West London College

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West London College
West London College Logo.gif
Established 1977
Academic staff 40
Admin. staff 35
Undergraduates 550
Postgraduates 450
Location London, United Kingdom
Affiliations Heriot-Watt University
Website www.westlondoncollege.com

West London College (WLC) is an independent college of higher education, located in the Mayfair district of Central London and has a student body of 1100 full time students. The College is an Associate Campus of Heriot-Watt University[1] and specializes in the tuition of degree programmes. It is part of the British Study Centres Group of Colleges which includes British Study Centres School of English, and Hove College.

History and location[edit]

The College has its roots in correspondence schooling from the 1930s onwards and took its present form in 1977. Since 1997 it has occupied the six-floor building of Parliament House, opposite Selfridges in Oxford Street and in 2004 took over the former training facility of Marks and Spencer in Manchester Street, called Hannah House which the College occupies with its sister school, British Study Centres School of English. Hostel accommodation is provided for students in the Bayswater and Notting Hill areas of central London.

Accreditation[edit]

West London College has been awarded Premier Membership of Study UK,[2] a status reserved only for those independent colleges that have successfully undertaken a full British university Quality Assurance inspection and been duly authorised to run British university degree programmes under official licence. The College holds a UKBA “Highly Trusted” Tier 4 Sponsor’s Licence.[3] West London College is subject to educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) under the UK Border Agency's Tier 4 sponsorship requirements.

University Partnership[edit]

West London College has been working with Heriot-Watt University since 1992 and is now an Associate Campus of the University[4] teaching many of its degree programmes as shown below. [5][6] Heriot-Watt University is ranked by the Guardian at number 18 in the UK[7]

Courses[edit]

Programmes are offered in the following subject areas: Business, Marketing, Finance, Accountancy, Computing, Fashion, Tourism and Hotel Management.

Undergraduate courses

  • SQA Diploma in Business Studies
  • SQA Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • SQA Diploma in Business and Information Technology
  • UAL Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design
  • Heriot-Watt University Bachelors Degree in Business Administration (BBA)
  • Heriot-Watt University Bachelors Degree in Business and Finance (BA)
  • Heriot-Watt University Bachelors Degree in Accountancy (BA)
  • Heriot-Watt University Bachelors Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management(BA)
  • Heriot-Watt University Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in Information Technology (BBA)
  • Heriot-Watt University Bachelors Degree in Fashion (BA)

Postgraduate Courses

  • Diploma in Business Studies (Pre-MBA)
  • Heriot-Watt University Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Heriot-Watt University Masters Degree in Marketing (MSc.)
  • Heriot-Watt University Masters Degree in Financial Management (MSc.)

Short Summer School courses

  • Certificate in Business Studies
  • Higher Certificate in Business Studies
  • Introduction to Fashion

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Coordinates: 51°30′50″N 0°09′11″W / 51.5138°N 0.1530°W / 51.5138; -0.1530