At Uxbridge College we offer you more than just a qualification. Like all other colleges we are fully embracing the government’s policy to provide students with a comprehensive programme of study.

Our study programmes combine your chosen course and area of study with a range of transferable skills to enhance your learning and help you develop. You will gain valued qualifications plus the skills to equip you for progression into higher education, further training and employment. This rich, full programme will be designed with your individual needs in mind and content is tailored just for you. Here are some of the elements of your study programme:

English & Maths
English and maths qualifications are essential, with many Higher Education institutions and employers demanding a high level of understanding and qualifications in both subjects. Our aim is to ensure that you leave the College having achieved the best English and maths grades you can. Classes are timetabled and you will be in a group that is at the right level for you, based on your prior experience and grades.

All students will be working towards attaining a grade 4, or above, at GCSE.

  • Achieved grades 9-4 or grades A*-C at GCSE? You will not be required to study additional English and maths.
  • Achieved grade 3 or grade D at GCSE? You will be enrolled onto a GCSE course and work towards gaining a grade 4 or above.
  • Achieved grade 3 or grade D, or below? You will be enrolled to study Functional Skills or GCSEs in English and maths at an appropriate level. If you have already achieved Functional Skills at Level 1, you will be enrolled onto a GCSE course. Functional skills are designed to support your knowledge and skills development to prepare for progress onto a GCSE course. 

Directed Learning
This planned activity takes place outside of the classroom and helps you to develop your independent study skills. You will be set work to complete that will enhance your learning. You will focus on extending your knowledge to gain a deeper understanding of your subject area. 

Employability, Progress & Review (EPR)
Weekly EPR sessions are a great way to learn about a range of topics that will help your academic and personal development. They include sessions on employment and progression opportunities, target setting, applying for university, sustainability, financial assistance and topical subjects.

Employability Skills
Employer links are important and help you focus on gaining the skills you need for your future career. Your study programme may include visits from industry professionals, trips to business venues and workplaces, branded assignments that are endorsed by employers and more! It is also important to demonstrate your professionalism with good punctuality, attendance and commitment. College life will help you with those skills so you are well prepared for your next steps.

Work Experience
Develop your skills and gain extra knowledge of the workplace with a placement in a company that interests you and suits your skills. You will be able to see how things work in practice and gain valuable experience to bring to your studies. All full- time students are expected to complete a work experience placement as part of your study programme.

Volunteering
Involve yourself in additional activities that give you more skills and boosts your CV. You can volunteer in loads of different ways and Student Support can help you to find a volunteering activity or two!