West Thames College

West Thames College has the highest success rate for one and two year courses out of all the 36 FE colleges in London*.

Over 7000 students choose to study with us each year because they know we will give them all the skills, practical experience, opportunities and support they need to succeed -- preparing them for their future career or higher level studies.

Students and visitors alike comment on West Thames College's welcoming, safe and friendly atmosphere. It is the perfect place for you to meet lots of different people from different backgrounds, not just from London, but from all over the world.

The college is conveniently located in west London in the borough of Hounslow with good transport links.



United Kingdom

London Road
Phone: 020 8326 2020
Website: http://www.west-thames.ac

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Location and Getting there


Department and information about the department

We have an excellent reputation for cultivating successful designers and artists (including a Turner Prize winner) and have specialist studios for photography, fine art, 3D design, ceramics, fashion, jewellery and graphic design. You will have the freedom to express your creativity with new and exciting disciplines.

College tutors are practising artists and designers with industry experience and contacts. QAA inspectors awarded our HNDs top marks for quality in 2006.

Students have opportunities to exhibit at London galleries and at Creative Arts Week, participate in live briefs, competitions and projects, visit top exhibitions, and go on UK and overseas field trips. We offer and top-up degree in conjunction with Thames Valley University and have an exceptional record of student progression to top universities and art schools.


News and Events


Information For  Undergraduates


Information For  Postgraduates


Information For  International Students

West Thames College is based in West London, with a friendly campus and easy transport links to Heathrow Airport and central London. We have teachers who are industry professionals, fantastic facilities, and an excellent reputation for giving support to students to ensure they succeed. This is why students come from all over the world to study with us.

West Thames College is fully accredited by the British Council for its high quality English Language courses. West Thames College is a member of English UK (formerly BASELT and ARELS).


Student Facilities

West Thames College specialises in professional and specialist vocational training -- preparing students with all the practical skills they need to work in their chosen career. So, whatever you choose to study, you can expect the very latest high-spec equipment -- construction and engineering workshops, hair and beauty salons, design studios, training kitchens, computing and multimedia suites, recording and editing studios, performance spaces and sports and fitness facilities.


Student Support

At West Thames there's always someone to talk to, whatever advice you may need. We provide a complete guidance service for all students and will do everything we can to help you get to where you want to be.


Student Life

It's not all work and no play at West Thames. Whatever your interests there's something for you. The college runs lots of extra-curricular activities for you to get involved in, during lunch time and after classes.


How To Apply


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