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Our excellence in teaching is subject to regular external independent inspection and assessment. The standard of teaching and learning within the college is reflected in the results of our achieving students' year after year. The quality of teaching is evident in the awarding of the United Kingdom Government's Investors in People and Charter Mark.
International students can be sure that whatever programme they choose, they will be taught by staff who are experts in their field and who have a genuine commitment to education.
Wolverhampton is at the heart of the motorway network close to the M6 and M54 with the M5 and M1 near by. Rail links also connect the city to all parts of the country and Birmingham International Airport , with flights to European and worldwide destinations only thirty minutes away.
With so much to explore and enjoy locally, living in Wolverhampton will bring enrichment to your educational studies and so much more for you to enjoy your life.
The College comprises of four campuses: Metro One, Newhampton Centre, Paget Road , and Wellington Road .
Metro One Campus (how to find Metro One)
The state-of-the-art £8m City Learning Quarter project includes this new campus, right in the heart of the city, next to the Metro Terminal. The Old Hall Street site of the Adult Education Service has been refurbished to include a new 'learning street' and the brand new Metro One Campus for City of Wolverhampton College. It not only offers industry standard training in Catering, Hair & Beauty and Travel & Tourism, but also gives students the opportunity to work in a commercial setting dealing with real customers in preparation for the world of work. The aim of the project has been to create a range of facilities encouraging people of all ages and walks of life into education, whilst regenerating the city centre. It houses some of the latest industry equipment providing students starting at the college with a truly inspirational learning environment.
Newhampton Centre (how to find Newhampton here)
Located close to Wolverhampton town centre, near to the Wolverhampton Wanderers football ground, the Newhampton Centre provides arts and media related courses including Performing Arts. There are music and rehearsal studios, a dance studio and the college's own Radio Station - WCR 1350am. Many local arts groups and organisations are based here providing a creative environment. Much of our adult education provision is located here and it also houses a purpose built canteen and coffee bar.
Paget Road Campus (how to find Paget Road here)
The college's Paget Road campus is situated between Compton Road and Tettenhall Road to the west of city centre. At this campus you will find courses in Administration, A Levels, Art & Design, Business Studies, Electrical Installation, Engineering/Electrical, GCSEs, Health & Social Care, Information Technology, Media Studies, Motor Vehicle, Music Technology, Public Services and Work Based Learning. There is a sports and fitness centre with a multi-purpose four-court sports hall, table tennis and aerobics areas, a swimming pool and sports fields. There are also several specialist learning centres including the Modern Languages Centre, the Maths Workshop and the English and Study Skills Centres to help you succeed.
Wellington Road Campus (how to find us)
Situated in Bilston on the east side of Wolverhampton , this campus offers vocational courses in Bricklaying, Carpentry, Child Studies, Information Technology, Leisure & Sport, Painting & Decorating and Plumbing. This campus was the first to be completed as part of the college's £15 million investment programme. Opened in November 2001 it houses some of the latest teaching facilities and provides advice and guidance services, a learning resource centre, an IT suite, a 150-seater restaurant, an internet café and a community meeting room. From 2005 the college is planning to have an Academy for Sport at this campus with brand new facilities and specialist instruction.
Wolverhampton 'the high town' or 'town on the hill' is a town of great character with over a thousand years of recorded history. It was first mentioned as a community during the Saxon era. Originally called Heantun - meaning High Town - it appeared as this on a charter of 985 when King Aethelred granted lands to the Lady Wulfruna.
The local authority is the largest employer in the city. Industry includes the manufacture of tyres, aircraft components, pipe fittings and paint. The city also boasts a world famous brewery, newspaper publisher and printer.
The City Today
Today Wolverhampton is a dynamic multi-cultural diverse city with a population of over a quarter of a million people and welcomes all nationalities.
It has a thriving entertainment industry with a range of pubs, clubs and venues for live acts. The city is also the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football club.
Visit the Wolverhampton Council Website. for more information.