Training more than 7,500 students each year, the College of West Anglia is one of the largest providers of education and training in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire with an exceptional track record of developing the skills and talents of our students. This is achieved through a combination of great teaching by a team of highly-trained, industry experienced staff and excellent, modern facilities designed to prepare students for employment and further study.
Many students look forward to putting high school behind them and moving on with their lives. At college our students are treated like adults, gain independence, explore and broaden their interests, pursue their goals and meet lifelong friends. The college comprises of 4 campuses - King's Lynn, Wisbech, Cambridge and the Sports Campus (also in King's Lynn).
Qualifications available at CWA
We have three main routes for learners aged under 19 – vocational study programmes, A-levels and apprenticeships. We also offer higher education degrees as part of our University Centre West Anglia provision for those aged 18 and over.
Learners aged 19 or older can study many of our vocational study programmes and apprenticeships. However, we also have Access to Higher Education courses that are specifically designed for people aged 19 or older to get the qualifications they need to access a degree. We also offer higher education degrees as part of our University Centre West Anglia provision for those aged 18 and over.
Working for us
The College of West Anglia is one of the largest colleges in the Eastern region and has an excellent record for student achievement and success. We are always seeking continuous improvement and to recruit the best staff to help us continue to raise our standards.
The college is one of the largest employers in West Norfolk with around 800 staff and 8000 students across our campuses. We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity to all learners, clients and employees. The college is also committed to acknowledging the diversity of society in which it works. No applicant, employee, student or client with the following protected characteristics (defined in the Equality Act 2010) will receive less favourable treatment; race, sex, religion, age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, religion or belief, sexual orientation or because of Trade Union activity or irrelevant previous criminal convictions. We take a positive approach to the provision of opportunities for disabled students and staff, with facilities being constantly reviewed and improved. The college is part of the Disability Confident Scheme which is annually reviewed.
For more information, visit our vacancies page.
Apprenticeships offer the chance to develop your knowledge and skills and get paid at the same time.
As an apprentice, you will:
- Earn a salary
- Receive training from colleagues and tutors
- Develop knowledge and skills in your chosen career
- Gain nationally recognised qualifications
The College of West Anglia is one of the largest training providers in the region, and works with hundreds of employers across Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire in supporting students (aged 16+) through apprenticeships in a wide variety of work areas. Work-based learning is a great opportunity to combine practical experience and technical support. > See our current apprenticeships