Welcome to Kensington and Chelsea College
No matter what your background, or past experiences with education, Kensington and Chelsea College welcomes students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Be inspired by what KCC has to offer; new opportunities, friendly, helpful tutors and a vibrant learning community supportive to individual needs. We aim to inspire learners to reach their full potential. Rated as good, you can find our latest OFSTED report here (pdf document - 424 KB). You can also download full details of the College's success rates (pdf document - 148 KB)
More than 10,000 students per year chose to study with us on more than 900 different courses at our Centres across West London. We have developed a rich and varied curriculum of a wide variety of courses, many taught by practising professionals. Approximately 25% of the student population is aged 16-18. We also work in partnership with local schools in West London to deliver a vocational curriculum for 14-16 year olds.
Students enjoy a wide range of amenities at the College, including Libraries, which offer modern IT and library services, cafes and childcare provision (at our Wornington centre). More importantly, in 2011 saw the opening of our brand new Chelsea Centre at Hortensia Road providing our students with the best learning environment and resources to succeed in a fresh, modern and vibrant learning space.
Our Construction Skills Centre opened in Autumn 2007 at the Park Royal industrial estate, provides vocational skills together with enhanced IT skills and general employability support and employment mentoring. Maxilla Walk similarly provides a good range of programmes and support focussed on 16-18 year olds.
We also have a dedicated team called KCCWorks who operate across all sites to deliver a range of Apprenticeships and other services to meet the needs of local employers. It provides:
· Apprenticeships in a wide range of industry and vocational sectors
· A one stop shop service for learners & jobseekers and those already in work wishing to upskill
· A commitment to innovation to reduce worklessness amongst the socially excluded
The college is proud to deliver education and training at specialist facilities in all 9 London prisons and contributes to crime reduction and reducing re-offending. We help ex-offenders into sustainable work including self-employment and are actively involved in related community regeneration
So, whether you are returning to learning, pursuing a passion or wanting to achieve qualifications for personal or professional development let your learning journey begin with us.
We look forward to welcoming you to Kensington and Chelsea College.
Learning and Skills
Under the Offender Learning and Skills Service, Kensington and Chelsea College delivers learning and skills to offenders in 9 establishments (Belmarsh, Brixton, ISIS, Latchmere House, Feltham, Holloway, Pentonville, Wandsworth & Wormwood Scrubs) and across two probation areas in London, these form part of the college's London Partner Campus.
Vision and Aims - We change lives
Kensington and Chelsea College (KCC) provides a learning journey which takes account of the individual learning needs of offenders. By equipping our learners with vocational and functional skills and through sustained partnerships KCC is able to support progression pathways "Through the Gate" and in to the community and into sustainable employment.
The college is committed to achieving a FLEXIBLE FUTURE BUILD. The Directorates aim is to continually review, manage and develop a flexible and wide ranging curriculum which includes soft, functional and vocational based skills, which will enhance the skills set of the learner.
KCC's mission is to be First Class and First Choice.
In 2006-2007 KCC delivered 87,528 hours of learning and skills across 4 London prisons achieving 4,612 qualifications
In 2007-2008 KCC delivered 100,309 hours of learning and skills across 4 London prisons achieving 5,423 qualifications
Since August 2008 up to April 2009 KCC have delivered 94,395 Hours of learning and skills and achieved 5,404 qualifications across 6 London Prisons, having acquired HMPs Belmarsh and Brixton in November 2008 from Lewisham College.
KCC are currently at 99.4% against our profiled target to date and we aim to meet the 100% target at the end of this contract term.