The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) is the country’s leading specialist residential college of further education and training for people with a visual impairment. Their expertise and success has been built over 140 years, and they offer a variety of products for people aged 16-65 who are blind or partially sighted, to promote their independence and potential.

With over 60 programmes of study available with a wide range of support in all areas, studying at RNC will ensure you can move onto your chosen career path and achieve your ambitions. Their short courses are a great way to update your skills, retain employment or to pursue a new career. RNC Learners leave with confidence and independence, ready for the world of work, higher education and a self sustainable future. With a skilled team of specialist staff to support you throughout your time there, as well as first class resources and facilities, RNC is a great place to study.

It’s not all about learning at RNC; with their Student Union and wide range of activities available on and off campus, RNC learners enjoy a lively social life with the support of their blind and partially sighted peers. From sport to creative arts, knitting to debating, there really is something for everyone.

RNC are well used to leading the way in what we do, and the 21st century has seen them enter a new era. A multi-million pound campus redevelopment will ensure that learners have access to the very best facilities. As home to the England/GB Blind Football Team, who competed in Beijing in 2008, they also opened the world’s first football academy for visually impaired footballers in order to find a new breed of talent to compete in London 2012 and beyond. Life at RNC has never been more exciting.

The College is not all about education for the 200 or so learners who come through their doors each year. They also offer specialist training and support to businesses, universities and other education providers, and specialist professionals working with visually impaired people.


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The Royal National College for the Blind

College Road



01432 376621