Advice & guidance
Information, Advice and Guidance
Wirral Met College’s Information, Advice & Guidance Service holds the national Matrix Quality Award, which means we are committed to giving you impartial advice and guidance.
Get in touch to:
- Discuss your career ideas
- Get help with finding and choosing the right course for you and explore your options
- Find out more information about all of our courses
- Discover the different ways you can study
- Access support services eg additional learning support
Our Student Advisers are on hand and happy to help with any query you have have. They offer a friendly, confidential and welcoming service to help you make the most of your time at college.
- Call 0151 551 7777
- Complete the enquiry form
- If you are aged 16-18 or are an existing student (any age) and would prefer to come into college and speak to our Student Advisers face to face, come to our drop in sessions at our Conway Park Campus, Monday to Friday 10am-4pm (all year round) and Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).
- If you are age 19+ and haven't previously studied at Wirral Met, come along to our advice and guidance sessions run by the National Careers Service. This is an appointment only service, just call 0151 551 7777 or pop into our Conway Park Campus to make an appointment.
Career Coach can help you find your ideal career
- This free online tool will help you see see which courses lead to your dream career, find out how much you can earn, take a look at specific job roles linked to the career you are interested in, and see how many people work in that sector. You can also find out how many jobs there are locally (across Wirral, Liverpool, Merseyside, Chester)
- Click here to take advantage of this FREE online careers tool
Are you in Year 11?
New Raising Participation Age legislation means that if you are in Year 11 now, you will have to continue in education or training until at least the end of the school year when you are 18.
This does not mean you must stay in school! You can choose from the following options:
- full time education in college (or school)
- an apprenticeship
- get a job, be self-employed or volunteer for 20 hours or more per week – and receive part-time education or training leading to a qualification
Remember – staying in education and training has huge benefits, including increased earnings and better job prospects.
Did you know that study programmes are FREE for most students aged 16-18?
If you are aged 16-18 (on 31st August 2015), study programmes are FREE for most students as these courses are funded by the government. Please see our Fees & Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.
Study programmes are full time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:
- a qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
- meaningful work experience or preparation for work
- English and maths, if you don’t already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths already
- non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising / charity work, sport or trips
- a HALF PRICE bus pass, if you live more than 3 miles away from college
- a bursary which you may get to help with the costs of your course
- full-time students at Wirral Met College may get a bursary to help with the costs of your course