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St Helens College is committed to making our website accessible to everyone. If you feel that we could do more to improve our accessibility, please contact us with your suggestions. Below you will find information on the steps we have taken to make our website as accessible as possible.

Browser Compatibility

Our website has been built using the latest technology and all pages on this site feature CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). It has been tested across many of the leading internet browsers and is best viewed using Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera or Safari. Other browsers may not display the pages correctly. Users are advised to upgrade to the latest browser version for optimum user experience.

Changing the text size

If you feel that the text is difficult to read, and would like to make it bigger, there are a number of different ways you can control the text size.

At the top right hand corner of every page within our website, you will see the following symbols A+ A A- this allows you to increase or decrease the size of the font that is being displayed.

  • A+ this will increase the font
  • A will return it to its original size
  • A- will decrease the font size

If you are using Windows XP, Vista or 7, you can also control the font size using a mouse with a control wheel on top. Simply hold Ctrl on your keyboard, and then move the mouse wheel. Forward will increase the size and backwards will decrease the size.

If you are using Internet Explorer and Firefox, you can also use keyboard shortcuts to control the font size. By holding the Ctrl key and pressing + will increase the font size, and by holding Ctrl key and pressing – this will decrease the font size.


All the images within our website have a description provided. This is either in the alternative text tag or on the page itself.


Internet Explorer , does not officially support RSS. Any user wishing to access our RSS features are advised to upgrade their Internet Explorer browser to version 7 or above.

Word documents, PDFs and Downloads

To ensure that all materials on our website are as accessible as possible, we aim to limit the number of downloadable documents, such as word documents and PDFs (Portable Document Format), this is due to these type of documents sometimes causing problems for disabled users. Where information is to be published on the website, we will endeavour to ensure it is published as an accessible HTML website page. Our prospectuses are available upon request to be posted out to any user who would prefer this method.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website. Later versions of this software provide a number of features that improve access for users.


If you do spot a problem with our website, please do let us know by contacting us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we will do our best to resolve the issue straight away.


What is a cookie?

A cookie, other than being a delicious treat, is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device, by a website's server. Only that websites server is able to retired or read the contents. All cookies are unique to your web browser, and usually contains a unique identifier, the site's name and some digits. It allows websites to remember what you have put in your shopping basket or your website preferences.

Cookies used by this website?

All cookies used by this website, are classed as "Category 2" cookies.

Category 2: Performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. The information collected by these cookies is aggregated, so these cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. The information collected is anonymous and is only used to improve the way our website works.

 Category 2 Cookies used by St Helens College

Web Analytics Google Web Analytics cookies are used to improve the design and user experience of our website by providing statistics on site usage and pages visited

Click to opt out of Google Web Analytics

Embedded Videos Some of the videos used on our website are hosted on YouTube.

YouTube itself uses cookies to collect video statistics and improve site experience.

At St Helens College, we do not pass any information on to third parties.

What to do if you don't want cookies to be set

If you feel that the idea of a website storing information on your computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even delete cookies that have already been set. However, you may lose some function sof the website you are deleting them from. 


Website Disclaimer

To the fullest extent permitted at law, St Helens College is providing this website and its contents on an "as is" basis and makes no (and expressly disclaims all) representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to this website or the information, content, products or services included in this site.

Whilst every effort has been taken by St Helens College and its subsidiaries to ensure that the course information provided on course sheets and on this website is accurate the content is naturally subject to change. In no event will St Helens College be held liable for any direct, indirect, special incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of the information held on this server.

Every effort is made to ensure downloadable content is free from viruses. St Helens College can accept no liability for damages resulting from virus infection.