Computing & IT

Tell us about yourself.

I came to Coulsdon College as I really wanted to do the BTEC Extended Diploma in IT‑, which wasn’t on offer at Riddlesdown.

What are your plans after College?

I’ve been offered a place at Southbank University to study BSc Business Information Systems, a four year course with a one year placement in Business. I’m hoping to secure a Basketball scholarship to help me with my tuition fees.

How did you get into Basketball?

I’m 6’4”, so it seemed an obvious sport for me!I played a bit at school, but I’ve really stepped it up since coming to College. We play every day at College and train as a team twice a week. The Urban Ballers Basketball coaches are really skilful and we are privileged to be trained by an ex-Olympian.

So you spend a lot of time playing basketball?

Yes. In addition to the training, I keep my fitness up by running every morning and by going to the gym twice a week.

So do you get much time to study?

Yes! I have to work hard and make good use of my time. It helps that I love my lessons and the teachers are great. They’ve really helped me focus on my work and made me realise I need to work hard in order to achieve at the highest level.

What’s the best thing about College?

The people! I’ve met lots of different types of people, many of whom have become great friends.

Ruvhen, 2016.

Previous school: Riddlesdown Collegiate.

Previous school: Riddlesdown Collegiate

Information for schools

Croydon College Group offers a wide range of activities to provide support to schools, parents, carers and students with post-16 decisions. Through activities both at the college and onsite at local schools, the diverse range of courses on offer at Croydon College, Coulsdon Sixth Form College and Croydon University Centre is explored.

Information is provided on the various opportunities available for both vocational and academic pathways. This, combined with the wide range of apprenticeships, delivered by the World of Work team, provides an important resource for post-16 options. 

Contact the team at or phone us on 020 8686 5700 ext. 3676 for more information.

Let’s work together:

Assemblies and Presentations

Delivered at your school and providing either a general overview of courses available or tailored specifically to the needs and interests of the student year group in attendance. Focus subjects could include apprenticeships, applying to universities, T Levels or sector-specific subjects.

Career Events & Options Evenings

Virtual or in-person we welcome the opportunity to support your events and engage with students and parents. Our team can also be available to attend application and interview workshops also GCSE results day. 

Onsite Taster Sessions

Engaging and interactive sessions with specialist lecturers in areas including criminology, fashion and textiles, media studies, music performance, photography, science and much more. Sessions can be held on-site at our colleges or at your school. Please enquire about specific subjects.

Campus Tours

Your students can tour our campuses, chat with members of the teams and explore our range of departments and facilities. Building your own tour, allows you to choose the areas your students are keen to view the most, and with a large course offering, this ensures they get the most out of their visit and enough time to ask any questions they may have.

The Programme can also help to support evidence of careers activity provision in relation to the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Croydon Colleges Group is always pleased to build strong relationships with local schools and sixth forms and produce a newsletter to keep schools and sixth forms up to date with the exciting work of School  Partnership Programme

To discuss your requirements further or to be added to the mailing list, please contact: or call 020 8686 5700 ext. 3676.


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Tel: 01737 551 176
Fax: 01737 551 282

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