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Business & Professional

Do you dream of creating your own brand, working with numbers in the world of finance or even becoming your own boss? Or perhaps you are hoping to gain some new business skills to help you progress to the next stage of your current career? Our business and professional courses are designed to equip you with a range of valuable skills and prepare you for a successful future in the business world.

Trips and visits

You will have the opportunity to visit various companies to increase your commercial knowledge and meet industry experts. Students have attended exciting events such as the Prolific North Marketing Event in Manchester, visited the Bank of England and Houses of Parliament in London, and participated in informative business workshops at Alton Towers and Chester Zoo.

You may even have the chance to venture overseas; previous students have visited locations such as New York to explore the Stock Exchange and immerse themselves in the financial centre of America.

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Adult Learner

Our adult courses span various aspects of business, from problem solving to building websites. Equipping students with invaluable business skills, our business, marketing and HR courses are ideal for those who already have or are looking to set up their own company. Many of our courses and short business courses are also applicable to those who are looking to boost their employability, enhance their CV, or improve their prospects within their current role.

Our professional courses include CIPD and ILM and attract professionals from HR and management roles within a range of industries.

ILM Level 3 Award in Effective Coaching
ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching & Mentoring
CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate People Practice
CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma People Management
ILM Level 3 Award Leadership & Management
ILM Level 3 Certificate Leadership & Management
ILM Level 5 Award Leadership & Management
ILM Level 5 Certificate Leadership & Management
Introduction to Starting Your Own Business
Level 2 Certificate Business Administration Principles
Level 2 Certificate Business Improvement Techniques
Level 2 Certificate Cleaning Principles
Level 2 Certificate Creating a Business Start-Up
Level 2 Certificate Customer Service Principles
Level 2 Certificate Equality & Diversity
Level 2 Certificate Information, Advice or Guidance
Level 2 Certificate Lean Organisation Management Techniques
Level 2 Certificate Mental Health First Aid & Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace
Level 2 Certificate Principles of Warehousing and Storage
Level 2 Certificate Retail Operations
Level 2 Certificate Team Leading
Level 2 Certificate Team Leading
Level 2 Certificate Understanding Climate Change & Environmental Awareness
Level 2 Certificate Understanding Workplace Violence & Harassment
Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship
Level 3 Award in Effective Mentoring
Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship
Level 3 Certificate Digital Marketing Business Principles
Level 3 Human Resource Support Apprenticeship
Level 3 Multi-Channel Marketer Apprenticeship
Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship
Level 5 Coaching Professional Apprenticeship
Level 5 Departmental Manager Apprenticeship
Level 5 People Professional Apprenticeship
Managing Your Money Award Level 1
Next Steps to Starting Your Own Business

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Apprenticeship

At Warrington & Vale Royal College we are proud to offer high-quality apprenticeships in business administration, customer service, and HR. These apprenticeships will provide students with the essential business, communication and administration skills they need to secure permanent employment. If you choose to complete an apprenticeship, you will benefit from working alongside industry professionals as well as receiving outstanding support from your college tutors.

Meet our students

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“The best thing about my course has been how relevant to the industry it is. The modules and projects have been really interesting and have given me the skills I needed to stand out and secure my dream apprenticeship!”

Jessica Mottram, a former Padgate Academy pupil, came to the college looking for a route into accountancy and found her perfect course studying Level 3 Business.

Since completing her course, Jessica has been offered an impressive Level 2 AAT Apprenticeship with Accident Credit Group!

Mehsam Sheikh

Mehsam Sheikh, a former pupil of Great Sankey High School, came to Warrington & Vale Royal College to study a varied and industry-focused business course. It was while studying the popular legal module that Mehsam realised his enthusiasm for law and decided that this would be his future career.

Now, Mehsam is studying at the University of Law to achieve his Law LLB and is looking forward to his future in the sector. He says:

"My college course helped me to prepare for higher education and my career. While at the college, my confidence grew tremendously and my tutor always told me simply that I could achieve my dream of working in law. He was right and I am well on my way!"

Alicia Smith

"My course is definitely helping me to get where I want to be. The tutors are so supportive and my classes have a great atmosphere."

Alicia Smith, a former Birchwood Community High School pupil, has been enjoying her course, saying that it has provided her with insight into the range of career opportunities available within the sector.

Alicia is looking forward to studying Business and Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and aspires to work in marketing in the future.

Meet our tutors

Gavin Segal

Gavin Segal

Business Tutor Gavin Segal has a wealth of industry experience in various areas of business including advertising, marketing and project management. He has worked internationally in numerous roles such as auditing and field market management for renowned organisations including Coca-Cola and Unilever.

Gavin is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, which recognises achievement in the marketing industry. Gavin enjoys sharing his experience with his students and setting them on the right path towards a successful future.

Nicola Jayne Wells

Nicola-Jayne Wells

Nicola-Jayne Wells, our Digital Marketing lecturer and assessor, boasts an extensive background in the digital industry. With years of experience in the media sector and freelancing, Nicky is now committed to shaping the next generation of digital marketers.

Nicky is passionate about leveraging her expertise to educate our students. She exposes them to real-life scenarios and hands-on experiences to prepare them for the challenges they may encounter in the workforce.

"At the college, everyone is supportive, sharing the same goal of ensuring our students' success."

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