Our sustainability activities raise awareness and implement environmentally friendly solutions on both campuses at Uxbridge College and as part of our commitment we are proud to have achieved ISO 14001 for Environmental Management. These solutions are promoted under a scheme called ecollegey.
Find out more about how our Ecollegey scheme has helped us become more sustainable:
Uxbridge College scooped the ‘Best Newcomer’ Award in the national Green Gown Awards 2014 which recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives by universities, colleges and other tertiary education institutions.
Apprenticeships at Uxbridge College
If your son or daughter looking to do stay in education or training after year 11, apprenticeship is a great option. Apprenticeships provide young people with an opportunity to work while they earn a salary and achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
Why choose Uxbridge College Apprenticeships?
èWe are the largest College provider of apprenticeships in west London
è91 % of Uxbridge College Apprentices secure employment work after completion
èWe have great links with range of companies including British Airways, Acer, Hale Hamilton (Valves) Ltd, Royal Opera House, Ultra Electronics and Balfour Beatty
èWe may be able to help your son or daughter find an employer if they are unemployed.
How Uxbridge College supports apprenticeships?
As a training provider we support both employers and Apprentices by providing the outline that supports the chosen job role. At Uxbridge College, attendance and evidence of the skills and training acquired at work are crucial to meet the requirements of the qualification framework.
- Beauty Therapy
- Business Administration
- Building Maintenance
- Building Services
- Childcare, Learning & Development
- Cookery (Professional)
- Customer Service
- Dental Nursing
- Electrical Installation
- Health & Social Care
- Hospitality & Catering
- Motor Vehicle
- Sales & Residential Property
- Social Media & Digital Marketing
- Sport & Fitness
- Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools
- Team leading
- Warehousing & Storage.
Health & Safety and Safeguarding
We want our apprentices to enjoy a safe and secure working and learning environment. Risk assessments are carried out at the workplace to ensure a safe working environment for the apprentices.
Uxbridge College recognises its role in safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and all apprentices are provided with details of how to contact a safeguarding advisor should they need to.
We monitor the attendance of Apprentices at College and provide reports on achievement to the employers. In all cases the College should be notified of absences whether for a single session or full days.
How can you help your son or daughter to prepare for an apprenticeship?
èVisit our website regularly for job vacancies
èHelp your son or daughter to build their CV summarising their skills, knowledge and experience
èLook out for vacancies with local businesses
èSeek careers advice – a free service available at schools and colleges
èVisit the National Apprenticeship website for additional information.
What next after an apprenticeship?
Once your son or daughter is near to completing their apprenticeships, encourage them to:
èdiscuss further job opportunities with their existing employer
èlook for further training and development with Uxbridge College
èrequest their qualification certificates and a reference
èspeak to our Careers Advisers to discuss career possibilities and options available.
For help and support, please contact our team at
01895 853622 / 01895 853786
Student Financial Support
Our aim is to ensure that your time at college is as worry free as possible. This is how we can help you.
All students aged 16-19 (18 years old as at 31 August) whose parents are on specific benefits or low household income, can apply for a College bursary to help with the cost of college. This is subject to high attendance, punctuality and commitment to your studies. You can apply for this during enrolment. You will need a bank account as the money is paid directly into this each week.
There are also bursaries available of up to £1200 per year (£40 per week) for 16-19 year old vulnerable learners who are:
- in care
- a care leaver
- living independently on income support
- severely disabled and getting both ESA and DLA.
Support payments 19+ (adults)
All full-time students aged 19 or over, who are finding it hard to pay the costs of studying at College may be able to access financial support through Student Support. For more information please contact Student Support on 01895 853380.
If you are a parent aged under 20 years old at the start of your course Care to Learn (C2L) can help pay for your childcare while you’re learning. Applications should be made direct to Care to Learn. More information is available at www.direct.gov.uk/caretolearn or through the helpline on 0800 121 8989.
The College has limited funds available to provide childcare for full-time students over 20 years old. The childcare provider must be Ofsted registered as informal childcare cannot be funded. For more information please contact Student Support on 01895 853380.
Advanced Learner Loans
The government introduced student loans for learners aged 19 and over who are studying on eligible study programmes at Level 3 and above. Advanced Learner Loans cover the cost of tuition, so you don’t have to pay upfront. If you are studying for your first level 3 course you may not have to pay tuition fees.
How much you can get depends on the type of course you are studying, the course fees and the maximum loan available for the course. The minimum loan you can get is £300 and it is paid directly to the college or training provider. You don't have to take out a loan for the full amount of the course, as you can pay for some of it yourself.
Advanced Learner Loans are available from the Student Loans Company, like other student loans. It’s easy to apply, household income isn’t taken into account and there is no credit check, plus you won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £25,716 a year. If you are using the Advanced Learner Loan to pay for an Access to HE course, once you have successfully completed your HE course, the Student Loans Company will write off the amount outstanding on the loan.
To find out more from the government website please click here.
The College also has an Advanced Learner Loans Bursary Fund, a scheme to help support students who are eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan and need additional financial support. For more details or to find out if you are eligible please click the link Bursary Fund Statement.
Free College Meals
You may be eligible for a free meal on the days you attend college if you are 16-19 years old (18 as at 31st August) and supported by someone receiving one of the following benefits:.
Free Bus Travel
Students on full-time courses, aged 16 to 18 as at 31st August, who live in a London borough can apply for a 16+ Oyster photocard giving them free travel on buses, and discount travel on the Tube and DLR. Applications should be made online at the TFL website. Full-time students aged over 18 can apply for an 18+ Student photocard providing 30% discount on travelcards and bus season tickets.
For more information on Oyster cards and discounts visit www.tfl.gov.uk/tickets
Important Notice from TfL
"The 16+ Zip Oyster photocard scheme is being reviewed in light of the coronavirus pandemic. There may be changes to the free bus and tram travel concession in the near future. These changes might mean you are entitled to free bus and travel if you meet certain eligibility criteria, or required to pay a discounted fare if you do not. If you need to apply for a new card as a result of the changes, you won’t have to pay an administration fee for the new card."
Uxbridge College is an equal opportunities college. We encourage applications from any person irrespective of disability, gender, personal status, ethnic origin, religious belief, sexual orientation or age. Copies of the College's Equality and Diversity, Disability and Harassment policies are available from the Careers Team, Student Support and the college's Human Resources department.
Disclaimer:Uxbridge College issues this information as a general guide to its policies and facilities and reserves the right to modify or alter, without prior notice, any of the contents herein or otherwise advertised. The college reserves the right to discontinue courses at any time as a result of low student numbers or other circumstances beyond its control.
Learning support staff, teaching assistants, family learning tutors and other staff who are interested in a specialist qualification in Special Educational Needs can take a new additional diploma in Teaching Disabled Learners which is accredited by the University of Westminster and taught by college specialists. Please click the image for more information.
Participants on the course may also be eligible for a training Bursary if they have a degree with 2.1 or above and some experience of supporting SEN students.
The University of Westminster also runs a part-time, in-service CertEd (Diploma in Education and Training - DET) as well as a PGCE (DET) as part of its Initial Teacher Education Consortium of colleges in the Greater London area. Non-graduate teaching and support staff who cannot gain QTS because they do not have a degree (such as vocational teachers, teaching assistants or learning support assistants) can obtain a Certificate in Education (Diploma in Education and Training) and then apply for QTLS via the Institute for Learning’s professional formation process.
The University of Westminster is a Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (CETT)– there are only nine of these in the country. Both Ofsted and the Quality Assurance Agency have praised our teacher training provision.
For more information, please contact:
Fees and Costs
16-18 year olds
Tuition is free for home students on full-time, further education courses.
Students aged 16-18 studying on a Higher Education course are not eligible for free tuition fees and the tution fee for the course applies.
Aged 19 or over
Students over 19 may have to pay all or some of the full course cost and tuition fees but they may be eligible for concessions. Fees vary depending on the course.
Free Courses for Students over 19!
If you are 19+ and you are working or self-employed and earn below the annual London Living Wage of £20,962.50 (£17,004.00 if you are an outer London resident) you may qualify for free tuition fees!
ESOL courses are eligible for free tuition and many other subject areas at Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2 are too - contact us now on 01895 853333 to find out if you qualify.
Please note: you will need to provide evidence of your earnings (wage slips or a current contract with details of your earnings) when you come to enrol and there may be other costs you do need to pay for, depending on your course.
Fees for Higher Education Courses (HNCs and HNDs)
Fees vary by course and can be found on the course details. Click here to view a list of our HE courses.
Fees and funding rules have changed for EU Nationals in 2021. Please check your eligibility for funding on our EU National information page here.
Last updated: 18 May 2021