Information for Parents
Here at HoW College we’re dedicated to providing the best experience for your child, from the very beginning of their studies.
Here at the College we want to make your child’s transition from school to college as smooth and stress free as possible. Thus we have a number of support services, from Support for Success to Careers, on each of our campuses to make sure they feel safe and supported from day one!
As well as pastoral support, the College provides a range of activities for individuals to get involved with, such as sports and volunteering, aiding students’ personal development whilst at college. They also have the opportunity to be involved with our Student Union (SU), the student voice within the organisation. The SU has a number of roles, from Entertainment Officer to Student Union President, not only allowing your child to find their stride and have their say at college but giving them excellent life skills, confidence and a chance to boost their future CVs!
We understand that starting college can be a daunting experience, which is why when your child starts with us they will be assigned a Personal Tutor. They monitor attendance, set learning plans and targets and are also the first point of contact for your child if they have any concerns about their studies.
Vocational and technical courses
Is your child confused about what to do after they finish their GCSEs? Our vocational studies are great for students who have finished their GCSEs and are looking to progress into an industry they love, whether that is hospitality, hair and beauty or travel and tourism!
We’re really “good” at what we do, but don’t just take our word for it. We’re really proud of our recent Ofsted report, which highlighted that “teaching, learning and assessment are good”.
Our vocational and technical courses teach your child the skills and knowledge they need to pursue a particular career. Our most recent Ofsted report said that ‘learners benefit from good resources and facilities’, proving that our state-of-the-art workshops and industry standard equipment make a difference to learners and helps them achieve their full potential.
Our courses give students the opportunity to gain plenty of hands on experience, with work experience integrated into all of our programmes. The College has excellent industry links and historically students have completed their work experience with big companies such as OGL Computing and Age UK.
Before your child applies to study at HoW College we always recommend visiting the College on an open event. Although we currently can't hold our open events in the usual way, we still have lots of opportunities for you to speak to our wonderful tutors and learn more about our courses through our virtual talks.
In addition, brand new for 2019 we have introduced 360o tours to our website, allowing you to relax, kick back and take a look around our campuses from the comfort of your own home!
How to find us
Our easy to locate campuses make travelling to college easy! Our Worcester campus is accessible by bus or train and is just a short walk from the town centre.
We also have a intercampus bus that run between our Redditch and Bromsgrove campuses to transport students for free, all they need to do is show their student ID cards and hop on!
The College has a number of campuses across Worcestershire including sports facilities at Perdiswell Leisure Centre and a Centre of Digital Engineering at its St Andrew’s Building, Worcester. New for 2019, the College has also opened state-of-the-art, modern engineering facilities in Worcester. Following investment from the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, the Duckworth Centre of Engineering, adds another string to the College’s bow, joining its commercial salons, restaurants and air cabins in the line of state-of-the-art facilities for its students to use and learn in.
For more information, please see our dedicated FAQs page.