Westminster Kingsway College is a large college in central London, with Centres in Camden and Westminster. The courses and student life at the College reflect its position in the heart of London and are tailored to your needs and that of employers.
Westminster Kingsway College offers both vocational and academic courses for young people and adults. Whether you want to move onto university or into work, as a Westminster Kingsway College student you will be supported to make the most of every opportunity available to progress and achieve your goals.
Traditionally regarded as one of the most popular routes into university, A-Levels form the academic pathway for a wide range of subjects, including some that you may not have studied at school. Offering you the flexibility of studying more than one subject, you have the opportunity to build a career out of the courses that you most enjoy.
You could study:
Biology | Business Studies | Chemistry | Communication & Culture | Critical Thinking | Economics | English Language & Literature | Film studies | Government & Politics | History | ICT | Law | Maths | Media Studies | Philosophy | Physics | Psychology | Sociology
The Art, Design, Fashion & Textiles industry is where energy, creativity and talent combine. It can take you into a wide variety of careers such as fashion, graphics, jewellery making, interior & product design, architecture, digital manipulation and traditional photographic techniques. Working in an environment where cutting edge technologies sit alongside traditional methods and skills, you can become the modern day creator
The creative arts have received significant investment over recent years. The Arts Councils continue to fund large-scale projects in the UK and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have provided more opportunities. Industries such as fashion, design and graphics have broadened to provide those who are business and technologically savvy with the very best opportunities. The highest concentration of people working in the creative or cultural industry is in London. Over 670,000 people work in the creative industries with many working at home or in creative forums as well as top rated companies. If you are interested in this exciting pathway, Westminster Kingsway College can equip you with the techniques and entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed from our Centres in the heart of London.
"I loved my lessons! They were never boring and we were always pushed to do better work and improve on our skills. I was blessed to have the opportunity to study something I love. I especially enjoy my design modules where we get to be more creative and I am also fascinated by the science and maths behind construction."
The Business, Enterprise and ICT industry is fast-paced for those who can demonstrate top skills. There are many opportunities in marketing, enterprise, customer service, management & sales, running your own business, software development, multimedia and secretarial & administrative support. Our courses all offer key knowledge and skills development as well as opportunities through activities such as Global Enterprise Week and the Business Mentor Programme.
Students can also join the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy at Westminster Kingsway College. Providing Enterprise and Entrepreneurial course with a mission to train and motivate young people and adults so that they unleash entrepreneurial talent to start their own business and realise their potential.
"You need to have an idea or a dream and you need to be passionate about it. Also you need to have a unique selling point to be able to convince a consumer to buy your product. My unique selling point was my music and my sauce. Above all else you need to focus, focus, focus!"
The Film & television industries are at the cutting edge of digital communication technology, working to produce innovative and creative projects using the moving image. These courses provide the necessary knowledge and skills development in TV studio production, editing and exploring new media technologies to enable you to join this exciting industry. The new interactive media programmes provide a broad introduction to the emerging technologies in interactive TV, HDTV and character design for games & animation.
"The film industry is very hard to break into, there are so many talented people out there and the competition is fierce. Everyone at the College is so supportive; remember they are there to help you and to make good use of all the facilities in the College, such as the Green Room."
The Hospitality industry is a fast growing area of employment, offering you the chance to work in a range of exciting environments in London, the UK and around the world. You can shape your programme to help you realise your career ambitions in a range of different job roles.
Westminster Kingsway College has an excellent reputation within the Hospitality & Culinary Arts industry and famous former students include Jamie Oliver, Antony Worrall Thompson and Ainsley Harriott. All of our courses will develop your skills, knowledge and experience to help you get the most out of working in this exciting and vibrant industry.
"I joined Westminster Kingsway College as I wanted to become a Chef, to learn the basic skills that would help me succeed. TheCollege offered a perfect environment for me to do this, giving me great opportunities in a learning environment that allowed me to improve and develop my skills. The learning is second to none and the facilities are for the students to take advantage of, to allow them to become as successful as they can be in whatever course they have chosen to study."
The UK is the third largest market in the world for the sales of music and second only to the USA as a source of repertoire. The industry estimates that it is worth around £5billion a year and has an export value of £1.3billion. The UK music scene is an eclectic international brand thriving because it is constantly changing. London provides a rich environment for performers and is home to world class talent in every genre.
With industry standard music suites, the King's Cross Centre houses first-class facilities for you to develop your passion for music in an industry that is one of the UK's biggest and most culturally significant creative sectors.
"I am amazed by the quality of the recording studios and instruments at the Westminster Kingsway College. They are better than most of the studios that I have used to record in the past."
Many people enter the Performing Arts industry for the buzz of working within the creative field. Developing their lifelong passion for the subject, students strive to work in Performing Arts either through performing or working behind the scenes. You can benefit from industry standard facilities, including a state-of-the-art Theatre and Dance & Drama Studios.
The Performing Arts industry offers varied roles in the fields of drama, dance, mime, physical theatre, opera, musical theatre, puppetry and circus. The work can be in traditional performance spaces such as theatres or non traditional areas such as schools or open spaces.
Whatever you choose, you can progress with the skills and abilities nurtured at Westminster Kingsway College and the dedication that comes from studying the subject you love.
"My confidence grew as I learnt new things. I even studied ballet, which is something I never thought I would do. If I had to tell anyone the top three things about studying there I would say the people, as everyone is so friendly; the new building, as the facilities are really professional for Acting and Dance and the teachers, as they are very supportive. It was all great!"
The Social and Health Care sectors have always been popular with those who want to lay the foundations for developing children's formative years as well as those who aspire to work within the changing environment of today's modern Social and Health Care service. Society, Health & Development courses equip students with the skills and abilities to deliver a first class service as well as enable them to progress onto management level.
"I loved my course and really liked being in the King's Cross Centre as it was designed and built to meet the needs of students. I also enjoyed being a Student Ambassador as we do something different every day."
Travel & Tourism has changed dramatically in the last few years and with it the range of opportunities that exist has also grown, with opportunities such as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games providing more opportunities. The Travel & Tourism industries generate billions of pounds worldwide and to work in them you will need good communication and marketing skills and a focus on delivering great products and experiences to an increasingly sophisticated customer, as well as exceeding the service that they expect.
There are a number of different areas of work within the Travel & Tourism sector, including customer service, marketing and sales roles in tourist boards, travel agencies, airlines and holiday companies. You could also choose to move into product development or IT and administration for the leisure industry. Whatever you career you choose, Westminster Kingsway College are ideally placed with great facilities to give you the experience and skills you need.
"College is really interesting and diverse. You always meet new people and the teachers are approachable and very helpful. They helped me apply for a job as a London Ambassador and will be working at the London 2012 Olympic Games."