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Technical courses are a great way of gaining a qualification if you prefer a practical, hands-on approach to learning. They are perfect if you are looking to develop skills employers are looking for, so you have the option to go straight into employment, or progress onto university or an apprenticeship.

Technical courses are offered at different levels, starting from entry level to level 3, which are equivalent to A Levels. We also offer a wide selection of higher education courses starting at level 4 upwards.

With a technical course, you will study one main subject alongside English and/or maths GCSE if you do not achieve a grade 4 at school. This allows you to specialise in the one area you really enjoy and are interested in. From health & social care courses to construction, science and art & design,– our broad range of technical qualifications will perfectly prepare you for university, an apprenticeship or employment.

Shannon Downing L3 Applied Science
Shannon Downing

Previous school: Birchwood Community High School
College course:
Level 3 Applied Science
BSc Biomedical Sciences, University of York

Having attained a tripe Distinction* at college, which the highest possible grade and equivalent of 3 A*'s at A Level, Shannon secured a place at one of the UK's top higher education institutions and Russell Group university - the University of York.

Reflecting on her college journey, Shannon says: “My course and the experiences I have had throughout have really helped me to nail down plans for my future. I can’t wait to start at the University of York, where I can put my new skills to good use, helping people and driving innovation forward."

Rhys Wilding L3 Engineering
Rhys Bryan-Wilding

Previous school: Golborne High School
College course:
Level 3 Engineering
BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering, University of Hertfordshire

Rhys enrolled at the college having seen the fantastic engineering facilities in its cutting-edge Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Academy. Even during his GCSE studies, Rhys knew that he wanted to become an engineer but was unsure of which of the countless engineering pathways he might like to follow. However, speaking to his expert tutors inspired him to reach for the stars, and has left Warrington & Vale Royal College with a Distinction grade under his belt, ready to embark on a rewarding career in the aerospace engineering sector.