Welcome to Heart of Worcestershire College
Heart of Worcestershire College is a further and higher education college that offers full time and part time courses in a diverse range of specialist subject areas. From courses for school leavers to affordable higher education and professional qualifications, we ensure our training is relevant to significantly improve employability prospects.
We pride ourselves in delivering job related qualifications in high quality environments to enable our students achieve a positive and bright future. Our staff and tutors are experts in their teaching area. They have prior experience in their industry and they provide extensive support and guidance to enable students to succeed and progress onto the next stage of their career journey. We strongly believe in providing students with inspiring work experience and this is possible due to our extensive links with employers. We also have our own commercial facilities such as our hair and beauty salons, which are open to members of the public.
We have campuses throughout Worcestershire, meaning we are the largest further education college in the County.
Promoting future success through high quality education and training
Our vision; to provide Worcestershire with high quality further and higher education and training.
Our vision is to provide skilled inspirational staff, high quality facilities, innovative virtual learning platforms, and a relevant and vital curriculum offer that engages a wide range of school aged, work based and adult students. This vision is to be delivered in cooperation with local schools, colleges and partner providers, and will be steered and informed by the needs and voices of key stakeholders and community planners,especially those of employers and our students.
Our vision encompasses:
Widening student choice and increasing progression opportunities.
A commitment to raising all aspects of the quality of provision and of results.
Using our expertise to improve employer engagement and work-based skills training.
Building a curriculum offer which targets groups who are traditionally underrepresented.
Ensuring financial stability and resilience.
Investing in facilities and resources to meet the needs of 21st century learning.
Utilising our strengths to do things even better.
Maintaining the distinct identity of each locality served by the College.
Offering an inclusive facility, providing opportunities for all.
Working with integrity; demonstrating openness and transparency at all times.
Placing the interests of our students at the heart of all College activities.
Inspiring students to achieve success through quality learning and assessment.
Challenging and supporting staff so that they continue to be effective and successful.
Promoting equality and diversity through inclusive practice.
Engaging with Worcestershire’s communities to develop stronger partnerships with sustainable benefits.
Listening to our stakeholders in order to provide responsive and informed services.
Starting at a new college can sometimes be daunting. We understand that making new friends, finding your way around and knowing who to talk to, when you need to, is sometimes difficult. That is why we provide a range of services to help you feel safe and supported. From our Personal Tutors to our College Welfare Service, our friendly staff will be able to provide advice and support when you need.
We take your welfare extremely seriously. Our Welfare Service provides you with a single point of contact if you are experiencing difficulties or worries. We offer confidential advice on a one-to-one basis and we are happy to discuss issues such as accommodation, bullying and general health.
Once you have enrolled onto your course we will assign you with a personal tutor who will support you in your academic studies. They will set targets and learning plans as well as providing pastoral support to ensure you reach your full potential at the College. You will participate in group tutorials and receive one-to-one support throughout the year that will help you develop skills and abilities to achieve your goals and have a successful future.
Support for Success
There may be times throughout college where you may require a little bit of extra help. This is where our Support 4 Success team can help make sure you gain the most out of your time at college. Whether you need techniques to manage your dyslexia, help organise your assignments , meet deadlines or support you to achieve the distinction grades you need, our specialist team will help you reach your full potential.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Heart of Worcestershire College directly.