City of Westminster College is a further education college in the City of Westminster, England, founded originally as Paddington Technical Institute.
Located in Central London and minutes away from Edgeware Road, Paddington, Marylebone and Maida Vale underground stations, City of Westminster College is currently the top college for apprenticeships and also offers over 200 courses across a wide range of both vocational and academic subjects.
The College is a leading provider of post-16 education in the London Borough of Westminster, and delivers various courses to some 7,000 students each year, both full-time and part-time.
The institution places a large amount of focus on preparing students for "employability", by teaching specific skills that employers value and are looking for.
These skills include Research, Memory Re-call, Time Management, Action Planning, Creative Thinking, Team Work and Resilience, among others.
City of Westminster College has specialist facilities including, science labs, motor vehicle workshops, photography studios, a theatre and TV and Radio studios.
The Paddington Green Campus offers an award winning learning environment, with state-of-the-art facilities, including photography studios, a recording studio, TV studio, motor vehicle workshop, dance studio, theatre, science labs, Sport England standard sports hall and an airplane cabin training room.
The newly refurbished Maida Vale Campus offers a mix of informal and formal teaching spaces, including a multi-sensory room for students with learning difficulties and disabilities and an employability centre offering advice and support for those seeking employment, through a dedicated Work Experience (WEX) hub and team.
The institution benefits from strong working relationships with its partners, which include working with inner London secondary schools, London universities and the local community of north Westminster.
Close work is also done with the Westminster City Council to plan courses that meet the current and future needs of students.