The College of West Anglia

Starting College – Equipment Lists 2017/18

For some of our courses, it is necessary to purchase relevant equipment or clothing (e.g. protective clothing), whilst for some others, we offer optional college-branded clothing. The kit lists below will give you information about what equipment is essential for your course and may also offer optional equipment.

The majority of our equipment and uniform can be purchased at our online store, but please check the kit list for your course below first, as some equipment and uniform will only be available from the original supplier.

Important information for 19+ students

If you are a fully-funded student (i.e. you do not have to pay any fees for your course) or are planning on obtaining an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees then any equipment or uniform which is considered essential to you completing your course will be provided you by the faculty team. If this is the case for you, please do not purchase any kit, equipment or uniform prior to your course.

You can find more information on adult learning fees here.

If you do not meet the above criteria, you may be entitled to financial help to help you with kit, equipment and uniform costs.

Financial help

The college operates a Learner Support Fund which can help students whose financial circumstances make it difficult for them to meet the costs associated with study; find out more information here.

Once you have purchased your equipment and have been awarded funds from the Learner Support Fund, please provide us with a receipt of your purchase and we will refund you in the first term of the course.

If the cost of your kit, uniform and equipment is above £100 and you have already been awarded money from the Learner Support Fund, we may be able to order it for you. Once you’ve received your award letter, please contact us on 01553 815271 and we will be able to advise you further.

Please note that we are only able to refund or purchase kit, equipment or uniform which is considered essential to you completing your qualification.

King’s Lynn Campus

Hospitality and Catering

Technology

Creative Arts

Hair and Beauty

Coming soon

Health and Social Care, Childhood Studies & Nursing and Paramedic

All equipment can be purchased via the online store; please select your course from the options available.

Students are advised not to purchase any equipment for these courses over the summer. Placements start after October half-term and we would suggest waiting a few weeks into the term, to make sure you are certain that you are on the right course. Each course has a different colour kit, and is also named according to the subject area. However, if you think you may be entitled to financial support towards the cost of the kit (and your DBS check, travel costs etc.), then you should apply for that over the summer as funding is allocated on a first come first served basis.

Students looking to complete either a Level 2 or Level 3 (not Level 1) in care & early years courses will be required to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check to enable them to access placement. Students will be contacted regarding their DBS check over the summer.

Uniformed Services

All equipment can be purchased via the online store; please select your course from the options available.

Wisbech Campus

Technology

Health and Social Care & Childhood Studies

All equipment can be purchased via the online store; please select your course from the options available.

Students are advised not to purchase any equipment for these courses over the summer. Placements start after October half-term and we would suggest waiting a few weeks into the term, to make sure you are certain that you are on the right course. Each course has a different colour kit, and is also named according to the subject area. However, if you think you may be entitled to financial support towards the cost of the kit (and your DBS check, travel costs etc.), then you should apply for that over the summer as funding is allocated on a first come first served basis.

Students looking to complete either a Level 2 or Level 3 (not Level 1) in care & early years courses will be required to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check to enable them to access placement. Students will be contacted regarding their DBS check over the summer.

Uniformed Services

All equipment can be purchased via the online store; please select your course area from the options available.

Cambridge Campus

Coming soon

Sports Campus

All kits available can be found on the online store. If you are expecting to be awarded financial support, please do not order your kit as we will send you an order code so you can get your essential kit for free.