Uxbridge College, who merged with Harrow College on 1 August 2017 to become HCUC, is one of the most successful colleges in London with consistently high success rates. To view our most recent performance tables, please click here:
Our students are at the heart of what we do and our priority is to prepare them for a fantastic future so they can achieve their full potential. As a well-established and solid college with consistent results, our diverse students thrive with the support and facilities we offer. They go on to great things, getting good jobs and going on to university or further study. This year 832 students from our A Level and vocational career-focused study programmes progressed to university. Many went to their first-choice institution plus there were a number of students with high tariff points who won places at Russell Group universities.
We are the only west London college to offer a full A Level programme with 14 subject choices on offer and a large number of combinations available. New figures released by the government, confirm we are the best college in London for 'Value Added', as well as being one of the best colleges in the UK. These figures, by the Department for Education (DfE), mean that 16-18 year old students studying their A Levels at Uxbridge College are making better progress than at any other Sixth Form College in Hillingdon or Further Education College in London.
Students studying A Levels in our sixth form centre are taught by a highly qualified team, many with masters or research degrees, plus a wealth of industry experience. We also provide additional support for students planning to apply to Oxford, and Cambridge and those hoping to study medicine or veterinary science.
This year’s results were strong with many students achieving high grades and offers at prestigious institutions. Click here to read more.
Vocational Career-Focused Courses
Our vocational courses are planned with employment in mind and we help our students to become work-ready through high-quality work experience placements. We have links with local and national employers which enhances the curriculum with employer-branded assignments, live briefs, on-site visits, workshops and guest speakers from industry.
Students study their main qualification alongside English and maths (at the appropriate level), employability skills and topics to encourage their academic and personal development. Students progress onto higher level courses, go on to university and into jobs after studying with us.
As the largest College provider of apprenticeships in west London, we have over 600 apprentices and we offer apprenticeships in 20 industry sectors at levels 2-4. In 2016/17 our achievement rate was 79%, which is 10% higher than the national average of 69% and the majority of our apprentices secure employment after completing their apprenticeship.
We actively work with over 400 national, regional and local employers including levy and non-levy paying businesses and have great links with range of companies including British Airways, Menzies Aviation, Acer, Hale Hamilton (Valves) Ltd, Royal Opera House, Ultra Electronics and Balfour Beatty.
Our apprentices have been regularly shortlisted for the West London Business Apprentice of the Year award and our apprentice Alex Hubbard who works at One Care IT was 2017’s winner – click here to read more.
We deliver high-quality HNC and HND courses which build on existing knowledge and skills, so students can gain a qualification after one or two years of study, which can be topped up for a degree. Our higher education courses were successfully reviewed in March 2017 by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, who safeguard standards and improve the quality of higher education in the UK. The review had confidence that our academic standards are reliable and meet UK requirements.
At Uxbridge College students are at the heart of what we do - we create opportunities, we create success and we create futures. We provide the skills you need to study higher education at college or at university. Last year 833 students went to university – click here to find out what universities our students progressed.
Last updated: 10 January 2018