Westminster Kingsway College

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"Westminster Kingsway College welcomes students from the globe-over, offering programmes in areas including visual arts, hospitality, and tourism."


Westminster Kingsway College is a large further and higher education college with four teaching centres in London, from King's Cross to Westminster and the West End. The College serves both the local and business communities, as well as attracting students from all over the world to its specialist provision in hospitality & catering, the performing and visual arts and in English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).

What's on offer

Whatever your dreams and ambitions, Westminster Kingsway College can help you achieve your personal goals. We cater for students of all ages and offer a vast range of subjects and qualifications. School-leavers can take either the academic or vocational route to a future career and mature students can study for professional qualifications or prepare for university with one of our Access to Higher Education courses. You can study full-time or part-time, during the day, in the evening or on Saturdays. We offer many courses for people who want to return to the world of work, especially in IT & Computing and in adult basic skills and ESOL.

Westminster Kingsway College offers full and part-time courses in many different subject areas such as

  • Computing and ICT,
  • Business Administration,
  • Film and Multimedia, Visual and Performing Arts,
  • Modern Languages,
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages,
  • Hospitality and Catering,
  • Health and Social Care,
  • Teaching courses,
  • Science and Engineering
  • Travel and Tourism and
  • Access to Higher Education

We also offer a programme of Foundation degrees in a wide range of subjects including

  • Business,
  • Accounting,
  • Culinary Arts,
  • Hospitality Management,
  • Tourism
  • Facilities Services

Our Employer Training team has established a reputation for delivering flexible and quality training solutions, custom-designed to meet the needs of employers in London. Neighbourhood Learning at Westminster Kingsway offers courses for adults in community centres throughout the Borough of Camden and we also provide courses for the elderly and for people affected by mental or physical disability.

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Subject strengths

With extensive industry experience in their area of learning as well as many being examiners or moderators for the National examination boards, the lecturers and staff at Westminster Kingsway College are on hand to help you learn everything you need to know to achieve your qualifications. Many of our lecturers still work in their chosen industry and offer the latest teaching methods to ensure that you get the most relevant training for your chosen career.

The internationally recognised School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts offers a wide range of courses including Professional Chef Diplomas, Apprenticeships and Hospitality Management Degrees. Westminster Kingsway College has an excellent reputation within the hospitality industry and famous former students include TV chefs, Jamie Oliver, Antony Worrall Thompson and Ainsley Harriott.        

Westminster Kingsway College offers excellent multimedia, computing and ICT courses and the Creative Learning Lab at our Soho Centre features a TV studio, multimedia suite and creative workshop. The College offers vocational courses at Further and Higher Education level, giving students the opportunity to progress into further study and to enhance their employment and career prospects through industry events. Our King’s Cross Centre, situated in Camden is at the very heart of the Creative and Digital Media sector. We work closely with specialists in this field to ensure our curriculum is at the cutting-edge of sector developments.

Other subjects include Film and Media, Fashion, Art & Design, Performing Arts, Science and Engineering, Health and Social Care, Travel and Tourism, and Access to Higher Education. The College serves both the local and business communities, as well as benefiting from excellent business links across the capital, ensuring that our students are able to work closely with potential employers. The College offers a unique opportunity to study in central London for qualifications that are tailored directly to employment opportunities.

Westminster Kingsway College is one of the most prestigious English language training providers in London. Its well-deserved reputation for the excellence of its English Language teaching and learning facilities has been developed over many years. An extensive range of programmes are available and are all delivered by qualified teachers with experience in supporting learners to successfully meet their personal goals. The College has British Council accreditation for its English courses for International students.

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Student life

Our diverse student population has many opportunities to enjoy life outside of the classroom. The student activities team organise a programme of personal, social, leisure and health-related activities at each centre based on the needs of students and the facilities available. We also offer a varied sport and fitness programme to all students.

If you need information, advice or support, student advisors are there to help you, offering advice on many issues including welfare, benefits and finance, housing, immigration and personal problems.

Personal Advisers from Connexions are based in the College at the King’s Cross Centre, providing a comprehensive support and advice service and the College Careers Service provides advisers who can help students with many aspects of their career planning, from writing a CV to entry into Higher Education.

There is also a Disability Support service to provide advice, support and equipment to any student with a physical disability, to ensure equal access to study.

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As a student at Westminster Kingsway College, you will have

  • Access to excellent facilities and resources to assist with the development of your skills and learning
  • Free Internet access at all of our College Centres
  • Membership of our Learning Centres with the latest materials to help with your studies
  • Access to specialist archive materials such as the unique collection of gastronomic history and cookery documents from around the world donated by former students and patrons of the College
  • Links to local employers who work with the College for training and development
  • Work experience opportunities for Culinary Arts and Hospitality students in the College’s Vincent Rooms restaurant
  • Access to our Creative Learning Lab with its bespoke TV studio, multimedia suite and creative workshop located in the hub of London’s film editing and post-production district

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All of our College Centres are located in central London near to the main transport links. For further details of the four main teaching centres at Westminster Kingsway College please visit our website.

King's Cross Centre: 211 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8RA.

The King’s Cross Centre is less than ten minutes walking distance from King's Cross mainline and underground station.

Victoria Centre & Vincent Rooms: Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PD.

The Victoria Centre is located in Westminster, a short walk from both Victoria and St James’s Park underground stations. The College’s award winning restaurant, The Vincent Rooms is located at the Victoria Centre as well as the Professional Development Centre, which is available for hire.

Soho Centre: Peter Street, London W1F 0HS.

The Soho Centre is located in the heart of London’s Soho and is a short walk from Oxford Circus, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Tottenham Court Road underground stations. The Soho Centre is also the base for the College’s Creative Learning Lab with media training facilities for hire.

Regent's Park Centre: Longford Street, London NW1 3HB.

This Centre is close to Great Portland Street, Euston Square, Regent’s Park and Warren Street underground stations.

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How to enrol

How to apply for a course at Westminster Kingsway College? A step by step guide

  • Find out more information : Before you apply you will need to decide what you want to study. You can find the latest information about all of our courses on our website. If you want to meet one of our friendly and fully trained advisers from the Course Information and Financial Advisers Team, call us on 0870 060 9800 and make an appointment. We offer a free, impartial advice service to help you decide which options will suit you best for your future.
  • Apply for your course : If you apply late in the academic year, you are less likely to be offered a place on your chosen course and may need to consider alternatives. We can help you with this. However, to get the best opportunity of your first choice of course, please apply as early as possible. These are the main ways that you can apply for course at the College:
    • Apply online via the Westminster Kingsway College website
    • Complete an application form which can be requested by calling 0870 060 9800, emailing or visiting the College’s website to download a copy
    • Enrol in person at a College Centre - for some courses (such as ESOL), you will be able to enrol for these courses directly at a College centre during the College's enrolment period. To find out please contact us on 0870 060 9800 
  • Receive confirmation/Interview dates : If you have applied early to the College either online or with an application form then the College will write to you to confirm that we have received your application. If you have not received this within two weeks after your application then call 0870 060 9800 to track your application. If you are eligible to join your chosen course you will also receive a letter inviting you to attend an interview at a certain time and date. Please ensure that you attend your interview. It is really important to attend your interview to ensure that you get an offer of a place on your chosen course. It is not always possible to arrange alternative dates or times. If you really cannot attend the appointment you have been given call 0870 060 9800 for more advice.
  • Receive confirmation of your offer: If you are successful at interview you will be offered a place at the College subject to evidence of your exam results, receipt of a good reference and any other relevant entry criteria.

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Open days

College Open Days

At Westminster Kingsway College we have helped thousands of students to succeed. Come to one of our Open Days to find out how we can help you too! 

All of our main open days at Westminster Kingsway College for this academic year have now taken place. Please visit our Application Guide and Enrolment Guide for information about how to apply and enrol in September. Our remaining Open Days are:

Access to HE Diplomas Open Day

For information on Access to Higher Education Diplomas, ESOL and Shorts Courses, visit the Soho Centre on Wednesday 25 May 2016 from 5-7 pm 

For more information call 0870 060 9800. Would you be interested in organising a group visit to a College Centre or Taster Event for your students? Call 020 7963 4115 to book a school visit.

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Student Story

Fahim Hayat

Cancer Research student and former Westminster Kingsway College student

“When I arrived in the UK I didn’t know a word of English and worked from entry level ESOL to BTEC Level 3 Science at Westminster Kingsway College. After College I studied BSc Human Biology at London Southbank University. I am currently studying MSc Cancer Therapy at Barts of The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and hope to continue into a PhD in Pancreatic Cancer research.

“Working in the Westminster Kingsway College science laboratories inspired me. The teachers taught at a very high level and they really got us ready for university from our work ethic to the way we studied and collated information. I can’t stress that enough. Even now I am still in touch and they are very supportive and I am grateful.”

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Contact Details

College Centres

King’s Cross Centre,
211 Gray’s Inn Road,
London WC1X 8RA

Soho Centre,
Peter Street,
London W1F 0HS

Regent’s Park Centre,
Longford Street,
London NW1 3HB

Victoria Centre,
Vincent Square,
London SW1P 2PD

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