College Achievements

Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College continues to be at the forefront of further education and our successes have included the following achievements and accreditations:

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The QAA Quality Mark

We have undergone an Integrated Quality and Enhancement Review by the Quality Assurance Agency and have received our final report, which can be viewed by clicking on the logo to the left.

The Association of Colleges Charter for International Excellence

The charter is awarded to FE colleges that show a strong commitment to quality assurance and implement an ethical approach to all aspects of their international activities. We are the first College in London to achieve this prestigious award.

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TES FE Awards

The College has won the 'Outstanding Sporting Initiative Award' at the 2014 annual TES FE Awards. A remarkable growth in sporting activity at the College was hailed as 'just extraordinary' by the judges.


The Frank Buttle Trust Quality Mark

The College has achieved the Frank Buttle Trust Quality Mark in recognition of our commitment to support care leavers in higher education. The Frank Buttle Trust quality mark provides a charter through which higher education providers can demonstrate their commitment to supporting care leavers.

Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade

Our International Student Centre became the first ever further education college to win the Queen’s Award in this category. We received the accolade as part of the Queen’s annual birthday celebrations in April 2008. Over the past three years, the College has seen the number of international students enrolling with us rise from 450 to 2000. This award recognises the College’s entrepreneurship and commitment to excellence in overseas recruitment.

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Beacon Status

We are a Beacon status college.

“We are helping equip people for a successful future. It is institutions such as [Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College] that are helping to change the perceptions of further education for the better.”
Bill Rammell MP, Minister of State for Lifelong Learning

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Training Quality Standard

The College has achieved Training Quality Standard certification in recognition of our ability to deliver high quality and high impact training to employers. The Standard is designed to help employers identify organisations best able to ensure training is flexible and focused on maximising the return on investment.

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We are the only college in west London to hold IELTS Testing status. IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication.

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Matrix Accreditation

Our Matrix accreditation is recognition of our excellence in providing impartial advice and guidance to those seeking to find the right course for them.

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Investor In People

We are committed to providing continuous business improvement, through Investors in People

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Positive about Disability

We are committed to providing equality of opportunity to both staff and students. Our accreditation from the Government is recognition of this.

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British Council Accreditation for EFL


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The European Social Fund

The European Social Fund (ESF) was set up to improve employment opportunities in the European Union and so help raise standards of living. It aims to help people fulfil their potential by giving them better skills and better job prospects.