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Celebrating over 10,000 Enrolments this Year!

As the world recovers from the impact of the pandemic, WM College reported an important milestone in 2023 by achieving over 10,000 enrolments in this academic year. This matches the pre-pandemic numbers and signals increased confidence in returning to learning at this historic establishment with campuses in Camden and in Kentish Town.

The board of governors and the Interim Principal Maria Rosenthal were buoyed by the figures, which show not only increased confidence of learners but also the impact and relevance of the curriculum in the post-pandemic era. Ms Rosenthal commented: “For the College to have achieved over 10,000 enrolments this year is no mean feat, and we are really boosted by the fact so many people from our communities are developing themselves and their life opportunities by studying with us at WM College.” 

She continued: “We did everything we could during the pandemic to move courses online and continue to engage with our learners during lockdown, but we noted reticence from many to return to classroom learning due to ongoing concerns around the virus. It has been really uplifting to feel the buzz around the college and classrooms and studios brimming with learners of all ages and abilities. We also responded very quickly to the need for additional English courses for the Ukranian refugees who arrived in Camden last year. Our dedicated ESOL team rose to the challenge and managed to support hundreds of Ukranian learners into English classes throughout the academic year.”

The College has recently launched its new programme for 23/24 and is seeing a surge in interest in its new courses for next year. The programme covers a range of options from improving foundation skills in English and Maths and ESOL, to career development courses in IT, Accounting, Digital Media and Teacher Training. The College has a wonderful range of creative arts courses delivered by practising artists in its dedicated studio spaces. Courses are suitable for beginners right through to advanced-level practice – and the College helps many learners to develop their own creative businesses. Many learners join classes for their own personal interest to improve their knowledge of modern languages, develop their creative writing or poetry or join a performing arts or music course.

Maria concluded: “We really are a college for the community and strive to make our courses accessible to all and relevant to our local community. We are building strong links with local businesses as well as supporting learners into employment through our employability classes. We also have a Get Into Learning series delivered in community locations throughout the area. We look forward to welcoming even more learners into the College next year and our team of advisers are available all summer to provide information, advice and guidance.”

To find out more about the courses on offer, explore the full range here or speak with our Learner Support Team to receive help with enrolment . You can also visit us at the College or join us for our next Open Event on 9 September from 11am – 4pm.

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CAMDEN
44 Crowndale Road
NW1 1TR
Tel: 020 7255 4700
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk
KENTISH TOWN
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NW5 2QL
Tel: 020 7241 8572
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