We understand how important it is to you that your young person chooses the right college.
At West Thames College we aim to give your son or daughter the best possible experience as we help them prepare for working life.
Over 90% of our students achieve their qualification and many gain employment in the job of their choice or continue their education at top universities around the country. This success is due to:
- Our excellent staff team with industry experience as well as professional teaching qualifications
- Programmes of study which teach broad skills such as team work and problem solving as well as core practical skills
- Strong links with industry so students gain up-to-date knowledge about their chosen sector
- A safe, friendly environment where students are encouraged to take part in sport, clubs and fund-raising activities. There are also lots of opportunities to take on leadership roles. (See college life)
Blended Learning for our Students
It is really important that students continue their hard work now they've returned to College, to ensure they are in the best position to progress to their next step.
Due to the government guidelines regarding social distancing, the capacity in classrooms has been reduced by approximately 50% in all areas. Therefore to create a safe environment for all students and staff, and also to provide a high quality experience for our students, we are adopting a 50:50 timetable approach from September.
This involves 50% of the group attending face to face lessons and 50% receiving remote learning, but ensuring all students receive some face to face delivery each week.
We will stagger the start times of some groups/lessons and break times to reduce the number of students in communal areas throughout the day.
The delivery of lessons will involve face to face delivery alongside a live streaming of that lesson. All classrooms will have the appropriate software installed to enable students logging onto lessons the ability to view the teachers screen and hear the lesson.
Our aim is to offer the highest quality education, in a safe environment, to continue to provide successful outcomes and opportunities for our students.
If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the teacher in the first instance or the Curriculum Director of the subject area.
Students Remote Access
Please click on the link to access Moodle – Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Please click on the link to access Student E-Mail – Microsoft Office 365
Please click on the link to access your Student Class Team - Microsoft Teams
If you are unable to login or require further help and support, please contact our dedicated Student IT Helpdesk us on 020 8326 2326 Monday – Friday 9:30am – 3:30pm.
Careers advice and support
Our independent careers team will help your son or daughter make the right decision for their future.
We assess students’ learning support needs and will put in place the appropriate support package to achieve their potential. All students are allocated a student learning advisor who will ensure they stay focussed and on track.
Keeping in touch
We’ll keep you up-to-date with their progress at parents’ evenings and other events throughout the year.
We believe that working together with parents and guardians is key to our students’ success. We strongly recommend that you come with your son or daughter, or the young person in your care, to an Open Event and course Welcome Session or Interview.
If you have any questions about West Thames College, the application process or require special support for your young person, please contact the Information Centre on 020 8326 2020.