Principal: Michelle Dowse
Chair: David Ash
Phone: 01905 725 555

College Overview

Heart of Worcestershire College is a general further education college providing high-quality technical and vocational education and training from entry to level 7 across four main campuses, with a number of smaller centres across Worcestershire.

The college is recognised by the Local Enterprise Partnership, employers and local authorities as the principal institution for technical education in the county. College leaders actively collaborate across these groups to target local skills gaps and ensure provision reflects the needs of learners across the diverse communities it serves, and aligns to local, regional and national priorities.

The college delivers programmes across almost all subject sector areas including education programmes for young people (learners aged 16-18 years), adult learning programmes, apprenticeship programmes and programmes for learners with high needs. Higher education programmes (levels 4-7) are offered in computing and digital media, business, sport and public services, social work, engineering, health and social care and early years, alongside a range of professional programmes including HR, management, marketing and accountancy. The college continues to work with a range of subcontractors including those who deliver niche provision.

The large majority of learners on full time programmes followed education programmes for young people, with the largest volume of learners within hair and beauty, health and social care, construction, automotive and computing and digital media. Within apprenticeships, the largest enrolments were in accountancy, business administration and construction. We support learners in receipt of high needs funding, many of which were on discrete high needs and level 1 provision, with some on programmes within vocational and technical provision.

Advanced and Higher Technical Specialisms

  • Computing and digital media
  • Business, sport and public services
  • Social work
  • Engineering
  • Health and social care and early years

Key Facts 2020/21

Turnover 2021£29,008,000
Staff employed611
ESFA financial health ratingOutstanding
Current Ofsted gradeGood