The College is at the heart of the community, offering a wide range of education and training to people of all levels, from A Levels to apprenticeships to vocational and technical qualifications, to the unemployed looking to gain new qualifications and training, to learners completing degrees. We support over 30,000 learners to gain new qualifications, upskill and develop their expertise, preparing them for the next stage of their career; we also deliver education in prisons across the South West and South East – making us one of the fastest-growing Further and Higher Education colleges in the UK.

We are proud to be regarded as one of the top FE colleges in the UK and are currently the only Ofsted ‘outstanding’ college in the region, and have previously been commended with ‘College of the Year’ and ‘Overall Training Provider of the Year’ at the Times Educational Supplement Further Education Awards. Plus, our University Centre Weston was rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which means that the teaching, learning and opportunities provided are of the highest quality in Britain.


Weston College has three main campuses which are full of the latest industry standard facilities, and many other specialist sites of study, including areas for Construction, Animal Management, Health and Professional Services.

We continue to expand our innovative practice for learners with SEND, providing exceptional support in world-class facilities, to over 1,500 learners. We place empowerment and personalisation at the heart of strategic plans, creating a highly inclusive ethos and culture. This is demonstrated through 90% success rates of learners with SEND, exceeding national benchmarks.

Partnering with employers is a crucial part of our work, as we jointly work to support growth in the South West and beyond. Our passion for excellence is well renowned by both learners and our extensive employer network. We work closely with businesses to build bespoke training plans, which offers opportunities to people of all levels; this includes sector based work academies and supporting veterans who have left the armed forces.


We also deliver educational services to offenders in nineteen prisons across the UK. All staff follow the ethos of creating brighter futures, and we are strong believers in equality, and creating opportunities for people from all walks of life.

Our provision is recognised nationally, as we are currently a National Centre of Excellence in both SEND and mathematics. We are also seen as one of the leading lights in the UK for mental health, creating the highly successful Body and Mind initiative, which has won national awards.

We are known for our success, with recent accolades such as; the Queen’s Anniversary Prize (for creating world-class facilities and delivering aspirational provision to over 1,000 students requiring additional support) two Association of Colleges’ Beacon Awards, Lloyds Bank Employer of the Year, ‘Inclusion in Employment’ Award and the national SEND apprenticeship champions.

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