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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.

We offer a range of vocational and technical courses for both school leavers and adults, including T Levels, apprenticeships, higher education and distance learning courses.

Our commitment to excellence

We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing high-quality education and technical training. With our diverse range of vocational and technical courses, we strive to equip our students with the practical skills and industry knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen careers.

A dynamic learning environment

We believe that education should be engaging, inspiring and enjoyable. Our passionate team of tutors encourage students to explore their interests, push their boundaries and reach their full potential. Whatever career you are pursuing, we are here to support you.

Student support and wellbeing

We understand that academic success is just one part of a fulfilling college experience. We take student welfare seriously, offering a range of support services to ensure that each student feels valued, respected and motivated throughout their time with us.

State-of-the-art campuses

Situated in Warrington and Winsford, our two main campuses boast modern facilities and cutting-edge resources that are specifically designed to enhance the learning experience of our students.

We have several specialist academies of excellence including our Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Training (AMET) Centre, the Health & Social Care Academy (HSCA), the Advanced Creative & Digital Skills (ACDS) Centre and the Sport, Military & Emergency Services Academy. Offering a large range of vocational and technical courses, students benefit from a varied curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities and exceptional resources.

AMET Centre
Hospital ward
TV studio

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

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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