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We’re ‘outstanding’… and that’s official!
In 2015 we won both College of the Year and Overall FE Provider of the Year at the TES FE Awards. which follows our last Ofsted report rating us as 'exceptional' with recognition of high quality teaching and leaning coupled with state-of-the-art resources. Ofsted praised our "rich and varied curriculum" and the way it meets the needs of students, employers and the community. The outstanding grade relates to every area of the College's education programme and means we are officially one of the highest-performing colleges in the country.
In addition to this, our fantastic pass rates and exam results, high-quality teaching, range of courses, clear progression routes and state-of-the-art facilities will enable you to develop your skills to create a brighter future.
In 2016, our A Level pass rate was an outstanding 99%, with 74% gaining A*-C.
We also achieved a 99% pass rate among degree students, with 22% achieving First Class Honours - well above the national average of 16%. The success story continued for our vocational programmes, with 100% of BTEC students passing their course.
These results reflect the academic excellence of our students as well as the commitment and ability of our teaching staff.
Weston College continues to offer a wide range of courses to ensure students develop the skills that employers and universities are looking for. We offer more than 100 vocational courses, 25 A Levels and 50+ apprenticeships.
We also provide the opportunity to study 23 Foundation Degrees, 11 BA/BSc Honours top-ups and one Masters degree with our partner universities.
When our students complete their qualifications they progress to employment or Higher Education. We are the only education provider in North Somerset that gives you the opportunity to progress from an entry-level course to a degree. Whatever you choose to do, your time spent at Weston College will increase your skills, boost your confidence and open up major opportunities for your future. Over the last few years we have invested heavily in our buildings and facilities to ensure students receive the best possible resources in the South West. Our University Campus opened in September 2007 and houses Arts, Media, Design, Music and a Sixth Form Centre. It’s also home to our degree education delivered in partnership with University of the West of England and Bath Spa University. Weston College's main Knightstone Campus also includes the latest technology and modern facilities including an industry-standard fitness suite and gym, world-class training kitchens and restaurants as well as the new LibraryPlus with award-winning IT facilities, a lap-top loan service.
The South West Skills Campus - our newest centre - is home to our construction, apprenticeship and employment-focussed courses. The Technology, Engineering and Construction Centre of Excellence has some of the largest and best facilities in the South West.