Walsall College

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Walsall College
Motto Bringing Talent To Life
Type Further education college
Principal & Chief Executive Jatinder Sharma
Chair Brian Lowe
Location Littleton Street West
Walsall
West Midlands
WS2 8ES
 England Coordinates: 52°35′14″N 1°59′00″W / 52.5871°N 1.98324°W / 52.5871; -1.98324
Local authority Walsall
DfE URN 130483 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 16+
Website www.walsallcollege.ac.uk

Walsall College is a further education college in Walsall, West Midlands, England.

The college is the largest provider of qualifications for 14-19 year olds in the Borough of Walsall. In addition, Walsall College provides education and training for adults, delivered both at the college campuses and on-site at workplaces and community centres. Campuses of the college include the main Wisemore Campus, and the Green Lane campus which offers engineering and construction courses.

Courses offered by the college include GCSEs, NVQs, BTECs, Diplomas, Apprenticeships and Access courses. Walsall College's sixth form department, V6 is a vocational sixth form for young people focussing on vocational skills and qualification; however it does not offer A Levels or academic study.

Walsall College also offers its vocational courses through a series of academies, in partnership with businesses including Microsoft, Apple, Francesco Group and Roland DG. The academies include a gym, hair and beauty salon and restaurant. All facilities are staffed by students.

In addition to its own courses, the college also works in partnership with local secondary schools, supporting them to develop vocational learning for their own students. Walsall College is a lead partner in the Black Country University Technical College, one of the first University Technical Colleges in England.[1] The college is also the sponsor of The Mirus Academy.

In March 2013 Walsall College achieved an overall Outstanding grade in an OFSTED inspection, in doing so became the first College of its size in the UK to achieve this grading under the new OFSTED framework.

Walsall College also offers a provision of higher education courses in conjunction with the University of Birmingham (through University College Birmingham) and the University of Wolverhampton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Black Country UTC opens for learning". Utcolleges.org. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 

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