Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2018/19) and are subject to change next year.
For students under 19
Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.
For students aged 19 or over
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.
Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.
This course is designed to allow students to access and participate in horticulture activities as well as develop their enterprise skills, through a weekly trolley dash at the Southall campus. All students have an opportunity to grow, make and sell products that they make as well as work with external organisations to maintain community gardens.
Independent Living skills will be embedded in the course giving students an opportunity to develop greater independence with personal hygiene, basic cooking, healthy exercise, employability and communicating with others. The programme of study will include Maths, English and ICT development alongside the practical subjects.
There are no formal entry requirements; however, suitability will be discussed at interview and based on individual circumstances.
All students will compile a portfolio of evidence that will contain a mixture of photographs, witness statements, personal statements and course work. The portfolios are internally assessed and verified prior to external verification by an Awarding Body. Some students complete a portfolio which records their progress and development using RARPA (Recognising and Recording Personal Achievement), these portfolios are internally verified.
Most students will be entered for Functional Skills English and Maths live assessments at the level indicated during initial assessments and verified through continuous diagnostic assessments.
If students successfully complete this programme of study, they can progress onto Preparation for Work or other options within Inclusive Learning.
Progression is subject to students meeting eligibility criteria for the programme applied for.
All students will participate in small group sessions comprising no more than 10 students. The study methods are a mix of practical, theory and supported research.