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City of Wolverhampton College

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City of Wolverhampton College

City of Wolverhampton CollegeCity of Wolverhampton College is one of the region's leading Further Education providers, offering a superb range of qualifications and support to give you the skills you need to get on in life.

Whether you are leaving school, struggling to get into work or looking to move on up the career ladder, we have the course for you.

We are among the top 15% of colleges in England for success rates for 16-18 year olds, so you can be assured of great quality teaching, while we are rated the number one college in the West Midlands for learner satisfaction.

With over 300 full and part-time courses on offer - from entry level to Foundation Degree - and a highly successful apprenticeship scheme supporting over 800 people to earn while they learn - there's something for everyone, whatever their level, ability or ambition.

For more details about how the college can help you learn, achieve and succeed visit www.wolvcoll.ac.uk or call 01902 836000.

Further information

If you are unsure about learning in a college environment, why not check out our community based courses?

We work in partnership with local community organisations to deliver courses in neighbourhood venues that support the learning and skills needs of local residents.

Courses include Manual Handling, First Aid, Food Safety , Customer Service, English and Maths.

If you want to learn local visit www.wolvcoll.ac.uk/communitycourses/

If you don't want to sit in a class every day to get the qualifications that will get you a job, we can help you earn while you're learning and gain recognised qualifications as you work.

As an apprentice you will do a real job for a real employer, building up knowledge and skills that will look great on your CV. You will work towards a relevant qualification which will let future employers know you have been trained in the skills they need.

Employers really value apprenticeships and you'll feel the rewards in your pocket too – an average apprentice's wage is £170 per week, while over the course of their careers, those with an apprenticeship earn, on average, £100,000 more than those without.

We run the largest Apprenticeship programme in the region, covering a whole range of areas, and thanks to our great links with employers always have businesses looking for apprentices and can help you find the ideal opportunity for you.

Find out more and check out our vacancies www.wolvcoll.ac.uk/type/apprentices/

If lack of work experience is holding you back, we offer an education and training programme to help.

Traineeships give you the skills and experience employers are looking for. The course includes work preparation, maths, English and a work placement.

They are an excellent preparation for moving on to an apprenticeship.

For more info visit www.wolvcoll.ac.uk/traineeships/

If you are age 16-18 and not in employment, education or training, we can help you decide on your future.

Our Get Ahead Programme is designed to improve your career prospects and make employers want you!

You'll get to do a range of activities and taster sessions in different subjects such as hospitality and catering, motor vehicle, construction, sport, hair and beauty and creative arts. so you can find something that really interests you.

On successful completion of the programme you can progress to a full-time course at college to advance your skills even further, or apply for an apprenticeship where you will earn a wage while you learn.

For more information about the Get Ahead Programme (GAP) call Lorna Prosser on 01902 317710.

Are you aged 16-25, unemployed and live in the Black Country?

Joining a Prince's Trust Team programme can give you a better chance of moving into a job or further education and training.

The 12-week programme will give you the chance to improve your confidence and self-esteem, make new friends and learn new skills through a range of outdoor activities, community activities and work experience.

For more information contact Anje Groot on 01902 821814 or visit www.wolvcoll.ac.uk/princestrust/

If you are a jobseeker in receipt of benefit we run a number of job focussed training programmes to give you the skills employers are looking for.

We also work closely with employers to deliver bespoke training courses to suit their recruitment for specific job roles. Courses include Care, Customer Service, IT and Retail.

Our Sector Based Work Academies (SBWA) offer specific pre-employment training to meet employer's requirements. You will gain pre-employment training- relevant to the needs of the employer, a work experience placement and a guaranteed job interview.

To find out how we can help you, call the Community, Employability and Traineeship department on 01902 317710.

If you are unsure of your next steps, or what qualifications will help you get where you want to be, our expert advice and guidance team can help.

We can help you recognise your skills, consider what options are available, help you with job searches, give guidance on CV writing and interview practise, and provide information on careers, education and training.

More info is available at www.wolvcoll.ac.uk/career-guidance/

With over 20 higher education courses on offer, we offer an affordable alternative to going to university. Our dedicated Higher Education Centre offers industry-standard facilities, flexible study options, highly qualified professional staff and courses developed in conjunction with employers, you'll get the best experience of higher education and be encouraged to achieve your maximum potential.

As a parent, carer or guardian, you can trust us to provide a welcoming environment for your son or daughter; one that is safe, caring, and friendly, and that creates a setting in which learning is interesting and effective. As well as delivering courses designed to enable students to progress to further and higher education, or to embark on worthwhile careers or an Apprenticeship, we will also help students to develop essential skills, such as time management, self-discipline and responsibility.

We appreciate that you’ll want the best for them, and that’s why we have created a parents’ guide at www.wolvcoll.ac.uk/parents-guide/

We offer a wide range of A Level subjects taught at wvSixth, the college’s newly refurbished sixth form centre on the Paget Road campus. In addition, we offer a new one-year Access to A Levels programme for students who wish to progress to A Levels but have not achieved the required GCSE grades for the subjects they wish to study.

To find out about our range of A Levels visit www.wolvcoll.ac.uk/subject/a-levels/

Our superb facilities include a modern hairdressing and beauty salon, professional training kitchen, bakery and restaurant, well-equipped Community Sports Centre, and professional 3G football pitch. Studying at college means you can benefit from reduced rates, from a gym membership for just £12 a month or a haircut from £10.

So come along and be pampered in our Hair and Beauty Academy, treat yourself to lunch in our Academy Restaurant or even pick up a freshly baked loaf and cakes from our bakery. For more info visit www.wolvcoll.ac.uk/commercial-facilities/

We're looking for people who want to make a difference! It's not all about teaching - we're often looking for other professionals and support staff.

Our commitment to staff training and development has led us to be awarded the Investors in People Gold standard, joining the top 3% of accredited organisations across the UK that have been recognised for the way it supports its employers.

We’re looking for people who want to make a difference too, and help improve our community. It’s not all about teaching – we’re looking for talented people with a wide range of skills and knowledge to join our journey and share in our success.

Check out our job vacancies at www.wolvcoll.ac.uk/careers/