Achievements, awards and accreditations

Weston College is the top-performing College in the West of England.

Aside from outstanding academic success, the College and its staff and courses have won a string of prestigious awards, accolades and accreditations in recent years.

This shows that quality and excellence run through everything we do and means that that, whether you’re thinking about enrolling on a course, training your staff, or working with us, you can be confident Weston College is the best choice for you.

Look below to find out more about our achievements.

An Ofsted Outstanding College

'Outstanding' Ofsted rating

In our most recent Ofsted review, we received he highest possible rating – ‘grade one Outstanding’ – following a rigorous, week-long inspection in December 2013.

The inspection related to every area of the College’s education programme –14-16 provision, 16-18 study programmes, 19+ learning and apprenticeships.

The College was rated 'Outstanding' in all four areas of inspection:

  • Overall effectiveness
  • Outcomes for learners
  • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment;
  • Effectiveness of leadership and management.

Ofsted also singled out many curriculum areas for praise, particularly the outstanding provision in:

  • Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
  • Sport
  • Public Services
  • Independent Living and Leisure
  • Foundation English.

Dr Paul

Our Awards and Accreditations

Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For
Leader of the Year
Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) awards
Bristol and Bath Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year
Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education
College of the Year
Overall Further Education Provider of the Year
Beacon Awards
Sword of Honour
Investors in People - Gold
Investors in People - Champion
Matrix Accreditation
Somerset Heritage and English Heritage Awards
Marketing Excellence Awards - Education
Positive about Disabled People
Apple-Authorised Training Centre
Microsoft IT Academy
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 The Queen's Anniversary Prizes Beacon Award Winner 2018/2019 Proud to be a Fresh Start Employer Investors in People Platinum European Union Social Fund Disability confident employer Committed to Care Leavers Matrix world Skills uk Skills Competitions Apprenticeships partner Authorised Training Centre - Education Microsoft IT Academy Program Member UAL: University of the arts london 100 best not for profit organisations to work for 2019 Education and Training Foundation
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