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From learning about mental health and dementia to customer service and nutrition, our online qualifications are perfect if you'd like to study from home and flexibily in your own time.
Gain Employment with leading sushi maker
It's your chance to gain employment and an apprenticeship. Come and see what happens at Ichiban in Stowmarket, find out more about the Access to Apprenticeship Programme and discover what jobs you can go into after you complete.
Helping you go the right way
For a 30 day period we are looking to welcome visitors and students into the college at the start of the day.
The only entrances that will be open will be:
- Gateway reception
- Suffolk House
- The entrance gate near Minden House
- The gate alongside Leonardo House
All other entrances will be closed.
This in a new initiative for a 30 day period after which we will be reviewing the experience and impact on all.
Thank you for your support.
Travel and Tourism cabin crew training
Travel and Tourism students recently visited Virgin Atlantic Airlines for their annual Cabin Crew training day.
Music degree students work with Ed Sheeran
Creative and Commercial BA (Hons) students did front of house engineering for Ed Sheeran at the Roundhouse in Camden. Year 3 Davide Lombardi was Front of House Mix Engineer for the worthy event (Music for Mental Health) with three more degree students training with him. The event was a great success and all students got some of Ed’s guitar strings and a plectrum.
3rd best college in the country
We are proud to be ranked the 3rd best college in the country in the prestigious NICDEX league table published by FE Week.
1 Feb 2019 - college closed
West Suffolk College will be closed to students on Friday 1st February 2019 due to a Professional Development Day for teaching staff. The library will be open but with no staff so please use the self-service machine.
Humanities and Social Sciences Access to HE Diploma Level 3
This course is a recognised pathway into Teaching, Social Work, Mental Health Nursing, Law, Politics and many other Higher Education degree programmes. It is designed to meet the needs of learners who may not have had the opportunity to enter higher education earlier in their lives. The course includes a wide range of study skills as well as professional careers guidance.
MPs show their support for EIoT bid
On Thursday 15th November, local MP Jo Churchill, Liz Truss MP and James Cartlidge MP met with Dr Nikos Savvas, Principal of West Suffolk College, to show their strong support for West Suffolk College’s bid to become an Eastern Institute of Technology.
Brandon Maths, English & ESOL Courses
Starting 16 January 2019 we have a range of new courses starting in Brandon.
📊 Tuesday 12th February 2019 - 09.15am – 12.15pm – Maths (First lesson will be an induction)
🖋️ Wednesday 16th January 2019 - 6.00pm – 9.00pm – ESOL (First lesson will be an induction)
✒️Thursday 14th February 2019 - 09.15am – 12.15pm – English (First lesson will be an induction)
92.2% of employers love our training
With 92.2% of employers saying they are happy with the overall quality of training, there's never been a better time to team up with West Suffolk College as an employer to help with your training needs.
Applications Open for September 2019
Year 11 students – applications for September 2019 are now open – apply early to secure the course of your choice.
Parent Feedback Evening
Find out about how your child is getting on at college by booking onto our Parent Feedback Evening
Start by telling us what type of student you are
What would you like to study?
The rewards of continuing education are immediate and long lasting. Whether you want to take a qualification, learn a new skill or develop an untapped talent, there’s always something to be gained from the experience.
Learning at your Leisure
West Suffolk College is in the top 5% of Further Education colleges in the UK for 16-18 year-old Level 3 student achievement and one of the country’s leading Apprenticeship providers, with achievement rates 10% above the national average. We offer more than 40 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 800 employers. A fantastic 97% of students go on to further education, employment or voluntary work.
For more information, ask us a question or call 01284 701 301. For term dates, click here.
Students exhibit ‘Enlightenment’ artwork at Cathedral
Friday 18 January 2019
College work with local businesses on ‘Cup for change’ initiative
Monday 14 January 2019
Travel and Tourism students complete Cabin Crew training day with Virgin Atlantic Airlines
Thursday 3 January 2019
From jobseekers to trained CNC machine operators in 12 weeks
Thursday 20 December 2018