About West Suffolk College
West Suffolk College is a rural further education college with its main campus located in Out Risbygate and Construction and Building Services at Anglian Lane, both within Bury St Edmunds. The College has more than 18,000 students; and serves the community through Local Learning Centres in Stowmarket, Thurston, Haverhill, Newmarket, Sudbury and Mildenhall.
The college was founded in 1951 as The Bury St Edmunds Technical Institute and was based at the Silver Jubilee School. The courses provided at this time were largely Engineering, Construction, Building and vocational evening classes.
The primary purpose of West Suffolk College is to provide excellent education and training, developing skills that contribute to the success of the individual and the economy. And, the college has won several awards such as stated below:-
- Matrix - the quality standard for information advice and guidance service
- CEIGS - Career, Education, Information Guidance Standard
- C2E - Committed to Equality
The courses offered are Art and Design, Graphic Design, Business and Management, Logistics and Transport, Hospitality and Event Management, Computing, Construction and Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Children's Care, and Learning and Development.