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 is an exciting and innovative course at L1 for young people who have additional support needs and would like to have experience of what a vocational mainstream course entails in a supported environment. The main aim of this course is for young people to familiarise within a FE college in order to support them to access a vocational mainstream course, supported internship or finding employment.
One day will be spent in a mainstream vocational class. The choice of vocational areas will be: Health and Social Care Hospitality and Catering ICT Business and Admin Vehicle maintenance and Construction
This flexible programme will be tailored to meet the needs of the individual students. The course will comprise a number of core units focusing on a range of employability and work-related skills.
As part of the programme the learners will be able to develop employability, personal and social skills through the curriculum offer. The offer includes English, maths, enrichment, tutorial and social inclusion activities which will build on learners’ community presence. There will also be an opportunity to do work experience with a suitable employer.
At least 2 GCSEs D-E, 3-2 Grade or equivalent (Entry 3) Keen interest in the vocational area of choice
All learners will compile a portfolio of evidence that will contain their completed written coursework assignments, a mixture of photographs, video, witness statements and personal statements. The portfolios are internally assessed and verified prior to external verification by an awarding body.
Most learners will be entered for Functional Skills English and Maths live assessments at the level indicated during initial assessments and verified through continuous diagnostic assessments or if they are not yet ready will do RARPA English and Maths qualifications.
Learners could progress onto a Level 1/2 mainstream course, Supported Internships or Supported Apprenticeships, subject to assessments and meeting entry requirements of the programme applied for.
All learners participate in group sessions as well as individual study. The study methods are a mix of practical, theory and independent research, completed by learners with appropriate support.