The College of West Anglia

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 pass rate for full-time courses is 83% (2015/16)
  • Our student pass rate for A-level courses is 93% (2015/16)
  • Modern facilities
  • Excellent links with employers
  • Highly trained staff with industry experience
  • High levels of support, including student services and learning support
  • Our apprenticeship provision was graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted at our latest inspection (March 2017)

See all of the courses and careers you could study at the College of West Anglia here!

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?