help and support

Help and Support

Our careers advisors are here to help, giving you impartial advice from before you start your course until you leave the college.

Which course is right for you?

If you've looked through our courses and you're not sure which one is right for you, or you're not sure if you've got the right entry requirements, we can help. You can either:

  • Call us on 020 8326 2020 for advice or to arrange a guidance interview.
  • Email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Drop in to see us at the college. Contact the Information Centre to arrange an appointment.

We will always try to make sure a course is suitable for you before you enrol. However, if you feel after a few weeks that you are on the wrong course, don't worry. Come and see us and we'll try to find an alternative course for you - either at West Thames College or another college or training provider.

Helping you gain work experience

We help all our students to complete work experience placements whilst on the course. Work experience helps you practice the skills you learn in the classroom and looks great on your CV when applying for university or a job. We work with the employability advisors to bring employers to the college so you learn first-hand about working life and career opportunities. We can also help you find part-time work, which will help with your finances too.

Helping you apply to university

If you want to apply for a higher level course after you have finished your current studies - either at West Thames College or another college - come and see us for advice. We can guide and support you if you want to go to university. Once you have an offer we will help prepare you for the selection test and interview.

We also hold an annual Higher Education Fair and information events for you and your parents or guardians about going to university.

Helping you apply for a job or apprenticeship

If you are looking for a job or apprenticeship after you finish your course, or a part-time job whilst you are studying, we can help you develop your CV and prepare for interviews.

Contact the Information Centre to arrange an appointment or see us when you come to an open day.

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