You can contact our Learner Experience team at each of our main centres from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, or give them a call on:
The team have been awarded the Matrix quality standard for information advice and guidance services; a national quality standard for the effective delivery of information, advice and guidance on learning and work.
As part of our support services, we:
Westminster Kingsway College is an accessible college, and we are committed to providing adjustments to ensure our disabled students can succeed. We provide an exceptional learning experience for all students, including those with disabilities, mental health difficulties or learning difficulties. We understand that every person’s needs are different and aim to provide support that is most appropriate to the individual.
We also offer a wide range of specialist programmes for learners with learning difficulties or disabilities at our King’s Cross Centre, Alexandra Centre in Camden and Kennet West Centre in Westminster, with programmes leading to accredited qualifications and pathways for independent living, employment and essential skills.
Our Access Support team contact all applicants who have disclosed a disability on their application form for a confidential discussion on any support that may be required. You may prefer to let your tutors and teachers know of your support needs when you are already on course. This results in a referral to the Access Support team who will then work you and with your teachers.
The Access Support team also assist students experiencing mental health difficulties. They are qualified to listen to your concerns and ensure that appropriate adjustments are made in college. They can act on your behalf with teachers and tutors or help you access support from within the college or from external agencies. Any conversation is treated confidentially and sensitively.
For more information, please contact the team on 0207 832 5266
If you’re studying a Higher Education course at WestKing, the government will not cover any disability-related costs or expenses you incur while studying that are in addition to those provided as reasonable adjustments by the college. However, you may eligible for Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs) to help you cover these costs. These are grants and will not be necessary to pay back.
Some HE programmes that also require enrolment with a university partner may provide support from the university’s student support services, provided you also confidentially disclose your needs to them on application, enrolment or once your programme has started. The college and the university will then work together with you to put any support in place to support your studies. Find out more on in the Higher Education section of our Course Fees and Financial Support page.
Our Learner Experience team can help you access extra support with English or Maths, so that you can achieve this part of your course.
There are support teams on-hand to provide you with regular help and support, working with you to give you suitable sessions in your timetable as well as drop-in sessions for help with coursework or queries.
We can help you improve your:
– Spelling, punctuation and grammar, so your written work is more accurate
– Vocabulary, so you can communicate yourself better in your written work
– Reading and understanding
– Essay writing
– Maths skills
Safeguarding is the term used when talking about protecting vulnerable adults and young people from abuse or neglect. At WestKing, we are committed to ensuring that every member of staff is safeguarding-trained to help ensure our college is a safe place for you to study.
We have a dedicated safeguarding team who lead on all safeguarding matters. Every member of staff is trained and inducted in Safeguarding procedures.
For more information on Safeguarding, please click here.