Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College
Our mission is to provide an environment in which young people are enabled and encouraged to reach the very highest academic and personal standards and so fulfil their own career objectives while meeting the MOD's requirement for highly skilled technical graduate Officers.
- DSFC Mission Statement
Originally based on the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire, Welbeck has provided the Army with many of its future Technical Officers for over fifty years. The college has become one of the UK’s top sixth form colleges and has an outstanding academic reputation. In 2004 students destined for the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force joined, and in 2005 students for the MOD Civil Service joined for the first time.
Welbeck’s continued success enabled the Ministry of Defence to invest in a brand new purpose-built site for the college at Woodhouse near Loughborough in Leicestershire. From 2005 students entering Welbeck joined a state-of-the-art college with the highest quality residential and teaching facilities, benefiting from the latest educational and technological advances.
The college offers a unique programme of personal, physical and intellectual development which provides our students with a rounded education specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s modern technical Armed Forces. The programme for MOD students does not end after a two-year A-level programme: the four Services continue to monitor and support students through university and on to professional training with their respective Armed Service or within the Ministry of Defence Civil Service.
At Welbeck students face a variety of intellectual and physical challenges that will test their abilities and stretch their mind. Students will pursue sports, travel overseas and experience adventurous activities that build their self-confidence and develop their leadership potential. Our team of trained and experienced staff – both civilian and military – is always available to assist, encourage and support, providing every chance to make the best of the wonderful opportunities Welbeck offers.
Please note that the Welbeck DSFC campus is a non-smoking site.