Warrington & Vale Royal College students celebrate outstanding vocational results

Warrington & Vale Royal College students are celebrating another year of superb vocational results, reflecting the college’s reputation for excellent student achievement.

Nichola Newton, Principal & Chief Executive of Warrington & Vale Royal College, said: “We are absolutely delighted with these brilliant results which show just how hard our students and staff have worked to achieve their very best. Student progress at Warrington & Vale Royal College this year is outstanding and these results consolidate the college’s position as one of the best general further education colleges in the country.”

Results for advanced vocational courses are some of the best ever achieved at Warrington & Vale Royal College. 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* at A Level.

Sport Extended Diploma Level 3 student Hannah Glover achieved a top grade of Triple Distinction Star and is heading to Edge Hill University in September to study Sports Therapy. The highlight of her time at college was sports coaching in local primary schools as part of the college’s work experience programme. During her time at college, Hannah won the Outstanding Achievement Award for Sport at the college’s Further Education Awards Ceremony.

Former St Gregory’s High School student Roekh Yousaf achieved a Distinction grade in Motor Vehicle Maintenance Diploma Level 3. Roekh completed a three-month work placement at Warrington Car Audio and impressed them so much they offered him a full-time job. Roekh is keen to secure a number of year’s work experience at Warrington Car Audio, before heading to university to study automobile engineering. He absolutely loved his time at college and is particularly grateful to his tutors, commenting “everything I am and have achieved I owe to them”.

Callum Donovan achieved a fantastic result of two Distinctions and one Distinction Star for his Creative Media Production Extended Diploma Level 3 course. Callum originally attended his high school’s sixth form for a short period, but didn’t enjoy the restrictions this came with. Through a huge variety of work experience opportunities on his course at Warrington & Vale Royal College such as editing wedding videos, producing promotional videos for worldwide companies and even filming at special events, Callum has developed countless skills sure to impress in the industry. He is going on to study Film Production at the University of Salford, and dreams one day of becoming a Hollywood film director.

Former Weaverham High School student Elli Shephard has achieved great success on her Graphic Design Extended Diploma Level 3 course, achieving a top grade of Triple Distinction Star. Elli also, achieved the college’s Gold Skills Passport award for her hard work and dedication in extra-curricular activities. Elli thoroughly enjoyed the course, finding the tutors to be extremely helpful and the facilities at the college fantastic. She is thinking of taking a different career path by progressing on to the college’s Access to Healthcare course to eventually become a midwife, a career she’s always dreamed of pursuing.

Games Development Extended Diploma Level 3 students Benjamin Stiff and Adil Ahmed both achieved the highest grade of Triple Distinction Star and are both progressing to Manchester Metropolitan University to study Computer Animation and Visual Effects in September. They aspire to pursue a career in 3D modelling in the future.

Warrington & Vale Royal College is enrolling now for courses starting in September 2019. School leaver enrolment for September 2019 will begin on Thursday 22nd August at 8.30am.

To find out more about Warrington & Vale Royal College and the courses on offer, please telephone 01925 494 400 or visit wvr.ac.uk.