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“On the course, I’ve had more opportunities to gain experience and complete projects I wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise. My tutors have been incredibly supportive of my aspirations to work in the special effects industry.“ Maria Clerkin - Level 3 Art and Design Maria Clerkin- Art & design “I have had a great many opportunities to perform with college and from this, I have gained a level of confidence and determination to succeed that I don’t think I could find anywhere else.” Harry Peacey - Level 3 Performing Arts Harry Peacey- Performing arts “At college, we’re able to have fun as well as learn. It’s not all about work and it’s not just classroom based - we go out to do activities too. All the tutors are really nice and treat you like adults. I know full well that if I hadn’t come to this college, I wouldn’t have had the same support.” Emily Fairclough - Level 3 Sport Science Emily Fairclough- Sport “The staff are incredibly supportive and helpful. Most importantly, the environment is very safe and friendly which improves your confidence as you get to interact and meet new people.“ Salomie Yousaf - Level 3 Beauty Therapy Salomie Yousaf- Beauty Therapy

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! Apply now for your place at college for September 2021.

If you are leaving school in summer 2021, you can apply now to secure the course of your choice for next September.

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 2021 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, department open evenings, virtual open evenings and much more.

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? Book a one-to-one chat with one of our friendly tutors below, search our FAQs page 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?

  • We are proud to have achieved a ‘Good’ rating in our latest Ofsted inspection (October 2019). Ofsted highlighted our achievements in creating a ‘highly inclusive learning environment’ where ‘students quickly develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours’. Ofsted also noted that ‘relationships between students and their teachers and assessors are excellent’.
  • We continue to consistently deliver outstanding results and are ranked in the top 12 colleges nationally – the top 7%.
  • Over 80% of students studying a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma achieved one or more Distinction grades.
  • Almost a third of students studying a BTEC Extended Diploma achieved the highest grade possible of Triple Distinction Star, the equivalent to 3 A* grades at A Level.
  • A record number of Level 3 students progressed to their first choice of university.

What do our students say about us?

  • 94% surveyed believed they received good quality of education.
  • 94% believe the college has effective leadership and management in place.
  • 97% said they felt safe at college.
  • 93% would recommend the college to a friend.
  • 97% believe their tutors know their subjects well.
  • 98% agree that tutors have high expectations of the learners and encourage students to work hard.

December 2020 first term survey results 

Click here to find out about the 16-19 Tuition Fund (September 2020)