The College has a new home in Bloomsbury - the heart of London's academic community. We are still sharing with the British Study Centres' School of English.
From January, all lessons will be held at 23 Bloomsbury Square WC1A 2PJ. Check your email account for further details.
Getting to the College is easy. For additional help, use the TfL Journey Planner below...
The College will be closed over the Christmas period while we settle into our new home and prepare for the next year's lessons.
To contact the College between now and when lessons recommence please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with queries (including letters) and we'll get right back to you.
my-WLC - the online learning and resources centre from West London College
my-WLC gives you online access to your course of study resources, such as the course outline, lecture handouts, assignments, reading lists, news, events and so on.
Please check into my-WLC on a regular basis to ensure that you don't miss out.
When you are enrolled into a class in the College, you will be automatically enrolled into the appropriate my-WLC modules for your course. If you are not automatically enrolled after two College days, please speak to your tutor who will raise the issue with the administrators of my-WLC.
Unable to log in?
If you forget your log in details, click here to go to the account recovery page. Enter your personal email address into the "Search by email" box and click the search button. If the email address is recognised by my-WLC, you will receive an email with a link to recover your account details and reset your password. Please do check your Junk or Spam folders though - as emails from my-WLC often end up in there!
NB: If you have any problem with logging in which cannot be resolved using the above steps, please send an email to IT@westlondoncollege.com with your Student ID, quote "my-WLC account problems" in the subject line and you should expect a reply within one College day.
We have had 264 responses to our surveys since December –
thank you to all those who took the time to complete one!
We have worked on many of the issues you have raised
and you can see these by clicking here.
FREE Tuition Support!
This is a reminder about the Tuition Support Services offered to you free of charge!
Tuition support is available to all who feel they need a little help. If you fall behind with your studies, because you have been ill or perhaps because you simply didn't understand a particular aspect of your course, it is important that you get in touch with us.
Music at ISH
229 is a music venue attached to International Students House in Great Portland Street one Tube station or a short walk away from Hannah House
Check out 229's website to see which acts will be appearing at the there soon.
WLC's 2015 QAA Report
The Quality Assurance Agency recently visited the College to monitor our activities in teaching and learning. This visit was a precursor to our full inspection in October 2016.
International Students House is a charity dedicated to British and International Students studying in London. It is situated in Great Portland Street which is a ten minute walk from West London College. The College has paid membership fees for you so you are entitled to take advantage of their facilities, activities and events. Simply show your WLC card at reception and they will give you access. Benefits include:
- ISH Bar
- Free Sunday cinema
- Free culture events
- Travel Club
- Theatre Club
- Christmas programme
- Learn to Lead programme
- Fitness studio
- Live music venue
- Free hire of the ISH Bar for student parties
User guide for my-WLC
Please check out our user guide - look for a link to it in a panel on the right side of this page.
Increase in Student Oyster card application fee
Please be informed that the student Oyster card application fee is now £20. TfL has since increased the fee from £10 to £20 since our last student handbook publication.
Changes to UK Immigration Rules
Last week the government announced a number of changes to the immigration rules which are detailed below:
Changes from 3 August 2015
The method of calculating the five year cap will be amended to include all time spent on a Student/Tier 4 visa including the extra time at the start and end of the visa. If you need to apply for a new visa and you think this may affect you contact Student Services.
You can find more information on the UKCISA web pages.
Changes from 12 November 2015
The level of maintenance required each month will increase to:
- £1,265 per month for Tier 4 students
- £845 per month for Tier 4 dependant
The lower "established presence" level of funding will no longer exist and Tier 4 applicants will need to show £1,265 a month up to a maximum of nine months.
Secure English Language Test Changes
Only IELTS and Trinity College London English language tests will now be approved by the Home Office as secure English language tests (SELTS) for immigration purposes.
IELTS tests can be taken around the world, but Trinity College London tests must be taken in the UK.
English language tests taken before 6 April 2015 from the current list of approved SELTS can be used in immigration applications until 5 November 2015. From 5 November 2015, only IELTS and Trinity College London tests taken on or after 6 April 2015 will be acceptable.
More information (from UKCISA)