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Founded in 2017 as part of a merger between Warrington Collegiate and Mid Cheshire College, Warrington & Vale Royal College is a large, successful further education college committed to serving the people of Warrington, Northwich, Winsford and the surrounding area.

The college has two main campuses located in Warrington and Winsford, alongside specialised vocational centres in advanced manufacturing engineering, health & social care and advanced creative & digital skills. Offering vocational courses, students benefit from a varied curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities and exceptional resources.

The college works with over 500 employers locally and regionally.

Warrington Campus
Winsford Campus

We have invested in our campuses this year, with the exciting development of three new centres:

As we move into 2022/2023, our campuses will be enhanced further with an Advanced Construction & Civil Engineering Centre at Warrington campus and a £2m investment in higher technical skills as part of the Institute of Technology at Winsford campus in 2023/2024. The investment we have received in our facilities and resources ensures our students have an enriched learning experience.

Our Vision, Mission & Values

We realise the potential that excellent education and training has to transform lives for the better. Warrington & Vale Royal College will base its future success on upholding what we believe to be our core values:

We put our students and customers first

Prioritising students and their learning and progress, realising their potential, delighting our customers.

We recognise that people are our greatest asset

Recruit and retain the most talented staff, investing in them to fulfil their potential, creating a wealth of opportunities for personal development and progression, creating a culture of co-prosperity, rewarding them for the work they do.

We pursue excellence in all we do

A passion for high quality education, training and skills solutions, holding ourselves to the highest possible standards, meeting (and exceeding) targets, making improvements, valuing creativity, supporting digital innovation and pedagogy.

We embrace change

Looking forward to the future, embracing new technologies, anticipating and responding to ongoing economic and social needs and demands, maintaining a growth mind-set, exploring new routes to partnership, collaboration and growth.

We collaborate and work in partnership with others

Actively seeking opportunities to work with others in the best interests of the college community and key stakeholders.

We operate sustainably, ethically and responsibly

Taking action to achieve net zero carbon targets, acting with integrity, with high levels of accountability and complete transparency, treating others fairly and with respect, communicating clearly, concisely and openly.

We are guided by the principles of sound financial stewardship and operational efficiency

Ever-mindful of an increasingly risk-laden operational environment, the need for broader sensitivity analysis in budgeting and forecasting and the importance of mitigating risks that could affect the college’s solvency.

Strategic Objectives

The college has a strategic focus on providing the skills, knowledge and expertise required to address skills shortage areas and support economic growth in Warrington and the Vale Royal region. Activities are aligned to achieve our objectives and are monitored by the college Senior Leadership Team and Governors to ensure we continue to deliver best practice.

View our Strategic Objectives Document
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