Welcome to Kidderminster College
Welcome to Kidderminster College. I am delighted that you are thinking about joining us to study.
Kidderminster College is part of NCG, one of the largest education and training providers in the UK. What this means for you is that you’ll have all the benefits of a small, friendly college as well as access to the resources of a much bigger organisation. We can offer you the widest range of vocational courses and some of the very best learning facilities in the area.
Once you are here, you will find yourself surrounded by energetic, enthusiastic, dedicated staff with a wealth of industry experience and contacts. You will benefit from creative teaching, excellent learning and a range of support services and additional opportunities.
Our overall success rates have been rising year after year and now put us in the top 19% of colleges nationally. Our aim is to equip you with the skills to be successful in life and in work and almost all of our learners go on to employment or to further study. We are extremely proud of what they achieve and we would like to work with you to help you achieve your goals.
I look forward to meeting you.
ANDY DOBSON Principal
Here at Kidderminster College, we offer plenty of facilities to help make your life as a student easier:
Hair, Beauty & Holistic Salons - Elements
'Elements' are the College's very own hair, beauty and holistics salons, situated on campus. They are open to the general public, offering a whole host of top to toe treatments at very competitive prices, from hair-styling to sports massages!
Aspens offers a varied and creative menu, including vegetarian and healthy eating choices, in the terrace cafe. Aspens, an independent catering company, specialises in providing good food and barista style coffee, among other drinks. They use fresh, seasonal produce and local ingredients in all recipes and are extremely passionate about food. Watch out for daily deals on many offerings including hot daily specials, sandwiches, pasta and salads.
Professional Recording, Performance and Dance Studios
We have two superb recording studios, three dedicated computer music suites, fully equipped performance spaces and rehearsal rooms.
State of the Art Virtual TV Studio
We also boast some of the best media facilities across the region which is includes a state of the virtual TV studio environment, with live 3d set placement and real-time internet event streaming capability – which presents excellent opportunities for our media learners.
Our Own Independent Record Label - M.A.S Records!
Ex-Led Zeppelin star, Robert Plant, is patron to the College's independent record label MAS Records. Robert joined forces with his fellow band member, Kevyn Gammond, a music lecturer and course leader at Kidderminster College, to help talented learners to progress in the music industry...
..consequently our Learners - musicians, dancers, production and media, produce some excellent work - and justifiably want to show it off! You will get the opportunity to see for yourself at some of the superb shows which we put on throughout the year – see our ‘What’s On’ section which gets updated regularly!
Some of the Best Lectures and Lecturers!
Kidderminster College has some of the best lecturers in FE who not only have real professional experience on top of their academic expertise but also deliver a programme of guest lecturers that will significantly enhance your learner experience!
Some of our past visitors have included Lisa Shepherd (British Hairdresser of the Year 05/06 and Resident Hair Colour Expert on Channel 4's '10 Years Younger'), Luke Johnson (Drummer - Lost Prophets), Ted Childs (veteran TV producer, screenwriter and director - The Sweeney, Kavanagh QC, Soldier Soldier, Inspector Morse and its spin-off Lewis) and the Rambert Dance Company (Britain's flagship contemporary dance company) ...to name just a few!
At a recent inspection, Learner Services was described as a great thing and a great thing to be a part of. We are committed to supporting learners from the time you make your initial enquiry, to seeing you through your life at college and prepare you for your next steps.
Staff are well trained and qualified in delivering advice about applications, bursaries, support with transport requests, monitoring your attendance and providing essential support services such as careers advice and counselling.
We work well and closely with lots of support agencies extending from smoking cessation clinics, to agencies working in the local community. We pride ourselves on providing support for our learners and particularly those most at risk. We believe that everyone should have the chance to take advantage of education and work towards achieving their best.
The key areas that we can assist with are:
- Admissions and finding the best course for you.
- Help and support before you join college to access the college bursary scheme
- Careers advice through workshops and one-to-one sessions
- Help in supporting you through university applications
- Welfare and attendance monitoring whilst you are studying at college
- Counselling and access to specialist services should you need it
- Trained safeguarding professionals able to help you if you are at risk
- Educational Visits to assist your progression to employment or further study
We are very proud of what we do to support you. Staff are passionate and committed and really want our learners to do well.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Kidderminster College directly.