Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College

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"With us, you’ll gain a whole range of skills and experiences that will prepare you for education and employment through our outstanding teaching."


Make Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College your destination to learn, enjoy and succeed. Choose from our wide range of academic and vocational courses in a whole host of subjects.

Courses are delivered from the four main colleges in Southall, Ealing, Acton and Hammersmith, which are conveniently located and served by a range of public transport. You can get to us on tubes, rail or bus routes.

We are one of the United Kingdom's largest educational institutions. More than 20,000 students enrol on a course at our college each year. Over a thousand teachers and support staff deliver over 500 courses, which range from basic learning development and pre-vocational qualifications to postgraduate and professional levels.

We have invested over £50 million in new facilities over the past 5 years, including our Ealing Institute of Media, and our new Southall Vocational Centre. With great teaching staff and student support, top-class facilities and convenient locations, make Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College your destination for success.

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With four colleges across west London in Acton, Ealing, Hammersmith and Southall, each with a unique feel and identity, we boast an enviable array of facilities that you can take advantage of during your studies. Aspiring music stars can record songs with our in-house record company, Blastproof Records, budding cooks can become the next Jamie Oliver or Lorraine Pascale at our training restaurant TASTE, while footballers of the future can develop their skills at our football academy managed by QPR.

Picking a college is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Choosing us will be the right choice for the following reasons:

  • Four college across west London
  • Our Learner First commitment
  • One of the safest colleges in London
  • Students from over 100 countries speaking more than 70 languages
  • Lots of support and guidance during your learning journey
  • A strong focus on independent study and employability
  • Industry standard facilities and equipment
  • 86% exam success rate
  • Connections with leading employers
  • 24 hour online access to your own learning world via the College’s student portal
  • Active and exciting student community


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Acton College

The Acton campus is a Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) in Construction Crafts and offers an extensive choice of courses. The College also offers Engineering, Electronics, English for Speaker of Other Languages (ESOL), Skills for Life and Supported Learning courses to students of all ages. In addition there are an extensive range of academic and recreational facilities to give students the opportunity to make the most of their studies as well as their time off.

Ealing College

In 2005, the Ealing Institute of Media was launched, which specialises in all areas of art, media production, interactive media and digital animation.

This campus offers various facilities to the students.

Hammersmith College

Hammersmith is the largest campus, with over 10,000 students. The College offers a large number of full-time and part-time courses across a broad range of subjects for students of different ages, abilities and needs. Students enjoy the benefits of the extensive range of facilities and a mature learning environment. The Sixth Form Centre combines the advantages of a large college with the caring, individualised support of smaller institutions.

Southall College

Southall campus provides an outstanding teaching and learning environment incorporating the latest technology. The College has a solid academic reputation and excellent progression rates to higher education or employment. The College offers a number of facilities on site for all of our students to enjoy.

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EHWLC is committed to offering its students much more than a chosen course of study. The College runs a wide range of facilities and resources to help the students learn and to give them the opportunity to experience college life to the fullest.

Learning Centres
The College provides extensive Learning Centres which are fully equipped with all of the learning resources that students need to achieve their academic potential.  All the centres provide ample learning materials including books, DVDs, videos, journals, reports and magazines.

Student Union
The Students' Union sets up a number of trips, parties, clubs and societies to give the students the opportunity to show their talents outside of lectures, make new friends and enjoy their time with the College.

Sports and Recreation
There is a variety of Sport and Leisure opportunities available including sports and fitness sessions, most of which are free and are offered on a weekly, term-time-only basis. There are also other non-sporting activities such as trips, events, and theme days running throughout the year.

IT Facilities
The students will be able to use the top-of-the-range computers to aid them with their course and have access to a number of additional benefits including the internet, their own College email account, CD-ROMS and the latest software packages.

Career Support
RESPONSE is the employer-focused training unit of Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College. RESPONSE works in close partnership with a wide range of businesses to provide strategic learning and development programmes.

Other Facilities

  • Learning Support
  • Student Services
  • Mentoring
  • Celebration of achievements


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Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College continues to be at the forefront of further education and the successes have included the following achievements and accreditations.

  • Queen’s Award for Enterprise International Trade: This award recognises the College’s entrepreneurship and commitment to excellence in overseas recruitment.
  • Beacon Status: EHWLC is a Beacon status college. The College is recognised for 'innovation and excellence' by the Quality Improvement Agency (QIA).
  • Centres of Excellence: The College is officially been recognised by industry and the government as providers of quality education and training in different areas.
  • Skillset Screen Academy: The Ealing Institute of Media holds Screen Academy status. Screen Academies are a network of UK institutions, noted by Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for Creative Media, for their excellence in film education.
  • IELTS: EHWLC is the only college in west London to hold IELTS Testing status.
  • Matrix Accreditation: The Matrix accreditation is recognition of excellence in providing impartial advice and guidance to those seeking to find the right course for them.
  • Investors In People: The College is committed to providing continuous business improvement, through Investors in People
  • Positive about Disability: The accreditation from the Government is recognition to providing equality of opportunity to both staff and students.
  • British Council: The College is accredited by the British Council.
  • Association of Colleges: Charter for International Excellence.


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How to enrol

If you have already applied for a course starting in 2017, you will receive a letter telling you what you need to do next and when to come in to College to enrol.

If you haven't heard from us or have any questions, please give us a call on 0800 980 2185 or email us.

Open Days

 Open Day & Open Evenings 2017

Get a real taste of college life and discover where your new skills could take you.

Travel around campus and visit different departments, watch demonstrations, speak to current students and find out what they think about college life. With lots to see and do our Open Days are a great place to start the next part of your learning journey. Our college information advisors and student fund advisors will also be on hand to make sure you make the best decisions. Please inform us in advance of any specific requirements you may need to assist you on the day by calling us on 0800 980 2175.

  • Tue 17th January at Hammersmith & Fulham College, Ealing Green College (4pm – 7pm)
  • Sat 25th February at Hammersmith & Fulham College, Ealing Green College, Acton Construction & STEM Centre, Southall Community College (10.30am – 3.30pm)
  • Tue 14th March at Hammersmith & Fulham College, Acton Construction & STEM Centre, Ealing Green College (4pm – 8pm)
  • Thu 16th Mar at Acton Construction & STEM Centre, Southall Community College (4pm – 8pm)
  • Tue 20th June at Hammersmith & Fulham College (4pm – 8pm)
  • Wed 21st June at Ealing Green College (4pm – 8pm)
  • Tue 22nd June at Acton Construction & STEM Centre, Southall Community College (4pm – 8pm)

Register for any of our open days here.

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Student Story

Derrick Bennett – BTEC National Diploma in Media

Derrick was selected to take part in a BBC mentoring scheme – a joint initiative between Ealing Institute of Media and the BBC, to give media students a coveted insight into the industry by work shadowing and following work placements.

'The facilities and teaching at EIM are first class. There is everything we need in terms of equipment; mixing studios, dark rooms, computers, TV studio – all state-of-the-art and exactly what the industry is using today. This basically means that we can fit straight into a real life working environment and provide employers with the skills they need as soon as we graduate. I’d like to thank my tutors and mentor for giving me the opportunity to develop my skills and give me a head start. I would definitely recommend the EIM to anyone seriously considering a job in the media and film industry.'

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Contact details

Acton Campus
Gunnersbury Lane
W3 8UX
Course/College Enquiries: 0800 980 2185

Ealing Campus
The Green
W5 5EW
Course/College Enquiries: 0800 980 2185

Hammersmith Campus
Gliddon Road
W14 9BL
Course/College Enquiries: 0800 980 2185

Southall Campus
Beaconsfield Road
Course/College Enquiries: 0800 980 2185