West London College is a Further Education college with three centres located in Ealing, Hammersmith and Southall. For nearly 150 years, we have been providing training and development in the area, helping over 10,000 students achieve their career goals each year.
We are members of the Collab Group, which represents 35 of the largest and most innovative colleges in the UK.
You can find out more about our extensive history, and the founding colleges that are now part of us, here.
We are proud to boast a diverse body of alumni, many of whom have gone on to become industry leaders, including internationally-renowned artists and politicians. Some of our most well-known alumni are:
Jamal Edwards MBE (1990-2022) – Founder and CEO of SB.TV, Entrepreneur and Media Mogul
Sir Steven McQueen CBE – Oscar-winning director, screenwriter, and film producer; director of “12 Years A Slave” (2013) and “Hunger” (2011)
Estelle – Grammy-winning rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and producer; had a UK #1 with “American Boy” featuring Kanye West (2008)
Shola Ama – Brit-award-winning and MOBO-award-winning singer and songwriter
Terri Walker – singer and songwriter
Syed Ahmed – philanthropist, entrepreneur and contestant on ‘The Apprentice’
Chef Benjamin Xavier – Head Chef for the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ team
Marcus Brigstocke – stand-up comedian, actor and satirist
Clarke Carlisle – former professional footballer, and chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association
David Ajala – actor; has appeared in “Supergirl” (2018), “Nightflyers” (2018) and “Star Trek: Discovery” (2020)
Trevor Baylis (1937-2018) – inventor; created the wind-up radio to communicate information about HIV/AIDS to low-income countries
Ralph Miliband (1924-1994) – father of Labour MPs Ed Miliband and David Miliband
Professor Dianne Willcocks CBE – former Vice Chancellor of York St John University
Laurence Broderick ARBS FRSA – sculptor; created ‘The Bull’ at the Bull Ring shopping centre in Birmingham
Adam Babah-Alargi (1927-2019) – engineer, responsible for many national projects in Ghana
Our Mission, Vision and Values
To inspire learning and improve lives through education, training and skills development that supports social and economic success for our students, businesses and communities across West London.
To be the leading college in West London for technical and vocational education and skills training.
Our mission and vision are backed up by our core values:
Ambition We will strive to be the best in all areas of strategic importance to the college, enabling our students, employers and staff to achieve high expectations and ambitious goals.
Innovation We will be innovative in our thinking, striving to embed new and original practices that will underpin everything we do.
Accountability We will all take personal responsibility for driving success, overcoming barriers and finding solutions. We will be constantly learning and developing.
Inclusion We will be welcoming, supportive and our commitment to equality and diversity will underpin everything we do.