About the facilities

Whatever your interests, we have the facilities you need to make the most of your investment in your chosen course. Furthermore, as the South-East’s largest education services provider, Activate Learning has the experience, network of connections, and support on hand to help you qualify for —and succeed in—a career change or continued professional development.

Our professional, dedicated and industry experienced teaching staff make learning fun and engaging and we have a comprehensive student support team that can assist with applications, securing funding, careers guidance and personal tutoring, to name just a few services!

We have some exceptional resources that replicate professional environments including hairdressing and beauty salons, a TV studio, engineering workshops, photography studios and darkrooms, complete with Mac editing suites, four well-equipped dance studios, and our new state-of-the art Innovation Room that has powerful PCs, a 3D printer and hi-spec VR headsets. Our Learning Environment is a space for you to study and focus on your work. You will be able to book PCs, access resources and borrow books.

And, coming soon, a new Care Suite that will simulate a hospital ward, have a home care room, and a fully immersive learning space to benefit our courses in the health and social care industries…the list goes on!

You can grab a drink or a bite to eat from one of several cafes and shops on campus or unwind and get pampered with a variety of hair and beauty treatments at Salon in the Park. Discover our excellent facilities that are open to members of the public.


Guildford College, Stoke Road, Guildford, GU1 1EZ

Opening hours

Day Opening time Closing time
Monday 8:30am 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am 6:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am 5pm
Thursday 8:30am 6:30pm
Friday 8:30am 4pm


Walk and cycle 
The college is a 15-minute walk from Guildford town centre. We encourage our students to cycle to college as there is plenty of safe bike parking available on-site and cycle lanes locally.

Bus and train  
The number 3 Arriva bus ‘Guildford-Bellfields Estate’ departs every 15-20 minutes from the Friary Bus Station in Woodbridge Road and takes just 5 minutes to get to Guildford College. Buses run to the Guildford Friary Bus Station from all local area.

Trains for Guildford College stop at London Road Station, which is a five-minute walk, and the main Guildford Station, a 20-minute walk away. You can then travel by bus to the college from the main Guildford Station.

The college can be reached via several easy routes, including the A3 and A31. There is a student car park on-site, which provides free parking. You must apply for a parking permit though.
Alternative parking is available at the Spectrum Leisure Centre (free parking) or the Lido, at a charge of  £5 per day.
Motorbike spaces are also available in the car park at the college.

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