I believe that St Helens College is unique. It has a wide spectrum of provision, serving the whole community, and supporting student progression and attainment. We are particularly proud of our progression routes as students can join us full-time at the age of 14 to complete Years 10 and 11, before then continuing to study at the College for either A levels, technical and professional, or an apprenticeship. Students can then choose to progress onto degree level study and beyond, here at St Helens College.
There is also a breadth of provision for adult learners at St Helens College, whether it is to study a course that will enable a promotion at work, to begin an entirely new career, or simply for personal development. We also offer courses for industry, courses for leisure and access courses for people looking for a new start in life.
University Centre St Helens offers students the opportunity to obtain a first class degree or professional qualification in a concentrated teaching and learning environment. Our tuition fees are significantly lower than other universities and with our small, specialist provision, student success and satisfaction is consistently high. In 2015, one in four of our degree students obtained a first class honours degree.
We understand that it can be a challenge for students to secure employment – which is why we have developed our curriculum to ensure that students are as well-equipped as possible to be competitive in the jobs market. We develop employability skills such as English and maths, teamwork, attitude to work and self-awareness. This is also why we offer guaranteed progression and on several courses we guarantee an interview for employment at the end of the course.
Hard work, effort and commitment from students, combined with our dedication to excellence, experienced staff and world class facilities mean students have the best chance to reach their full potential at St Helens College.
I hope that you will find our website useful in making your decision and I look forward to welcoming you to St Helens College in the near future.