Why choose Warrington & Vale Royal College?

There are lots of great reasons to choose Warrington & Vale Royal College. 

You can begin your journey towards a successful career, make new friends, take part in exciting enrichment activities and have access to state-of-the art facilities.

As well as benefiting from excellent academic and vocational opportunities, you can take part in lots of activities and events, including national competitions, volunteering and working on live industry briefs.

All of this will put you one step ahead of the competition when you apply for a job or university place.

  • 100% pass rate on Foundation & Intermediate level vocational qualifications.
  • 99% Advanced Vocational Pass Rate.
  • 67% of Advance Vocational students achieved high grades (equivalent to grade A & B at A Level).
  • High numbers of students achieved straight distinctions (equivalent to 3 A grades at A Level).
  • Record numbers of students progress to their first choice at university.

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Programme of Study

Warrington & Vale Royal College offers a wide range of practical vocational and A Level courses, providing students with a hands on learning experience in their chosen subject area.  We also deliver apprenticeships and encourage students to progress onto our higher education and professional courses.

*Foundation Level Qualifications
Foundation Level Qualifications are available at Entry Level and Level 1 and are designed to enable you to gain a basic level of knowledge and skills. Study programmes at Foundation Level include help with English and Maths, as well as support to improve confidence and employability skills. 

*Intermediate Level Qualifications
Intermediate Level Qualifications are at Level 2 and are equivalent to GCSEs. These qualifications prove an ideal progression route to Advanced Level Qualifications.

Advanced Level Qualifications
Advanced Level Qualifications are at Level 3 and are equivalent to GCSEs. These qualifications provide and ideal progressions route into employment or onto higher education.

In addition to your chosen vocational qualification, you can:

  • Take part in regional and national competitions.
  • Join student societies.
  • Get careers advice and development CV writing skills.
  • Gain valuable experience through work placements.
  • Benefit from participation in the Warrington & Vale Royal College Graduate Scheme. 

*If you haven't achieved grade A*- C / grade 4 or above at GCSE in Maths and English you will continue to study for these qualifications as part of your programme of study, in addition to work placement and enrichment activities. 

Travelling to Warrington & Vale Royal College

Whether you walk, cycle, drive or travel by bus or train, getting to Warrington & Vale Royal College couldn't be easier. Check out the transport page of the website for fullBUS Service details about our chartered bus service, bus and train routes to college and information about parking.

Warrington Borough Transport bus passes can be purchased at the college. Please speak to a member of staff in the Student Wellbeing Team to check whether you may be entitled to financial support for travel to/from college.

Adult Learners:

There are a variety of courses on offer for adults, from vocational courses, professional courses, Higher Education courses to short, leisure courses. 

Come to one of our Open Events and find out for yourself why more and more learners are choosing Warrington & Vale Royal College.

You can have a look at the excellent facilities on offer and speak to students and staff about the courses you are interested in.

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