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Register your details below to join our Wirral Met Alumni community.

By registering, you are allowing Wirral Met College to contact you. Your details will not be used without your permission. For more information, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0151 551 7777. 

Our aim is to provide impartial information and advice to young people in Years 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13, their parents and guardians, about the full range of education and training opportunities available.

We are keen to work in partnership with secondary schools to support them to meet the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks*, ensuring they have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by students, parents, teachers, governors and employers.

To find out more about our Schools Liaison Service, take a look at our leaflet

WHAT WE OFFER:

ASSEMBLY VISITS, TALKS OR PRESENTATIONS

We can provide an overview of the opportunities and benefits of studying for work-related qualifications at the College, linking to local job opportunities and careers across the Liverpool City Region.

School students can ask questions about courses, careers and the range of learning and financial support we offer. We can also focus talks on particular topics you require, such as apprenticeships or higher education / Degrees & Foundation Degrees available at College.


INTERACTIVE CAREERS WORKSHOPS

Workshops can be customised to meet your needs but may include identifying personal interests, strengths and weaknesses, researching potential careers, apprenticeship or job opportunities, and starting the application process.


COLLEGE CAMPUS TOURS

Tours of college campuses can be customised to meet your students’ specific needs. Tours give them the chance to visit specialist facilities, meet tutors and current students including the opportunity to observe teaching and learning as it happens.


Taster sessions

We can provide career taster sessions at our College campuses which include interactive, hands-on experience of job-related courses using our specialist facilities eg Nursing, or Medical Science. Alternatively, we can provide industry day / taster sessions at your school. The aim of our tasters is to inspire young people to explore their interests and learn more about careers they may have in mind.


Support with student transition to College

• ‘Moving up’ days including taster days for students who have applied to start a course in September; these usually take place at the end of June/beginning of July.

• College familiarisation tours for students with additional learning needs or difficulties who need some reassurance prior to attending college open evenings, taster days or ‘moving up’ days.


Attendance at school careers events

If your school is hosting a careers convention, parents’ evening, options’ evening or drop-in advice session, please let us know if you would like us to attend. We can provide information about all of the courses at Wirral Met, apprenticeships, higher education and how to apply.


College open events

Click for details of our open days/evenings & ‘moving up’ days for College applicants


Drop-in information, advice & guidance at our Conway Park Campus

Our qualified Student Advisers offer professional, impartial advice and guidance. Student Advisers look at previous experience and qualifications, they discuss future aims and career ideas and help individuals to identify the right study programme or apprenticeship to meet their career aspirations.

Student Advisers are based at our Conway Park Campus and provide a drop-in service (no appointment needed) from Monday to Friday 10am-4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).


Other Services:

• Staff development for Careers Advisers/Co-ordinators including course/qualification updates and tours of Wirral Met College campuses
• Support with mock interviews
• Links with SENCOs to provide support for care leavers or students with safeguarding needs
• Competitions eg the College hosts Junior Bake-Off and STEM Top of the Bench events

 

*The Gatsby Benchmarks

1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each student
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance

Contact us

For general schools liaison contact us here

 

 

Wirral Met College – do you want to join us on our journey?

Wirral Met College is a friendly, inclusive and progressive place to work.  Regardless of your position in the College, you will be instrumental in putting students at the heart of what we do.  We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated people who will strive to support the College’s ethos of continuous improvement to help us enhance the economic prosperity of young people, adults and employers across Wirral and the Liverpool City Region.

View our current vacancies »

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Job Opportunities

In addition to job roles involving teaching and learning, other opportunities exist in business support functions including estate management, finance, HR, management information systems, marketing and student services.

Why work for Wirral Met?

There is a generous benefits package including personal and professional development, generous holiday entitlements and a pension scheme.

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If you have any queries or require any assistance in completing an application form, please contact a member of our HR Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 0151 551 7439 / 7732.*

Wirral Met College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Open days/evenings:

Open Evening - Thursday 11th October 2018, 4.30pm - 7.00pm, at all campuses
                        - Thursday 17th January 2019, 4.30pm - 7.00pm, at all campuses
                        - Thursday 21st March 2019, 4.30pm - 7.00pm, at all campuses

Remember, you can call in for information, advice and guidance at our Conway Park Campus throughout the year!

 A Level results day Thursday 13th August 2015, 10am–4pm at Conway Park Campus (for all courses).A Level results day Thursday 13th August 2015, 10am–4pm at Conway Park Campus (for all courses).A Level results day Thursday 13th August 2015, 10am–4pm at Conway Park Campus (for all courses).A Level results day Thursday 13th August 2015, 10am–4pm at Conway Park Campus (for all courses).A Level results day Thursday 13th August 2015, 10am–4pm at Conway Park Campus (for all courses)

TERM DATES 2018-19:

AUTUMN TERM

Monday 3rd September - Wednesday 19th December 2018

Student Half Term: Monday 22nd October –  Friday 26th October 2018

SPRING TERM

Monday 7th January - Friday 29th March 2019

Student Half Term: Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February 2019

Spring break: Monday 1st April – Friday 12th April 2019

SUMMER TERM

Monday 15th April – Friday 5th July 2019

Student Half Term: Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May 2019

 

 

   

Wirral Met College has been teaching generations of people since 1855.  The origins of the college started with the Arts School and this remains a thriving and dynamic part of our college that has since been joined by a huge spectrum of other subjects and career pathways.  Our rich history and heritage is something that we are very proud of and, as the largest college in Wirral, we also enjoy strong partnerships with the universities of Chester, Liverpool and UCLan.  So, if you choose to learn at Wirral Met, you will benefit from a history and heritage with over 160 years of experience,  dedication and commitment to teaching, learning and assessment.


 

Subcategories

Wirral Met College has four main campuses


Help with planning your journey to college

Merseyside TravelWise is the Local Transport Plan partnership's campaign to help people in Merseyside make smarter travel choices - to walk, cycle and use public transport.

For more information go to: http://www.letstravelwise.org/

Merseytravel also provide public transport information at www.merseytravel.gov.uk and 0871 200 22 33, 8am-8pm, 7 days a week - calls charged 10p per minute from land lines, mobiles may vary.


Parking

Parking restrictions are in force at the Conway Park, Twelve Quays and Wirral Waters Campuses - you can only park in these car parks after 3.45pm.

Please note, from 8.00am to 3.45pm, County Parking provide a parking management service whereby an illegally parked vehicle will be issued with a penalty charge.

There is metered on-street parking on the roads near the campuses and a pay and display car park next to the Conway Park station.

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The Students’ Union is a voluntary body run by students for students and is available to help you if you have a problem either in college or outside.

On enrolment, you automatically become a member of the Students’ Union (unless you decide to opt out) and become entitled to all the benefits associated with it. In this respect, you can purchase the NUS Extra Card, stand for election as a Students’ Union Officer, participate in trips and events run by the Students’ Union etc.


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For Course Reps    

Student Representative Council Meetings Week Commencing 16th October 2017

Venue and rooms to be confirmed

For students and staff

Charity Race Night - Thursday 1st February 2018 (in aid of Claire House Children's Hospice)

The Birches Restaurant, Conway Park Campus

Tickets £15.00

London Trip - Friday 20th April 2018

Leave Birkenhead at 6am, leave London at 6pm

£25.00 (can be paid in five instalments)

Charity Gala Dinner - Thursday 7th June 2018 (in aid of Claire House Children's Hospice)

The Birches Restaurant, Conway Park Campus

Tickets: tbc

Freshers' Fair

The Students' Union held it's annual Freshers' Fair on Wednesday 13th September at Wirral Waters Campus. The event was extremely busy and a huge success. There were numerous freebies available for students and lots of organisations offering advice and assistance.

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We would like to thank all the external and internal agencies who attended for their continuing support and in making the event a success.

CHARITY VOTE

The college charity vote has closed and with 37% of the vote, Claire House has been elected this year's charity.

The Students' Union will be contacting Claire House soon to let them know that they are our chosen charity, and also to see if there are any other volunteering opportunties our students can get involved in, So, watch this space for further updates.

For all students

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Friday 20th October 2017

Tickets £15 (Wirral Met students only)


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The Students’ Union has dedicated officers elected by the students who oversee the running of the Union.

This year’s Executive Students’ Union Committeewill be in place by 20th October 2017--- until then you can contact the following people for information about SU activities;

Students’ Union Administrator (staff) - Wendy Gould

           SU Volunteer - Kathy Wylde

Students’ Union Adviser (staff) - Jill Collins

All officers and staff can be contacted through the Students’ Union Office at Conway Park Campus on 551 7197 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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The Students’ Union has an ‘open door’ policy and students are welcome to call in whenever the office is open for a general chat or to discuss a specific problem. Whilst we can’t promise to solve every issue we will do our best to signpost you to the people who can.

Very occasionally, students will find themselves in need of help with a disciplinary issue and we have a dedicated Officer who will support you through the process. If youwould like their assistance please contact the Students' Union.

The Students’ Union works closely with members of the college staff to organise and facilitate the ‘Student Voice’. The Union helps to recruit course representatives and organises training events and meetings which reps attend and put forward their views and opinions on behalf of the other students in their groups.

The Course Representatives play an important role within the college, not only are they the sovereign body of the Students’ Union, but they speak on behalf of their fellow students at the Student Representative Council meetings, which is a two way flow of information. They tell the college what they are doing well and not so well. The college staff representatives listen to all comments and, where possible, act upon those comments. Any actions taken or reasons why actions cannot be implemented are fed back through their personal tutors. The Students’ Union give them information about activities and events that have been organised by the Union.


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The Students’ Union not only represents their students internally, but also at local and national levels.

Students’ Union Officers attend NUS Conferences, lobbying the government and your MPs with NUS against tuition/top-up fees and other issues.


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Students’ Union Office Ground Floor Conway Park Campus 10 Europa Boulevard Birkenhead CH41 4NT

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Telephone 0151 551 7197 (office) / 07927 833639/07933 691038 (mobile)

 

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