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The College of West Anglia is a large General Further Education College (GFEC) situated in rural East Anglia where it has served the training need of local people since 1893.The college has grown beyond the original campus in King’s Lynn and has teaching sites in Wisbech, Downham Market and Cambridge serving the East of England with both ‘class-room’ and ‘work-based’ skills training
is training extends across a range of-vocational skills, from engineering to childcare; from construction accountancy ,and from
information technology to land-based industry. This latter aspect covers agriculture, horticulture, rural crafts and animal care with a significant presence in equine skills. We employ -750 people (full-time equivalent) of who -360 are teaching staff with a student cohort of -12,000 full and part-time learners which includes over 1200 apprentices. Our student achievement levels of -90% reflect the college’s strategic commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, and we are currently rated as a ‘Good’ college by Ofsted. The social context of the college reflects our rural location with pockets of social and economic deprivation and a relatively high
level of economic migration from EU member states such as Poland, Portugal and Lithuania. This rural economy is separated from larger centers of population by limited road and rail links whilst local labor skills and mobility amongst our young people are generally below the national average. However, the college exerts a strong presence on the local economy with full range of vocational provision to meet needs across a network of over 900 local employers distributed across a range of business sectors.
In this region the college is one of the largest employers and, with a hinterland extending over 50 miles (80km) from our main campus; we take a proactive approach to engage learners across a wide geographic and demographic area. Our provision ranges from entry-level (EQF L1) awards to BA/BSc -degree (EQF L6) qualifications which are delivered via the University Centre West Anglia
in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge and over 300 degree students engaged this progression route will grow further. At the primary and secondary stages of educational progression the college is developing a network of independent
‘academy’ schools (currently composing one primary and three secondary schools) offering a full educational curriculum for young people, with our tertiary/university provision, has enable the college establish an academic and
vocational progression route for young people up to the age of 24 years with adult skills provision to retirement age (+65y) and beyond. The College of West Anglia is committed to raise the career aspirations and develop the vocational skills of young people and as the Chair of the East of England Regional Colleges EU Network we lead a partnership of 33 regional colleges to promote staff and student VET/HEI labor market mobility across the European Union.
The College of West Anglia is a large General Further Education College (GFEC) situated in rural East Anglia where it has served the training need of local people since 1893.The college has grown beyond the original campus in King’s Lynn and has teaching sites in Wisbech, Downham Market and Cambridge serving the East of England with both ‘class-room’ and ‘work-based’ skills training
is training extends across a range of-vocational skills, from engineering to childcare; from construction accountancy ,and from
information technology to land-based industry. This latter aspect covers agriculture, horticulture, rural crafts and animal care with a significant presence in equine skills. We employ -750 people (full-time equivalent) of whom -360 are teaching staff with a student cohort of -12,000 full and part-time learners which includes over 1200 apprentices. Our student achievement levels of -90% reflect the college’s strategic commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, and we are currently rated as a ‘Good’ college by Ofsted. The social context of the college reflects our rural location with pockets of social and economic deprivation and a relatively high
level of economic migration from EU member states such as Poland, Portugal and Lithuania. This rural economy is separated from larger centers of population by limited road and rail links whilst local labor skills and mobility amongst our young people are generally below the national average. However, the college exerts a strong presence on the local economy with full range of vocational provision to meet needs across a network of over 900 local employers distributed across a range of business sectors.
In this region the college is one of the largest employers and, with a hinterland extending over 50 miles (80km) from our main campus; we take a proactive approach to engage learners across a wide geographic and demographic area. Our provision ranges from entry-level (EQF L1) awards to BA/BSc -degree (EQF L6) qualifications which are delivered via the University Centre West Anglia
in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge and over 300 degree students engaged this progression route will grow further. At the primary and secondary stages of educational progression the college is developing a network of independent
‘academy’ schools (currently composing one primary and three secondary schools) offering a full educational curriculum for young people, with our tertiary/university provision, has enable the college establish an academic and
vocational progression route for young people up to the age of 24 years with adult skills provision to retirement age (+65y) and beyond. The College of West Anglia is committed to raise the career aspirations and develop the vocational skills of young people and as the Chair of the East of England Regional Colleges EU Network we lead a partnership of 33 regional colleges to promote staff and student VET/HEI labor market mobility across the European Union.
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