Slide “I’ve had so many opportunities at the college and gained a wealth of experience. As Student President I got to visit the Houses of Parliament in London, and as a Student Governor, I gained a fantastic insight into the work of the college.” Jake Love - General Engineering Level 3 Slide “I have made such good friends on the course, the Performing Arts department is like a huge family. The tutors are really welcoming and friendly, and made me feel at home straight away.” Ebony Yeadon - Performing Arts: Dance Level 3 Slide “I absolutely loved my time at college and am so grateful to my amazing tutors. Everything I have achieved I owe to them. My dream is to progress to university and one day work for Rolls-Royce” Roekh Yousaf - Motor Vehicle Level 3 Slide “The highlight of my time at college has got to be teaching sport to local schoolchildren as part of my work placement. I’ve had so many opportunities which really helped when it came to writing my personal statement for university.” Hannah Glover - Sport Level 3

School Leavers

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

College is an exciting step in any young person’s life. It is the beginning of a new chapter and a time to study a subject you really enjoy and want to pursue further as a career.

Thousands of students choose to study with us each year. Join us in September 2020 and begin your journey towards a successful career, learn new skills and make new friends.

By clicking the buttons below you can find out more about our school leaver courses, the application process, open evenings and much more.

If you are leaving school in summer 2020, you can apply now to secure the course of your choice for next September.

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

Have a question about the application process or just a query about student life? Find the answer on our ‘frequently asked questions’ page below, or get in touch with our helpful Learner Services team on 01925 494393.

Take a look at our student video for a real insight into what college life is like.

Why choose Warrington & Vale Royal College?

  • In October 2019, Ofsted officially commended us as an overall ‘Good’ college. Ofsted’s report praised the college’s “very caring and highly inclusive learning environment” and applauded the “excellent” relationships between students and their tutors.
  • 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 fulfil your potential and progress towards a bright future
  • 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 year old learners, with our student achievement data now well above the national average
  • Over 90% of apprenticeships at Warrington & Vale Royal College lead to full-time permanent employment
  • Almost two thirds of students completing a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma achieved a Distinction grade or higher, and over a quarter of students achieved the highest grade possible of a Triple Distinction Star, worth the equivalent of 3 A*s at A Level
  • Record numbers of students progress to their first choice at university
  • We are in the top quartile of colleges nationally for both English and maths GCSE
  • You will have access to an outstanding learning environment, designed to give you the practical skills, knowledge and experience for career success
  • Our Warrington and Winsford campuses house fully-equipped Learning Resources Centres, combining traditional library services with the latest technology and facilities.

What do our students say about us?

  • 92% of students said college staff are friendly and helpful
  • 92% of students said they felt they were on the right course
  • 90% of students said they knew who to talk to if they had a problem
  • 92% of students said they had made at least one new friend at college.

Sept 2019 First Impressions survey results – 828 students completed the survey