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School Leavers

Warrington & Vale Royal College offers a range of vocational, technical and apprenticeship courses – wherever your passion may lie, we have the course for you.

At Warrington & Vale Royal College you will follow a study programme designed just for you! Your study programme is there to help you develop your work ready skills alongside your vocational & technical qualification. This will ensure that you will be in the perfect position for employment or higher education when you leave us.

We want to make your transition from school to college easy and enjoyable.

After you apply you will be invited in to an interview with a member of curriculum staff.  The course will be explained to you and we will discuss your predicted GCSE grades.  Once you are offered a place we will invite you in for a two hour sample evening where you will spend time with college staff, find out more about the course, try out the facilities and meet new friends.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our helpful admissions team on 01925 494393.


If you are leaving school in summer 2019, you can APPLY NOW to secure the course of your choice for September 2019.

If you’ve already applied and want to access your online account, please click here.

Why choose Warrington & Vale Royal College?

  • We are ranked in the top 10 of colleges nationally for pass rates, for the third consecutive year (Further Education and Skills Agency, March 2019). If you choose to study with us in September, we will help you to fulfill your potential and progress towards a bright future
  • Warrington & Vale Royal College has been named as the 5th most successful with GCSE English students out of 205 General Further Education (GFE) colleges. This puts the college in the top 2% in the country
  • For maths, the report puts Warrington & Vale Royal College in 27th place, putting it in the top 13% of all GFE colleges
  • Working together, we have ensured that teaching and learning is better so that we achieve the best possible outcomes if you choose to study with us. To date, we have secured unprecedented improvement for our 16-18 years old learners, with our student achievement data now well above the national average.
  • You will have access to an outstanding learning environment, designed to give you the practical skills, knowledge and experience for career success
  • The college has a fully equipped Learning Resources Centre, combining traditional library services with the latest technology and facilities
  • Our Orford Park sporting facilities are available to you. Facilities include a swimming pool, fitness suite, squash courts, sports hall, cycling paths, plus much more
  • The campus is also home to fully operational hair and beauty training salons, a variety of construction workshops, a fully equipped training restaurant and state-of-the-art creative and performing arts facilities
  • 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.

What our students are saying about us:

  • 99% are happy at college
  • 98% agree that teachers have high expectations & encourage them to work hard
  • 97% felt welcome on the first day of college
  • 95% said they are developing their employability skills
  • 94% of our students would recommend studying at the college to a friend

QDP survey results December 2018 – 2,395 students completed the survey