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Award winning training provider


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Tutor support until late


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info_outline Classroom courses and CBEs are running from our centres and will gradually return to full capacity with additional measures to minimise the spread of the virus. See our COVID pages for details.

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Kaplan Reading centre

About the centre

Our centres are COVID-secure and open for Computer Based Exams (CBE) only until further notice.

Our Kaplan Reading centre is centrally located, inside ‘The Blade’ building.

Courses and timetables
Getting here

All courses and timetables for Reading

Select a qualification for information and timetables:

Transport links

Kaplan Reading is conveniently located in Reading city centre and is easily accessible.

Please arrive at college at least 10 minutes prior to the course start time, so you can find your classroom and settle in before the course begins.


Kaplan Reading has the following facilities:


All Kaplan centres have Wi-Fi broadband, so you can bring your laptop and log on during your breaks if you wish.


Queens Road Car Park is less than a 5 min walk away.

For parking information, please visit


Bicycle racks can be found opposite the back entrance of Reading library which is on the same side of the road as The Blade.

Please see information from the Police on securing your bike safely. Please note all cycles are left at owner’s risk.

Visit Reading Borough Council or Sustrans National Cycle Network for route planning and maps.

Break out areas

Your specific class times will be shown on your course timetable, however it is normal to have a short break during each session and lunch time is 1pm to 2pm each day.

Kaplan Reading has refreshment areas and vending machines within the centre. You can also purchase food and drink at a number of local outlets and supermarkets nearby. Alternatively, you can bring a packed lunch.