Welcome to Weymouth College

Weymouth College is an ambitious college heading for outstanding. We are proud to be high performing yet inclusive and accessible in our approach. We challenge and inspire enquiring minds with academic and skills-based courses and produce some remarkable results.  We’re home to the best stone masonry courses in the UK and our alumni include an Oscar winner and a celebrity chef. We attract over 7000 students from across the region and have the privilege to be located on Dorset’s spectacular Jurassic Coast, which is England’s first natural heritage site, and the venue for sailing events at the 2012 Olympics.

World leaders in Stonemasonry
Judged Outstanding for Sport by Ofsted
The widest range of A Levels in the region
Our alumni include an Oscar winner and a celebrity chef
 

Latest News

New leisure course subjects wanted!Posted January 22, 2015Weymouth College runs a very successful programme of leisure courses for adults each term.  Over 2,500 people have enrolled onto these courses in the three years they have been running. They have proved so popular that we would now like to enhance t
 
Weymouth College to kick National Apprenticeships Week 2015 off with Apprenticeship FairPosted January 21, 2015This March will see a national focus on Apprenticeships when National Apprenticeship Week takes place, Monday 9th March until Friday 13th March. The nationwide campaign encourages employers to celebrate the achievements of their apprentices and recom
 
Prince's Trust & Portland Stone
Portland Stone helps Prince's Trust turn lives aroundPosted January 15, 2015   A Portland-based quarrying company is helping a group of young people towards the completion of their Prince's Trust programme. Portland Stone has donated £300 to the programme, which has been used to purchase branded t-shirts &
 
College celebrates prestigious awards doublePosted November 20, 2014Staff and students are celebrating today as Weymouth College has won two prestigious Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Awards; one for Careers Education and Guidance and the other for Sport in the Curriculum. The awards, sponsored by UCAS Progress
 
New leisure course subjects wanted!Posted January 22, 2015Weymouth College runs a very successful programme of leisure courses for adults each term.  Over 2,500 people have enrolled onto these courses in the three years they have been running. They have proved so popular that we would now like to enhance t
 
Weymouth College to kick National Apprenticeships Week 2015 off with Apprenticeship FairPosted January 21, 2015This March will see a national focus on Apprenticeships when National Apprenticeship Week takes place, Monday 9th March until Friday 13th March. The nationwide campaign encourages employers to celebrate the achievements of their apprentices and recom
 
Prince's Trust & Portland Stone
Portland Stone helps Prince's Trust turn lives aroundPosted January 15, 2015   A Portland-based quarrying company is helping a group of young people towards the completion of their Prince's Trust programme. Portland Stone has donated £300 to the programme, which has been used to purchase branded t-shirts &
 
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HIX Academy opensPosted October 27, 2014 Celebrated chef and restaurateur Mark Hix returned to Weymouth College last Thursday, as the HIX Academy restaurant opened its doors for the first time. The HIX Academy is a collaborative project between Weymouth College and Mark Hix. Based at t
 
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Leggomen kick-start new College yearPosted September 8, 2014Students were celebrating the start of the new academic term at Weymouth College today with a BBQ and live music. During lunch, local band, The Leggomen, played an hour-long set to crowds of students who could be found soaking up the sunshine and
 

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Weymouth Events

Jan
29
Thu
Interview Evening @ Weymouth College
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Once we have received your application to study at Weymouth College we will invite you to interview. Should you wish to also discuss alternative courses and study options there will be staff available from across our subject areas.

Click here to search and apply for a course at Weymouth College.

Feb
25
Wed
Interview Evening @ Weymouth College
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Once we have received your application to study at Weymouth College we will invite you to interview. Should you wish to also discuss alternative courses and study options there will be staff available from across our subject areas.

Click here to search and apply for a course at Weymouth College.

Mar
9
Mon
The Apprenticeship Fair 2015 @ Weymouth College
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Whether you are interested in becoming an apprentice and want to talk to real employers, or you are a local business who wants to find out more information on hiring apprentices, then the Apprenticeship Fair 2015 is just for you!

This unique event, held at Weymouth College brings together young people and businesses, and provides them with the opportunity to discover how they could both benefit from Apprenticeships.

Organised in partnership with Weymouth and Portland Chamber of Commerce and Richard Drax MP, the Apprentice Fair is held in two parts. Firstly it features a free employer exhibition area and young people will be able to talk to a range of Apprenticeship providers from a variety of industries and professions. If you are a business interested in exhibiting at the fair for free, please contact Patricia Bradshaw on 01305 208801.

Secondly the event features an opportunity to hear from a variety of speakers including apprentices, employers and our key note speaker Lord Digby Jones. Lord Jones has previously held a number of crucial roles within the business sector including, Director of the CBI, and British Ambassador at UK Trade and Investment.

Event Agenda

Fair – 10.00-11.30am
9.00am                                    Exhibitor set-up
10.00am                                 Schools and young people arrive
10.00am – 11.30pm                Fair – Main Reception
                                             Become an Apprentice – Enterprise Board Room
                                             Try a skill – Student Lounge
11.30am – 12.15pm                Opportunity for students and businesses to have lunch (not provided)


Speeches – 12.30-2.00pm

12.00pm – 12.30pm                Guests (businesses, students and exhibitors) begin to arrive
12.30pm                                  Everyone to be seated
12.30pm                                  Welcome – Richard Drax MP
12.35pm                                  The Weymouth and Portland Chamber of Commerce – Michelle Hind
12.40pm                                  Apprenticeships Weymouth College – Nigel Evans
12.45pm                                  Keynote speech – Lord Digby Jones
1.30pm                                    Lord Digby Jones Q&A
1.45pm                                    Employer and Apprentice panel Q & A
2.00pm                                    Closing remarks and close

To register to attend this event, please contact Patricia Bradshaw on 01305 208801 or email marketing@weymouth.ac.uk.

Testimonials

"To win Silver in stonemasonry is just amazing… I want to show the UK how apprenticeships and vocational training can enable young people to gain a real qualification and a real future."
Robert Broomsgrove, 21
Stonemasonry student, Winner of Silver medal at WorldSkills Leipzig, July 2013
"I think the skills you take away from College are the opportunity to work on the kit and how to deal with people."
Gareth Unwin
Oscar-winning film producer of The Kings Speech and former BTEC National Diploma in Media student
"Everyone is so friendly and I get to do what I love every day"
Harry
Apprentice Outdoor Adventure Instructor