City of Westminster College

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"We offer excellent teaching and facilities, a supportive learning environment and a wide choice of academic, vocational and professional courses."


Welcome to City of Westminster College, the top vocational FE college in London.* We provide hundreds of courses to thousands of students every year and are conveniently located in Central London, minutes from Edgware Road, Paddington and Marylebone Underground stations. We are Ofsted rated 'Good' and are proud to be the first choice for students from all over the Greater London area.

Great range of courses

There’s a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications to choose from, including GCSEs, A-levels, Access to H.E Diplomas, BTECs, HNC/Ds and Foundation Degrees.

We offer courses for students aged 16-18 and adults in subjects including Art & Design, Construction, Business, Computing & ICT, Electrical Installation, Engineering, ESOL, Health & Social Care, Media, Medical Technology, Motor Vehicle, Performing Arts, Photography, Plumbing, Public Services, Science, Sound & Music, Sport, Teaching and Travel & Tourism. We also have a range of higher education courses.

Our short courses for adults range from dance, drama and fitness to IT, book-keeping, photography and DIY Car Maintenance. Many take place in the evening to enable you to fit study around work and family commitments.

We also offer skills and employability courses to help you find employment or move on to a more rewarding career. We also provide bespoke workplace training for those looking to up skill and develop their career prospects. So, whether you need to get qualifications, learn new skills, develop or change your career or find employment, we can help you!

*Ranked the top Further Education (FE) college in London for “average point score per vocational examination entry” in the Department for Education 2013 Performance Tables.

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Subject strengths

College specialisms include digital media, engineering, music technology, performing arts, science and sport. Our vocational training courses in construction trades and motor vehicle benefit from bespoke workshops and training facilities at our Paddington Green Campus. We have been awarded Westminster Skillset Media Academy status for our media training and are a founder college of the National Skills Academy Creative & Cultural for our technical theatre training. Students on performing arts and sound and music courses gain ‘real life’ experience by training in our theatres.



Our award-winning Paddington Green Campus offers exceptional facilities close to the West End. It has state-of-the-art facilities, including Wi-Fi, specialist workshops and labs, a superb Learning Resource Centre, a double-height Sports Hall built to Sport England standards, a spacious dance studio and a refectory with outside terrace. Students at the Queen’s Park campus have their own Refectory and Learning Resource Centre, and can easily access sports facilities at Paddington Green Campus. Our dedicated staff are here to offer support and help you achieve your goals. Find out more by visiting our Information Centre at Paddington Green Campus or by calling or emailing us.


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Located in Paddington Green, Queen’s Park and at the Cockpit Theatre, our campuses are walking distance from each other, near the heart of the capital, and benefit from excellent transport links. 

Paddington Green Campus, 25 Paddington Green, London W2 1NB
Underground: Edgware Road (Bakerloo Line) and Edgware Road (District, Circle and Hammersmith & City Lines)
Bus: 6, 16, 18, 98, 332 and 414
Rail: Paddington Rail Station and Marylebone Rail Station

Queens Park Centre, Saltram Crescent, London W9 3HW
Underground: Queens Park (Bakerloo Line)
Bus: 6, 31, 36, 187, 316, 328
Rail: Queens Park Rail Station

Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH
Underground: Edgware Road (Bakerloo Line) and Edgware Road (District, Circle and Hammersmith & City Lines)
Bus: 6, 16, 18, 27, 98, 139, 189, 205, 414
Rail: Paddington Rail Station and Marylebone Rail Station

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Open days

Why come to a City of Westminster College Open Day?

You can:

  • Find out about the wide range of full and part-time courses on offer
  • Meet our dedicated and supportive staff
  • Find out what our current students have to say about us
  • Tour our award-winning facilities
  • Experience our safe, friendly and vibrant environment
  • Find out about the support and advice available throughout your studies
  • Apply for a course on the day

So come and see why thousands of students have chosen to study at City of Westminster College!

Student Story

Keketso Mabengeza
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for ICT Practitioners

Keketso, 22, from Haringey is studying the two-year BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for ICT Practitioners, which teaches skills to move directly into employment or on to an HND or degree programme. He says: “I previously studied Art & Design at City of Westminster College, and found I enjoyed the IT side – particularly programming. I also really liked the college so decided to come back and experience the facilities at the new Paddington Green Campus.” Keketso is studying while working in a care home, which can be a tough balancing act, but he’s still found time to be both a Student Ambassador and a Students’ Council member. He says: “In my schooldays I stayed under the radar, but then I decided I needed to become more social. It means I’m getting so much more out of being here. My advice to anyone wondering what to do next is simple: study now!”

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Contact Details

City of Westminster College
Paddington Green Campus
25 Paddington Green
W2 1NB

Tel : +44 (0)20 7723 8826

Nearest Train/Tube Station : Edgware Road (Bakerloo, Circle, District Hammersmith & City lines)