West London College is dedicated to ensuring that students have access to the information, advice and guidance they need to make informed decisions on their progression after Year 11. We offer a range of activities, suitable for Year 8 through to Year 13, to help develop knowledge and inspire students to think about their future career pathways.
Our activities are compliant with the Provider Access legislation that came into force in January 2023, and provide opportunities for students to get:
Working with us also helps your school meet the Gatsby Benchmarks, giving impartial careers information, advice and guidance to help students develop aspirations and learn how to achieve them.
Our marketing and student recruitment teams are available to attend any of your careers fairs and events to talk to students about West London College and the courses and pathways we offer.
We deliver a range of presentations in school assemblies, giving students information about post-16 options and life at college. We offer a range of bespoke presentations suitable for Year 10 and above, including specific sessions on individual vocational areas and apprenticeships.
We run a range of workshops to help provide students with information, advice and guidance about their future, linked to Gatsby Benchmarks. Our post-16 options session (Gatsby Benchmarks 2, 5 and 7) inspires students with information about vocational courses and the careers they can lead to, whilst we also run informal GCSE results sessions (Gatsby Benchmark 8) to help reassure students ahead of results day. Our employability skills workshop (Gatsby Benchmarks 2, 3 and 7), suitable for Year 9 to Year 11, helps students gain information about the skills they need for work and further study, and we also run exam revision tips sessions for Year 11 students and GCSE decision-making sessions for Year 8 and Year 9 students.
College staff are available to attend mock interview sessions at your school (Gatsby Benchmarks 2, 3 and 7), providing students with an insight as to how the interview process works for college, university and employment.
We are able to support your parents’ evenings, providing information, advice and guidance on life at college and the various courses and career pathways on offer.
We run open days and open evenings throughout the academic year, and can help facilitate group bookings to attend these.
We hold interactive taster sessions throughout the year in a range of vocational areas, and can work with you to plan sessions to meet your requirements.
Simone Stocks, Acton High SchoolActon High School has worked with West London College to provide introductions to apprenticeships and taster sessions in some of their vocational courses. We hope to collaborate more in the future as we have always found them to be really helpful and efficient.
Vincenza De Falco, Tomorrow’s People at Ark Burlington Danes AcademyThe collaboration between Tomorrow’s People at Ark Burlington Danes Academy and West London College has been incredibly valuable this year. In particular with my group of Year 11 students, allowing them to be clearer on a variety of post 16 options in Further Education and Apprenticeships and explore these in depth through taught sessions and fantastic opendays and taster evenings. Rebecca has also provided comprehensive and detailed careers sessions, bespoke to my students, on a variety of different topics which has helped the students to have a clearer understanding of their future career aspirations and pathways they can take to achieve these. I look forward to the partnership continuing into the next academic year!
Beth Curtis, Guru Nanak Sikh AcademyWe have worked with West London College over the course of the academic year. Their support to our students have been fantastic. They offer a wide range of courses and have members of staff who are experts in their fields. We have had visits during assembly and careers week in which students were able to hear about courses and college life in general. We look forward to working with them next year
Sophie Harrowes, Hammersmith AcademyWe’ve been delighted by our working relationship with West London College this year. It’s been a really creative partnership and has allowed us to fulfil our responsibilities to our students to offer impartial and excellent careers advice. WLC have a positive can-do approach to their outreach and have added real value at our next steps events for Years11 – 13, helping our students make plans and choices about apprenticeships and vocational courses.
Jane Pick, Gumley House Convent SchoolIt has been wonderful to form a direct link between West London College and Gumley House Convent School this year. Our students thoroughly enjoyed the taster sessions and we look forward to returning next year.
Chelsea, Student at Gumley House Convent SchooI want to thank you for an amazing day at your college, it was really fun. I enjoyed both taster sessions in ICT and Catering. I found the virtual reality experience really fun. The catering session was great. The current West London College students helped us were really good.
Tian, Student at Gumley House Convent SchoolToday, we went to West London College, it was really fun and I wish we could have stayed longer. We had our first session about virtual reality (VR). It was awesome and weirdat the same time being in the VR headset! Then we went to catering, it was really fun. We made a vegetable frittata. I liked cracking the eggs. I enjoyed holding the knife and finding out how to chop with it correctly. Thank you for letting us come to your college.
Chrissy Humphrys, The Green School TrustIt is great to work with a forward thinking and vibrant college. The West London College team are always on hand and eager to liaise with schools, deliver workshops and organise bespoke activities.