Dorset, United Kingdom
About Weymouth College
Originally founded as a secondary school in 1912, Weymouth College first became a further education college in the 1960s. Located in Weymouth, Dorset, the college today has around 7000 students young and old, full and part-time. Weymouth College has seen extensive redevelopment and modernisation over the years, and as a result can boast of a wide range of recreational and teaching facilities, particularly for sixth form students and school leavers. These include a dedicated common room, a café, and numerous teaching and IT rooms. The college also has its own gym and sports centre.
Mr Nigel Evans
Values and Vision
Weymouth College works hard to offer a huge range of courses and qualification for learner of all ages and backgrounds. A-levels and BTECS, as well as apprenticeships, form the bulk of options for younger school leavers. The college also offers a number of higher education options, including numerous Foundation Degrees, as well as National Diplomas. The college maintains extensive provision for adult learners, primarily leisure courses for people looking to pick up a new hobby or skill.
“Most teachers provide lessons and activities that enthuse learners. In classroom-based lessons they use a wide range of techniques to support learners who are finding the work difficult, by for example helping them devise mnemonics to remember important technical terms. Teachers draw on their extensive industrial experience to devise activities that help learners develop the skills they need to gain employment or progress to higher-level training.”