Welcome to Kensington and Chelsea College

Welcome to Kensington and Chelsea College

Mark Brickley

Welcome to Kensington and Chelsea College. Thank you for visiting our website and considering our College.

Ensuring that you are on the right course is important to us which is why we have a team of dedicated, qualified advisors ready to help and support you in making this decision to study with Kensington and Chelsea College. Our professional and supportive staff are on hand to make sure you have a brilliant experience with us from the word go.

Kensington and Chelsea College's teaching and lecturing staff are highly qualified and are some of the best industry-connected and award winning tutors you could wish for.

Following our last inspection, OFSTED highlighted "Good teaching and learning in many lessons..." with particular praise for Art, Design and Fashion for having "...good, and in some instances outstanding...". teaching and learning. OFSTED reported that our "Learners enjoy studying at the College and are highly motivated..."

OFSTED's Learner View survey also reflected this, showing that 89% of our students questioned would recommend Kensington and Chelsea College to their friends.

Both of our main centres are based in exciting locations in the heart of London. Our Chelsea Centre sits near the famed King's Road, whilst our Kensington Centre is in the heart of trendy Notting Hill.

On our doorstep are some of London's most famous landmarks, venues and employers including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Historic Royal Palaces, Chelsea Football Club, the Natural History Museum and the BBC to name a few.

We are a College with a high-profile national and international reputation for world-class excellence in Creative Arts including Fine Art, Fashion, Millinery, Photography, Design and Sculpture.

Our Management and Professional Development courses are also second to none, along with our vocational courses in Health and Care, Hair and Beauty, Business and Professional Studies, and Multimedia, which are some of the very best in the area. Our Modern Foreign Languages and ESOL courses also offer the very highest of standards, whilst our Higher Educational and Access to Higher Education courses are of an exceptional standard. In fact there are hundreds courses to choose from.

We take great pride in providing students with excellent career enhancement opportunities and industry recognised skills and qualifications. This is because we work closely with employers to develop courses that give students the skills that employers are actually looking for in today's competitive job market. In fact 97% of Kensington and Chelsea College students go on to work or further study.

The College has strong links and partnerships to many of the world-class organisations surrounding it which has led to some amazing opportunities for our students including jobs at Hemingway Design, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum, among others. Our tutors are focused on giving their learners some brilliant, and often unique, experiences. This has included masterclasses with celebrity hairdresser Gary Baker, who has styled stars including Kanye West and actress Cate Blanchet to exclusive networking sessions with MTV's Music Editor. Recently our design students were also given the chance to sell their creations at the world famous Portobello Market situated in the heart of Notting Hill, based next to our Kensington Centre.

These are just a few examples on top of all the other great exhibitions and shows students get to participate in. There are always lots of innovative and enterprising experiences and opportunities available to you as a student of Kensington and Chelsea College.

We also know each student is looking for something different, which is why our curriculum offers a range of opportunities from full time, part time and evening courses to Higher Education, work-based learning and Apprenticeships. Whatever your aspirations, we're here to help make it happen.

So, whatever your age, social background, or previous experience of education, we welcome you to be part of our friendly, inclusive and respectful college family.

Mark Brickley
CEO and Principal
Kensington and Chelsea College

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