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Welcome to Weston College


Weston College is an Ofsted 'outstanding' college based in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. It provides education and vocational training to nearly 30,000 learners from across the country. 

Since 2001 the College, whose origins date back to 1845, has undergone a total transformation, culminating in being named both 'College of the Year' and 'Overall Further Education Provider of the Year' at the 2015 Times Educational Supplement Further Education Awards.

This tremendous achievement places us among the five highest-performing colleges in the country. 

In their report, Ofsted noted that: “Following their rigorous inspection, Ofsted commented that “the vast majority of learners successfully complete their courses, often achieving higher grades than expected when they started their courses”. This reinforces our view that, whatever your learning  and training requirements, Weston College can help you get to where you want to go.

Our academic results are consistently above national benchmarks. In 2015, we gained outstanding pass rates atA Level (99%), whilst in 2014 our vocational courses achieved incredible pass rates – Level 1 (98%), Level 2 (99%) and Level 3 (98%).

At university level, 99% of students passed their Degree, with 20% achieving First Class Honours – which is significantly above the national average.

Weston College is also the place to choose for work-based learning, with more than 90% or our apprentices being offered permanent jobs by their employers at the end of their programmes.

These results are testament not only to the excellence of our students but the commitment and ability of our teaching staff. We not only provide our students with the best educational opportunities in the area but by our ongoing work with schools and the local community we can also give Weston something to be proud of.

Weston College provides a huge range of courses to ensure you develop the skills employers and universities are looking for and I’m extremely proud that we are the only education provider in North Somerset that gives you the opportunity to progress from an entry-level course to a Degree.

About us

Our aim is to ‘Create brighter futures’, and there has never been a better time to join our outstanding college.

Facilities available

Many millions of pounds have been invested in our buildings and facilities across all three campuses to ensure we our students enjoy the best possible professional, industry-standard, resources in the South West

Our state-of-the-art University Campus houses arts, media, design, music and aSixth Form Centre, as well as Degree-level education delivered in partnership with Bath Spa University.

The Knightstone Campus includes the latest technologies and modern facilities including an industry-standard fitness suite and gym, a world-class training kitchen, a top training restaurant, Higher Education Centre, our award-winningLibraryPlus resource, and specialist provision for LDD students (people with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities) and people with profound and multiple disabilities and difficulties.

The South West Skills Campus contains our Construction and Engineering Centre of Excellence, bespoke Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) the superb, new Automotive Technology Centre and the Lord Baker Innovation Centre, a facility dedicated to vocational education and skills training. This campus is also home to the Sustainability Centre, a purpose-built ‘eco-house’ which is used to train the next generation of construction workers in the latest sustainable building techniques

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 May 2016

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