Information for parents and carers | Weston College

Information for parents and carers

We always welcome your support while your son or daughter is with us. Through formal meetings, telephone calls or email contact, we value your input and feedback.

As one of the top Further Education colleges in the South West, we have a wide range of excellent courses to suit everyone. And our students aren’t left to fend for themselves. Our Student Services team makes sure they get all the help and guidance they need, and our experienced tutors are dedicated to giving our students the brightest futures possible.

But Weston College is about more than education. We develop the whole person. Our students have the chance to experience an exciting new atmosphere, meet new people and gain more independence.

Information before applying

We’ll give your son or daughter plenty of opportunities to find out about Weston College and the courses on offer. Our team of Progression Officers will also be able to provide advice and guidance.

Your questions

This is an important time for both you and your son or daughter – decisions made now could have a big impact on their future. If you have any questions or comments, please give us a ring on 01934 411 411 or email enquiries@weston.ac.uk

Is it better for my child to stay at their school?
Will I have to pay for the course?
Can I continue to receive child benefit?
Will there be any financial support available?
How will my son/daughter get to College?
Can I visit the College?
Will I receive feedback on my son or daughter’s progress?
What happens if problems arise?
Will my son/daughter have a timetable?
Is careers advice available?
What if my son or daughter would like to go on to a degree course?

A parent's view

"During his final year of school, my son was totally undecided whether to remain at sixth form or move on to college.

"However, after visiting Weston College for an open evening made the decision easy. We received some fantastic advice and guidance on the courses and subjects available and were immediately impressed with the facilities.

"The entire process of choosing and applying for courses and enrolling was made simple and completely hassle-free - which really put our mind at rest as parents.

"My son thoroughly enjoys going to College every day and also gets involved in a number of activities that are also available. It's a decision he hasn't regretted for a second."

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