Bath College provides vocational and academic courses in a wide range of subjects at differing levels, from 16-18-year-old provision, to adult community learning, to leisure courses to degree level.

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Students from Bath College with Diane Rowe, Lecturer in Complementary Therapies & Spa and Andrew Taylor, Race Director Bath Half Marathon

As the largest provider of apprenticeships in Bath and North East Somerset, they offer excellent opportunities for young people to earn and learn on the job.

The City Centre Campus gives students the opportunity to be in the middle of Bath’s vibrant atmosphere, which is easily accessible from Bristol, Wiltshire and the surrounding areas. Courses available include art and design, photography, business, hospitality and catering, hairdressing, complementary therapy, health and social care, IT, media, music and sport.

Based in Radstock, Bath College’s Somer Valley campus offers a rural setting for a wide range of courses. The beautiful campus grounds house the Animal Care, Animal Management and Veterinary courses and provides the perfect location for horticulture apprentices to train.

The Somer Valley Campus is home to a state of the art Construction Skills Centre. It has large Electric, Engineering, Carpentry, Brickwork, Stonemasonry, Woodwork, Plumbing and Refrigeration workshops as well as a purpose-built Painting & Decorating centre and Motor Vehicle workshop.

Bath College also has a large number of Foundation Learning Programmes for learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and a new SEND centre at Somer Valley Campus.

The 2019 BATHALF Family Fun Run set to be the biggest fun run the race organisers have held to date. This year’s Family Fun Run is sponsored by Bath College, who are also providing massages in the Runner’s Village to those who are running the half marathon.

The Family Fun run is open to all ages and abilities and takes place immediately after the start of the half marathon, starting and finishing under the main gantry in Great Pulteney Street. The course is ¾ mile long and completely traffic free. Runners use the first section of the half marathon course, running down Pulteney Road to North Parade Road before turning and running back again.

Entry to the Family Fun Run costs £6.80 for a child under 16yrs and £10.80 for an adult, and there is a free t-shirt for every entrant and a medal and goody bag for all finishers.

Race Director, Andrew Taylor said “We are delighted to welcome Bath College as another local partner for the Bath Half. As the largest community event in the city, we particularly value the support of the local community”

“The Family Fun Run is an ideal way to introduce people to running in a safe race environment and to find out what it is like to run a bit of the main course too. It is great fun and open for people of all ages and abilities to take part. It is hugely popular and every year the fun run sells out very quickly, so if you are keen then my advice is to sign up as soon as you can.

“If you have a loved one running the Bath Half you can take part in the fun run and still have plenty time to be finished and support them on the course, it is also a good way to keep the kids entertained while you are waiting to cheer your runner over the finish line.

Laurel Penrose, Principal and CEO of Bath College said “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Bath Half Family Fun run this year. We know what an important event this is to the Bath Community and as a college with our roots in the heart of the city, we feel this is a fantastic partnership.

“Having our Sport, Complementary Therapy and Beauty students running the post-half marathon massage tent is a wonderful opportunity for them to gain more experience, whilst also showcasing their skills to the community.”