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Welcome to Warwickshire College Group

Welcome to Warwickshire College Group

I am pleased to welcome you at the start of what will be a rewarding and enriching journey here at WCG.

Whether this is your first step towards a qualification or it's part of your desire for lifelong learning, we have many different courses and extra-curricular activities to offer you.

As one of the largest further and higher education colleges in the UK, with unique colleges across two counties, we aim to deliver learning experiences which lead to the development of wider skill bases and improved destinations for all of our students.

Our recent Ofsted inspection highlights our success and strong focus both on students and on meeting industry needs. We are also one of only five colleges in the UK to be granted Foundation Degree Awarding Powers by the Privy Council – meaning our higher education quality and standards are equal to any university.

We believe it's not just about the vital qualifications and knowledge you need to get ahead, but the essential transferable skills to help you on your next steps, whatever they may be.

Warwickshire College Group will help you develop an entrepreneurial mind-set by instilling enterprising and innovative skills and behaviours, which will help you to become successful in an ever-competitive world.

We offer all of the above in a supportive, friendly, high-quality and technologically-driven environment. Our student success rates and A-level results are at an all-time high, with our students progressing onto a wide range of careers with globally recognised brands, and many students have also set uptheir own businesses and enterprise projects.

Warwickshire College Group is committed to providing the best learning experience possible and whatever your background, I am sure we can help you to achieve your aspirations.

Take a look at our latest news or have a browse of our open to the public section and you will see how our students are getting more from their college experience through studying with us.

I hope you find what you are looking for, but, if you need any more information, or have any questions, please contact us so that we can help further.

Angela Joyce

Group Principal and CEO

Warwickshire College Group

About us

Know that you are learning with the best…

Warwickshire College Group is:

A Beacon Status College – one of only a handful of colleges in the country to achieve the status of being a government-endorsed model of good practice

Nationally recognised expertise in five areas – Leadership & Management, Engineering, Construction, Equine and Horticulture

Staffed by highly committed professional tutors

Warwickshire College Group has over 15,500 students making it one of the largest and most successful colleges of further and higher education in the country. There’s an extensive choice of study opportunities with more than 1,000 courses across 20 different subject areas. The courses are run from the six colleges that form the group in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick Trident, Rugby, Moreton Morrell, Henley-in-Arden and Pershore in Worcestershire.

Our Colleges
We have six main colleges located in beautiful scenery across Warwickshire and Worcestershire. As well as full-time and higher education courses our colleges offer a fantastic range of services and facilities.

Royal Leamington Spa College, Warwick New Road, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5JE 

Situated in the historic town of Leamington Spa, our vibrant Royal Leamington Spa College offers the majority of our courses, including A-levels and the International Baccalaureate, and a full range of creative, business, health, care, hair & beauty, construction, travel & tourism and supported learning programmes. The college boasts a fabulous range of facilities, including a new, purpose-built £5.8 million art block, a University-style lecture theatre, Learning Resource Centre, sports hall and fully-equipped gym.

Rugby College, Technology Drive, Rugby, CV21 1AR 
The £33-million Rugby College opened in 2010 with specialist facilities for  engineering, construction, hair and beauty and catering. Rugby College offers fantastic facilities in all main curriculum areas. 

Moreton Morrell College, Moreton Morrell, Warwick, CV35 9BL 
Set amidst acres of stunning countryside, next to the village of Moreton Morrell, our Moreton Morrell College is home to a lot of our land-based courses. There is also a commercial farm with a dairy herd & dairy unit and also a forge, farm improvements area, animal welfare centre, horticultural facilities and Learning Resource Centre. The Construction faculty now offers two classrooms and open workshop areas for brickwork, carpentry and multi-skilling. Extensive residential accommodation and a lively social scene ensure that students benefit from a ‘home away from home’ sense of community.

Pershore College Avonbank, Pershore, Worcester, WR10 3JP
Warwickshire College Group includes Pershore College in Worcestershire. This means we are able to offer even more choice to students and employers. Situated in a 60 hectare site in Worcestershire, Pershore College offers courses in Animal Management, Floristry, Forestry, Food & Drink, Garden Design, Horticulture, Landscaping, Motor Vehicle and Veterinary Nursing.

Warwick Trident College, Poseidon Way,  Warwick CV34 6SW 
Based in the historic town of Warwick, our Warwick Trident College is a leading-edge, skills based training facility, with close ties to local industry, offering an unrivalled range of business & professional, motorsport and engineering courses. The college provides a professional training environment that focuses on engineering technology and management. Facilities include an advanced machining centre, robotic facilities, vehicle engineering workshops, laboratories, design suites and a Learning Resource Centre.

Facilities available

Each of our six colleges features an impressive range of facilities.We have state-of-the art learning resource centres, lecture theatres, high-street quality hairdressing salons, halls of residence, childcare nurseries, fully equipped gyms & sports facilities and college shops.

Each college is situated in or near a busy town, so you’ll never be far from great shopping or a lively nightlife.

Each of the six colleges has a Learning Resource Centre which includes:

• Internet access on all computers
• CD-ROMS and Videos
• A wide range of textbooks
• Email, Microsoft Office software
• Printing and photocopying facilities
• Study areas

Sporting activities include rugby, football, hockey and lots more with the opportunity to compete in inter-college competitions.

Moreton Morrell College facilities

  • A working commercial
  • Large dairy herd
  • Stabling for over 100 horses
  • Equine therapy and rehabilitation centre
  • An indoor school, a covered outdoor school, a large outdoor riding arena and horse walker
  • Purpose-built farriery teaching unit
  • Traditional brick-built forge and fully equipped farriery
  • Wildlife habitats including woodlands, wetlands and grasslands
  • Centres for horticulture and veterinary nursing, as well as a large animal welfare centre
  • Construction facility with an open workshop area for brickwork, carpentry and multi-skilling
  • Halls of residence

Pershore College facilities

  • Soil and plant science laboratories
  • Landscape design studios
  • Organic and specialist plant units
  • Fruit unit with commercial juice production facilities
  • Landscaped ornamental grounds and an arboretum
  • Commercial orchards
  • Nature reserve
  • Landscape workshops - hard landscaping,estate skills, CAD drawing studio
  • Commercial plant nursery - field, container and production units
  • Modern controlled glasshouses
  • Organic plot with propagation facilities,polyethene tunnels and outdoor cropping areas
  • Horticultural machinery and equipment
  • Specialist animal unit
  • Large and small animal enclosures
  • Tropical unit
  • 12 hectares of conservation area
  • Extensive and landscaped gardens home to several national plant collections
  • Commercial plant centre open to the public
  • Plant nursery
  • Specialist garage workshop facilities
  • Halls of residence

Royal Leamington Spa College facilities

  • £5.8 million School of Arts building designed with spaces to meet the creative needs of our students
  • Three fashion studios, apple macs, media and multimedia environments for making video, film, radio programmes and computer games
  • Photographic and recording studios
  • New science labs full of the latest gadgets including Apple TV linked up to iPad technology, interactive whiteboards, 3D television screens, large LCD monitors, digital microscopes and other AV facilities
  • Brand new plumbing and electrical workshops
  • Gas assessment centre
  • University-style lecture theatre
  • Sports hall and gym
  • Halls of residence
  • Free cash point

Rugby College facilities

  • Superb engineering facilities, including the cutting edge Power Academy
  • First class laboratory and practical engineering workshops
  • Advanced machining centre and robotic facilities
  • Full size training bays for plumbing and carpentry
  • IT facilities with industry standard software and design suites
  • Purpose-built art, design and craft workshops
  • Four hairdressing and beauty salons offering a full range of treatments
  • 150-seat theatre
  • Performance and dance facilities
  • Outdoor, all-weather sports pitches, four-court sports hall and multi-gym
  • Nursery
  • Conferencing and business facilities

Warwick Trident College facilties

  • First class laboratory and practical engineering workshops
  • Advanced machining centre and robotic facilities
  • Comprehensive vehicle engineering facilities with 1000m2 of workshops, fitted with the latest industry test equipment and a separate 400kw rolling road
  • Vehicle diagnostic equipment including 4-wheel alignment systems, brake and suspension testers, management systems analysers and 450hp chassis dynamometers
  • Training vehicles include a Range Rover and the Jaguar S Series
  • Full conferencing facilities

Additional support

Student Services are at the heart of our support system. Our friendly team can offer personal help or refer you to other experts to support you with:

• Help to find the right course
• Careers information and advice about applying for jobs
• Support and guidance with higher education and UCAS applications
• Information about the wide range of enrichment activities
• Counselling and confidential support with personal issues from trained specialists
• Advice and, in some cases, practical support if lack of money is a barrier to starting your programme of study.

Literacy and Numeracy Requirements
We are very committed to supporting you to achieve your chosen qualifications and progress on to further learning and/or employment. For that reason, in addition to entry requirements such as GCSEs, we will work with you to identify your literacy and numeracy levels, to ensure you are on the right programme for you.

Learning Support Services are available for any of our students who need extra support with their study. Individual sessions or drop in workshops are available to develop study skills. Personal support is also available for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

When you begin your course you will be allocated a Personal Learning Adviser who will support you through your programme of study. You will have individual and group tutorial time with your Personal Learning Advisor to discuss progress and raise any areas of concern. Sessions will also be used to explore career ideas and to signpost you to the best sources of advice and guidance.

Learner success

Our students have achieved prestigious awards on a national and international level.

Our engineering apprentice with Jaguar Land Rover at Warwick Trident College, Alex Tomlinson has been crowned Britain's top apprentice and best in engineering at the Semta Skills Awards 2015.

Pershore College students and staff are celebrating after the college was awarded a Gold Medal and Best in Show at the prestigious RHS Malvern Spring Festival for a trade stand and show garden. HRH The Princess Royal also visited the garden to give it the royal seal of approval.

Enterprising Rugby College students Alice Stewardson and Harry Brown, have beaten thousands of entries to make it to the top 20 of the national iDEA competition with their Collision Alert concept..

Zoe Rowlinson, 19, from Warwickshire College Group has been named the ‘Best in the UK’ in floristry after winning Gold at the WorldSkills UK National Competitions at The Skills Show 2013.She has snce represented the UK at an international skills competition in Europe.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Warwickshire College Group directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2017
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