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Westminster Kingsway College is a further education provider based in the London boroughs of Westminster and Camden It offers education to 14-19 year-olds, as well as adult learners, and is one of the largest colleges in the city.
Background and history
In its current state the college has only been in existence since 2000 when a merger of Westminster College and Kingsway College occurred. The college's centre at Vincent Square has been recognised for much long, however. Westminster Kingsway College's School of Hospitality was formed one hundred years ago when a committee of concerned academics and hospitality representatives developed a school for professional cookery. Similarly, the college grounds at Soho centre have a much longer history, having been used to provide language courses since as early as 1913.
Location and accessibility
The college has four major centres located across two London boroughs and thus lists directions to each one on its website. All of the locations are serviced by the London Underground, with stations located within a ten minute walk (at most) of all campuses.
What's on offer?
Westminster Kingsway College provides education for 14-19 year-olds and adults, and offers a huge range of qualifications, encompassing A-levels, BTECs, foundation degrees, apprenticeships, access to HE and short courses. The college is a member of the Evening Standard's 'Ladder for London' campaign which aims to help unemployed young adults into paid work through apprenticeship schemes. It also provides thorough support for students wishing to learn English as a second language.
Courses and Fees
The college offers vocational qualifications in a number of subject areas: Art, Design Textiles
Business, Enterprise ICT, Film, Digital Media Computing, Hospitality Culinary Arts, Music Music Production, Performing Arts, Science, Society, Health Development, Travel Tourism.
As well as education through A-levels, apprenticeships and foundation degrees.
Finance and funding
A 'Money Matters' advice service is available to students. While schooling for home students under the age of 19 is free, there is support available for adult learners and parents.
The Creative Learning Lab is a bespoke TV, multimedia suite and creative workshop located at the college's Soho Centre. It has close links with the city's media, TV and radio industries to offer students the best opportunities.
The Vincent Rooms Restaurant offers the Culinary Arts and Hospitality students at Westminster Kingsway College, the opportunity to experience a working environment. It provides full daytime and evening menus and its supervised by the college's lecturer-chefs.
The Learning Centres are located on each of the main campuses and are comprised of libraries with over 85,000 books, 200 journals, and national and local magazines.