Hot lime Day at DCCA
March 16, 2017

Following on from last year’s very well received ‘hot-mixed’ lime mortar day, and due to high demand, a repeat event took place at Weymouth College Stonemasonry and Conservation department at Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Poundbury on Friday 16th March 2017. These meetings continue to generate considerable interest in the use of quick lime […]

Apprentice of the Year Awards ceremony brings Apprenticeship Week to a close at Weymouth College

A week of activities at Weymouth College in support of Apprenticeship Week 2017, was bought to a close on Friday (10th March) with a Business breakfast followed by the Apprentice of the Year Awards – both held in the College’s HIX Academy.  Growing apprenticeship provision in Central and West Dorset Nigel Evans, Principal and Chief […]

Weymouth College in the top 25% for A level performance
March 14, 2017

Weymouth College have received an Alps rating of 3.67 for 2016 performance.  When compared to 2580 other schools and colleges, Weymouth College falls into the top 25% and has been awarded a Certificate of Outstanding Progress. Alps – the student Centered Approach – KS4 and KS5 Performance Systems   Alps is a simple, student focused system […]

Dorset Youth Association 0-19 Forum Conference
March 13, 2017

  Thursday 2nd March saw Weymouth College students attend the Dorset Youth Association 0-19 Forum Conference held in Dorchester. The forum – chaired by myself – is made up of many colleagues from both the voluntary and statutory sectors Pan Dorset. Thursday’s delegates included representatives from Housing, Dorset County Council, small local and large national […]

Weymouth College Foundation Students’ annual Christmas Fair raises £140
January 6, 2017

  The Weymouth College Annual Christmas Fair held on 1st December was masterminded and organised by the College’s Routes into, Futures and Life Skills students. Horticulture and Retail students organised the marketing for the event and made up Christmas planted baskets to sell. Many Routes into students manned stalls, baked goods to sell and helped […]

South Dorset MP Richard Drax welcomes Weymouth College staff and students to Parliament
November 29, 2016

The Royal Robing room, the Division Lobbies and the green benches of the commons all featured in a tour of the Palace of Westminster when a party of members and guests from Weymouth & Portland Chamber of Commerce and students and staff from Weymouth College visited the Houses of Parliament on Monday 21st November. After […]

‘Red for Ruby’ day at Weymouth College

  Former Weymouth College hairdressing student Pearl Porter has been fund raising to give ‘a brave and inspirational girl’ – her sister eighteen year old Ruby Mai who is fighting a rare and incurable neurological brain disease – the best Christmas she possibly can. The Hair and Beauty staff and students at Weymouth College were […]

Bringing students together with local community through sport secures Weymouth College a national award for excellence
November 24, 2016

  Weymouth College has been awarded the Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Award for Sport in the Curriculum 2016 The AoC Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK further education colleges. They reward colleges that go above and beyond in providing high-quality technical and professional education. Award winners must also offer […]

A day aboard ship for our Travel and Tourism students
November 16, 2016

Plymouth University recently held an open day to promote their cruise management degree aboard the P&O cruise ship Azura. Weymouth College Travel and Tourism students were delighted to be invited – together with students from just a few colleges in the UK – to attend the event aboard P&O Azura, moored in Southampton Docks.   […]

Free Skills Support for Dorset Workforce training initiative goes live at Dorset Training Academy@Weymouth College launch
November 15, 2016

  Weymouth College welcomed over 120 guests to its HIX Academy on 1st November to launch the new Dorset Training Academy@Weymouth College.  Dorset Training Academy@Weymouth College The Dorset Training Academy@Weymouth College has been created specifically to bring the partnership between business and education into the workplace at all levels.  To enhance and provide the knowledge […]

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