Dudley, United Kingdom
About Halesowen College
Halesowen College, in the West Midlands, is a mixed further education institution. It accepts students from the age of 16 and has around 3,500 learners in attendance. The college offers courses of study in 11 subject areas and partners with three local higher education institutions.
Founded in 1966, Halesowen College regularly places in the top 10% of colleges for the examination performance of its students. The college offers a high level of support for students transitioning from school to higher education via its university centre, and via its long-standing partnerships with the University of Worcester and Newman University.
Values and vision
Halesowen College aims to give students a sense of personal responsibility for their own education. It believes that this is a necessary part of becoming an adult, and that it is excellent practice for university life and the working world.
The college also believes in giving back to the community, through activities such as litter picking in the parks, raising money for local charities, and collecting for the Black Country Food Bank.
"The college’s response to meeting the needs and interests of learners and employers and its approach to educational and social inclusion are outstanding. The very good range of courses includes an increasing amount of relevant vocational courses and Train to Gain provision. Many learners from areas of high deprivation progress well within the college and to higher education."