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Engineering & Science

Studying engineering or science will provide you with the technical skills, practical experience and underpinning knowledge required to achieve employment in these thriving sectors. If you would describe yourself as a logical and inquisitive person who enjoys gaining both practical and theoretical knowledge, engineering or science could be the right pathway for you!

Trips and visits

Throughout your engineering course you will have the opportunity to visit a range of local employers to give you a valuable insight into the sector and a chance to speak with industry experts.

Past students have visited companies including Sellafield, Jaguar Land Rover and TATA Chemicals.

Science students will also be able to take part in numerous exciting visits to enhance their learning. Previous students have visited Chester Zoo to learn about animal psychology and taken part in a National Bar Mock Trial competition at Liverpool and Warrington Crown Courts.

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16-18 Years Old

Our science courses will introduce students to a broad range of topics, primarily focussing on physics, chemistry and biology. Whether you aim to become a laboratory technician or enter the world of animal behaviour, studying science can lead you towards a wide range of exciting and rewarding careers.

If you choose to study engineering, you will be taking your first step into a robust sector with fantastic employment opportunities. Whether you wish to take a theory-based course and become proficient in CAD and electrical principles, or take a more practical route where you will be working with the latest machinery, our engineering courses will help you gain the skills you need to secure employment in this evolving field.

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Adult Learner

Our engineering courses allow adult students to take their first steps towards securing employment within the engineering sector. These courses cover a wide range of topics and prepare students for entry into electrical/electronic or mechanical engineering.

If you've always been interested in studying engineering, this is the perfect place to start!

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Higher Education Learner

Our higher education courses in engineering are designed to expand upon your prior knowledge and prepare you for employment or further study. These courses will qualify you to begin working in the sector or enhance your knowledge within your current job role.

Our HNC and HND courses cover a vast range of modules such as engineering design, lean manufacturing, and further mathematics, providing you with all of the specialised in-demand skills that employers are seeking.

Meet our students

Niamh Mathers

Level 3 Applied Science student Niamh Mathers completed her course with flying colours before progressing onto the University of York to study a BSc in Bioarchaeology. Niamh chose to study at Warrington & Vale Royal College due to the broad science curriculum and the opportunities that the course could open up for her.

Alongside her course, Niamh completed a work placement with ThermoFisher, a multi-national company specialising in pharmaceutical services. Niamh says the support she had at college was fantastic, especially during the pandemic when she worked long hours at ThermoFisher to help with the fight against Covid.

Calvin Hutchinson
My tutor has given me the information I need to expand my skills and work effectively in an engineering environment. All of the staff at the college have been exemplary.”

Level 3 Mechanical Engineering (PEO) student Calvin Hutchinson is really enjoying his course and aims to progress onto the Level 3 in General Engineering. Calvin especially enjoys hand fitting and believes the practical skills he is gaining will lead him towards a successful future.

Meet our tutors

Jade Wilkinson

Jade Wilkinson

Jade Wilkinson is Curriculum Manager for Engineering and Science and has been teaching at the college for the past eight years. Jade is passionate about both Engineering and Science, and seeks to ensure that students gain the practical skills and theoretical knowledge they need to secure a successful career. Jade says: “I really enjoy overseeing Science at the college and ensuring that our students receive the best training possible. We make sure the students are fully prepared to enter this exciting and expanding sector!”

Steve Merrigan

Steve Merrigan

Mechanical Engineering Tutor Steve has a wealth of industry experience, having worked as a design and project engineer in the automotive and materials handling industries prior to his teaching career. He has now been teaching for almost 25 years and specialises in CAD and design, ensuring that his students are exposed to the latest innovations in engineering design.

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