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Step into Childcare Traineeship

Step into Childcare Traineeship

The Step in Childcare traineeship programme is the ideal opportunity for anyone who is looking to start a career in a nursery or pre-school to gain valuable qualifications and work experience. Students will achieve certificates in Paediatric First Aid, Food safety in catering and complete an introduction to early years course alongside the chance to do two days per week work trials within a local nursery or playgroup. 

Junior Chef for 10-15 year olds

Junior Chef for 10-15 year olds

This introductory stage programme covering eight Saturday mornings, and co-sponsored by Greene King, is specifically designed to give young people an opportunity to experience working in a professional kitchen and to see if a career as a chef is for them or just to have fun.

Need a Maths, English or ICT qualification?

Need a Maths, English or ICT qualification?

Need a Maths, English or ICT qualification? Our Functional Skills Maths, English and ICT classes, and ESOL classes are taught in Bury St Edmunds, Thetford, Haverhill, Sudbury, Newmarket, Ipswich, Brandon and Stowmarket.

New Teacher Training Courses

New Teacher Training Courses

Discover the world of teaching with our Level 3 Award, Level 4 Certificate and Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, starting in September 2019. 

Apply for a GCSE English and Maths course

Apply for a GCSE English and Maths course

Need GCSE Maths or English? Day and evening classes are available in Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Sudbury, Haverhill and Thetford. 

2nd in country: BA (Hons) History and English

2nd in country: BA (Hons) History and English

University Studies at West Suffolk is today celebrating after being ranked 2nd in the country for its BA (Hons) University of Suffolk English and History degree, by the Guardian University league table 2020.

New Anglian Water Course

New Anglian Water Course

This innovative pre-apprenticeship programme has been designed with the specific aim of attracting new talent into the utility sector and enabling learners to ultimately work for one of the Alliance companies as apprentices.

Student Blog

Student Blog

Check out our new Student Blog. If you are a current or former student of West Suffolk College or the University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College, send in your blog and tell us all about your experience and what you're doing now. 

STEM Innovation Campus

STEM Innovation Campus

Full steam ahead for the new STEM innovation campus to open in September 2019. The new campus, the College’s third site, will be based at the former global manufacturing Vitec Video Com premises on Western Way. The project is at the heart of the College’s visionary plans to create an ‘education triangle’, which also includes the build of Abbeygate Sixth Form College, in the grounds of King Edwards VI School opposite (set to open in September 2020).

Celebration of Achievement 2019

Celebration of Achievement 2019

We're had our annual awards ceremony, Celebration of Achievement 2019, on Monday 10 June 2019 at Theatre Royal. 

No.1 in country for adult GCSE English results

No.1 in country for adult GCSE English results

West Suffolk College has been ranked as the number one FE provider nationally for adult English GCSE achievement rates in 2018. The national qualification rate tables published recently show that the College is an impressive 29% above the national rate for adult English GCSE results, under the more challenging new English GCSE specification.

NEW: Digital Engineering Technician Apprenticeships

NEW: Digital Engineering Technician Apprenticeships

Digital Engineering Technicians optomise the performance of built environment projects using digital models and software, sketches and electronic visualisations.

Apply for a bursary

Apply for a bursary

If you’re on a low household income you can apply to get financial help through a college bursary scheme.

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West Suffolk College is in the top three colleges in the country. The College is one of the country’s leading Apprenticeship providers - apprenticeship results have consistently remained above the national average for the past six years. We offer dozens of foundation and honours degrees at our focused and inclusive University Studies Centre. We have over 10,000 students and 1,500 apprentices studying with us and we work with over 850 employers. A fantastic 97% of students go on to further education, employment or voluntary work.

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NEW: Step Into Childcare Traineeship Programme

NEW: Step Into Childcare Traineeship Programme

Wednesday 21 August 2019 Read more
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Brand new adult courses to be launched at Clare Castle Country Park

Brand new adult courses to be launched at Clare Castle Country Park

Thursday 15 August 2019 Read more
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College former Apprentice listed in Guardian’s top 50 Women in Engineering

College former Apprentice listed in Guardian’s top 50 Women in Engineering

Thursday 25 July 2019 Read more
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West Suffolk College host Big Bang Fair for over 1000 school pupils

West Suffolk College host Big Bang Fair for over 1000 school pupils

Friday 12 July 2019 Read more