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Courses for 16 to 18-year-olds

Choosing what to do after spending years studying in school can seem like a daunting prospect…

Luckily, at Weston College we have hundreds of courses to choose from across a wide range of subjects, teaching methods and levels. With us, you’ll find the course that’s suitable for you, regardless of how your GCSEs went.

Every year over 3,500 young people just like you enrol on a Weston College course and many of them go on to achieve beyond their expectations. This is because Weston College is an exciting, unique and engaging place to study, and our results speak for themselves

We’re one of the top 20 colleges in the country in terms of student satisfaction, we’ve held the title of ‘College of the Year’, and we’re the only further education college in the West of England to be awarded Ofsted’s ‘outstanding’ rating. We've received royal recognition for our teaching, including the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. This means that when you choose Weston College, you can be assured that you will receive an exceptional level of teaching and support to help you succeed.

With Weston College you’ll have the freedom to choose a subject that interests you, and learn in the way that suits you the best. Many of our courses offer the option of classroom-based study, hands-on practical learning, or on-the-job training where you earn while you learn. Click here to find out the best way to choose the right course for you.

The course that you choose fits into an individualised ‘study programme’ which will help you develop your abilities in a number of skills that employers and universities have told us they are looking for in their ideal candidates. Our aim is to prepare you for your next step, whatever that is, and our award winning careers advice and guidance team will help you progress towards your career or educational goal.

If you need any additional learning support, don’t worry. Over 1,000 students across the College access our award-winning support services and we are well-qualified to provide specialist support for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.

On top of the excellent teaching, support, facilities and resources, Weston College offers an experience like no other. Click here to find out some of the many bonuses you’ll be able to take advantage of when you start your studies with us. 


Ready to apply?

Applying online is simple and easy! Follow these steps:

  1. Use the course finder at the top of this page to select a subject area
  2. Once on a subject page, use the dropdown at the top to select the course you are interested in
  3. Press the 'Apply' button when on a course page
  4. Complete the online application process
  5. Book your own interview slot!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us on 01934 411411.

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How to apply

We are excited that you are thinking of joining us, and that we can help you to create your brighter future. 

The quickest and easiest way to apply is right here on our website. You'll find full course details, photos and videos as well as student testimonials on our subject area pages. Start your journey by using the course finder further up this page!

If you don't want to apply online simple fill out a paper application found in the back of our prospectus and return it to any campus reception.

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