy nearby parking and all hosting kitchen facilities offering free refreshments.

We have a range of age groups represented in our classes and our experienced and professional tutors are totally committed to helping you achieve your learning goals – whether you’re seventeen or seventy!

We are a community interest company which means any profit we make is used to improve the learner experience. By choosing us you are investing in your community.

That’s why over 87% of students would recommend us to friends and family*

What our students say about us on Facebook

“I would recommend SS&L to other people as this is a good college!”
Emily Adams

“I have always received efficient support, advice and encouragement from all my tutors. Very happy with the course and teachers!”
Marie-Claire David Ladd

“During class I was taught skills that employers look out for, and it is a welcoming environment for learners of all ages and abilities. This makes SS&L the best training provider in Somerset.”
Harry Tavare

Your journey with SS&L

At SS&L we want to support you on every step of the way, from finding out more about you and understanding your needs and goals to ensuring that we help discuss next steps with you when you achieve. View the Learning Journey >

What’s next?

Want to discuss your options or unsure about what’s available to you? Contact our friendly team who’ll be more than happy to help.

Send us a message0330 332 7997

*FE Choices Learner Survey July 2019

SS&L at a glance:

  • Expert tutors
  • Convenient & accessible locations
  • Nearby parking
  • Complimentary tea & coffee
  • Small classes
  • Modern facilities
  • Progression routes
  • High satisfaction rates
  • Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted
  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Not for profit
  • Daytime and evening courses

SS&L in numbers:

  • 5 centres
  • Over 6,000 students
  • Over 100 courses
  • Over 100 staff
  • Over 250 employer partners

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