School Leavers

Warrington & Vale Royal College offers a wide range of vocational, apprenticeship and traineeship courses – wherever your passion may lie, we have the course for you! Apply now for your place at college for September 2022.

If you are leaving school in summer 2022, you can apply now to secure the course of your choice for September 2022.

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 next September 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 have already applied, you can still access and login to your online account.

Have a question about the application process or just a query about student life? 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?

  • 100% believe that their opinions about their course are valued by college staff
  • 99% believe their tutors know their subjects well
  • 98% said they feel safe at college
  • 99% agree that tutors have high expectations of students and encourage them to work hard
  • 99% agree their tutors help them to decide on their next steps
  • 96% believe college facilities are equal to those used in industry
  • 95% would recommend the college to a friend
  • 96% believe they are developing the skills they need to secure employment
  • 97% agree that their course has challenged them to produce their best work
  • 98% said they are happy on their course.

May 2021 survey results 

Find out about the 16-19 Tuition Fund (September 2021)