About us

about us

West Suffolk College is a rural further education college with its main campus located in Out Risbygate and Construction and Building Services at The Milburn Centre, Anglian Lane, both within Bury St Edmunds. In addition, we serve our rural community through Local Learning Centres in Haverhill, Ipswich, Mildenhall, Stowmarket and Sudbury. The Haverhill, Mildenhall, Stowmarket and Sudbury centres are also designated Leap centres. We use over a hundred different venues around the county to deliver our programmes.

In 2012/13 our student enrolment was 17,973; 2681 of these were full-time, 8767 were part-time and 1260 were apprentices. We work with all of our local upper schools and have 581 School Link students who come to the College on one or two days a week.

In addition to Full-time, Part-time and Adult Education, we have a large contract for Apprenticeships and training for businesses. In support of these programmes we work with more than 1700 employers and in 2012/13 delivered a substantial volume of full cost courses to employers. We are a member of University Campus Suffolk and provide full and part-time degree courses for around 727 students. Our annual graduation is held in the Cathedral, and is a very important day for our students and the town alike.

Success Rates

  • 84.2% success rate for all ages long and short qualifications
  • 86% success rate for 16-18 long qualifications
  • 80.8% success rate for 19+ long qualifications
  • 78% success rate for Full Apprenticeship Framework
  • 88.7% success rate for full NVQ2 and 3 delivered in the workplace
  • 87.7% success rate for Higher Education students

We are a large local employer with 417 FTE staff and a turnover of £25 million.

Please click here to download Financial Report and Statements July 2013.

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