Based in the Wyre Forest, West Midlands, Kidderminster College serves the surrounding area as well as South Birmingham and North Worcestershire. We specialise in BTEC and vocational qualifications and diplomas ranging from Animal Care, Childcare, Hair and Beauty to Bricklaying, Motorcycle Maintenance and Travel & Tourism.
We pride ourselves on supporting our students in their next steps to independence, taking them from being School Leavers, to confident young adults during their time with us.
You can read a bit more about what KC has to offer below:-
We’re perfectly located in the heart of Kidderminster; which is not only perfectly placed for the local cafes, canal walk and Tesco’s, but we’re within walking distance of both bus and train stations, making us easily accessible from Worcester, Stourbridge and Birmingham. Positioned right next to the public library and across from the town hall, you really will be in the centre of everything here.
Being a smaller college, we’re able to concentrate on both supporting you and helping you find your place in the world. With a real sense of supportive community, #TeamKC provides the perfect next step for students making that sometimes daunting step from school to Higher Education or straight into the work place. We place huge focus on you as a person, here at Kidderminster College, you’re not a number, you’re the next generation, you are the future.
We’re your first step to being independent, you’ll meet new people, join a new community, get a change in scenery and get ahead with learning valuable skills and confidence for when you take your next leap!
KC is part of NCG (Newcastle College Group) which is one of the largest education and training providers in the UK. This means, that despite our relatively small size, you get access to the resources of a much bigger organisation.
With 16 key subject areas and over 75 different courses on offer, ranging from childcare, animal care to art and design and music production, we will have something for you. And if you’re uncertain what route your future is going to take, then we have a huge variety of support on hand to assist you in finding that subject that will make you want to get up in the mornings.
Designed to inspire you to succeed, our state-of-the-art facilities provide the perfect environment for you to truly push yourself and carve out a career in your chosen area. With our recording studios, Apple suite, fully equipped theatre, professional workshops, high-class salon, kitted out classrooms, expert acting and dance studios and our partnership with The West Midlands Safari Park, you really don’t need to look any further for a top-notch learning experience
Throughout your time at Kidderminster College you’ll have some amazing opportunities to collaborate with other course areas, enhancing your team building skills and boosting your confidence; essential skills for the real world and tackling whatever life decides to throw at you.
Our staff are in a league of their own; industry-recognised, with a huge wealth of knowledge and contacts, our tutors provide next level creative teaching, excellent learning and a compassionate support system. Passionate, enthusiastic and experts in their area, our staff are what make our courses a success and will help at every turn for you to plan your future.
We pride ourselves on being here to help and support you for your duration #TeamKC. With expert staff, qualified counsellors and career advisers we are here to help, no matter how tough it gets.
Our expert Student Support staff are always on hand to provide compassionate assistance and backing for students which a wide range of needs and disabilities.
At our Annual Awards Evening we recognise the academic and personal achievements of our students and staff. It is a chance for us to celebrate your successes with you, your family and friends. Thinking outside the box, excellent attendance, effort, skills and creativity are all recognised during the prestigious evening! We believe your achievements and progression are worth shouting about and celebrating!
Our Creative Industries students provide some amazing entertainment throughout the year. Music gigs, Acting, Dance, Musical Performance events and shows are publicised around the college and on the website, with many events available for free or at discounted prices!
From Level 1 right through to HND, we have you covered here at Kidderminster College. And if Higher Education isn’t for you, we have excellent apprenticeship opportunities and a renowned reputation for placing students straight into employment.