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Weymouth College

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About Weymouth College

With over 3,000 students from across Dorset, the South West of England and the rest of the UK, as well as overseas, Weymouth College offers a diverse range of courses, excellent facilities and a team of highly dedicated and experienced staff who provide guidance and support as well as quality teaching.

Weymouth College was inspected by Ofsted in November 2015. Ofsted graded Weymouth College “Good” in all 6 categories inspected, and awarded a “Good” grade overall. 

Our vision is to transform the lives and economic prosperity of our local people by providing access to learning delivered to the highest standards. With our partners, we will continue to build on the legacy of hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on behalf of our learners and our community.

Campus information

Weymouth College is a vibrant, modern college and continues to make improvements to the campus to provide students with the very best facilities. The College is equipped with state-of-the-art learning and support resources both on the Cranford Avenue campus and the recently built Dorset Skills centre at Poundbury, Dorchester.

Our students will tell you that this is a caring college with a friendly atmosphere. You will find it easy to settle and make new friends and there is always something going on. We provide a comprehensive induction programme to help you get off to a great start. All College staff, whether administrative, catering, support or academic will make you feel very welcome. Weymouth College prides itself on the support that it gives to students, and there is a dedicated Learning Support and Guidance Team who can provide students with advice on careers, mobility, additional learning needs and personal support.

The College specialises in A Levels and industry-relevant vocational courses from Foundation Level to Level 4 including BTECs, Diplomas, NVQs, Apprenticeships, and Foundation Degrees. Students will benefit from the very high teaching standards and the wide range of courses which cater for a variety of vocational careers and entry to higher education. Our teachers are passionate about their subject area and will inspire you with their enthusiasm.

Weymouth is a friendly and safe coastal town located on the south west coast of England, with a population of approx 52,000 people.


Weymouth possesses a range of accommodation providers who offer affordable self-catering houses to students aged 18+ mostly within a short distance of the main College site. Please note there are no on-site halls of residence.

Details of accommodation can be sent to students prior to the start of their course. Rental costs start from £70 per week and vary according to the size and facilities available. Costs may or may not include bills.

If you require a larger self-contained property suitable to share with a partner or family you are advised to visit Dorset Echo Homes for details of flats and houses for rent.


Courses available 10

Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Beauty, Personal Care 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 6 Education and Teaching 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Mass Communication & Media 1


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