Warrington & Vale Royal College ranked 6th nationally for pass rates

Warrington & Vale Royal College is celebrating some of the highest pass rates in England, with the latest figures ranking it 6th nationally for pass rates of all students.

Statistics from the Further Education and Skills Agency (March 2018), put the college in the top 5% of General Further Education (GFE) colleges, with 89.8% of its cohort passing their qualifications. These figures put the college 5.4 percentage points above the sector average, significantly higher than colleges in the surrounding area.

The National Achievement Rate Tables also put the college in 12th place for the pass rates of school leavers out of 201 GFE colleges, with 95.1% of 16 to 18 year olds at Warrington & Vale Royal College successfully completing their qualification in 2016/17 – 5.2 percentage points above the sector average.

Warrington & Vale Royal College is also celebrating the success of young apprentices, who it sees as the key to local employment and prosperity.

Figures place the college in the top 7% of GFE colleges, with achievement rates for apprentices at 81.2% – 11.3 percentage points above the average for all types of apprenticeship providers.

Nichola Newton, Principal and Chief Executive of Warrington & Vale Royal College said: “To be ranked among the top 10 General Further Education colleges in the UK for pass rates is an incredible achievement for the college. This is testament to the hard work and devotion of our staff and students.

“The college has come a long way in recent years and these figures demonstrate that. As a college, we are passionate about ensuring every single one of our learners – no matter what age – leaves us having achieved their qualification and with the opportunities and career prospects they deserve.”

To find out more about the exciting opportunities available at Warrington & Vale Royal College, visit wvr.ac.uk.