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For some of our courses, it is necessary to purchase relevant equipment or clothing (e.g. protective clothing), whilst for some others, we offer optional college-branded clothing.

Equipment and Kit Lists

Important information for 19+ students

If you are a fully-funded student (i.e. you do not have to pay any fees for your course) or are planning on obtaining an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees then any equipment or uniform which is considered essential to you completing your course will be provided you by the faculty team. If this is the case for you, please do not purchase any ESSENTIAL kit, equipment or uniform prior to your course. You can find more information on adult learning fees here. If you do not meet the above criteria, you may be entitled to financial help to help you with kit, equipment and uniform costs.

Financial Help

The college operates a financial support scheme which can help students whose financial circumstances make it difficult for them to meet the costs associated with study; find out more information here. Once you have purchased your equipment and have been awarded funds from financial support, please provide us with a receipt of your purchase and we will refund you in the first term of the course. If you have already been awarded financial support, we may be able to order it for you (course dependent); your award letter will contain further details. Please note that we are only able to refund or purchase kit, equipment or uniform which is considered essential to you completing your qualification. 

King's Lynn CAmpus

  • Air Cabin Crew

    For our Air Cabin Crew course, you will need our Cabin Crew kit - a black shirt (embroidered with the college logo) and chino trousers.

    To order your kit, go to students.russums-shop.co.uk and login with the below details:

    Username: wanstudent
    Password: kptw827

    If you are eligible for financial support, we will be able to purchase all of your uniform and equipment for you. Further details can be found on your award letter.

  • Creative Arts - Art & Design, Media, Music & Performing Arts

    The majority of required equipment for creative arts courses can be purchased online and will be ready to collect for the college shop in September. You can find the full kit list and a link to our online store to buy the starter pack (every thing in the starter pack is considered an essential items for the course!)

    Art & Design

    1168 - Art & Design - Level 2

    BUY YOUR STARTER PACK  VIEW YOUR FULL KIT LIST
    1340 - Art & Design - Level 3

    BUY YOUR STARTER PACK  VIEW YOUR FULL KIT LIST

    1124 - Photography - Level 3

    BUY YOUR STARTER PACK  VIEW YOUR FULL KIT LIST

    1195 - Graphics - Level 3

    VIEW YOUR FULL KIT LIST

    1169 - Fashion - Level 3

    BUY YOUR STARTER PACK  VIEW YOUR FULL KIT LIST

    Media

    You are expected to have the starter pack and a 1TB external hard-drive ready for your first day of attendance. Without these, your students will not be able to undertake practical work.

    You can buy the starter pack and Springboard uniform online and also view the full kit list (which includes recommended and optional equipment, plus some recommended reading material) below.

    BUY YOUR SPRINGBOARD UNIFORM

    BUY YOUR STARTER PACK 
    VIEW YOUR FULL KIT LIST

    Performing Arts and Music

    All Music courses

    VIEW YOUR FULL KIT LIST

    All Performing Arts course

    VIEW YOUR FULL KIT LIST

  • Hair, Beauty & Media Make-Up

    Every successful industry sets out professional standards of good practice.  Please read our code of best practice which outlines our expectations of Hairdressing, Beauty and Media Make Up students.  Your professional personal appearance and presentation is an example to your clients.  Those first impressions will decide whether or not a client will return to you for treatments. You should read the student code of conduct before starting your course. You can find a copy here.

    Uniform - Salonwear

    Your uniform is an industry standard requirement and must always be worn in full during on-site timetabled hours or whilst representing the college at any event. All uniform items can be purchased from Salonwear. 

    As well as the uniform listed below, students are required to wear black trousers and some black, flat and fully enclosed non-slip shoes or trainers. 

    Please click the links below to buy your uniform:

    Course Item Order Link (click below to buy!) Price
    Hairdressing - Level 1 Black Tunic or; Female | Male £30.19
    Long Sleeve T-Shirt Female | Male £22.93
    Hairdressing - Level 2 & 3   Black Tunic or; Female | Male £30.19
    Long Sleeve T-Shirt or; Female | Male £22.93
    Couture Black Dress Female £36.19
    Beauty Therapy - Level 2 & 3  Black Tunic or; Female | Male £30.19
    Black Couture Dress (Female alternative) Female £36.19
    Short Sleeve T-Shirt (Male alternative) Male £22.93
    Media Make-Up - Level 2 & 3 Short Sleeve T-Shirt Female | Male £22.93


    You can find a video size guide for our uniform here.

    Once you've added everything you need to your basket, you'll need to create an account. If you have any queries regarding your order, please cotnact Salonwear directly by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your order number.

    Kit & Equipment - College Kits Direct

    You can buy the kit and equipment you require for your course through College Kits Direct's website. These kits are priced competitively and are generally cheaper than what we've had in previous years.

    To order your kit: 

    1. go to www.collegekitsdirect.com and click 'create student account'
    2. Go to your account details and click 'link to college' and enter our college code: C36540
    3. Once linked, click 'order your student kit' and find your course to make your order!

    Please place your order as early as possible and allow up to 14 days for delivery. 

    If you studied a Hair & Beauty course last year, you will be able to buy a smaller, cheaper kit as you'll already have some of what you need. These are called 'top-up' kits on College Kits Direct's website. There are also some optional kits available. Please follow the above instructions to find more details about what is included in your kit and the total price.

    Stationery - College Shop

    We've prepared stationery starter packs for each course. These include everything you need for your course and portfolio - notepads, highlighters, arch files etc. You can buy these now through our online store. These are prepared at the college shop in King's Lynn and, if purchased, will be available to collect during the first two weeks of term. Click your course below to purchase:

    1366 - Hairdressing - Level 1
    1057 - Hairdressing - Level 2
    1228 - Hairdressing - Level 3
    1056 - Beauty - Level 2
    1006 - Beauty - Level 3
    1542 - Media Make-Up - Level 2
    1009 - Media Make-Up - Level 3

  • Health and Social Care, Childhood Studies & Nursing and Paramedic

    All students on care and early years courses will be required to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check to enable them to access placement. Your DBS check will be processed by the college, so please do not arrange your own! You can find further details about paying and apply for a DBS check here.

    Paying for your DBS check

    It is essential that you pay and prepare for your DBS check before you start your course. The DBS check costs £45 and can be paid for through our online store here. If you are eligible for financial help, we will cover the cost of your DBS check for you - you will not have to pay for it beforehand.

    When completing your DBS check, you will be asked to provide original documents to confirm your identity and you need to prepare these in the summer ready for your induction week. These include primary identity documents (e.g. passport), and financial / social history documents and trusted government documents. You can find further details on what you will need to provide here.

  • Construction & Trades (e.g. Brickwork, Carpentry)

    All of our construction students (apart from those on Construction - Level 3) need steel toe cap boots. These can be purchased from our third party supplier, LA Clothing. All students are required to have safety glasses which must be worn in the workshop.

    BUY YOUR BOOTS BUY YOUR SAFETY GLASSES

    Plumbing students need fire retardant overalls. These must be purchased from our third party supplier, LA Clothing. Please note that there may be up to a three-week turnaround for overalls as these are embroidered to order. If you require overalls for your course, please place your order early to allow extra time for processing. Carpentry students need a work apron for their course. These can be purchased from our third party supplier, LA Clothing. Brickwork students need navy hi-vis overtrousers. These can be purchased from our third party supplier, LA Clothing.

    PLUMBING - BUY YOUR OVERALLS CARPENTRY - BUY YOUR APRON BRICKWORK - OVERTROUSERS

    Each of of our courses require certain tools which you can buy at your local garage or tool supplier. Please click your course below to view your kit list for full details on what to bring.

    1156 - Brickwork (Level 1, Year 1)
    1126 - Brickwork (Level 2) & 1156 - Brickwork (Level 2, Year 2)
    1050 - Plumbing (Level 1, Year 1)
    1145 - Plumbing (Level 2) & 1050 - Plumbing (Level 2, Year 2)
    1163 - Carpentry (Level 1, Year 1)
    1140 - Carpentry (Level 2) & 1163 - Carpentry (Level 2, Year 2)
    1471 - Construction (Level 3)

    A stationery starter pack is available for all of our technology courses. You can purchase your starter pack on our online store here. Once purchased, these will be available to collect at the college shop after you start your course - we'll contact you once they're ready!

  • Engineering, Motor Vehicle & Electrical

    All of our Engineering, Motor Vehicle and Electrical students need fire retardant overalls and steel toe cap boots. These can be purchased from our third party supplier, LA Clothing. Overalls must be purchased from LA Clothing. Please note that there may be up to a three-week turnaround for overalls as these are embroidered to order. If you require overalls for your course, please place your order early to allow extra time for processing. 

    All students are required to have safety glasses which must be worn in the workshop.

    BUY YOUR OVERALLS BUY YOUR BOOTS BUY YOUR SAFETY GLASSES

    Each of of our courses require certain tools which you can buy at your local garage or tool supplier. Please click your course below to view your kit list for full details on what to bring.

    1002 - Engineering & Motor Vehicle (Level 1, Year 1)
    1108 - Engineering (Level 2) & 1002 - Engineering Pathway (Level 2, Year 2)
    1571 - Motor Vehicle (Level 2) & 1002 - Motor Vehicle Pathway (Level 2, Year 2)
    1164 - Electrical Installation (Level 2)
    1473 - Motor Vehicle (Level 3)
    1469 - Engineering (Level 3)

    A stationery starter pack is available for all of our technology courses. You can purchase your starter pack on our online store here. Once purchased, these will be available to collect at the college shop after you start your course - we'll contact you once they're ready!

  • Hospitality

    You can find details on what equipment & uniform you will require for the course here.

    To order your kit, go to students.russums-shop.co.uk and login with the below details:

    Username: wanstudent
    Password: kptw827

    If you are eligible for financial support, we will be able to purchase all of your uniform and equipment for you. Further details can be found on your award letter.

  • T-Level: Adult Nursing

    All students on care and early years courses will be required to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check to enable them to access placement. Your DBS check will be processed by the college, so please do not arrange your own! You can find further details about paying and apply for a DBS check here.

    Paying for your DBS check

    It is essential that you pay and prepare for your DBS check before you start your course. The DBS check costs £45 and can be paid for through our online store here. If you are eligible for financial help, we will cover the cost of your DBS check for you - you will not have to pay for it beforehand.

    When completing your DBS check, you will be asked to provide original documents to confirm your identity and you need to prepare these in the summer ready for your induction week. These include primary identity documents (e.g. passport), and financial / social history documents and trusted government documents. You can find further details on what you will need to provide here.

    Tunic and Trousers

    All students are expected to have the T-Level: Adult Nursing uniform, which consists of a tunic and trousers. You can find details and what is included here. You can order your kit over the phone with our supplier, Double G Clothing, on 01553 761047 or pop into the showroom:

    Double G Clothing
    Horsley Fields Industrial Estate
    Hardwick
    King’s Lynn
    PE30 5DD

    Payment can be made over the phone (or via cash at the showroom). Once paid, Double G will process your order. If you have been approved (or think you will be approved!) for financial support, please complete the order form and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - we will raise the order for you once your financial support application has been approved.

    Please allow 21 days for delivery. Please speak to Double G Clothing if you have any queries regarding your order or delivery.

  • Public Protective Services

    All students are expected to have the PPS Kit. You can find details and what is included here. You can order your kit over the phone with our supplier, Double G Clothing, on 01553 761047 or pop into the showroom:

    Double G Clothing
    Horsley Fields Industrial Estate
    Hardwick
    King’s Lynn
    PE30 5DD

    Payment can be made over the phone (or via cash at the showroom). Once paid, Double G will process your order. If you have been approved (or think you will be approved!) for financial support, please complete the order form and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - we will raise the order for you once your financial support application has been approved.

    You can either collect your kit from the store room or it can be delivered to college or your home address (for a small cost). As the kit is embroidered with college logos, please allow 21 days for delivery / collection. Please speak to Double G Clothing if you have any queries regarding your order or delivery.

 

Sports CAmpus

  • Sports Kit

    Clothing

    All students are expected to have their sports kit which costs £55 for the full set (which includes a full tracksuit, t-shirt and shorts).  You can find details and what is included here. You can order your kit over the phone with our supplier, Double G Clothing, on 01553 761047 or pop into the showroom:

    Double G Clothing
    Horsley Fields Industrial Estate
    Hardwick
    King’s Lynn
    PE30 5DD

    Payment can be made over the phone (or via cash at the showroom). Once paid, Double G will process your order. If you have been approved (or think you will be approved!) for financial support, please complete the order form and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - we will raise the order for you once your financial support application has been approved.

    You can either collect your kit from the store room or it can be delivered to college or your home address (for a small cost). As the kit is embroidered with college logos, please allow 21 days for delivery / collection. Please speak to Double G Clothing if you have any queries regarding your order or delivery.

 

Wisbech CAmpus

  • Animal Care

    All students are required to have a CWA branded animal care boiler suit and sturdy / wellington boots. Students can also purchase the optional hoody, fleece or polo shirt.

    BUY YOUR UNIFORM

  • Construction & Trades (e.g. Brickwork, Carpentry)

    All of our construction students need steel toe cap boots. These can be purchased from our third party supplier, LA Clothing. All students are required to have safety glasses which must be worn in the workshop.

    BUY YOUR BOOTS .BUY YOUR SAFETY GLASSES

    Painting & Decorating students need white bib and brace overalls for their course. These can be purchased from our third party supplier, LA Clothing. Carpentry students need a work apron for their course. These can be purchased from our third party supplier, LA Clothing. Brickwork students need navy hi-vis overtrousers. These can be purchased from our third party supplier, LA Clothing.

    PAINTING & Dec - OVERALLS CARPENTRY - BUY YOUR APRON BRICKWORK - OVERTROUSERS

    Students who are studying our Anglian Water Construction Operations (1096/FEN) course need numerous orange hi-vis PPE for their course. This can be purchased with our third party supplier, LA Clothing. Click the buttons below to buy!

    ANGLIAN WATER - TROUSERS ANGLIAN WATER - JACKET ANGLIAN WATER - LONG SLEEVE

    Each of of our courses require certain tools which you can buy at your local garage or tool supplier. Please click your course below to view your kit list for full details on what to bring.

    1156/FEN - Brickwork (Level 1, Year 1)
    1126/FEN - Brickwork (Level 2) & 1156/FEN - Brickwork (Level 2, Year 2)
    1163/FEN - Carpentry (Level 1, Year 1)
    1140/FEN - Carpentry (Level 2) & 1163 - Carpentry (Level 2, Year 2)
    1548/FEN - Carpentry (Level 3)
    1166/FEN - Painting & Decorating (Level 1, Year 1)
    1192/FEN - Painting & Decorating (Level 2) & 1166 - Painting & Decorating (Level 2, Year 2)
    1096/FEN - Anglian Water - Construction Operations (Level 2)

    A stationery starter pack is available for all of our technology courses. You can purchase your starter pack on our online store here. Once purchased, these will be available to collect from the staff room after you start your course - we'll contact you once they're ready!

  • Childhood Studies

    All students on care and early years courses will be required to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check to enable them to access placement. Your DBS check will be processed by the college, so please do not arrange your own! You can find further details about paying and apply for a DBS check here.

    Paying for your DBS check

    It is essential that you pay and prepare for your DBS check before you start your course. The DBS check costs £45 and can be paid for through our online store here. If you are eligible for financial help, we will cover the cost of your DBS check for you - you will not have to pay for it beforehand.

    When completing your DBS check, you will be asked to provide original documents to confirm your identity and you need to prepare these in the summer ready for your induction week. These include primary identity documents (e.g. passport), and financial / social history documents and trusted government documents. You can find further details on what you will need to provide here.

  • Dog Grooming

    All students are required to have a CWA branded dog grooming tabbard. Students can also purchase the optional polo shirt, fleece or hoody.

    BUY YOUR UNIFORM

  • Engineering & Motor Vehicle

    All of our Engineering, Motor Vehicle and Electrical students need fire retardant overalls and steel toe cap boots. These can be purchased from our third party supplier, LA Clothing. Overalls must be purchased from LA Clothing. Please note that there may be up to a three-week turnaround for overalls as these are embroidered to order. If you require overalls for your course, please place your order early to allow extra time for processing. All students are required to have safety glasses which must be worn in the workshop. 

    BUY YOUR OVERALLS BUY YOUR BOOTS  BUY YOUR SAFETY GLASSES

    Each of of our courses require certain tools which you can buy at your local garage or tool supplier. Please click your course below to view your kit list for full details on what to bring.

    1002/FEN - Engineering & Motor Vehicle (Level 1, Year 1)
    1108/FEN - Engineering (Level 2) & 1002/FEN - Engineering Pathway (Level 2, Year 2)
    1571/FEN - Motor Vehicle (Level 2) & 1002/FEN - Motor Vehicle Pathway (Level 2, Year 2)
    1473/FEN - Motor Vehicle (Level 3)
    1569/FEN - Anglian Water Engineering (Level 3)
    1458/FEN - Vehicle Body & Paint (Level 2) & 1560/FEN - Vehicle Body & Paint (Level 3)

    A stationery starter pack is available for all of our technology courses. You can purchase your starter pack on our online store here. Once purchased, these will be available to collect from the staff room after you start your course - we'll contact you once they're ready!

  • Hair and Beauty

    Every successful industry sets out professional standards of good practice.  Please read our code of best practice which outlines our expectations of Hairdressing, Beauty and Media Make Up students.  Your professional personal appearance and presentation is an example to your clients.  Those first impressions will decide whether or not a client will return to you for treatments. You should read the student code of conduct before starting your course. You can find a copy here.

    Uniform - Salonwear / MyCollegeUniform

    Your uniform is an industry standard requirement and must always be worn in full during on-site timetabled hours or whilst representing the college at any event. All uniform items can be purchased from Salonwear. 

    As well as the uniform listed below, students are required to wear black trousers and some black, flat and fully enclosed non-slip shoes or trainers. 

    Please click the links below to buy your uniform:

    Course Item Order Link (click below to buy!) Price
    Hairdressing - Level 1 Black Tunic or; Female | Male £30.19
    Long Sleeve T-Shirt Female | Male £22.93
    Hairdressing - Level 2 & 3   Black Tunic or; Female | Male £30.19
    Long Sleeve T-Shirt or; Female | Male £22.93
    Couture Black Dress Female £36.19
    Beauty Therapy - Level 2 & 3  Black Tunic or; Female | Male £30.19
    Black Couture Dress (Female alternative) Female £36.19
    Short Sleeve T-Shirt (Male alternative) Male £22.93

    You can find a video size guide for our uniform here.

    Once you've added everything you need to your basket, you'll need to create an account. If you have any queries regarding your order, please cotnact Salonwear directly by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your order number.

    Kit & Equipment - College Kits Direct

    You can buy the kit and equipment you require for your course through College Kits Direct's website. These kits are priced competitively and are generally cheaper than what we've had in previous years.

    To order your kit: 

    1. go to www.collegekitsdirect.com and click 'create student account'
    2. Go to your account details and click 'link to college' and enter our college code: C36540
    3. Once linked, click 'order your student kit' and find your course to make your order!

    Please place your order as early as possible and allow up to 14 days for delivery. 

    If you studied a Hair & Beauty course last year, you will be able to buy a smaller, cheaper kit as you'll already have some of what you need. These are called 'top-up' kits on College Kits Direct's website. There are also some optional kits available. Please follow the above instructions to find more details about what is included in your kit and the total price.

    Stationery - College Shop

    We've prepared stationery starter packs for each course. These include everything you need for your course and portfolio - notepads, highlighters, arch files etc. You can buy these now through our online store. These are prepared at the college shop in King's Lynn and, if purchased, will be available to collect during the first two weeks of term from reception. Click your course below to purchase:

    1366/FEN - Hairdressing - Level 1
    1057/FEN - Hairdressing - Level 2
    1228/FEN - Hairdressing - Level 3
    1056/FEN - Beauty - Level 2

  • Hospitality

    You can find details on what equipment & uniform you will require for the course here.

    To order your kit, go to students.russums-shop.co.uk and login with the below details:

    Username: wanstudent
    Password: kptw827

    If you are eligible for financial support, we will be able to purchase all of your uniform and equipment for you. Further details can be found on your award letter.

Cambridge CAmpus

  • Animal Care

    All students are required to have a CWA branded animal care boiler suit and sturdy / wellington boots. Students can also purchase the optional hoody, fleece or polo shirt.

    BUY YOUR UNIFORM

  • Dog Grooming

    All students are required to have a CWA branded dog grooming tabbard. Students can also purchase the optional polo shirt, fleece or hoody.

    BUY YOUR UNIFORM

  • Equine and Horse Care

    All students are required to have the following:

    • A red top (preferably CWA branded - see below) for the yard.
    • Plain, dark coloured jodhpurs, breeches or suitable trousers (breeches or jodhpurs only for riding). You may wear black jeans on the yard.
    • Suitable, sturdy boots for the yard (strictly no trainers)
    • Riding boots if you wish to ride: long boots or short boots with gaiters or half chaps
    • Riding hat which conforms to current BHS safety standards
    • Gloves (for both riding and yard)
    • Waterproof coat and sunscreen as applicable – we don’t stop for the weather!
    • Body protector for jumping (BETA Level 3 dated 2009 or later)

    Students must:

    • Wear hair ties to fasten hair above shoulder length
    • Not wear any jewellery on the yard. Please do not have new piercings done before coming to college as you will not be allowed onto the yard.
    • Trim any excessively long nails and not wear nail extensions

    CWA branded uniform

    Students can purchase option CWA branded uniform for their course. This includes a polo shirt, fleece, hoody, waterproof coat, boiler suit and gilet.

    BUY CWA EQUINE CLOTHING

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