Why choose us?

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 and create a brighter future.

On top of that we're the only College in the West of England rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted, and were named 'College of the Year' and 'Overall Further Education Provider of the Year' in the 2015 Times Educational Supplement Further Education Awards. In 2017 we were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

So, if you’re in any doubt as to whether Weston College is the place for you to study, please take a look at the pages in this section to see what we offer our students.

Weston College results are consistently above national benchmarks and place us as the top-achieving college in the South West and one of the most successful in the country.

In 2019, our A Level pass rate was 99%.

We also achieved a 99% pass rate among degree students, with 22% achieving First Class Honours – well above the national average of 16%. And the success story continued for our vocational programmes, with 100% of BTEC students passing their course.

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 learning coupled with state-of-the-art resources. Ofsted praised our “rich and varied curriculum” and the way we meet the needs of students, employers and the community.

In 2017 we won the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

Our results are testament not only to the excellence of our students but the commitment and ability of our teaching staff. We not only provide our students with the best educational opportunities in the area but, through our ongoing work with schools and the local community we can also give Weston something to be proud of.

Weston is the top-performing college in the South West of England and our record of outstanding results is testament not only to the excellence of our students but the commitment and ability of our wonderful teaching staff.

By enrolling at Weston College, you can be sure that you’ll be given the very best opportunity to realise your true potential and achieve the grades you need to take your career to the next level.

Our highly qualified and enthusiastic staff have extensive experience of their relevant sectors, which means students benefit from the most up-to-date, innovative and relevant teaching methods available.

This “high quality teaching” was also recognised in the College’s exceptional Ofsted report.

Weston College is the only education provider in North Somerset that provides the opportunity to progress from an entry-level course to a degree.

Our impressive and ever-growing course provision means more and more students are choosing to remain at Weston College for the duration of their education.

We have clearly defined progression routes for students seeking to pursue a specific career, whether this culminates in an apprenticeship with a local company or a degree in partnership with one of our partner universities.

For further details of the progression opportunities provided by our courses, please refer to our course pages using the course finder at the top of each page.

Whether you’re leaving school or thinking about studying a degree, Weston College will equip you with the skills you will require in the employment market.

We offer more than 100 vocational courses, more than 20 A Levels, 51 degree-level courses and an ever-increasing range of popular apprenticeships, to help you stand out to potential employers.

All our courses include units that will help you develop employability skills and we can also make the impressive claim that:

More than 90% of our apprentices are offered jobs at the end of their apprenticeship.

65% of our Honours Degree graduates are now in related employment compared to the national average of 45%.

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