Weymouth College set for summer open day

A CUT ABOVE: Hairdressing students at Weymouth College (file picture)

A CUT ABOVE: Hairdressing students at Weymouth College (file picture)

Weymouth College’s newly redeveloped Higher Education Centre will be among the facilities on show at an open day on Saturday June 11.

Visitors – including prospective students and employers – will be able to tour the complex for foundation degree, degree and HND students during the event.

The college’s other departments and facilities – including cutting-edge media suites and centres of excellence for motor vehicle, construction and engineering – will also be on show.

There will be entertainment, refreshments and students and lecturers on hand to talk about the wide range of higher education, adult, leisure and part-time courses available as well as apprenticeships, A-levels, BTECs and services for local employers.

It will be the college’s first on-campus summer open day in two years with. course applications still open for September 2022

Martin Oliver, head of curriculum, said: “Open days are always a highlight of the college calendar.

“This is our first on-campus summer event for two years and we are very much looking forward to welcoming prospective students and apprentices as well as local employers, businesses and residents to our campus.

INVITATION: Weymouth College head of curriculum Martin Oliver

“It is an opportunity for local employers and employees to see how we can help with cost-effective and flexible upskilling and training up to degree level.

“There will also be information about adult courses and our leisure and part-time subjects as well as the opportunity to see our modern facilities, including our new Higher Education Centre and centres of excellence.”

Martin added: “All are welcome to attend to find out more about the courses available on their doorstep or just to come and find out more about what the college is all about.”

Weymouth College runs more than 250 courses for 4,000 students, including access to higher education courses, university level degrees and Higher National Diplomas in partnership with the University of Plymouth and Pearson.

Its higher education courses combine practical, transferable and academic skills, allowing students the opportunity to work as well as study when upskilling for their job, for personal development or a career change.

The Higher Education Centre has been redeveloped with support from the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership to modernise facilities and allow the college to further expand its HE provision as well as help businesses fill skills gaps, boost productivity and support staff development.

Weymouth College has a ‘good’ Ofsted rating and recorded a very good overall satisfaction rate in the 2021 National Student Survey.

The open day is being held from 10am to 1pm and visitors are asked to register by going to the college website here.