We are an award-winning institution in Weston-super-Mare and are proud to be regarded as one of the top FE colleges in the UK.

Our mission is to create brighter futures for all and we offer a diverse range of qualifications: GCSEs, A Levels, Vocational, innovative T Levels, and over 50 diverse apprenticeships. Through University Centre Weston, we extend into higher education with degrees and degree apprenticeships, plus we deliver education services to South West prisons, and we are the lead college for the West of England Institute of Technology.

Aside from outstanding academic success for our learners, the College, its staff, and its courses have won a string of prestigious awards, accolades, and accreditations in recent years. You can discover more about these here.

Together this shows that quality and excellence run through everything we do and means that you can be confident Weston College is the best choice for you. 

Jacqui Ford, Principal and Chief Executive Officer

Our History

Weston College of Further and Higher Education's roots can be traced back over 150 years, with the first documented educational building being built on the Knightstone Campus site by Archdeacon Henry Law in 1845.

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Our Accolades

 Training Provider of the Year for Bristol and Bath logos
AAC Awards 2021 logo
The Sunday Times 100 best non for profit companies to work for
microsoft showcase logo
Queen’s Anniversary logo
Investors in People logo
disability confident employer logo
AoC Job Recruiter Logo

Weston College's mission is 'Creating brighter futures', 
which means that we put our students at the heart of everything we do...

Our values

  • We put students first
  • We are entrepreneurial in approach and innovative in our thinking
  • We are ambitious and aspirational
  • We value diversity and celebrate success
  • We enable collaboration and work in partnership
  • We are responsive to the needs of students, staff, businesses and the community
  • We provide a safe and sustainable place to study and work.

Our corporate aims include:

  • Ensuring a safe, stimulating and innovative learning and working environment, responsive to the needs of individuals, businesses and the wider communities
  • Supporting the learning environment through an embedded culture of inclusion, equality and partnership
  • Creating a secure, supportive, responsive and welcoming environment for our students, staff and business partners
  • Harnessing technology to provide an innovative, flexible, and varied learning and working environment
  • Improving opportunities and enabling learners to succeed, progress and meet future challenges by providing high quality teaching, learning and assessment
  • Listening and respecting the views of students, the business community and our staff
  • Remaining a financially robust organisation through long-term financial health enabling the delivery of all corporate aims and objectives.

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One Message, Different Voices

Take a look at this powerful film made by the staff of Weston College to show how important it is for everyone from different backgrounds to be included. The film shares heartfelt stories and interviews with a diverse group of staff, showing how accepting different identities and backgrounds can make a big difference. Its purpose is to encourage viewers to think about their own biases and work towards making our community more welcoming to all. We invite everyone, regardless of their background, to join us and be a part of our journey toward a more inclusive future.

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Our workplace champions the right of staff to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black employees’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance. We celebrate Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps. In this workplace, we recognise and celebrate our colleagues’ identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on an employee's ability to succeed.