Principal's Welcome

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Sue Higginson, Principal

Thank you for considering our college to help you achieve your dream.

As the largest provider of 16-18 education, adult education, training and apprenticeships in Wirral, our success is built on the achievement of our students and every year we support 10,000 students.

Our approach is to assist you in choosing a career, then to help you develop a plan to succeed. If you walk around our campuses, you will see hundreds of posters of successful students who have achieved and progressed into a wide variety of careers. We hold a number of national awards, including the matrix Standard for providing impartial advice and guidance, which is the foundation for helping you get on the right study programme.

All of our study programmes are designed to prepare you for the world of work and in many cases, our students progress to university level study, as part of their career plan. We work in partnership with many employers providing traineeships, apprenticeships and valuable work experience and part of your study programme may be based with an employer. 16-18 year olds study free but, whatever your age, we have bursary schemes and a range of advice, guidance and support to help you to access all of the financial support that is available for you. We have just built a new college campus, which is the first building in the exciting Wirral Waters initiative and part of the largest regeneration project in one of the UK Enterprise Zones. We have been working closely with Peel the developer of Wirral Waters, who are set to transform the area by creating thousands of jobs to make this exciting vision a reality. Our new campus is an £11 million investment that will provide opportunities for local people, equip them with the education and skills to move into employment and help to turn the vision of Wirral Waters into a reality.

There are so many fantastic things happening in our college and our Students’ Union will help you get involved in all aspects of college life, from working with us on strategy, to organising events, interest clubs and generally ensuring that you have as much fun as possible.

If you choose to join us, our team of over 600 staff are ready to help you succeed.

Sue Higginson


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