Wiltshire College is justly proud of the high standard of teaching that it provides. Through these high standards and the consistent academic achievement of our students, we have been able to forge strong relationships with several of the UKs leading universities. We work closely with these partners to deliver high quality courses at several levels, including Foundation and Degree level. Our college is therefore able to offer students not only the benefit of a prestigious university qualification, but one that is run by the college and delivered with the additional care and attention for which we are known. In addition, we offer A Level and EFL based courses, to the same high standard.
The local nickname for natives of Wiltshire is Moonrakers. This was thought to originate from a story of smugglers who, in seeking to hide their illegal stash of Brandy, dropped the casks at the bottom of a village pond. When the Excise men arrived to confront them, the smugglers used wooden rakes to disturb the surface of the water so that the Excise men could not see the casks under the surface.
When asked what they were doing, they replied that they were trying to rake in the large round cheese floating on the surface of the pond, which was of course the reflection of the full moon on the water. The local officials considered them to be simpletons and left, allowing the smugglers to continue with their activity. Most local villages in Wiltshire claim that this took place at their village pond.