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! Our courses range from level 2 or level 3 BTEC courses for school leavers, to part time level 3 diplomas for adults, or HNC and HND electrical and engineering courses and finally, level 2, 3 and 4 electrical and engineering apprenticeships.
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.
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.
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.
I am an
Our part time 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!
I am a
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 engineering 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.
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At Warrington & Vale Royal College, we offer a range of engineering apprenticeships, offering students a highly practical way to learn and provide a valuable insight into the sector.
Students will benefit from expert training both on-site and at college, ensuring they are in the best possible position to secure permanent employment.
Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship
Level 3 Engineering Design and Draughtsperson Apprenticeship
Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship
Level 3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship
Level 3 Science Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship
Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship
Meet our students
The labs and equipment at the college are fantastic. The staff are so helpful and we get to do lots of interesting practical experiments."
Level 3 Applied Science student Michelle Hubbard joined us from Beamont Collegiate Academy. Michelle decided to study applied science as she has always been fascinated by biology and learning about animals and the human body.
She is looking forward to progressing to university to study animal care, before moving onto a career working with wild and endangered animals.
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 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!”
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.