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Welcome to Wirral Metropolitan College

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

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, but 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


About us

Whether you are a school leaver looking to continue your education and training, an adult looking to improve your career prospects or an employer who wants to recruit or develop your workforce, we can help!

Whichever career you choose, Wirral Met College can help you achieve your goals. As well as providing you with the qualifications and skills for your career, we give excellent personal support to you as an individual.

From apprenticeships, study programmes, introductory to advanced level courses, Higher National Certificates/Diplomas, foundation degrees, degrees and teacher training qualifications, we can help you improve your employment prospects.

Wirral Met College is great place to study. We have invested £6m in facilities across our Twelve Quays and Conway Park Campuses in Birkenhead, with a new campus at The Oval in Bebington. Our new multi-million pound Wirral Waters Campus opened in September 2015 and is dedicated to Construction and the Built Environment, as well as hosting a Skills and Enterprise Centre in Wirral Waters, Birkenhead.

Join Wirral Met College and take the first step to your chosen career.

Facilities available

The Academy @ Conway Park

The Academy salons at the Conway Park Campus provide a full range hairdressing services, and beauty/complementary therapy treatments at very competitive prices.

The Birches Restaurant

The Birches training restaurant is based at the Conway Park Campus. Choose from set price lunch offers and special, themed evening meals at very competitive prices.

Learning Resource Centres

  • Library and resources to help with your research and coursework.
  • Self study areas with computers and internet access.

MettSet Travel

Mettset Travel is Wirral Met College’s travel agency and, as part of the UK Global Travel Group PLC, is a fully ATOL protected travel agency.



Additional support

The Additional Learning Support team are here to support students to be as successful as possible. We have a team of over 60 highly trained and qualified staff, including Specialist Tutors, Communication Support Workers and Learning Support Assistants.

We work with students in every subject area, and at every level from Entry Level to Higher Education. The students we work with have a wide range of needs, including:

  • Dyslexia/Dyspraxia
  • Mental Health and Well Being
  • D/deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Autism Spectrum/Aspergers Syndrome
  • Physical Difficultiies
  • Blind or Partially Sighted

Please note, if you are studying on a higher education course, you will need to apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowance to pay for this support

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Wirral Metropolitan College directly.

Last updated date: 19 May 2016
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