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Teaching Facilities

The outstanding facilities at Warrington & Vale Royal College ensure that each and every student learns in a realistic environment and is equipped with the most up-to-date skills.

We are passionate about keeping on top of industry developments, meeting the skills gaps in the local area and preparing our students to achieve success in their chosen field. Whether you plan on becoming a professional chef or an engineer, our state-of-the-art facilities will help provide you with the practical skills you need to make your dream a reality.

Buckley's Restaurant

Our on-campus, award-winning restaurant Buckley's is an ideal setting for our hospitality and catering students to develop their practical skills.

Students prepare meals in our industry-standard kitchens and serve real customers. Working in a commercial setting helps to develop their customer service and communication skills and ensures they are fully prepared to enter the hospitality sector.

Buckley's, a fully-licenced restaurant is open to the general public and offers a relaxing atmosphere in which to enjoy fresh, top-quality cuisine.

Please click here to book your table. Alternatively, you can email or call 01925494378.

The Academy Hair & Beauty Salon

The Academy houses professional-standard hairdressing salons, beauty therapy rooms, nail bars and make-up studios. Students studying hairdressing, beauty or media make-up will benefit from working in industry-standard facilities and using top-of-the-range equipment such as firming and toning machines, facial treatment equipment, professional hairdryers and styling tools, and Peggy Sage make-up.

Providing various treatments to real clients, students learning in The Academy will gain a valuable industry insight while developing their confidence and interpersonal skills.

If you wish to see our full treatment list and make a booking, please call The Academy reception on 01925 494 336 or email

Download The Academy Price List

Brickwork Workshop

Our spacious brickwork workshop contains the latest facilities and resources to allow our students to develop a wide range of practical skills and prepare for the workplace. Our close links with various prestigious employers means we are supplied with bricks and tools of the highest quality.

Students studying brickwork, along with other construction trades, will also benefit greatly from the Advanced Construction & Civil Engineering (ACCE) Centre and the Advanced Construction Training (ACT) project, offering top-of-the-range digital equipment such as robotic surveying equipment, 3D printers and augmented reality smart glasses.

Motor Vehicle Workshop

Our motor vehicle department is proud to offer a fully operational workshop containing tyre changing bays, vehicle ramps and diagnostic equipment.

Students will work on the vehicles of real clients, helping to diagnose and repair faults. Working in the motor vehicle workshop allows students to learn in a realistic work environment and prepare for employment within a real motor vehicle garage.

Novel Bite Cafe

The Novel Bite Café at Winsford Library is a fantastic facility where our Foundation Learning students can learn to produce and serve a range of hot and cold meals and snacks.

Working in this real-life café helps foundation learning students to develop their skills in customer service, teamwork and communication.

The Barton Theatre

Our new Advanced Creative & Digital Skills (ACDS) Centre is home to the Barton theatre, allowing our performing arts students to showcase their talents in a newly modernised 160-seat theatre with sprung floor.

The theatre even has its own box office, where real paying customers can buy tickets to see our outstanding shows! The department also features specialist dance and acting studios complete with sprung floors and floor-to-ceiling mirrors, offering the ideal space for our talented students to learn and rehearse.

At Warrington & Vale Royal College we are proud to house several new centres of excellence including: