New leisure course subjects wanted!
January 22, 2015

Weymouth 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 the choice of leisure courses available as our students are always looking to […]

Weymouth College to kick National Apprenticeships Week 2015 off with Apprenticeship Fair
January 21, 2015

This 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 recommend to other businesses the benefits of providing an Apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are a nationwide scheme enabling young people and adult […]

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Portland Stone helps Prince’s Trust turn lives around
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 & hoodies for the 12 students taking part, and has additionally provided work placements for two young people on […]

College celebrates prestigious awards double
November 20, 2014

Staff 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 and Vtct, respectively, were announced by Lord Willis of Knaresborough, President of the AoC Charitable Trust, […]

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HIX Academy opens
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 the College’s Cranford Avenue campus, the Academy trains future chefs and restaurant staff for work in […]

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Creative Industries students compete for HIX commission
October 20, 2014

  Creative Industries students at Weymouth College recently pitched their work to celebrated chef and restaurateur Mark Hix for the opportunity to win a commission at the new HIX Academy restaurant. Art-lover Hix, whose London restaurants feature work by Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin among others, offered students the chance to compete for a featured […]

College clarifies library plans
September 19, 2014

Weymouth College Principal Liz Myles yesterday confirmed that the College library would not be closing to students, saying: “Since we announced our intention to modernise the College’s library resource our students have voiced deep concern about the change and what they perceive to be the loss of a highly valued resource.  We will continue to review […]

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College commended for exemplary leadership skills development
September 16, 2014

Weymouth College, which is one of only five further education providers in the UK ranked Outstanding for Sport, has today been recognised for their exceptional contribution to leadership development and volunteer deployment in their community. Sports Leaders UK awarded their good practice by granting them Leadership Academy status and marked the occasion with the presentation […]

Commissioner considers College recovery options
September 11, 2014

Weymouth College is working with the FE Commissioner to ensure the best interests of local students and employers continue to be met. The College, which is now in the Top 10% of UK colleges based on latest success rates, has been experiencing financial pressures. In March 2014 Dr David Collins, the FE Commissioner conducted a […]

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Weymouth College lecturer finishes fifth fastest in the world
September 10, 2014

Weymouth College lecturer Tom Priest recorded an incredible fifth-placed finish at the Aquathlon World Championships in Edmonton, Canada, last month. The Sports lecturer, aged 27, completed the course in 30 minutes and 44 seconds, shaving four and a half minutes off the medal-winning time that won him a place on the GB Squad for Canada, […]

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