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City of Wolverhampton College

City of Wolverhampton College

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Address: Bilston Campus
Wellington Road
Bilston
West Midlands
WV14 6BT

Landline: 01902 8... Landline: 01902 8...

 Website: www.wolvcoll.ac.uk
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 dedicated sixth form, apprenticeships, financial support, part time courses, full time courses, traineeships, HE Qualifications, training facilities

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City of Wolverhampton College is one of the region's leading Further Education providers, offering a superb range of qualifications and support to give you the skills you need to get on in life.

Whether you are leaving school, struggling to get into work or looking to move on up the career ladder, we have the course for you.

Why Choose Us?

A Great Reputation!

We were graded 'Good' with outstanding features by Ofsted in November 2014, one of the very best grades awarded by Ofsted in the last 12 months - and are committed to providing an outstanding experience to everyone who studies here and inspiring all students to learn, achieve and succeed.

We are also ranked in the top 15% of colleges in the UK for success rates with 16 - 18 year old students. Their success rates are well above national averages, with over 90% of students expected to complete their qualification successfully this year, and 95% of students progressing to further learning or employment at the end of their course.

Excellent Links with Employers

With a focus on careers, not just courses, we have developed strong links with local and national employers to ensure the courses we deliver teaches the skills that they require - so that the workforce of the future is equipped to meet the demands on their business and our students can progress to great jobs and exciting careers.

We are proud to work closely with great organisations including the BBC, JLR, Moog, the Express and Star, Wolves FC, Redrow, Royston Blythe and Francesco to name just a few, to deliver training and apprenticeships.

A Dedicated Sixth Form for A-Levels Students

We offer a wide range of A-Level subjects taught at wvSixth, the college's newly refurbished sixth form centre on the Paget Road campus. In addition, we offer a new one-year Access to A-Levels programme for students who wish to progress to A-Levels but have not achieved the required GCSE grades for the subjects they wish to study.

One of the leading Apprenticeship Providers

We are the largest provider of 16-18 apprenticeships in the area and help over 800 young people to earn while they learn by combining working for an employer with studying for a recognised qualification at college.

Financial Support
For students aged 16-18 there are no course fees and, if your household income is less than £25,000 per year, there is a range of support available to help with college costs including travel, meals, equipment, printing and educational visits. In addition, bursaries are available to help the most vulnerable young people participate in education and training.

Industry-standard Training Facilities
With three campuses across the city, the college boasts impressive engineering and motor vehicle workshops, a state-of-the-art construction innovation centre, commercial hair and beauty salons, modern performing arts and music studios, and a fully-operational bakery, restaurant and sports centre – ensuring all students receive industry-standard training in preparation for their future career.

Great Progression Rates
We offer excellent opportunities to progress to the next level of study at the college, with over 95% of last year’s students moving on to employment, university or further study.

Traineeships
We offer this education and training programme for young people who are motivated to get a job but lack the experience employers are looking for, traineeships are an excellent preparation for moving on to an apprenticeship.

HE Qualifications Without the University Fee
With over 20 higher education courses on offer, we offer an affordable alternative to going to university. Our dedicated Higher Education Centre offers industry-standard facilities, flexible study options, highly qualified professional staff and courses developed in conjunction with employers, you’ll get the best experience of higher education and be encouraged to achieve your maximum potential.

Part-time Courses to Boost Your Career Prospects
If you are looking to move up the career ladder, our range of part-time courses can help. From courses in PAT Testing and Construction to those in Supporting Teaching and Learning and AAT Accountancy there’s sure to be something to give your CV the edge!
To find out more about what the college has to offer visit www.wolvcoll.ac.uk or contact 01902 836000.

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