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Welcome to Uxbridge College


Welcome!

At Uxbridge College we understand that choosing a place to study is a major decision and it involves more than just finding the right course. Social activities are important too, and we can offer you a good range of those, but we also know that you need the right skills to help you in the future. Our courses offer you the opportunity to gain knowledge about your subject and practical experience to prepare you for your next steps, whether you plan to go on to university or into the world of work.

We have continued to invest in developing the College to ensure that you get to study in top quality classrooms, studios and workshops. On the Uxbridge Campus we have just opened our brand new £6m sports and leisure facilities with new sports hall, outdoor multi-use pitches and fitness centre and we are opening a new IT and Media block in September. We have also developed the social spaces on both campuses providing new and improved areas for students to relax in.

We care about getting our students involved and we have a range of exciting activities that you can join in with and most of them are free! We are also keen to hear your views and encourage you to let us know what you think about the College.

If you choose to study with us, you will be pleased to know that you are studying at a successful college. For the fourth year running, we have achieved the top success rates in London for students aged 16-18 studying on full-time qualifications. The College received an outstanding Ofsted inspection and was awarded Beacon status which recognises high quality and successful teaching.

Uxbridge College is all about preparing you for the future that you want and we will support you throughout your time with us. We want you to enjoy your time at college and make the most of your studies to get a great qualification.

Why not come along to one of our Open Days to see the College for yourself and meet some of our staff and students?

Good luck with your future plans and I hope to welcome you to Uxbridge College.

Laraine Smith, Principal of Uxbridge College

A message from the Student Governor

There’s something for everyone at Uxbridge College. It’s not just about study – although the passion your lecturers have for their subjects and the help you get makes that side of college life really enjoyable.

 

Students get their voices heard at Uxbridge College – if there’s something you want to say, you’ll get a chance to say it. As Student Governor, I take students’ comments and concerns to the highest level of College management. It shows how the student voice can make a difference.

Coming to college instead of staying on at school is a really good step to take between school and university, or whatever else you choose to do. At college the free time and responsibility you get makes you more mature. You’re treated more like an adult.

It’s a really welcoming environment. A lot of people don’t know each other from school when they join college, but you make friends quickly. There are so many opportunities here and you can have a great time as well as succeeding in your studies – it’s what you make of it.

Ismaila Ngum, Student Governor 2010/11

About us

Ofsted Outstanding

Ofsted judged the College to be outstanding - the highest possible result that they can give. Following the one-week visit in May 2008, inspectors from the government's education inspection body Ofsted gave the college the highest possible accolade for its standards which covers six main areas, five of which were graded outstanding (Grade 1), the sixth good (Grade 2):

  • Effectiveness of provision - Outstanding
  • Capacity to improve - Outstanding
  • Achievement and standards - Outstanding
  • Quality of provision - Good
  • Leadership and management - Outstanding
  • Equality of opportunity - Outstanding

Please click here for the full story.

Training Quality Standard
Uxbridge College has become one of the first colleges in the country to be awarded the Training Quality Standard, a national kite mark for excellence in providing training to employers and responding to employer needs.

Please click here for the full story.

Beacon Status
Uxbridge College has been awarded Beacon Status for providing outstanding education and training. This accolade is given to colleges, sixth-forms and private training firms which have proved they are run to the highest standard and offer excellent education and work-related training.

Please click here for the full story.

Matrix 
Uxbridge College has achieved the matrix quality of service kite mark which is the national quality standard for organisations that deliver information, advice and/or guidance on learning and work.

The matrix Standard is useful for organisations that deliver information, advice and/or guidance to external clients as part of their business and also for employers who are committed to developing their people.

For more information, please visit www.matrixstandard.com.

CoLRiC
CoLRiC is an independent organisation working with Learning Resources Managers to enhance and maintain excellence in their college services throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Learning Resources Service received a grade 2, 'Highly Commended Award' after CoLRiC assessors came into Uxbridge College and assessed our learning resources service. This is intended to assist colleges create and maintain high quality services, and contribute to their 'accreditation portfolio'.

For more information, please visit www.colric.org.uk.

Centres for Excellence in Teacher Training 
We continue to update our teaching and learning and we are a member the Westminster Partnership Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (CETT). The partnership promotes and share good practice in teacher training and keeps up-to-date with the latest developments in teacher training.

CETTs:

  • Have strong, effective management and leadership
  • Have a track record of success in workforce development
  • Have good practice and high standards
  • Have expertise across the range of learning contexts
  • Take a lead in active local partnerships.

For more information, please visit http://cett.excellencegateway.org.uk/.

Investors in People 
Uxbridge College was assessed and achieved the Investor in People award in June 2007.
The award demonstrates that the College has been recognised as continuing to meet the requirements of the national standard for effective investment in people

JISC 
Uxbridge college is part of JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee), which inspires UK colleges and universities in the innovative use of digital technologies, helping to maintain the UK's position as a global leader in education.

Facilities available

Uxbridge College has invested heavily in its facilities over five years and has many enviable features. Uxbridge College has convenient services such as:

  • Learning Centres
  • Refectories
  • Sports and Activities (Uxbridge Sports Hall)
  • The Nursery (Hayes)
  • Uxbridge College Fitness Suite (Uxbridge)
  • CISCO Accredited Technology Centre (Hayes)
  • The Academy Building (Uxbridge)
  • Lifestyles
    • Leisure and Fitness Centre (Hayes)
    • Restaurant (Hayes)
  • Computer Centres
  • The Students' Union, Clubs and Societies
  • Student Lounges

Additional support

Learning Support offers a cross-college service in Hayes and Uxbridge to students needing additional support.

This support is primarily available for those students with specific needs, learning difficulties and disabilities, including dyslexia, moderate learning difficulties, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and autistic spectrum disorders.

Support may take the form of:

  • One to One lessons - an extra lesson on your timetable with a Learning Support Lecturer. This lesson will help you to develop your skills in areas such as, planning and drafting assignments, proof reading, spelling, reading and numeracy.
  • Drop in Sessions - These sessions are held at various times in the week and offer you the opportunity to ask a question or get some help, if you cannot wait until your next learning support lesson or if you just want to do some self study and ask for help if you need to.
  • Exam Concessions - If you are entitled to special arrangements exams (extra time, reader, scribe etc) these can be put in place but we must have plenty of notice to do so.

If you have a specific difficulty you should have already been referred to us, but you can refer yourself or be referred by your tutor. We will arrange an interview for you to assess your support needs and work out how we can help you.

If you are considering attending Uxbridge College, set up an appointment with the support team to discuss your learning needs and view the facilities available.

 

Deaf Support offers a cross college service in Hayes and Uxbridge to support Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students on mainstream courses.

The centre is staffed by a team of professional and qualified Communication Support Workers (CSW) who can support you on your course and ensure you have full access to the curriculum.

They are all fluent in British Sign Language (BSL) and will also provide note taking support.

Support may be:

  • In class support with a Communication Support Worker (CSW) or Notetaker
  • One to One lesson with a CSW - an extra lesson on your timetable with a CSW, to help you with assignment/handout translations from English to BSL, project research, literacy support or any other help you may need for your college work.
  • Extra time and special arrangements for exams

The team also provides support to academic and other support staff in how to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing students and to raise deaf awareness across the college with staff and students.

If you are considering attending Uxbridge College, set up an appointment with the support team to discuss your learning needs and view the facilities available.

Minicom- 01895 853336

Fax- 01895 853337
Email- DSC@uxbridgecollege.ac.uk

Learner success

Ten Reasons to Choose Uxbridge College

1. A Successful College!
Uxbridge College is one of the most successful further education colleges in the country. Ofsted have judged us to be outstanding and we have Beacon status. Our success rates are the highest in London and our students go on to great things.

2. Fantastic Facilities
Over the last few years more than £45m has been invested to ensure the campuses at Uxbridge and Hayes provide top quality teaching spaces, social areas and sports facilities.

3. Top Class Staff
Our staff are highly qualified, many with significant industry experience. You can learn the skills employers demand from industry experts.

4. Getting Results
You need qualifications that get you places. Whether you want to go on to further study at the College or at university, or go straight into work, we can help you get there!

5. Get Ready for Work
We don’t just offer fantastic classroom support, we also help you get the right skills to make your next move.

6. Supporting Your Success
With UCAN – the Uxbridge College Advice Network – help is on hand whenever you need it. Our dedicated staff offer individual support for students through their studies and personal issues.

7. Get Involved
You want more than just great facilities and top quality teaching – you’re here to make the most of student life, share your views and have some fun too.

8. A Safe and Welcoming College
We take every step to ensure your safety, health and wellbeing and we welcome students whatever their background and previous experience.

9. A University Education on Your Doorstep
Our higher education (HE) qualifications are a flexible and affordable way to study a university level course, without the cost of relocating.

10. Two Well-Located Campuses
The College is based on two campuses – Uxbridge and Hayes – and both offer fantastic facilities designed around the needs of our students.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Uxbridge College directly.

Last updated date: 01 July 2016
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Key information

Venues

  • A: Uxbridge Campus
    • Address:
    • Park Road
    • Uxbridge
    • UB8 1NQ
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01895853333
    • Website:
    • www.uxbridgecollege.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • enquiries@uxbridgecollege.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Modern facilities at Uxbridge College give you everything you need to fulfil your potential. The campus is easy to get to and just minutes from bustling Uxbridge town centre.

      Uxbridge College is based on two modern campuses which offer all the best facilities to help students achieve academic and vocational excellence. Both campuses provide a refectory, student social areas and a Learning Resource Centre – so you can study when it suits you. We also invest heavily in Information Communication Technology spending approximately £700,000 each year on new and upgraded equipment.

      Take time out in The Mall
      The Mall includes a smart coffee and relaxation area and top class conference and classroom facilities.

      Get hands on experience in the Technical Institute
      The engineering Technical Institute is expertly equipped for anyone wanting to boost their work skills and career prospects, and complete formal qualifications. From engineering to IT, Uxbridge College trains students to the standards local industry demands.

      Learn in well-equipped classrooms
      Our spacious, comfortable classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, which can be linked to the internet, and PC software packages to give enormous scope for creative, engaging learning.

      The Academy
      The Academy building, where A Levels and GCSEs are taught in an adult environment, offers modern science laboratories and plenty of teaching space.

      Learning Resource Centre
      The modern environment at the Uxbridge Learning Resource Centre offers full library facilities including books, periodicals and audio visual resources, and an IT suite.

      Media & Filming Laboratory 
      Media and film students have all the technology they need to hone their audio and visual production skills.

      Fashion & Design Workshop
      The spacious, purpose-built studios offer the ideal space for creative people to nurture their art and ideas.

      More Energy Fitness Centre
      Uxbridge Campus boasts a brand new state-of-the-art sports and leisure development, part of a £6 million investment. It includes a sports hall (offering 5-a-side football, cricket, basketball, netball and volleyball, together with a full-size electronic scoreboard), a fantastic fitness suite and two outdoor multi-use games areas. For membership rates and more information please contact 01895 475454, email moreenergy-uxb@uxbridgecollege.ac.uk  or visit http://www.more-energy.co.uk/

      Looking for facilities to hire?
      If you are looking for space to hire for an event, a meeting or to conduct training, the College can offer great value, well-equipped spaces to suit your needs. Our campuses in Uxbridge and Hayes are in easy reach of main routes and have good public transport links. Facilities are available for hire on weekdays, evenings and weekends. For information on the venues available and for costs please call 01895 853631.

      Uxbridge town centre
      From Debenhams and Top Shop to Sainsbury's and Marks & Spencer, Uxbridge boasts a great range of stores high street stores. In addition, there is a multiplex      cinema and a host of local pubs, restaurants and cafés – perfect for socialising with friends and family. For more information on the services available in Uxbridge, visitwww.uxbridge.towntalk.co.uk

      Getting here
      Wherever you come from, Uxbridge College is easily accessible by car or public transport, with ample parking on campus. The campus is near to the M40, M25, and Uxbridge Road, a short distance from Uxbridge Tube Station, and on more than a dozen bus routes. To plan your journey on London's public transport see www.tfl.gov.uk

      Underground:
      Piccadilly (peak times only) and Metropolitan Lines, Uxbridge Station.

      Buses:
      U1, U2, U3, U4, U7, U9, U10, 58, 222, 331, 459, 607, A10, R21, 724.
      All buses stop at Uxbridge Station.
      The U1 and U2 stop at the top of Belmont Road, near to the College.

  • B: Hayes Community Campus
    • Address:
    • Coldharbour Lane
    • Hayes
    • UB3 3BB
    • Telephone number:
    • Course enquiries: 01895853333
    • Website:
    • www.uxbridgecollege.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • enquiries@uxbridgecollege.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Uxbridge College, Hillingdon Council and local health services and voluntary organisations came together to develop a centre for the Hayes community. The College is next to a health centre, housing, parkland and a day centre for elderly people, ensuring this campus really is at the heart of the community. You can:

      Dance Studios & Theatre
      The Performing Arts school contains two fully equipped dance studios, purpose-built with sprung floors, dances bars and mirrors, where all styles and genres of dance from ballet to hip hop; contemporary to classic, are delivered by a team of choreographers, teachers and professional dancers.

      The Studio Theatre is a highly flexible performance space, possessing a multi-media capability, a full lighting and sound rig, capable of accommodating proscenium, traverse, in the round and promenade productions.

      Uxbridge College Nursery
      If you are looking for the very best childcare find out more about our nursery, located on our Hayes Community Campus. The high quality provision offered by the nursery was recognised by Ofsted, which graded it outstanding – the highest grade they can give. Places are available for babies aged from three months to children aged five years. Help for funding may be available. For more information, details on costs or to arrange an appointment to view the facilities on offer for your child, please call 01895 853800.

      Uxbrdge College Children's Centre
      The Uxbridge College Children’s Centre offers free information and activity sessions for parents living in the Hayes area, with children under the age of five. As a Sure Start Children’s Centre we offer lots of activities to help children learn, develop and socialise with others, including Boogie Babies, Tiny Ballers and Tumble Tots. Parents can also pick up useful information on training and career development, childcare tips and information from the Citizen’s Advice Bureau. For further information, please call us on: 01895 853745 or 0800 073 0823 or email us onchildrenscentre@uxbridgecollege.ac.uk

      Hayes Business Studios
      The Hayes Business Studios are based at Uxbridge College's Hayes Community Campus. 
      With a combination of competitively priced and equipped office studio space, ongoing support and accessible location, Hayes Business Studios is the complete option for business start-ups.The Hayes Business Studios also boasts a meeting room for hire which offers great value, fully equipped and state-of-the-art facilities. It is equipped with the latest smart board technology and is also ideal for presentations, pitches and meetings. Please contact Martin Blandy on01895 47101 for more information.

      More Energy Fitness Centre
      Offering an extensive range of Fitness and Health related services with state of the art cardiovascular and resistance equipment, personal training and specialist classes, supported by a professionally qualified fitness team. For membership rates and more information, please contact 01895 853753, email moreenergy-hayes@uxbridgecollege.ac.uk or visit  http://www.more-energy.co.uk/

      Revisco Restaurant
      If you like to eat good quality food then treat yourself to a three course, silver service lunch in our bistro-style training restaurant – for as little as £6. Students work in industry standard kitchens, preparing and serving meals under the supervision of industry experienced chefs. The restaurant is open to the public for lunch every weekday during term time and there are also occasional gourmet evening events. To book a table or to find out more please call 01895 853730.

      Distinction Salons
      Come along to our professional standard hair and beauty salons and get top quality treatments for less than the prices you pay on the high street! We are training the professionals of the future so you can be assured of high-standard haircuts and styles and professional beauty treatments carried out by fully supervised trainees. There are a huge range of treatments on offer so to book yourself an appointment, or to get a copy of the pricelist please call 01895 853666.

      Getting here
      Just a few hundred yards from Uxbridge Road, one of the area's major routes, the Hayes campus is well-placed for access by car and bus, and also offers student parking. It is less than two miles from Hayes & Harlington train station. To plan your journey on London's public transport see www.tfl.gov.uk

      Rail:
      Hayes and Harlington Station

      Buses:
      90, 140, 195, 207, 607, E6, H98, U4, 427, E7
      Buses stop on Coldharbour Lane apart from 207, 427 and 607 which stop on Uxbridge Road, near the Hayes Community Campus.

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