Why choose CWA?
CWA has an exceptional track record in developing the skills and talents of our students. This is achieved through a combination of great teaching by a team of highly-trained, industry-experienced staff and excellent facilities designed to prepare students for employment and further study. Don’t just take our word for it – see what our students have to say about their experience:
At college you’ll be treated like adult, gain independence, explore and broaden your interests, pursue your goals and meet lifelong friends.
Our excellent track record of success includes:
- Our student success rate for full-time courses is 84% (the national average is 80%)
- 92% of all students passed their exams
- 78% of our apprentices achieved their apprenticeship programme, well above the national average of 69%
- Rated ‘good’ by Ofsted (Jan 2013)
- LSIS Beacon Status
- State-of-the-art facilities
- Excellent links with employers
- Highly trained staff with industry experience
Your future starts here
Studying at CWA equips you for your future career – our courses are designed to help you to achieve your goals. Many of our students continue in education, whether it be continuing from a level 2 course to a level 3, or a level 3 course onto a degree, or even an apprenticeship. In 2014/15, once they had finished their studies:
- 41% of our students went straight into paid employment
- 5% of our students went into higher education (degree level)
- 32% of our students continued studying with another further education (level 1, 2 or 3) course
- 2% of our students gained an apprenticeship
Stay in education, not in school
The government has increased the age to which all young people in England must continue in education or training to 18. This does not mean you have to stay in school or go to 6th form.
You are able to choose one of the following options once you have finished year 11:
- Full-time education, such as college, school or home education
- An apprenticeship
- Part-time education or training if you are employed, self-employed or volunteering for at least 20 hours a week
Studying at the College of West Anglia allows you to continue your education, without staying in school.
We have excellent state-of-the-art facilities – why not come along to one of our open days and see for yourself?