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City of Wolverhampton College

City of Wolverhampton College
Established 1999
Type Further Education
Principal Mr. Mark Robertson
Location Paget Road
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV6 0DU
England
Local authority Wolverhampton City Council
DfE number 336/8002
DfE URN 130484 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Mixed
Ages 16+
Telephone 01902 836000
Website .uk.ac.wolvcollwww

City of Wolverhampton College is a further education college located in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England.

It was formed in September 1999 as the result of a merger of Wulfrun College in Wolverhampton and Bilston Community College in Bilston.[1]

Upon this merger, it was initially known as Wolverhampton College, but in the aftermath of Wolverhampton gaining city status in December 2000, it adopted its current title.

A campus has since opened on Wellington Road in Bilston, replacing the old Bilston Community College buildings nearby which had originally been the buildings of Bilston Girls High School.

The college offers courses to students from Wolverhampton and the surrounding area. Courses offered include NVQs, GCSEs, BTECs, A Levels and Access courses. In addition, the college offers some higher education courses in conjunction with the University of Wolverhampton.


Campuses

  • Wellington Road Campus, Wellington Road, Bilston ()
  • Paget Road Campus, Paget Road, Wolverhampton ()
  • Metro One Campus, Bilston Street, Wolverhampton ()
  • Telford Campus, Stafford Park 4, Telford, Shropshire ()
  • Worcester Campus, 9-11 Copenhagen Street, Worcester, WR1 2HB

Notable students

  • Liam Payne, X Factor finalist and member of boyband One Direction.[2]
  • Garry Crawford, Professor of Sociology and author, University of Salford
  • Lesley Whittle was a student at the college when, in 1975, she was kidnapped and murdered by Donald Neilson, aka The Black Panther. This was one of the most notorious crimes of the 1970s. Lesley had been heiress to a large sum of money and Neilson kidnapped her demanding a ransom of £50,000.

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Liam Payne now sprinting to X Factor success". Express & Star. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 

External links

  • City of Wolverhampton College homepage
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