Parents and carers of prospective learners 

As a parent you know that this is a crucial time for your child when making decisions for their future career paths and deciding where and what to study. At Weston College we want to help support you in what can seem like a daunting decision-making process.

Our focus is on ‘careers not courses’ and as a result we have a dedicated team at the College that can support you and your child with their application and transition to Weston College. Please click here to access all the information on our School Liaison Team and how they can help. All events and activities are advertised via the events pages Events | Weston College

In addition, we have an exclusive bit of software that can support you and your child to explore their career options.

Our Career Coach programme allows you and your child to:

  • Explore careers and labour market information
  • Undertake a career assessment to identify your child’s key characteristics and skills and which careers these link to
  • Link together our courses and the potential careers available on completion of one of our courses.

Click here to use this website from the National Careers service for an explanation of all the options available.

#careersnotcourses Use our unique careers programme, Career Coach to discover your ideal job and find out the skills required and where the jobs are!

Understanding the post-16 Education Landscape

Today, there are not only a large number of subject areas, but also a number of different types of qualification that are available to study at post-16. To help you and your child navigate this, our School Team have created a really useful and concise guide that takes you through the five key qualifications your child has to choose from at Weston College:

  • Technical Qualifications (BTECs, UAL Diplomas, NVQs etc.)
  • T Levels
  • A Levels
  • Apprenticeships
  • Traineeships

Before your child applies to study at Weston College we also recommend visiting the College at an open event. These are a great opportunity for you to speak to our wonderful tutors and learn more about our programmes and see our state-of-the-art facilities for yourselves. You can book one here School Liaison | Weston College

In addition, we have introduced 360 degree tours to our website, allowing you to relax, kick back and take a look around our campuses from the comfort of your own home here Interactive Virtual Tours | Weston College


At Weston College, learners are at the heart of everything we do and we will support your child to grow, achieve their ambitions and reach their true potential. We also appreciate that support is integral to this, so please be reassured that as a college we have invested in high-quality wrap around support for all our learners. Your child will have access to:

Your child will have access to: 

Your questions

This is an important time for both you and your son or daughter – decisions made now could have a big impact on their future. If you have any questions or comments, please give us a ring on 01934 411 411, use the live chat or email enquiries@weston.ac.uk

When can I apply?
How many subjects/courses can I apply for?
When is the deadline to apply?
What happens once I've applied?
Do you have entry requirements?
What happens if my child doesn’t achieve their maths or English GCSE?
Is there any financial support?
What if my child applies and then changes their mind?
Can my child apply for college and sixth form?
My child is feeling nervous about starting college, what is in place to help?
Will you keep me updated with progress on my childs application?
I've not done this before, is there anyone I can speak to about it?

A parent's view

“I know I’m so impressed by everyone that has contacted me from my first email, you’re all wonderful and doing a fantastic job, just the level of friendliness and helpfulness that comes across in a few emails from you all has certainly made the whole process an easy one.”

Marie G, Priory parent

“Thank you sooo much you really inspired jess this evening. I haven’t seen her that excited and positive about anything for a long time. She cannot wait till September now.”

Emma, Gordano Parent

“I understand you met with my daughter yesterday, inspiring and creating some excitement about college and giving her information and the GCSE exams etc that she needs to qualify for the course. It’s lovely to see her so excited for this,, thank you.”

Debbie, Backwell Parent

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