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Why study a Higher Education course at Weston College?

We have been delivering high-quality degree-level programmes at Weston College since 1993, with more than 700 students currently enrolled on such courses.

Working in partnership with local employers and our two partner universities, Bath Spa University and the University of the West of England, we seek to continually develop our provision of higher education.

Every year, increasing numbers of students choose to study degree-level courses at Weston College. We have invested millions of pounds into our University and Knightstone Campuses, and our students have reaped the rewards, achieving outstanding exam results, better graduate job prospects and we are recognised for the quality of our degree courses across the UK.

Last year we celebrated the graduation of hundreds of students who had studied Foundation Degrees and BSc/BA Honours top-up qualifications.

Providing you with a high quality education

We are committed to providing our students with high quality education and our ongoing developments in our degree-level provision ensures that we are able to build on our many successes, including outstanding exam results, national recognition for degree-level provision and enhanced job prospects for graduating students.

We are keen to ensure your learning experience is of a very high standard and we provide all the resources and individual support you need to help to ensure your success. Our overall pass rate is 99%, with 22% of students obtaining First Class Honours compared to a national average of 16%.

Increasing your opportunities

The degrees and the professional qualifications we offer represent excellent opportunities for students to increase their career prospects and access degree level courses in a supportive environment, in Weston-super-Mare. Not only this, they also aim to provide you with the opportunities to develop practical skills and experience which will help give you the edge in the current employment market.

Preparing you for the world of work

Our degree-level courses, developed with our partner universities and with the support of employers, create a blend of academic and work-based learning that suits both students and employers.

This means that students who graduate from our courses are provided with the skills and experience needed to strive in an increasingly competitive employment market - more than 99% of our 2012 graduates gained employment within six months of completing their degree.

Additionally, 65% found jobs in an area related to their degree, compared to 45% nationally.

Innovative teaching

We are very proud of the stimulating educational environment we offer here at Weston College. Our excellent courses, superb support facilities and innovative, forward-thinking approaches to the curriculum, all contribute to ensuring that, as a degree-level student at Weston College, you have the best possible opportunity to achieve success.

Great location

We are situated in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, and close to the beautiful Somerset countryside and historic cities of Bristol, Bath and Cardiff, so you can enjoy diversity, excitement and relaxation.

Ofsted Outstanding

In December 2013 Weston College was graded Outstanding by Ofsted, which means it is officially one of the highest-performing colleges in the country.

Ofsted noted: “Learners benefit greatly from the culture of respect, hard work, and enjoyment that permeates the College.

“Academic and pastoral support is outstanding. All learners receive exceptionally strong support, including specialist support where needed, contributing significantly to the high success rates.

“Learners’ experiences are enhanced significantly through an excellent enrichment programme that includes visits, talks by outside speakers, meetings with employers, and work experience.”

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