North Somerset, United Kingdom
About Weston College
This is an exciting time to join Weston College
As one of the fastest-growing Colleges in the UK, Weston College provides education and vocational learning to nearly 30,000 learners across the country and training to local, regional and national businesses. Our reputation has been built with quality teaching and support that has an impact. With academic results putting us at the top of league tables, including 31% first class honours, and 99% A Level and vocational course pass rate. 'Creating brighter futures' remains the Colleges strapline.
Why Weston College
"The Weston College Group is 1 of the 10 largest college groups in the country. The success of the College is primarily due to our fantastic students, but also the dedicated lecturers, support staff and managers that maintain the College’s ethos of putting the learner first and ‘creating brighter futures’. Whether you come from industry, are an experienced educator, or are just starting your career, there's a lot that Weston College has to offer to its employees" Dr Paul Phillips CBE.
Our Award and Accreditations
Recognition of our success has come via The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, two Beacon Awards and two TES Awards. A rating of ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, being the only college in the West of England to achieve it, and 'platinum' by the Teaching Excellence Framework. Add to that Investors in People Champion and Gold status, a spot in the top 100 Sunday Times best not-for-profit organisations, and National Employer of the Year at the Lloyd's Bank National Business Awards UK.
Our history - past to present
Weston College has served the education and training needs of its local community for more than 100 years. It has its origins in private drawing and painting classes provided by Henry Stacy in Oriel Terrace in 1859.
The School of Art was opened on 7 February 1865 under the auspices of the Government's Department of Science and Art, and with the aid of £40 collected from local residents. In its first year of existence the Principal was the only teacher and approximately 80 students attended the six classes held weekly.
Since 1 April 1993, the College has been an autonomous public body. It is funded directly by central government via the Learning & Skills Council (LSC).