South Worcestershire College is a further education college with campuses in Evesham and Malvern and various outreach locations. It was established in September 2000 on the merging of Evesham College and Malvern Hills College and was renamed South Worcestershire College in September 2009 to more accurately reflect its growth and geographical location. The college provides full and part-time vocational education for students aged 14–18 and a variety of courses and activities for adults. The total number of enrolled students for the Evesham and Malvern campuses, together with the outreach locations, is about 7,000 of which about 10% are students aged 16–18 pursuing full-time education. The college is independently financed by the Worcestershire Local Authority which in turn is partly funded by a grant from the European Social Fund (ESF) to provide level 1 recognised national qualifications in Hairdressing, Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Engineering, Animal Care and Construction. The college has an Acquired Brain Injury Centre and also offers students NVQs and BTEC First, National and Higher National diplomas and certificates. and access to higher education programmes. ESOL courses are provided for Migrant workers and students needing English language support.
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