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Step 1     Search for a course and apply online

Step 2     Take a look at what financial support your son or daughter may be entitled to

Step 3     Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions and find out what happens next

Read the National Apprenticeship Service's Apprenticeships Guide for parents

and find out more about apprenticeship standards, useful questions for interviews with employers and details of the new higher and Degree apprenticeships.

Need help choosing the right course?  Complete an Enquiry Form or call 0151 551 7777 to speak to a Student Adviser for impartial advice and guidance. 

At Wirral Met College, your son or daughter will be treated as a young adult and we provide them with the firm monitoring and support that they need to help them prepare for apprenticeships, jobs and university. 

Following our Ofsted inspection in 2017, we’re rated as amongst the best in the North West.

Our Ofsted inspection grade of 'Good' reflects our passion and commitment to the development of our students and apprentices.

Don’t take our word for it – this is what Ofsted said:

Students develop excellent skills to prepare them for the workplace”

“Students make very good progress”

“Students’ behaviour in college is excellent”

“Education and training for students with high needs is outstanding”

“The college works with a range of high-quality local employers. Students benefit from well-planned work experience and work-related activities linked to their course"

Student Charter – we expect our students to:

  • Attend every class
  • Work hard and give 100% in their work
  • Show respect to their tutors and other students
  • We monitor attendance and all classes are registered; tutors will inform parents if a student’s attendance drops.
  • We review each student’s performance during regular personal tutorials; each student’s Individual Learning Plan is updated with targets and details of their progress

We hope you will join us in supporting and encouraging your son or daughter to take their studies seriously, attend all classes, behave appropriately, be punctual and hand work in on time.

Keeping in touch

We value the contact we have with parents, guardians and carers of students aged 16-18 and we encourage parents to keep in touch throughout the academic year.  Throughout your son’s or daughter’s studies, the College will provide you with information on their progress, with regular opportunities to talk to staff about any issues or concerns you may have.

  • Parents’ reports are sent out to parents each term
  • Parents’ evenings usually take place in the first and second terms
  • Reporting absence – please make sure your son or daughter phones the college if they are unable to attend their class due to sickness/other reason

Please call 0151 551 7777 if you do have any concerns.


Wirral Met provides outstanding support for students, to help students progress onto apprenticeships, jobs and university.

In addition to Personal Tutors, Wirral Met has a dedicated Additional Learning Support team providing support to those who need it.  The team is there to support your son or daughter with specific learning needs including dyslexia/dyspraxia, physical difficulties, and mental health and well-being.  Pastoral Support Mentors provide support with personal issues, problems relating to finance, time management and study support to help students keep up with their work.

Wirral Met works in partnership with employers to provide work placements to improve students’ experience and confidence in the workplace, which helps them progress into apprenticeships and jobs.

Safeguarding your child

Wirral Met takes the health and well-being of our students very seriously.  We have a Safeguarding Manager, with specific policies regarding safeguarding, zero tolerance on bullying and health and safety of students, staff and visitors to College.

Please call our Student Services team on 0151 551 7777 if you have any safeguarding concerns about your son or daughter.

Term dates & Open Evenings - details are available on the College Calendar.

Why choose Wirral Met?

  • We prepare young people for apprenticeships, jobs and university.
  • Teaching staff have specialist industrial and commercial experience to pass on to students.
  • We provide outstanding support for students to help them progress.
  • We work with the University of Central Lancashire, University of Chester and University of Liverpool to deliver Degrees and Foundation Degrees, allowing students to progress to higher education whilst continuing to study locally.
  • We provide interesting trips and social activities to help your son or daughter make friends and settle into college life.

Why should we consider college as well as school sixth form provision?   

Take a look at the Association of Colleges' short video below which explains key facts about colleges, apprenticeships and higher education.

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