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SK College Group is governed by the Corporation Board, a group of individuals who represent the interests of the College and also the communities we serve. The Board of Governors meets regularly to provide the College with direction and advice, to set policy objectives and to ensure that the College is fulfilling its mission and upholding its values. If you have any questions, please contact our Governance Director, Lorna Lloyd-Williams, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  01744 623104.

Board Membership 

Susan Jee
Chair

Phil Han
Vice-Chair

Benjamin Bennett-Stanley
Staff Governor

Debbie Calderbank
External Governor

Julie Heap
Staff Governor

Jim Pinsent
External Governor

David Balsamo 

External Governor

John Heritage
External Governor

Keith Sanderson
External Governor

Nick Shore
External Governor

Simon Pierce
Principal and CEO

Alison Cannon
External Governor

Philip Han
External Governor

Sophie Littlewood
External Governor

Liz Duncan
External Governor

Kersha Mansfield
Student Governor 

David Collum-Marsh
Student Governor 

Welcome to
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NOTICE OF RE-OPENING

Colours Restaurant is planning to re-open from Wednesday 19th May 2021, pending Government approval of indoor dining.

All staff and students at Colours Restaurant will be operating in accordance with current government guidelines for Bars and Restaurants, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all guests.

During your visit, the below measures will be in place:

  • A one way system with different Entry and Exit doors
  • Hand sanitising stations on arrival and on departure
  • Table allocation reflecting social distancing
  • Controlled access to toilets
  • Single use menus
  • Staff and students wearing face visors
  • Thorough cleaning routines carried out regularly throughout the day, by our staff and students
  • Guests' booking information will be used for our track and trace record
  • All visitor's temperature will be tested on arrival.

Please note: Under current government guidance, all bookings must only include a maximum of 6 people, from no more than 2 households, per party.


Colours Restaurant is an innovative fine dining restaurant in St Helens town centre.

It is St Helens College's fully operational, training restaurant staffed by catering and hospitality students who are overseen by some of the industry's top chefs. Open to the general public, the restaurant allows the opportunity for students to develop their culinary and service skills through hands-on work experience.

The restaurant offers customers the chance to sample a variety of contemporary dining styles from some of the region's most promising young chefs. Through the use of top-quality, locally sourced fresh ingredients, and with a menu that regularly changes, our customers are able to sample exquisite lunch and dinner menus at a fraction of the cost of other local restaurants.

To make a booking, please telephone 01744 623155 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

TheLounge LogoWelcome to The Lounge 

RE-OPENING UPDATE

The Lounge will be re-opening on 19th April 2021.

On re-opening, all staff and students will be following government guidelines, to ensure the safety and wellbeing for all clients and visitors.

There will be some requirements from our clients when booking appointments and attending the salon for treatments. These requirements are listed below:

  • We will be operating an appointment only system. No walk-ins are permitted.
  • All clients will be required to sign a declaration form on arrival at their appointment.
  • All clients temperature will be tested on arrival at their appointment.
  • Clients will be required to provide their contact details for our track and trace record.
  • All clients must use hand sanitiser or handwashing facilities before entering the salons and before treatment.
  • Clients will be asked to attend on their own, if possible.
  • Clients must follow our keep left policy on salon premises.
  • Clients are expected to maintain social distancing when waiting to enter the salons and whilst in the salons.
  • Clients should arrive on time for their appointment.
  • Clients are not permitted to bring any food or drinks to their appointment (water is allowed, only with a sports cap lid).
  • Clients are not permitted to bring any bags or shopping with them (a handbag or rucksack is allowed).
  • We are taking contactless payments, where possible.
  • The Spa, sauna and steam facilities remain closed until further notice.

The Lounge is St Helens College's fully operational training salon and spa. Open to the public for services, it provides education and training for those wanting a career in the Hair, Beauty or Spa industry, allowing students the opportunity to develop their skills through hands-on work experience.

The Lounge offers state of the art facilities including Hairdressing and Beauty therapy salons, a nail bar, and a spray tanning room. The spa includes a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, floatation bed, monsoon shower and an ice fountain. 

There are a variety of treatments available at affordable prices, please call us 01744 623294 for more information or an appointment.

Opening Times

Monday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 9.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 8.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Please note:

  • Reception will be closed due to lunchtime break between 12.30pm - 1.30pm for lunch on all days. 
  • Hair and Beauty may differ in their start and finish times.
  • Not all treatments are available during our opening times, please contact the Lounge directly to see what treatments are available on set days. 

View our price lists for our products and services below:

Welcome to...

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COVID-19 Update

Following the Government’s announcement of a national lockdown on 4th January 2021, The Flower Studio will be closed during the lockdown period.

If you have any questions during this time, please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The staff and students from St Helens College's floristry department would like to welcome you to the Flower Studio.

We have a range of beautiful, fresh bouquets, floral gifts and designs for every special occasion. Our expert staff and trained students are dedicated to creating tailored floral designs for your individual needs and taste. 

The Flower Studio can provide you with fresh, bespoke floral designs for whatever the occasion from weddings and birthdays, to Christmas and funerals.

For more information, or to place an order, call us today on 01744 623414.

Animal Management courses at St Helens College offer an exciting pathway into this rewarding industry through full and part-time courses.

Many people dream of working with animals from a young age, other people decide later in life that this is what they want to do, and St Helens College is a great starting point to kick-starting your chosen career.

Whether you wish to understand more about caring for animals, take your first step towards becoming an animal care assistant, or even start your own dog grooming business, we have a course suited to you.

You will benefit

This is no average classroom – from walking with wolves in the Lake District and fundraising for local animal sanctuaries to exploring animal behaviour and wildlife rehabilitation – every day is different!

At St Helens College, you'll benefit from hands-on experience in our indoor and outdoor animal units, including our very own commercial dog grooming salon, working with over 50 different animal species including mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and other exotic creatures. 

Our tutors are also experienced, industry experts and passionate about their subject too, so you can rest assured that you are learning from the very best.

You will succeed

All of our courses are independently accredited by long-established, awarding organisations with qualifications such as BTEC and NVQ. It's easier to get a job when you have a nationally recognised qualification.

You'll also have the opportunity to visit animal sanctuaries, shows and competitions such as Knowsley Safari and Dogs Trust.

You will stand out

The animal management industry has a competitive jobs market and it is important that you arm yourself with the qualifications, experience and skills required to succeed within the animal management sector.

You must be hard working, motivated and passionate about animals, in order to succeed. As well as having patience and the ability to communicate with the animals, you should also have good people skills, as working with animals often involves significant contact with people; from re-homing an animal, to teaching people to train their animals or speaking about animal welfare in public.

If you want a career you can be passionate about, where no two days are the same and you are committed to making a difference, then working with animals could be for you!

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Veterinary Nurse - £13k - £24k+. Pet Behaviour Counsellor - £15k - £50k. Zoologist - £18k - £45k+. RSPCA Inspector - £19k - £30k. Animal Care Worker - £12k - £20k. Dog Groomer - £13k - £20k+
*Salary data collected from various sources, see page 174 for details, July 2018

Why choose us?
Accountancy at St Helens College and University Centre St Helens can be the perfect stepping stone for a successful career within the industry and the ideal progression opportunity for professionals within the industry. Whether you are looking to retrain for a career in accountancy, want to progress in your current role or want to undertake some CPD to enhance your role, we have a qualifications at all levels.

You will benefit
We offer a full range of accounting courses accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). AAT is the world's leading professional membership body for accounting technicians, with over 100,000 members worldwide. It is the UK's largest awarding body of skills-based qualifications in accounting.

If you want to take your accounting career to the next level, we also offer Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualifications. CIMA qualifications are recognised worldwide as the most relevant global finance qualification for business.

You will succeed
By studying Accounting with us, you can be sure that you will develop the foundations for your professional career with the help of industry trained experts who will guide you through your qualification. These have enabled former students to progress into the industry as trained professionals in a whole host of job roles, including accounting, investment banking and insurance.

You will stand out
Gain a globally recognised Accounting qualification, valued by employers across several industries. Our courses have secured a significant amount of praise in recent years with students securing gold in the World Skills UK competition, 96% success rates and the College working 20% above national average for accounting qualifications.

At St Helens College, you’ll be preparing delicious dishes and using the latest techniques to achieve a successful career within the catering industry. Creativity forms an important part of catering, as you'll be selecting which flavours to use in an exciting new dish and learning how to present your food to the highest possible standards.

Our tutors have had successful careers at Michelin star restaurants, so you can be confident in knowing that you are learning from the best.

You will benefit

Working in our industry-standard kitchens and fine dining restaurant, Colours, you’ll take your first steps to securing a successful career in the catering industry. Many of our students have prepared food for banquets at Everton Football Club, cooked for the British Army and catered for conferences of up to 3,000 people at the Liverpool Echo Arena.

You will succeed

Follow in the footsteps of our previous students who now work with industry leaders such as Liverpool Art School or the Gleneagles Hotel. Others have gone on to work alongside celebrity chefs, including Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White. Whilst other students have gone on to launch their own catering businesses, such as Goya Griffiths’ Thai inspired restaurant, Chiang Mai Bistro.

Celebrity chefs Jon Ashton and John Campbell also graduated from St Helens College. Ashton, who now lives in the USA, has appeared on The Today Show, The Tonight Show and is the current food correspondent for the nation’s morning show, The Daily Buzz. Campbell owns two Michelin Star restaurants, writes articles and recipes for The Sunday Times and The Observer Food Monthly, and he also appears as a guest chef on Master Chef and Saturday Kitchen.

You will stand out

To help you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs or further qualifications, you will be encouraged to participate in industry competitions such as The North West Commis Chef awards. Our students have also scooped gold in the Battle of the Northwest culinary competition. At St Helens College, you will have the opportunity to build new network links, friendships, life-long skills and relevant knowledge.

 

A qualification in catering could lead to your dream career:

Predicted growth in jobs by 2020* is 4.1%. 48,000 catering jobs within our region by 2020*. £13k-£45k+ Average earning
potential per year*
*Figures are intended as a guide only and will vary. Based on data provided by various sources. See back cover for more information.

The construction industry is constantly growing and evolving, which is what makes working in this industry so varied and exciting. Whether it is working on commercial developments, innovative housing or on people’s homes, you will feel like you have one of the best careers in the world.

Based at St Helens College's STEM Centre, Technology Campus, you will study in a purpose built environment with real, made-to-scale room structures for you to decorate, plaster, renovate and build in.

We have spent over £5million to make sure you have everything you need to learn your new skills, including all of the latest industry standard equipment – the same as you’ll find when you start working.

You will benefit

Our tutors have worked in the industry for a number of years, so you can have confidence in knowing that you are being taught by industry experts with fantastic employer links. 

As well as increasing your employability, you'll build a great deal of work experience and have the chance to build new working contacts, friendships, relevant knowledge and life-long skills.

You will succeed

Working in construction could take you in various directions. You could find yourself providing repairs, building extensions, fitting new kitchens or bathrooms in people's homes or you might work for a contractor, building on a larger scale, such as new houses, offices, restaurants, hospitals or schools.

Many of our students have secured employment with huge construction companies or have even become self-employed, running their own successful business. 

You will even have the chance to gain valuable work experience and showcase your skills in industry competitions.

You will stand out

Students are encouraged to compete in nationally recognised, skills competitions to showcase their skills within their chosen trade. Our students have been finalists in the national SkillBuild competition for the past three years. 

According to a report from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) the North West's construction sector growth over the next five years could deliver almost 5,000 new jobs a year. This creates a real demand for skilled construction workers across all trades. There is a particular shortage of architects, technical engineers and managers, and of craftspeople in all trades, primarily due to the strength of the housing sector. 

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A qualification in construction could lead to your dream career:

Predicted growth in jobs by 2020* is 7%. 28,946 more construction jobs within our region by 2020*. £18k-£55k+ Average earning potential per year*
*Figures are intended as a guide only and will vary. Based on data provided by various sources.

Our Criminal Justice degree courses, validated by the University of Chester are some of the most popular and innovative degrees offered at University Centre St Helens, providing the option to study on either a full-time or part-time basis.

Perfect for those interested in the causes and consequences of crime, as well as those keen to pursue a career in the Criminal Justice system, the degree courses offer a practical and vocational route to working in spheres such as policing, probation, prisons, youth justice or drugs and alcohol. The fascinating field of deviance, delinquency and criminality is ideal for anyone who wants to get to the root of why people commit crime and how society deals with them.

Delivered by accomplished lecturers with frontline experience, the Criminal Justice degree courses focus on the key issues that face a contemporary society. This means that all students on the programme will be discussing issues that are both real and relevant to current society, allowing graduates to apply learnt theory to real life situations.

Rapid advancements in the engineering industry, specifically within the fields of electrical, marine, aeronautical, advanced manufacturing and wind turbine, makes working in this industry so exciting and varied.

Based at our STEM Centre, Technology Campus, you will develop your skills in our specialist engineering workshops, which reflect real, working environments and contain all of the latest equipment to enable you to maximise your studies.

We offer an extensive range of courses including Fabrication and Welding, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering and Operations Engineering, enabling you to specialise in your chosen profession.

Each course also provides excellent progression from level 1 qualifications through to degree level study.

You will benefit

Our industry expert tutors have held successful careers with global companies and are very passionate about sharing their employer links with you to ensure you gain the necessary skill set to succeed in your career.

With this, you will have the opportunity to work with local employers and industry specialists, gaining insight and experience of working in this diverse and exciting industry.

You will succeed

Every industry depends on the efficiency and skill of engineers. They design, create, test, prototype, repair and improve products and processes that affect every aspect of our lives so you may find yourself working on transport networks, renewable energy sources, hydroelectric and wind turbines or manufacturing and construction building services.

With the skills and experience gained from these courses and the dedicated support from lecturers and tutors, many of our students have successfully started their own engineering companies or have secured a variety of engineering positions.

You will stand out

Our engineering courses are tailored to meet the demands of the current economic climate, to ensure that your skills are highly sought after when looking for employment.

As well as increasing your employability skills, you'll build a great deal of work experience and have the chance to build new working contacts, friendships, relevant knowledge and life-long skills.

A qualification in engineering could lead to your dream career:

96% of teachers would recommend this career. 8,034 engineering jobs within our region by 2020. £22k-£60k+ Average earning potential per year*
*Figures are intended as a guide only and will vary. Based on data provided by various sources.

Show off your individuality and creativity in our specialist studio spaces including the ceramic studio, painting studio, colour and monochrome dark room and digital labs, where you will explore a wide range of art disciplines.

St Helens College's art and design department is renowned for its well-established and successful courses, offering excellent progression from level 1 qualifications through to honours degrees. 

You will benefit

You will be taught in a lively and creative environment by highly qualified staff, many with industry experience and will benefit from group projects and ‘live-briefs’ to develop valuable employability skills.

You will succeed

Students from St Helens College regularly gain places at top universities across the country including Wimbledon College of Art, Falmouth University and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Many also choose to ‘stay local’ and continue their studies at University Centre St Helens. You will be encouraged to set challenging personal targets and be supported every step of the way to help you succeed. 

You will stand out

You will be encouraged to develop a personal and open-minded approach to Art and Design and discover how to present your work effectively and speak confidently about your ideas.

Guest speakers will give you a valuable insight into how to succeed in the creative industries and you will have the opportunity to participate in exhibitions where your work will be showcased and celebrated.

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*Figures are intended as a guide only and will vary. Based on data provided by various sources.

Working with children and young people is a hugely rewarding career. Every child is unique, every family different, and no two days are ever the same. There is always a demand for high-quality care professionals and our courses can help you get the skills and qualifications you need to start your career.

St Helens College offers a wide range of courses across childcare, education and youth work, enabling you to specialise in your chosen profession. This could be anything from teaching and working in a nursery setting as an assistant to youth work, child psychology and much more.

You will benefit

You will have the opportunity to undertake work placements in a variety of settings including schools, nurseries and youth clubs, to gain valuable experience of working in the industry.

Our tutors and lecturers have held successful careers within the industry, and have worked for organisations such as Barnardos, local schools, nurseries and local authority youth services, so you can have confidence in knowing that you will be learning from the best.

You will succeed

Follow in the footsteps of our previous students who now work with local councils, nurseries and charities. Some of our students have even gone on to secure Au Pair work in countries like the USA and Canada. Others have decided to continue with their education and progressed on to university to further develop their skills and knowledge.

Many students also choose to ‘stay local’ and continue their studies at University Centre St Helens. You will be encouraged to set challenging personal targets and be supported every step of the way to help you succeed.

You will stand out

To help you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs or further qualifications, we encourage and support you in securing work placements. We also strongly believe in rewarding our students for their good work and hold award ceremonies in which we celebrate your achievements.

Through studying childcare, education and youth work with us, you will have the opportunity to build new network links, friendships, life-long skills and relevant knowledge.

Primary School Teacher £23k - £45k+, Early Years Educator £18k - £30k+, Child Psychologist £25k - £50k+, Nursery Manager £23k - £45k+, Social Worker £24k - £40k+, Health Play Specialist £20k - £28k+
*Salary data collected from various sources, July 2018

With extensive advancements in technology, and with data breaches becoming increasingly more common and sophisticated, professionals working in this industry have never been in higher demand.

Computing is a very creative field that combines invention with methodical thinking, and the skills that you’ll develop in our state-of-the-art computer suites, can be transferred to a wide variety of business, scientific and social contexts.

St Helens College provides a wide range of courses at different levels, enabling you to develop your technical skills and abilities in preparation for your chosen profession. 

You will benefit

Our department alone offers more than 100 computers that you will have access to, in addition to software such as MS Office applications, Visual Studio Development, Unity Graphics Engine and Geometrics, so you can rest assured that you'll have all of the latest equipment and software to maximise your studies.

You will also have the opportunity to impress future employers and universities by working towards Microsoft Office Specialist Master status alongside your studies. 

You will succeed

Follow in the footsteps of our previous students who now work with industry leaders such as Microsoft, BT and a wide range of local computing firms. Others have gone on to secure places within the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship which attract more than 400,000 candidates from around the world. Finalists will travel to Dallas, Texas where they will compete and demonstrate their exceptional talents.

You will stand out

As well as providing courses with a wide variety of units and progression opportunities, our industry experienced tutors will work to ensure that you stand out when applying for jobs or further qualifications. Not only will you be encouraged to compete in competitions, you will be able to take part in a number of enrichment and extra-curricular activities. 

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A qualification in computing and IT could lead to your dream career:

Predicted growth in jobs by 2020* is 9.7%. 20,257 computing jobs within our region by 2020*. £20k-£59k+ Average earning
potential per year*
*Figures are intended as a guide only and will vary. Based on data provided by various sources.

Why choose us?
At St Helens College, you’ll be learning how businesses are created from the ground up, how they grow and how they become successful. You’ll have the opportunity to go on trips and visits, discovering how real, successful businesses work and operate on a daily basis.

You will benefit
A qualification in business is very adaptable and can lead to you being self-employed, holding a high level managerial position or even working overseas. With tutors who have worked in the industry, you'll benefit from first-hand insight and experience. 

You will succeed
Find out which business aspects interest you the most and where your strengths lie, getting ready to pick your career for the future. Develop skills essential for modern management and become an independent, entrepreneurial leader.

You will stand out
A qualification in business is very adaptable and can lead to you being self-employed, holding a high level managerial position or even working overseas. You will be learning about all the different aspects of business, including marketing and PR, accounting, human resources and management, making your CV and knowledge base stand out from the rest. 

Once you successfully complete your qualification, you’ll be ready to move onto study at degree level, or begin forging your career with your first job.

From the creative imagery used by advertising photographers in magazines, to the compelling world of editorial photography, the camera’s ability to record the world around us creates an unlimited number of career opportunities in the industry.

We offer an extensive range of short leisure courses, a level 3 Extended Diploma and a full BA (Hons) degree in Photography.

You will benefit
You’ll be studying all elements of photography, both digital and traditional, using our state-of-the-art studio, dark room as well as shooting on location, transforming your passion for photography into a creative profession. 

Our tutors and lecturers have worked within the creative industry for a number of years, establishing excellent employer links and an extensive range of knowledge. You can be confident in knowing that you are learning from the experts.

You will succeed
We have great links with St Helens Rugby League Club, enabling you to attend matches and work on your sports photography, capturing images of the players as you photograph the games.

You will stand out
Once you’ve completed your photography qualification, you’re ready to decide your next step. You'll have the option of continuing your studies on our own photography degree at University Centre St Helens, accredited by University of Chester.

Alternatively you can choose to study for a degree at another university or enter the industry in a junior role. You could specialise in weddings, fashion shoots or working at live sporting events.

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Explore and develop your talent in the most inspiring and creative environment. From analysing the works of famous directors, practitioners and playwrights to adopting roles such as performer or director, you will be challenged and trained to compete with the very best in the industry.

Whether developing your knowledge in the classroom, or your skills in our bespoke theatres, studios and workshops, you will have access to the most incredible opportunities to help you achieve your dream career.

You will benefit

Our level 2 and level 3 Extended Diploma in Professional Theatre courses, are approved by University of Arts London, one of the leading performing arts universities in the country. This ensures that you have access to the most incredible environment for learning.

University Centre St Helens also offers a FdA in Theatre and Performance, a highly practical degree that has been designed to provide you with the skills, practical experience and knowledge to seek a range of possible employment opportunities within the theatre and performance industry.

You will succeed
A qualification in performing arts is not just about acting. You'll be learning about lighting, stage management and even how to promote your performances. You’ll also be learning about the industry as a whole and everything you need to be successful in your future career.

Our tutors also have years of experience in the industry, some have even worked in the West End. You can be confident in knowing that you are learning from the experts.

You will stand out
St Helens town centre has a fantastic arts scene, with venues including The Citadel Arts Centre and The Theatre Royal. You’re also right next to Liverpool and Manchester, where you’ve got The Everyman, The Empire and Media City, plus many more.

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Explore the world of sound in a creative and innovative environment, working alongside tutors who are active professionals in the music industry (and have even had their own record label!).

Designed to meet the competitive demands of the industry, our courses transform your passion for music into your dream career.

You will benefit
You’ll be working in our recording studio, live recording area and a dedicated Mac suite using state-of-the-art equipment such as mixing desks and samplers including industry standard computer software such as such as Cubase, Reason and Ableton Live. 

Our tutors have worked in the music industry for many years, creating their own record labels and music for TV advertisements, winning gold and playing at some of the most famous music festivals across the world. You can be confident in knowing that you are learning from the experts.

You will succeed
We have a great partnership with Jamm Studios, a local recording studio that has worked with some big names in the industry. This gives our students amazing collaboration opportunities on music projects.

Many of our students have access to valuable work experience with music and arts festivals such as Liverpool Sound City.

You will stand out
Once you have finished your qualification, your career opportunities are wide and varied. Whether you want to work in music publishing, at a record label, on live events, as a tour manager, producer, engineer or in sound or lighting, our music course provides a great stepping stone. You may even decide to continue your studies at a higher level by studying for a degree in music, this could be at University Centre St Helens or at another university.

Creative Media at St Helens College provides you with a unique, competitive edge. Not only will you have the experience of working with professional equipment, you will also have the potential to achieve both outstanding grades and a professional portfolio from working with a range of industry clients.

Our courses focus heavily on the digital aspects of media, ensuring you develop the digital skills and knowledge required to meet the demands of the industry. 

You will benefit

You will explore the creative world of media through a range of practical projects including documentaries, multi-camera production, soundtrack production and print-based media.

Learning in a real work environment, you'll operate industry standard equipment in our brand new £60,000 TV studio, infinity cove and editing suite, devising, producing, directing and creating - developing all of the skills you’ll need for a career in the media industry.

You will succeed

Our industry experienced tutors have fantastic employer links, enabling you to work on live projects and briefs with professional clients ranging from St Helens Rugby League Club to Wish FM.

Students regularly go on trips to shoot on location and gain inspiration for future projects. 

You will stand out

Many students have chosen to 'stay local' and have progressed on to FdSc in Media Production at University Centre St Helens, accredited by university partner, University of Central Lancashire. Others have chosen to study at De Montfort University, University of Salford and Edge Hill University. 

MediaCity UK and Liverpool provide a fast paced, creative hub of career opportunities right on your doorstep, so whether you want to become a graphic designer, editor, camera operator or even work within marketing, a media qualification could be the first step towards a career within the creative industries.

 

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A qualification in creative media could lead to your dream career:

Predicted growth in jobs by 2020* 5.1%. £87 billion contribution from the
creative industries to the UK economy. £24k-£54k+ Average earning potential per year
*Figures are intended as a guide only and will vary. Based on data provided by various sources. See back cover for more information.

St Helens College has invested £40,000 on new equipment so you can maximise your studies and improve your employability with up-to-date skills in our MOT bay, fast-fit department, spray booth and when using paintless dent removal equipment.

You’ll be getting stuck into real work on real cars in our newly refurbished automotive hub, where the atmosphere is fast-paced and energetic. 

You will benefit

Many of our students have the opportunity to participate in trips to The Autosport Show and The Truck Show, in addition to meeting with guest speakers including, Halfords representatives who offer annual trade discount cards to our motor vehicle students.

All of our tutors are Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) registered, ensuring that you are being taught by the very best in the industry. 

You will succeed

We have strong links with local businesses where our students can secure work placements, gaining valuable on-the-job experience. Many students have secured permanent, full-time employment with their work placement employers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Howard Basfords and Graham Martin Automotive Ltd.

You will stand out

To help you stand out from the crowd when securing employment or progressing onto further qualifications, you will have the opportunity to build new network links, and work on the cars of paying customers as they bring their vehicles into the workshop for maintenance and repair.

 

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Explore the art of silver service in our very own, award-winning Colours Restaurant, presenting delicious dishes and demonstrating your food and beverage knowledge to paying customers. 

We offer excellent progression routes, enabling you to progress from level 2 study, all the way through to managerial level and even gain additional employability skills such as catering.

You will benefit

Based in our commercial restaurant which was recently awarded a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence, you will be immersed in the world of hospitality as you perfect your customer service skills and supervise large hospitality events.

Our tutors have a real passion for hospitality, with years of experience working in some of the best restaurants and hotels around the world. They even have extensive links with top leading experts in the industry such as The Art School Restaurant, The PIG Hotel, The Thistle Hotel, Mercure, Shankly Hotel and St Helens RLFC.

You will succeed

Follow in the footsteps of previous students who have secured employment with industry leaders such as The Art School Restaurant in Liverpool. Others have gone on to work for global hotel and restaurant chains, Mercure Hotel and Whetherspoons. Upon successful completion of your course, you will gain support and guidance from your tutors when it comes to searching and applying for jobs. 

You will stand out

To help you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs or further qualifications, you will be encouraged to participate in competitions such as the Battle of the Northwest, pitting your skills and knowledge against other Colleges. We have previously won gold!

We also host annual award ceremonies as we believe in celebrating the successes of our excelling students. 

Horticulture is such an exciting, creative and important industry to work in. It plays a vital role in the creation of vegetables, plants and fruit crops which contributes to the quality of our health and the environment we live in.

Whether you want to work in a lab, at a historical site, at a botanical garden or even on a sporting pitch, the possibilities are endless and the earning potential is far reaching!

You will benefit
You will learn from enthusiastic tutors who have a passion for their subject and have held successful horticulture careers, so you can have confidence in knowing that you are being taught by the experts.

Previous students have been involved with the development of Sherdley Park, Mesnes Park, Daresbury Park and Walton Hall Gardens. Work placements like these will allow you to learn hands-on and develop critical transferable skills such as team working, communication and customer service.

You will also have access to onsite resources such as tractors, industry lawnmowers and commercial greenhouses and poly-tunnels.

You will succeed
You will work alongside local employers and industry specialists to gain a real understanding of your chosen career. To help you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs, university or additional courses, we will encourage you to enter competitions such as the Southport Flower Show.

Previous students have secured employment with businesses such as St Helens Council, Wigan Council, St Helens RLFC, Liverpool FC, or the Forestry Commission. Others have gone on to work as teachers and even establish their own businesses and nurseries.

You will stand out
With the great outdoors as your classroom, you will work hands-on in local parks, woodlands and gardens. You will have the opportunity to build new network links, friendships, life-long skills and relevant knowledge. You will study hard and will be immersed in the environment you aspire to work in, gaining valuable industry work experience which you will carry with you throughout your horticulture career.

Working in health, social care and nursing is so varied and rewarding. Whether it is working in a clinical setting or in the community, you will feel like you have one of the best careers in the world.

St Helens College offers an extensive range of courses from health and social care to dental nursing, enabling you to specialise in your chosen profession. 

Each course provides excellent progression from level 1 qualifications through to access to higher education. 

You will benefit

Our expert tutors have extensive industry experience and are passionate about sharing their knowledge and employer links with you to ensure that you have the necessary skill set to succeed in your career.

You will have the opportunity to attend our annual Healthcare Sciences Skills Show, designed to promote the amazing work of healthcare science professionals across the country and the exciting career opportunities available within the industry.

You will succeed

You will gain hands-on experience in a real, healthcare setting alongside your course, taking advantage of our strong links with employers such as the NHS, Northwest Ambulance Service, local healthcare providers and dental practices. You will even have the chance to gain first-hand insight from special guest speakers in the industry.

Follow in the footsteps of our previous students who now work with the NHS, community organisations and charities. Some of our students are now qualified dental nurses and work for established local practices. Others have decided to continue with their education and progressed on to university to further develop their skills and knowledge.

You will stand out

The health professions are part of a massive industry which employs over 1.8 million people in the UK. Due to the ageing population, there is an increasing demand for care of the elderly and palliative care nursing within the NHS and the charity sector. Our courses are tailored to meet these demands to ensure that your skills are highly sought after when looking for employment.

A career in hairdressing and barbering can take you anywhere in the world, from working in a spa, at holiday resorts and on film and TV sets, to cruise liners and even the theatre. It’s hard work but it’s exciting!

Based in our commercial hairdressing salon, The Lounge, you will work with paying clients, creating beautiful hair designs, perfecting your cutting skills and discovering how to trim men’s facial hair with precision.

St Helens College offers an extensive range of courses from level 1 qualifications through to degree level study.

You will benefit
The Lounge features a hairdressing salon, three treatment rooms and a nail bar with additional spa facilities including a monsoon shower, ice facility, dry flotation chamber, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.

You will succeed
You will have the opportunity to work with local employers and industry specialists, gaining insight and experience of working in this diverse and exciting industry.

To ensure that you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs or additional qualifications, we encourage you to participate in events such as the Association of Hairdressing and Therapists (AHT) annual competition and WorldSkills UK.

You will stand out
There's never been a better time to become a part of the industry, with so many career opportunities to choose from in a wide variety of settings such as salons, hotels, care homes, cruise ships or even the armed forces. You could even become self-employed or set up your own salon.

Our courses are not just about helping you to gain your qualification, you will also build a great deal of work experience, new working contacts, develop friendships, relevant knowledge and life-long skills.

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The beauty industry is exciting and diverse, bringing together creative professionals to deliver extraordinary experiences and services to clients.

St Helens College offers an extensive range of courses from beauty therapy and makeup techniques to spa therapy and nail technology, enabling you to specialise in your chosen profession in our fully equipped, commercial salon, The Lounge. 

Each course also provides excellent progression from level 1 qualifications through to degree level study. 

You will benefit

From contouring and false eyelashes to spray tanning, pedicures and skin care treatments, you’ll perfect your skills on paying customers in The Lounge. 

The Lounge features a hairdressing salon, three treatment rooms and a nail bar with additional spa facilities including a monsoon shower, ice facility, dry floatation chamber, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.

You will succeed

Our industry expert tutors have held successful careers with global companies such as Dermalogica and Medex, and are very passionate about sharing their knowledge and employer links with you to ensure that you have the necessary skill set to succeed in your career. 

With this, you will have the opportunity to work with local employers and industry specialists, gaining insight and experience of working in this diverse and exciting industry.

You will stand out

To ensure that you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs or additional qualifications, we will encourage you to participate in exclusive events and industry competitions, to showcase your skills such as WorldSkills UK.

However, our courses are not just about helping you to gain your qualification, you will also build a great deal of work experience, new working contacts, develop friendships, relevant knowledge and life-long skills.

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A qualification in beauty or spa therapy could lead to your dream career:

Predicted growth in jobs by 2020 is 3%. 30,000 beauticians and related jobs within our region by 2020. £13k-£30k+ average earning potential per year
*Figures are intended as a guide only and will vary. Based on data provided by various sources.

The Northwest is home to a growing digital arts industry and key production studios for animation, games production and cinema visual effects, which means big employers are always looking for fresh talent!

Based in our digital arts department, you will explore everything from character design, concept art and animation to digital painting and 3D modelling, enabling you to develop a diverse skill set to launch a successful career in the industry. 

You will benefit

At St Helens College, we offer a level 3 Extended Diploma, designed by leading industry partners such as Ubisoft, Sony, Framestore, Blue Zoo, Double Negative and Sega, that will enable you to develop technical, artistic and programming skills that are crucial to you launching your career. This course is also supported by NextGen Skills Academy, an organisation that works with leading employers in the exciting fields of games animation, and VFX to enable students to become the next generation of creators, entering companies with exactly the right skills and knowledge for the workplace.

We also offer a BA (Hons) degree at University Centre St Helens, validated by University of Chester, which has been developed and designed by game art experts, providing you with specialist training to become a professional 3D Games Artist, along with theoretical and core skills required for success in a modern, creative games studio. 

You will succeed

Our experienced lecturers and tutors have previously worked with global companies on popular AAA game titles and are passionate about sharing their knowledge and industry links with you.

With this, you will have the opportunity to work on live briefs with local employers to build your work portfolio, receive masterclasses with visiting industry practitioners and gain a first-hand insight of this exciting and diverse industry. 

By using industry standard software such as Photoshop, InDesign, Unreal Engine, Autodesk Maya, Mudbox and AfterEffects, you will gain a competitive advantage over others when entering the industry.

You will stand out

The Northwest is an important centre for the game development industry and we have links with local industry, located centrally in a region that has a cluster of games companies.

In the last three years, graduates from our degree course have gained employment with Rebellion and Sony in Liverpool, Travellers' Tales in Knutsford and TT Fusion in Wilmslow.

View our Level 3 Games, Animation and VFX Skills (NextGen) Work

Animator - £14k - £26k+, 3D Modeler - £15k - £30k+, Quality Assurance Tester - £20k - £30k+, Concept Artist - £16k - £35k+, Games Developer - £19k - £35k+, Level Editor - £18k - £35k+
*Careers information was correct at time of upload. Information from EMSI Career Coach, National Careers Service, Labour Market Information (LMI), Liverpool Enterprise Partnership and Prospects.

Check out one of our alumni students exemplar Final Year Portfolio

The UK has the second largest design industry in the world, and is recognised as an innovative leader with high quality designers. This means that now more than ever, employers are looking for talented individuals with the right mix of skills, creativity and imagination to change lives, communities and organisations for the better.

At St Helens College and University Centre St Helens, you'll study both traditional and digital illustration, using a range of skills to create interesting projects such as designing magazine layouts, investigating and creating logos and branding, or building interactive smartphone apps.

We offer a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at St Helens College and a BA (Hons) degree at University Centre St Helens, accredited by University of Chester.

You will benefit

Based in our dedicated Apple Mac studio, you will be using the latest Adobe software including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects, giving you a competitive advantage over others when entering the industry.

For our degree students, teaching takes place in a dedicated state-of-the-art design studio, based in the former SmithKline Beecham factory building at the Town Centre Campus.

You will succeed

Graphic designers develop and use visuals to communicate, inform, entertain and challenge a wide range of audiences, so you could find yourself working within marketing, advertising, PR, animation, illustration, photography or even become self-employed and run your own business. 

We encourage our students to take accredited Adobe Associate exams to achieve a qualification that looks excellent on their CV when applying for a job or university. 

Our tutors have years of industry experience and employer links, so you can be confident in knowing that you are learning from the best.

You will stand out

You will have the opportunity to work on live briefs with local and regional employers to build your work portfolio and gain insight of this exciting and diverse industry. One of our students was recently shortlisted for an award with music giant Yamaha for her entry and another worked on an apprenticeship campaign for the NHS.

If you choose to study or progress on to the BA (Hons) in Graphic Design at University Centre St Helens, you will be introduced to visual communication and typography which will allow you to develop a technical understanding and working methodology, whilst building a greater appreciation for creative problem solving and innovative experimentation.

The Foundation Academy is a friendly and nurturing environment, which supports young people with a wide range of learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Students will have the opportunity to gain independent living skills, employability skills and work on their personal development including participating in work placements and team activities. 

Our own healthcare team, provide support with students' personal needs, and our learning support officers, assist students with their studies.

Develop your creativity in our very own floristry shop, The Flower Studio, designing intricate arrangements for paying customers, exploring floral designs for special occasions and maintaining the condition of plants and plant designs.

Whether you have a passion for floristry, a creative eye or an ambition to kick-start a new hobby, St Helens College will support you in achieving your goals. 

You will benefit

You will be immersed in the world of floristry as you develop the skills needed to become a part of an industry that is not only present at life’s most sentimental moments but generates £1.5bn yearly.

You will succeed

Our expert tutors have held successful careers in the industry and are very passionate about sharing their knowledge and employer links with you to ensure that you have the necessary experience and skills to launch your career.

With this, you will have the opportunity to work with local employers and industry specialists, gaining insight and experience of working in this diverse and exciting industry. Many of our students have secured employment within event management, floral design or have become self-employed.

You will stand out 

To help you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs or further qualifications, you will be encouraged to compete and showcase your floral designs in exclusive competitions across the country, such as the prestigious Southport Flower Show.  

However, our courses are not just about helping you to gain your qualification, you will have the opportunity to build new network links, gain work experience with local businesses, build friendships, lifelong skills and relevant knowledge.

 

Florist Manager - £20k - £25k+, Interior Designer - £15k - £45k+Events Manager - £20k - £40k+, Visual Merchandiser - £14k - £25k+, Wedding Planner - £15k - £25k+, Florist Business Owner - £15k - £30k+
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Why choose us?
At St Helens College and University Centre St Helens, you'll be based in our industry standard workshops, which reflect real, working environments and contain all of the latest equipment to enable you to maximise your studies.

You will benefit
Our tutors have years of industry experience and excellent employer links, so you can be confident in knowing that you are learning from the best.

You will succeed
Mechanical engineers are very technically minded, great problem solvers and are responsible for developing and designing machinery and components that are used in many aspects of our lives.

Our mechanical engineering courses are designed to prepare you for employment within this industry, and support you to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to achieve success in your chosen career.

You will stand out
Our mechanical engineering courses are tailored to meet the demands of the current economic climate, to ensure that your skills are highly sought after when looking for employment.

The UK is the 7th largest manufacturing nation in the world so job prospects within this industry are very positive. Completion of these courses could lead to gaining employment in a variety of roles within manufacturing, construction, water, power, health and transport.

Why choose us?
At St Helens College, you'll be based in our industry standard workshops, which reflect a real, working environment and contain all of the latest machinery and equipment to enable you to maximise your studies.

You will benefit
Our tutors have years of industry experience and excellent employer links, so you can be confident in knowing that you are learning from the best.

You will succeed
The fabrication and welding industry is embedded in every aspect of our lives, from the cars we drive to the construction of the buildings we work in. Fully qualified fabricators and welders can find well paid employment in various fields such as petrochemical, heavy fabrication industry, engineering, manufacturing, shipbuilding, oil extraction industries and many others.

With the skills and experience gained from these courses and the support from tutors, many of our students have successfully secured positions as sheet metal workers, fabricators and specialist welders within the UK and abroad.

You will stand out
Fabricators and welders are very proficient and highly skilled in their fields to enable them to understand the most complex of drawings and manipulate machinery to form and assemble components. Having these skills alone will set you apart from the crowd.

There is an estimated 450,000 people currently employed within the fabrication and welding industry, so the job prospects in this sector are very positive.

Why choose us?
At St Helens College and University Centre St Helens, you'll be based in our industry standard workshops, which reflect real, working environments and contain all of the latest equipment to enable you to maximise your studies. We offer level two qualifications right up to higher education qualifications.

You will benefit
Our tutors have years of industry experience and excellent employer links, so you can be confident in knowing that you are learning from the best.

You will succeed
Every industry depends on the efficiency and skill of engineers. They design, create, test, prototype, repair and improve products and processes that affect every aspect of our lives so you may find yourself working on transport networks, renewable energy sources, hydroelectric and wind turbines or manufacturing and construction building services.

You will stand out
Our electrical engineering courses are tailored to meet the demands of the current economic climate, to ensure that your skills are highly sought after when looking for employment.

Engineering and technology are areas that continue to be in demand, specifically those within the fields of electrical, marine, aeronautical, advanced manufacturing and wind turbine.

FREE English and maths Courses

We offer a range of English and maths courses with various start dates throughout the year, which can be studied during the daytime or in the evening.

We have a supportive team and dedicated classes for adults who need to improve their skills for personal, professional or educational reasons.

Start at a level to suit you, to help you build your confidence and progress through the levels!

If you want to help your children with their homework or, gain skills to help manage your household budget, these free courses can equip you with the practical skills needed. They are also a great starting point if you are considering further study or a career change.

It is never too late to take these core qualifications, which can open the door to a whole range of further education and career development opportunities.

This industry plays a vital role in the welfare and also the safety of people here in the UK and abroad, whether on the front-line, or behind the scenes. This means there are so many career opportunities for you to make a real difference at a local, national or international level!

You will benefit
You’ll develop your team working, problem solving and navigation skills while participating in everything from adventurous activities and advanced physical training to masterclasses with industry experts.

Our tutors have had fantastic careers within the public and uniformed services, some having worked in the RAF, HM Prison Service and Royal Marines. They will be passing on their knowledge and skills to you as you train to enter the service of your choice.

You’ll be training in our gyms and working hard in the sports hall to improve your fitness and ability. Every day you’ll learn how to work better as a team, taking part in adventurous sports and even learning how to map read.

You will succeed
Whether you want to become a police officer or join the Royal Marines, we’ll prepare your mental and physical fitness so you’re ready to ace the recruitment and selection process.

You will stand out
You can expect to go on interesting trips, meeting special guest speakers such as members of the police, ambulance service and armed forces. Previously, our students have taken part in helicopter training exercises, fire service drills and have stepped aboard military ships.

When you leave us you’ll have all of the skills that you need to enter your chosen profession and have a successful career.

At St Helens College, we have a diverse range of courses to support your career aspirations such as Cabin Crew, Airport Operations, Holiday Representatives, Travel Agents and Events Management.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop your customer service skills, understand the various roles within the travel and tourism industry, the importance of marketing and an in-depth knowledge of different countries, cultures and customs, meeting new people and exploring new places.

You'll benefit

Airport operations staff, cabin crew and holiday representatives play a very important role in the delivery of the customer experience, so you'll be learning all about different cultures, customs and aviation operations to provide a first class experience.

Many of our students take part in exciting trips and visits both in the UK and abroad, to check out tourist hotspots, top destinations, attractions and the headquarters of corporate holiday providers, such as Expedia and Eurocamp.

Previous students have even had the opportunity to learn Mandarin alongside their course, to help prepare them for the world of work.

You'll succeed

Locally, the travel and tourism industry is thriving, with a real emphasis on the visitor economy and expansion of both Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport. Visitor numbers and travel opportunities will increase further with the Superport development and Liverpool becoming a recognised cruise ship terminal.

We have great industry links and our students have gone on to secure jobs with British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Qantas, Thomas Cook, Jet2.com, Swissport, Manchester Airport and many more.

You'll stand out

Once on board with us, you will stand out from the crowd in our uniform, worn to professional standards whilst training in our first class facilities, all to help you reach your career destination.

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Why choose us?

Our science tutors have years of experience working within various science settings such as commercial laboratories, microbiology and analytical research. You can be confident in knowing that you are learning from the experts.

You will benefit

You'll study in our industry standard laboratories, using the latest equipment. You can expect lots of hands on work, conducting experiments, gaining practical skills, and enhancing your knowledge.

You will succeed

Our science courses support the important role of promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers, an area which is expected to achieve high growth in the UK.

You will stand out

With Sci-Tech Daresbury near by and the Liverpool City Region being one of the leading bio-manufacturing clusters in Europe, there is an abundance of careers and opportunities in this growing industry.

With a qualification in science, you may find yourself working within biomedical science, microbiology, forensic science and analytical chemistry, research science and even food science or teaching.

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Our Access to Higher Education (HE) courses are designed for those who have some life experience outside of formal education and who would like to study at university but don’t yet have the qualifications to gain entry. Access to Higher Education diplomas can help you to bridge the gap and are the perfect way to prepare yourself academically, and get the right qualifications to study at degree level, either at our own University Centre St Helens or another university.

Each diploma is tailored to a specific subject area and is a popular route by which many adult learners enter university and go on to enjoy successful careers. You will develop the academic/vocational skills you need and gain confidence and understanding of studying at a higher level. Whether you’ve just started to plan your future career, or looking for a change in career direction, Access to HE is the ideal first step to get you started.

Financial Support

If you are aged 19 or over, you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan to cover the main course fees. It is not means tested and for Access to HE students only, this is written off when you have finished your degree. If you are aged 19 - 23, you may be eligible to study the course free of charge. More information can be supplied upon application.

Over 3.25 million people in the UK currently working in Business & Administration roles. Millions more are working in positions that require administration skills in some respect. It's the oil in the machine.

Many sectors are now entering a critical period: the ageing 'baby boomers' are approaching retirement and beginning to reduce their hours or leave altogether. The prosperity of individuals, businesses and the nation depends, in part, on the acquisition of professional administration skills. For some organisations this means a large amount of capability and experience will leave their roles over a relatively short period of time with current administration replacement demand running at 600,000 people over the next five years. We need to get training.

Business Administration courses are delivered at both University Centre St Helens and St Helens College and include entry level qualifications and courses, apprenticeships up to degree level study.

Studying Business Administration will prepare you for a career in business or progression to many other business related courses. Students develop specialized skills and improve their capacity to analyse, communicate effectively with associates, think independently and thrive in work situations.

Source - Council for Administration July 2013

Our BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting degree course is delivered within the Creative Arts department at University Centre St Helens. It’s a unique course offered at only a handful of institutions in the UK.

Over the three years of the course, students have the opportunity to develop an individual, deep understanding of established painting principles, to innovate, experiment and acquire confidence with a wide range of creative, technical, philosophical and aesthetic processes within fine art painting. 

You will benefit from having your very own spacious creative studio space alongside painting studios as well as facilities and resources for life drawing, printing, digital image and photographic work, wood workshops and theory/lecture rooms. The facilities and resources are set in a modern, spacious studio environment.

You will be taught by experienced and professional lecturers who have extensive, professional experience in the production, marketing and exhibiting of their work in regional, national and international galleries.

 

If you are passionate about sport, exercise, health and fitness, we can support you to turn your passion into a career.

We offer courses from level 2 through to degree level, on a full-time, part-time or evening basis.

You will develop your skills, knowledge and experience in our gym, exercise studio and the great outdoors, exploring pioneering advancements and applying theory to practical sessions.

Our dedicated tutors and lecturers have years of industry experience and will share their expertise and employer links with you to ensure that you are fully prepared to begin or enhance your career prospects.

Many of our courses have fantastic progression opportunities too, with previous students progressing on to university, or undertaking further training and qualifications.

Some have chosen to launch their career as a Physiotherapist, Sports Coach or Nutritionist, whilst others have started their own successful personal training or sports massage business. The opportunities are limitless!

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Why choose us?

At St Helens College and University Centre St Helens, you'll be based in our industry standard workshops, which reflect real, working environments and contain all of the latest equipment to enable you to maximise your studies.

You will benefit

Our tutors have years of industry experience and excellent employer links, so you can be confident in knowing that you are learning from the best.

You will succeed

Manufacturing Engineers are very technically minded, great problem solvers and are responsible for developing and designing machinery and components that are used in many aspects of our lives.

Our manufacturing engineering courses are designed to prepare you for employment within this industry, and support you to gain the neccessary skills and knowledge to achieve success in your chosen career.

You will stand out

Our manufacturing  engineering courses are tailored to meet the demands of the current economic climate, to ensure that your skills are highly sought after when looking for employment.

The UK is the 7th largest manufacturing nation in the world so job prospects within this industry are very positive. Completion of these courses could lead to gaining employment in a variety of roles within manufacturing, construction, water, power, health and transport.

Why choose us?

At St Helens College and University Centre St Helens, you'll be based in our industry standard workshops, which reflect real, working environments and contain all of the latest equipment to enable you to maximise your studies.

You will benefit

Our tutors have years of industry experience and excellent employer links, so you can be confident in knowing that you are learning from the best.

You will succeed

Operations Engineers are very technically minded, great problem solvers and are responsible for developing and designing machinery and components that are used in many aspects of our lives.

Our operations engineering courses are designed to prepare you for employment within this industry, and support you to gain the neccessary skills and knowledge to achieve success in your chosen career.

You will stand out

Our operations engineering courses are tailored to meet the demands of the current economic climate, to ensure that your skills are highly sought after when looking for employment.

The UK is the 7th largest manufacturing nation in the world so job prospects within this industry are very positive. Completion of these courses could lead to gaining employment in a variety of roles within manufacturing, construction, water, power, health and transport.

For any business spending money is the first step towards making money. Spend too much money on goods and services and the cost eats away at profits. Spend too little and the quality of goods or services can be damaged. Both scenarios put the business in jeopardy so effective procurement is essential. Like all areas in business, procurement requires the best and brightest people to join its ranks and a career in purchasing could provide a wide range of opportunities to the right professionals.

St Helens College and University Centre St Helens offers a wide range of purchasing qualifications accredited by The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). In addition, we are CIPS Centre of Excellence. CIPS is an international organisation, based in the UK, serving the purchasing and supply profession – they are the leading body representing the field of procurement and supply chain management.

Whether you are looking to start a career in the logistics, transport and warehousing sector, or have been in your job for a while and want to progress in your career or change direction, an accredited CIPS qualification gives you the opportunity to stand out from the crowd.

Human Resources (HR) is a function in organisations designed to maximise employee performance in service of an employer's strategic objectives. Individuals working in this area develop, advise on and implement policies, relating to the effective use of personnel within an organisation.

Whether you’re starting out or looking to progress, Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) qualifications are a great way to acquire the supporting knowledge and skills that are essential to becoming an effective Human Resources (HR) or Learning & Development Practitioner.

We are an approved Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) centre. CIPD is the main professional body to accredit and award professional HR qualifications. CIPD qualifications are the recognised professional standard for HR and training specialists working across the UK’s public, private and charity sectors.

Our CIPD courses are taught by fully qualified CIPD fellows who hold extensive industry experience. They help to develop knowledge of best practice HR and help students to develop their career within the field of Human Resource Management and Development.

Studying for a professional qualification can help you to discover a new career path, allow you to progress in your current career, enhance your CV, or achieve that all-important promotion.

Good managers and the ability to motivate and lead individuals are in constant demand. We offer a range of flexible, professionally accredited management courses for individuals aspiring to become managers or those who already hold a management position but want a formal qualification to back up experience.

Many employers have an allocated budget to invest in the development of their employees. We accept payment directly from employers so it’s worth taking a look at your employer’s policy on support for further/professional qualifications (this is usually available from your HR department). There may be criteria for accessing financial support or time off. 

Chartered Institute of Management (CMI)

Our qualifications are accredited by Chartered Institute of Management (CMI), the only chartered body in the UK that awards management and leadership qualifications. They are designed for managers, to support the development of their leadership and management skills in personal development, leadership, management resources, information, performance and market awareness.

CMI cite that holding a professional qualification not only leads to additional earnings of £81,000 over a career lifetime for an individual but also makes individuals 9% more employable.

Teaching can be a stimulating and rewarding career. Good teachers are always in demand, and with starting salaries averaging £23,000 this is the ideal time to train to teach.

We have been training teachers and educators for over 50 years, and pride ourselves in developing confident and adaptable graduates who are in demand. We offer courses to help you if your ambition is to teach. If you already work in education, we have courses to help you qualify to teach in schools, colleges and adult education.

From working with children and young people, to working with adults, and teaching in the further education and post-compulsory education and training sectors, we have a course for you. Courses are suitable for experienced professionals who are already working within the various education sectors, as well as those who are just embarking upon their career.

Courses are delivered part-time at our Town Centre campus. Our post-graduate qualifications are validated by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and are delivered at University Centre St Helens.

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Health and Safety is a critical aspect of every business. All employees must know how to work safely without risk to their own and fellow colleagues health.

St Helens College offers a range of courses designed to improve your skills and knowledge to ensure your workplace, staff and working conditions are Healthy and Safe.

The range of Health and Safety courses offered will ensure that you are fully knowledgeable in fire safety, electrical safety, hazards and risks around the workplace and policies and audit processes.

Additionally, the working safely course is recognised by CSCS as an equivalent to a Level 1 Award in health and safety in a construction environment. It means that delegates who successfully complete it can apply can apply for a CSCS green Labourer card once they have also passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Operatives Test.

We offer accredited courses from the Institute of Occupational Health & Safety (IOSH) and the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH). These courses are for those who want to develop a career in health and safety, or for those who have a responsibility for health and safety or first aid in the workplace.

Learn to cook with inspiring professional chefs

Colours Cookery School offers a varied selection of short courses over evenings and weekends including skills and techniques, entertaining, themed classes as well as essential training for those who work with food.

The courses are taught by some of the industry's top chefs who have cooked at hotels and restaurants across the world for discerning diners as well as top celebrities and even royalty.

Designed to suit aspiring cooks, chefs and bakers at all levels from beginner through to the more experienced, our team of professional chef tutors will inspire you to cook with imagination, passion and enjoyment. Whether your aim is to take your cookery skills to the next level, to cook for family and friends, or you want to learn to cook as a professional, we have a cookery course for you.

You can book and pay for your course online to reserve your place now. 

Teachers aren't the only ones who make a difference to a young person’s learning. Learning support staff, such as Teaching Assistants, play a vital role in the classroom by helping students to reach their full potential.

With around 150,000 Teaching Assistants working throughout the UK in primary, secondary or special schools, either in a general role, or they may have responsibilities for a particular child (with a statement or additional educational needs). A key role of the Teaching Assistant is to help raise educational standards in the classroom, by providing support for the pupils, the teacher and the school.

You could work as a teaching assistant in nursery, infant or junior schools, special schools, secondary schools or independent schools. With experience you may be able to progress to senior assistant or be assessed for Higher Level Teaching Assistant status. You could go on to train as a teacher if you meet the entry requirements which apply to all teachers.

We offer a host of Teaching Assistant courses from entry level courses up to more advanced qualifications.

We have a range of courses that can be tailored to you as an individual. These are short courses which will help you to gain a qualification that will help you to prepare for further study or work. We have start dates throughout the year.

These are a great starting point if you are leaving school and haven't met entry requirements for your chosen course, are unemployed, haven’t decided what career you would like in the future or are looking to gain some qualifications, we have a range of courses for you to choose from such as Prince’s Trust Team Programme and Directions/Choices.

These courses are designed to help you gain valuable employability skills, experience and qualifications. You'll have the opportunity to build your confidence, develop your English and maths skills and depending on which course you choose, a recognised qualification.

Each course has its own unique benefits but it's important to decide which one is the right choice for you. You may be unsure of what you would like to do in the future or what you would like to study, or perhaps you've left school and find yourself in between jobs at the moment. Either way, we'll be able to help you decide which course is most suited to you. 

Theatre and Performance occurs not only in theatre buildings, but also in cities, on streets, in rituals and daily life, and in spaces real, virtual and imagined.

The Foundation Degree in Theatre and Performance at University Centre St Helens is designed for people with a genuine interest and commitment to contemporary theatre and performance, who are looking to develop their creative skills to secure work within the industry, or to progress to higher level study. Age is no barrier to success in this field. Those with energy and tenacity, and a desire to create, develop and present contemporary theatre are the type of applicants we are looking for.

You will be taught by an experienced team with a wide range of interests reflecting all areas of drama, theatre and performance. Lecturers are active in the arts sector outside of their academic commitments.

University Centre St Helen also works in Partnership with The Heart of Glass to offer a rich, vibrant, quality experience for students. The partnership has provided a high quality arts space, volunteering and work experience opportunities, live projects, guest lectures and tutorials from commissioned artist’s producers and curators.

We believe that you can achieve anything that you want in life if you have the right skills, training, confidence and most importantly, support.

Directions is a free course aimed at young people aged 16-18, who aren't sure that they want to go to college, what they would like to study or haven't decided what job they would like in the future.

There are many start dates throughout the year, so to find out more or to apply, contact Maxine on 0777 181 0900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Prince’s Trust Team Programme is a free, 12-week, personal development programme for those aged 16-25.

The Team Programme is ideal if you want want to improve your confidence, get back into education or get the job you really want.

You’ll work on an exciting community project and team building residential while you develop your CV.

The Counselling courses that we deliver provide the ideal stepping stone for a career in this growing sector.

Counselling skills are useful for anyone who has a personal or professional interest in increasing their knowledge and experience of active listening through self-awareness and personal development. These skills are beneficial to a wide spectrum of people and professions.

Those working in voluntary organisations, teachers, care workers, police, religious organisations and many other professions use counselling skills to help carry out their various roles. Counselling is therefore often of interest to students wishing to pursue a wide variety of careers. They support personal individual’s personal development and in times of crisis or distress to help to bring about change in their lives, while respecting their values and capacity to find their own solutions.

The highly successful English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programmes at St Helens College are designed for adult (19+) speakers whose first language is not English, who are living or trying to settle in England.

The courses aim to develop listening, speaking, reading, writing and understanding of the English language, whatever the starting level of knowledge.

Who are ESOL courses for?

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses are for people who have a first language other than English and who live or work in the U.K. (Subject to resident status).

Why do an ESOL course?

ESOL courses are designed to help you improve your level of English to get more out of your life in the U.K., and to make it easier to:

• talk to doctors, teachers, bank or shop assistants
• fill in administrative forms
• understand laws and customs
• help your children with homework
• study or train for a qualification
• look for employment or apply for citizenship

What will you learn?

All courses follow the national ESOL Skills for Life curriculum system and you will be taught all four skills of language learning: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. You will sit an examination for each of these skills. You will be required to do homework and to study outside of class time, as this is an important part of the learning. You will have access to the College's library to use the computers for college work, to study in the library or to borrow books or magazines.

Before you start an ESOL programme with us you will receive an interview and assessment to ensure that you are placed at the correct level to help you progress and achieve.

If you are looking to start your own business or develop valuable skills and knowledge that can be transferred to a wide range of careers, a business qualification can help you get started. 

At St Helens College, you’ll be learning how businesses are created, how they grow and how they become successful.

You will explore everything from project management, marketing and accounting to organisational structures, external influences and the impact of commerce on the wider society.

You will benefit

Our professional lecturers and tutors have extensive experience in commercial industries so that you can rest assured in knowing that you're learning from the very best. 

Our previous students have had the opportunity to go behind the scenes at Disneyland Paris, exploring what it takes to successfully run a global enterprise and have also gained first-hand insight from leading business professionals in the industry. 

You will succeed

A business qualification is adaptable across a wide range of sectors and industries, leading to exciting opportunities within logistics, sales, marketing, management, retail, customer service and much more.

You will stand out

In an increasingly dynamic and competitive world, understanding business has become a crucial survival kit for the 21st-century student. Business is one of the most adaptable subjects and can lead to self-employment, holding a high-level managerial position or even working overseas.

We also offer degree level business and management qualifications at University Centre St Helens. Located within the original headquarters of the international pharmaceutical company, The Beecham Group, University Centre St Helens provides the perfect backdrop for gaining the academic knowledge needed to progress in your career.

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A qualification in business could lead to your dream career:

500,000 businesses in our region. 31,243 business and management job vacancies within our region by 2020*. £15k-£74k+ Average earning
potential per year*
*Figures are intended as a guide only and will vary. Based on data provided by various sources.

The catering and hospitality industry is fast-paced and innovative. As visitor numbers continue to grow rapidly in the Liverpool City Region, this provides a great opportunity for you to launch your own business, or be part of a creative team.

You will benefit

Based in our industry standard kitchens and award-winning restaurant, Colours, you will cook and serve alongside experienced chefs and tutors who have held careers in Michelin starred restaurants and luxury hotels all around the world.

Many of our students have prepared, cooked and served food for banquets at Everton Football Club and the British Army, including catering for conferences of up to 3,000 people at the Liverpool Echo Arena.

You will succeed

Follow in the footsteps of our previous students who now work with industry leaders such as The Art School, Gleneagles, The Marram Grass, Mercure, The Shankly Hotel and The Thistle Hotel.

Others have gone on to work alongside celebrity chefs, including Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White or have launched their own catering businesses, such as Goya Griffiths’ Thai inspired restaurant, Chiang Mai Bistro.

Celebrity chefs, Jon Ashton and John Campbell also graduated from St Helens College. Ashton, who now lives in the USA, has appeared on The Today Show, The Tonight Show and is the current food correspondent for the nation’s morning show, The Daily Buzz. Campbell owns two Michelin Star restaurants, writes articles and recipes for The Sunday Times and The Observer Food Monthly, and he also appears as a guest chef on MasterChef and Saturday Kitchen.

You will stand out

To help you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs or further qualifications, you will be encouraged to participate in industry competitions such as The Northwest Commis Chef Awards. Our students have also scooped gold in the Battle of the Northwest culinary competition.

At St Helens College, you will have the opportunity to build new network links, friendships, life-long skills and relevant knowledge.

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A qualification in Catering and Hospitality could lead to your dream career:

Head Chef - £25k - £50k+. Chef De Rang - £15k - £25k+. Sous Chef - £22k - £30k+. Sommelier - £15k - £25k+. Catering Manager - £18k - £30k+. Restaurant Manager - £22k - £30k+
*Salary data collected from various sources, see page 174 for details, July 2018

What is Distance Learning?

Distance learning is a way of learning online, without having to attend regular face-to-face classes at college. Distance learning gives you the flexibility to study when and where you want, at your own pace.

The freedom of not having to attend college, makes distance learning perfect for students with families or careers to manage.

How is the course completed?

You will complete the course through an interactive online learning platform and will be assessed through a series of online assessments, with no formal exams.

The Supported Internship Programme is aimed at young people, aged 16-25, with additional needs, who are seeking the skills, experience and confidence to enter employment but require some extra support to do so.

As part of the programme, you will work on developing your independence, confidence, communication and employability skills, as well as gaining invaluable work experience over the academic year.

This is a full-time study programme, where you will access an unpaid work placement, four days a week with every Wednesday spent at the Peter Street Centre, developing your English, maths and employability skills.

You will also be allocated a workplace mentor and will be supported and reviewed regularly by a Job Coach.

Competition for apprenticeship job vacancies is fierce...get yourself ahead of the competition with our FREE Access to Apprenticeships course.

Improve Your Skills, Achieve Your Goals

We offer a range of free* short courses throughout the year, which are designed to boost your confidence, support you into employment and/or on to further training and learning. Many of our courses lead to nationally accredited qualifications to enhance your CV.

At WorkWorld, you will have the benefit of an informal, relaxed atmosphere with plenty of support from our friendly, experienced tutors. Our tutors are passionate about working with you to help you to achieve your goals.

Friendly And Supportive Environment

At WorkWorld, you will benefit from an informal, relaxed atmosphere with plenty of support from our experienced tutors. Our tutors are passionate about working with you to help you to achieve your goals.

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*Dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible to receive funding. Visit our financial information page for more information.


 

St Helens College's Traineeships are great if you're aged between 16-24 years old and currently looking to secure work or an apprenticeship, but do not currently have enough work experience to do so.

Traineeships are designed to help you gain valuable work experience which will enhance your CV. You will work on placement within a real business for up to a maximum of six months.

Over the course of your traineeship, your time will be split between your work placement and study at St Helens College. We will not only help you in securing a traineeship, but we will support you with the development of your English and maths skills, should you need it.

St Helens College has excellent links with employers in and around St Helens. By working closely with your employer you will develop the skills and knowledge needed to increase your employability. You will also gain the confidence needed to go on to secure future job roles.

At the end of your traineeship you'll be offered an interview with your employer. This is to help develop your interview techniques and to provide you with feedback on your performance, so you can apply your experience to future interviews.

Once your have completed your traineeship you could go on to secure an apprenticeship or permanent employment. The College will provide you with advice and guidance on how to take the next steps after your apprenticeship.

Welcome to St Helens College. 

We are one of the largest further and higher education providers in the Northwest, with a proven track record of providing quality education since 1896.

St Helens College caters for students of all ages, studying at all levels. We provide courses and training to around 8,000 students across two main sites, the Town Centre Campus and the Technology Centre Campus.

Over recent years there has been significant investment in the facilities at both campuses with over £65 million being invested to ensure we have the right infrastructure to support the curriculum and to provide a truly top class student experience. Our facilities are exceptional, including a purpose built animal unit, hair and beauty salons which are open to the public, a fine dining restaurant run by students, music, TV and radio studios and much more.

St Helens College works closely with employers from across the Liverpool City Region to not only close the gap on skills but to contribute to the economic turnaround of the region. We are actively involved in the community, with local businesses and have excellent links with industry. This not only allows us to provide excellent opportunities for our students to gain work experience placements, apprenticeships and job opportunities, but for the college to help employers ensure that they have a skilled workforce needed for the future.

In March 2014, we received an improved Ofsted inspection and St Helens College have made a clear commitment to drive up education standards in the Borough. We have a clear strategy as we progress on our journey to become Outstanding and achieve even better results for our students and stakeholders.

 

Course enquiries: 0800 996699 General enquiries: 01744 733766

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our Careers page

We are delighted that you are interested in working for St Helens College. Our current job vacancies will be posted below. These are regularly updated so, if you don’t immediately see what you are looking for, keep checking back.

Join us at St Helens College and University Centre St Helens, and find out why it's so great to be a student with us.

St Helens College is committed to openness and accountability.

In line with government legislation, including Freedom of Information, the College has produced various policies and documents that can be found within this section.

Performance Tables

You can access data on school, academy and college performance from the Department for Education’s website by visiting the following website: https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/130488

SEND - Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

The Children and Families Act 2014 requires Local Authorities to develop and maintain a ‘Local Offer’ of services for children and young people with special educational needs. St Helens College welcomes students with a wide range of learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LDD) and strives to meet their individual needs.

St Helens College is an inclusive learning environment, providing courses and support for students with a range of LDD in every curriculum area, and at every level. We also have a range of courses designed specifically for students with LDD in the Foundation Academy.

The College Offer detailed on this webpage is intended to highlight the provision available for students with special educational needs and disabilities and how we can support all elements of their education. It is intended to answer questions that may be asked by parents of children with SEND and the way that you and your child may receive support from your local authority, health and social care services and St Helens College.

St Helens College Offer for Young People with Special Educational Needs or a Disability

1. How are Special Educational Needs defined within St Helens College?

A young person has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

Students have a learning difficulty if they:

  1. Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of students of the same age; or
  2. Have a disability which prevents or hinders the young person from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for students at St Helens College
  3. Are under compulsory education age and fall within definition (a) or (b) above; or would do so if special educational provision was not made for them.

 

2. How will St Helens College know if my child needs extra help?

  • Information about a young person's disability/difficulty are shared with College staff during transition meetings between their school and St Helens College
  • The College receives 139a forms or the Education Health Care plans from the Local Authority; these contain information regarding the young person's needs
  • Parents can raise concerns regarding a disability/difficulty with College staff at interview. This information is passed over to the Learner Support Team. You will be advised how to contact the Learner Support Team directly.
  • At enrolment the Learner Support form is completed to detail a young person's disability/learning difficulty, and the Learner Support team contact the young person with an appointment for a specialist assessment
  • On the course the tutor may raise concerns regarding progress and refer the young person to Learner Support
  • Parents/carers are able to contact Learner Support for advice and support with any concerns throughout the academic year

 

3. Who is the best person to talk to about my child's Special Educational Need or disability?

The Learner Support Team is available for parents to contact at any time during the academic year. The team will discuss concerns, meet the young person and arrange to carry out any assessments deemed necessary. This will ensure a detailed support plan is put in place for the student.

 

4. How will I know how the College will support my child?

A detailed support plan is written for students who have been assessed by Learner Support; this is shared with all relevant teaching/pastoral staff. All students receiving additional support will have regular support review meetings with the Learner Support Team, tutors and parents.

A home/college book may be used for pupils who receive support. This is a good form of communication between home and college and particularly helps students with social communication difficulties. It helps to promote conversation about college at home and is a good way to ensure homework is recorded correctly.

 

5. How will the curriculum be matched to my young person's needs?

Following an initial assessment and identification of preferred learning styles, a Support Plan is created for the student. This will detail all the physical support, adaptations and strategies required to ensure the student can progress and achieve on their course. Tutors use a variety of learning methods and activities based on the individual needs of the student. Additional support tutorials are available for students to assist with their understanding of coursework and assignment briefs if required.

 

6. How can I track progress that is being made whilst at College?

St Helens College uses a comprehensive tracking and monitoring system called ProMonitor. This is used to record regular assessments that are undertaken by tutors. Tutors and wider support staff also use it to record comments, concerns, meetings, actions and targets. Parents have access to this information through a password-protected link called ProPortal. Parents can log in at any time and review the progress of their son or daughter. A number of formal Parents Evenings are planned to enable parents to come into college to discuss progress based on the formal termly Progress Review between the student and their Personal Tutor. Parents are invited to the Progress Review meetings if it is deemed appropriate. In addition to these reviews, tutors and members of the Learner Support Team will contact parents if they have any concerns they need to share.

 

7. How will the College help me to support my young person's learning?

Prior to the student being enrolled, a case conference is held during which an Individual Learning Plan is created. This gives parents the opportunity to discuss with tutors all aspects of developmental and behavioural needs, therefore identifying potential support needs. The Individual Learning Plan will be reviewed and monitored throughout the year at the Progress Reviews.

Student progress and performance can be reviewed at any time by parents by accessing ProPortal. Parents may send communication/comments to tutors via ProPortal, phone or by requesting a meeting if they have any concerns or additional information they would like to share that may have an impact on their son/daughter's progress at college.

 

8. What support will be available for my young person's overall wellbeing?

All students have a named Personl Tutor who will help to support their wellbeing whilst at College; this includes monitoring and following up absence from College and discussing barriers to learning and planning appropriate interventions. There is support available for students with disabilities/difficulties within the curriculum, support with personal care, break-time and lunch-time assistance will be provided as appropriate.

There is wellbeing support available through a counselling referral service and the College Chaplain.

The College has clear expectations for behaviour and performance; these are stated in our 'Standards for Learning' and they are presented and discussed with all students during the induction period. The College's Student Behaviour Policy clearly states the informal and formal disciplinary processes. All key information that is discussed with students is also presented to them in a Programme Handbook.

 

9. What happens if my young person has a high level of need?

Most young people with a high level of need are already known to the Local Authority through their schooling. The Local Authority provides the College with top-up funding through a Statement or a Provision Agreement to provide support to help these young people with their learning needs. Support will be provided for those students who need it based on the individual level of needs.

All students who request additional support will be referred to the Learner Support Team within St Helens College. There is support available for students based on their individual needs on all programmes throughout their College day.

 

10. What specialist services and expertise are available at St Helens College?

The Learner Support Team, are highly qualified staff who assess and work with young people with a wide range of disabilities and difficulties.

There are support assistants and health care assistants who are qualified to at least level 3 in supporting teaching and learning in the classroom with students with disabilities or difficulties. The team have regular CPD to update their skills, including Safeguarding and Equality, Mental Health Awareness Raising and Managing Challenging Behaviour.

Support is provided by a team of specialist teaching and support staff. Support covers; Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Hearing Impairments, Partially Sighted, Mobility problems, Moderate to Severe Learning Difficulties and more.

We work closely with the Connexions service to ensure a smooth transition into college.

We have good relationships with CAMHS and the Local Authority Access and Inclusion Teams.

 

11. Are the staff at St Helens College who support young people with SEND provided with appropriate training?

All College staff complete mandatory training in Safeguarding, PREVENT, Equality and Diversity and Health and Safety.

Learner Support staff have regular manual handling, midazolam medication, epilepsy awareness and infection control training. The staff have completed Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia awareness training. There are also trained First Aiders.

 

12. How will my young person be included in activities outside of the classroom, including trips?

Any adjustments required to enable a student to participate in college activities/trips will be accommodated by the course area, with advice from the Learner Support Team.

External visits are planned to enhance the students' learning experience. All external visits require parents to provide written consent to enable the student to participate in the activity. The visits are risk assessed and any additional support requirements will be provided.

The College also encourages participation in sports and lunch-time activities.

 

13. How accessible is the College environment?

The College conforms to all accessibility requirements. There are lifts in all buildings and disabled toilet facilities. The College has a range of specialist equipment available; other equipment or services can be arranged through our contacts with external agencies, including interpreters.

College information is available upon request in a variety of formats to meet all needs.

 

14. How will this college prepare and support my child when they are starting college, leaving school or moving to another year?

Prospective students are invited to attend a range of transition events prior to leaving school. These events range from a few days to several weeks depending on the level of need. All new students receive a college induction prior to starting their course. All students have an allocated Personal Tutor.

Moving On Reviews are held well before the end of the course with case conferences for those students moving out of college provision. Appropriate agencies attend these conferences to discuss future opportunities. Transition to these future opportunities will be organised and supported by St Helens College.

 

15. What if my child needs transport to and from college?

The Local Authority provides some young people with supported transport. Others can apply to the College Learner Support Fund for financial assistance with transport costs.

 

16. How does the College allocate its resources and match them to the young people's special educational needs?

We use our budget to fund our Learner Support Team which we effectively deploy.

We deliver one-to-one sessions in literacy and numeracy, as well as aiding pupils in class and also in exams, as appropriate.

 

17. How is the decision made about how much support my young person will receive?

The College holds transition meetings with schools for some young people, or case conferences are arranged with the Local Authority to discuss support needs for those young people with a 139a or EHC plan.

These meetings are attended by parents, tutors, Learner Support, Local Authority and any relevant external agencies. The support requirements are discussed and any additional assessments arranged prior to the young person attending College. The Support Plan is put in place at the start of the course and reviewed regularly. The tutors and support staff ensure the support is relevant and is assisting the students' learning and personal progress.

 

18. How will I be involved in planning for my young person's education?

Your involvement will begin during the discussion about provision during transition review meetings. Parents Evenings will provide the opportunity to meet teaching staff and discuss progress. The Foundation Learning Department will hold regular interim, annual and progress review meetings to which you are invited.

The Teaching staff and Learner Support Team will liaise with you if they have any concerns they need to share.

Future decisions will be taken in conjunction with the young person, their tutors and you – the parents.

 

19. Who can I contact for further information?

Parents can contact the Learner Support Team on 01744 623260 / 623263. The Learner Support Manager is Anne Ignatius.

Are you an employer looking to upskill your workforce or attract new talent?

St Helens College and Knowsley Community College work with over 750 businesses across the Liverpool City Region and surrounding areas.

Our experienced Business Development Team have the expertise to provide effective training and recruitment services to small and large employers, helping you find cost effective solutions to meet the needs of your business.

Our services

With their extensive business and training knowledge, our Business Development Executives can provide a number of services at no cost, including:

  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Funding and Levy Consultation
  • Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)
  • Recruitment Services
  • Account Management

Apprenticeship Information

Build a highly skilled workforce with apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships combine practical experience and assessment in the workplace with College-based learning and theoretical knowledge. An apprentice is employed and earns a wage while they learn.

They can be tailored to your organisation - we will work with you to ensure that the apprenticeship meets the needs of your business and the apprentice’s job role.

Apprenticeships are available to people of all ages and are offered at a range of levels, from intermediate (level 2) to degree (level 7).

If you have a skills gap in your business, you can upskill existing staff or train new recruits with an apprenticeship.

If you would like to find out more about apprenticeships and how they could benefit your business contact our Business Development Team on 01744 623521 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Welcome to St Helens College Print Room

COVID-19 Update

Following the Government’s announcement, we will be back fully operations from Monday 12th April 2021.

Our dedicated print room offers staff, students and members of the public a wide range of high-quality printing, finishing and personalised gifts at very competitive prices.

Whatever your needs, whether posters, exhibition stands, business cards, booklets or flyers, the Print Room at St Helens College welcomes all types of print work. We can print on any size, from A5 to A0, as well as providing premium matt 200 micron and non-tear vinyls for banners and zap stands. 

You can email us your requirements or visit us for over-the-counter copy service. You can choose to email us with a copy of your document or store it on a memory stick, but your file should preferably be saved in a PDF format.

We are proud to offer a fast-turn around for digital printing and your print work will often be available for same day collection, depending on the size and complexity of your order. 

We stock an extensive selection of print materials, with a range of paper sizes, thicknesses, weights and colours. We also offer a variety of finishing options such as laminating, padding, cutting, stitching, plastic comb and wire binding. If you would like to request samples of paper types or finishing options contact us directly.

Whatever your needs, you can be assured that you'll receive a high-standard of service, a reasonable turnaround, competitive rates and discounts for large orders.

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Our libraries are vibrant, supportive learning spaces.

The libraries are newly refurbished with state of the art technology to help you succeed with your studies. We have a substantial collection of learning resources to support your studies including books, a wealth of magazines and fiction. Our 24/7 library of online databases, journals and ebooks means that you can study at home or anywhere in the world (as well as on campus) at a time to suit you.

Everyone has different study styles and we have group study areas, quiet study spaces and independent study zones in order to meet your needs.

Our skilled and supportive staff can guide and assist you whether you need help finding a book, printing a document or navigating your way through the online library.

Facilities include:

  • Over 40,000 books, eResources and audio-visual resources
  • PC and WiFi access
  • iPads available for loan
  • Printing and photocopying facilities
  • 126 journal subscriptions and access to eJournals
  • Inter-library loans access to help and support
  • A dedicated Uni Hub
  • Stationery shop

Find books, eBooks, journal and news articles and more.

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We offer a range of internationally recognised qualifications and degrees accredited by industry chartered bodies and prestigious universities.

Studying for a professional qualification or part-time degree can help you to discover a new career path, allow you to progress in your current career, enhance your CV, or support you in achieving that all-important promotion.

We offer a wide range of part-time degrees and professional qualifications, in areas including Business, Management, Strategic Leadership, Accounting and Human Resources.

You will be learning alongside other individuals, from a wide range of occupations, providing you with the opportunity to not only learn from us but learn from each other. The huge variety of experience and backgrounds of our teaching staff and your fellow students will provide a stimulating and supportive learning environment.

Our study options are flexible and designed to fit around your busy lifestyle. So whether you need to study around your current job, study on an evening basis or within your workplace, we offer a range of study options to suit your circumstances. We will also provide you with the support, expertise and knowledge to succeed.

Whether you choose to study on a part-time degree or professional qualification, all of our qualifications are designed to complement and accommodate professionals already working in their sector or those looking for a career change.

Our adult students are among some of our most successful.

Whether you are thinking of returning to education to gain an academic qualification or to enhance your CV, we offer a range of courses designed to help you embark on a new career or progress in the one you already have.

Alternatively, our short, leisure courses can be a great way to try out a potential new career, or simply develop a new hobby or skill. You can choose from a variety of courses in everything from photography, ceramics and cookery, to floristry, dog grooming and more!

Study can be full or part-time and many of our adult courses take place during the evening. Depending on your circumstances, you might be eligible to study for free or may receive help with funding such as accessing an Advanced Learner Loan which requires no credit check.

Regardless of your age, past qualifications or future goals, we have a course for you.

Don’t let the cost of learning put you off studying.

As an adult student, there is lots of financial support available to help you return to study.

You could qualify for some financial support and we have lots of flexible payment options.

If you have to pay course fees, you may be able to pay in interest-free instalments, by debit or credit card, your employer may pay, or for some courses, there are loans available to help cover fees.

The type and level of financial support/funding available to you may depend on your individual circumstances, such as age, level of study and financial situation.

If you join us on a full or part-time course, we want to make sure that you can make the most out of your College experience and that everyone is able to study, regardless of their financial position. It is important that you speak to us to see what financial support may be available to you.

Free course entitlement

ou may be eligible to get up to 100% of your course fees covered if you:

  • are earning, under £18,525 and live within the Liverpool City Region, or under £17,004 and live outside the Liverpool City Region
  • are earning £35,000 or below, aged over 24 without a first-degree level qualification and wish to study up to level 2*
  • are earning more than £35,000 (any age) with or without a first degree level qualification and wish to study up to level 2*
  • hold a degree level qualification, regardless of earnings and wish to study up to level 2*
  • are studying for your first level 1 or 2 or 3 qualification and are aged 19 - 23 years old on the day that the course starts
  • are studying up to level 2, who may be unemployed and in receipt of any of the following welfare benefits: Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, or Disability Living Allowance.

*Liverpool City Region residents only studying from 1st December 2020 to 31st July 2021

Find out more

For more information on the financial support available to you, contact our Student Support team by calling 0800 99 66 99. Alternatively, you can drop into College, Monday to Thursday, 9.00am - 4.30pm or Friday, 9.00am - 4.00pm.

Our Student Finance Manager is always around at our Enrolment and Information Events and can help provide advice based on your specific circumstances.

If you are interested in an apprenticeship, your employer may have access to an apprenticeship levy fund. If you would like to know more about apprenticeships, get in touch with our Business Development Executives on 0800 99 66 99 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please note that terms, conditions and exclusions apply. This information is updated regularly, but we cannot guarantee that the detail will remain accurate as Government policy often dictates changes.

St Helens College has a purpose built Ofsted registered nursery based at the Town Centre Campus. This nursery is available for all students who have childcare needs while accessing a course at St Helens College or University Centre St Helens.

The College nursery is open Monday - Friday, 8.45am - 5.00pm during term time only.

If you have children, you could also be entitled to help with childcare costs.

The Nursery offers the following facilities:

  • Full day-care for babies, toddlers and children aged from birth up to 5 years old
  • Provision includes all meals, healthy snacks, beverages and nappies.
  • A large all weather outdoor play area
  • Ofsted rated outstanding
  • Two playrooms comprising of Little Learners (0-2 years old) and Explorers (2-4 years old)
  • A well qualified, professional nursery team

To request a nursery place please complete the online form below, and the Nursery Manager will contact you directly to discuss your requirements and to establish the appropriate funding route for your childcare. Please note, a request form should be completed for each child that you are requesting a place for.

If you would like any further information or if you would like a tour of the nursery facility, please contact the Nursery Manager Nicola on 01744 623132 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Traineeships

Apprenticeships

St Helens College is an excellent place to start if you’re looking to secure an apprenticeship. By working closely with local employers, we ensure that the best apprenticeship vacancies, from a whole range of industries, are available to you.

As a College we offer Apprenticeships as one of several routes that you could choose to progress onto to further your education, upskill and launch a successful career. Apprenticeships are a fantastic way of gaining on and off-the-job training, earning money and getting a qualification all at the same time.

To help you successfully prepare for and complete your apprenticeship we have the following services available to you:-

  • Apprenticeship Job Shop featuring all of our latest job vacancies
  • Our online Career Coach tool, which helps you to build your CV.
  • A dedicated team of specialist staff to help with your apprenticeship enquiries by providing you with information, advice and guidance
  • Free and impartial advice from our Careers Advisor.
  • An Access to Apprenticeship Programme to help you to stand out from the competition

We have an excellent reputation for delivering high quality Apprenticeships and Traineeships across all sectors. 

Apprenticeships are a great way to get qualifications and work experience. Working with a local company you’ll earn a wage and work towards a recognised qualification.

Take a look below at some of the vacancies we have available now. If you’re interested, apply online now.

St Helens College's Traineeships are great if you're aged between 16-24 years old and currently looking to secure work or an apprenticeship, but do not currently have enough work experience to do so.

Traineeships are designed to help you gain valuable work experience which will enhance your CV. You will work on placement within a real business for up to a maximum of six months.

Over the course of your traineeship, your time will be split between your work placement and study at St Helens College. We will not only help you in securing a traineeship, but we will support you with the development of your English and maths skills, should you need it.

St Helens College has excellent links with employers in and around St Helens. By working closely with your employer you will develop the skills and knowledge needed to increase your employability. You will also gain the confidence needed to go on to secure future job roles.

At the end of your traineeship you'll be offered an interview with your employer. This is to help develop your interview techniques and to provide you with feedback on your performance, so you can apply your experience to future interviews.

Once your have completed your traineeship you could go on to secure an apprenticeship or permanent employment. The College will provide you with advice and guidance on how to take the next steps after your apprenticeship.

Welcome to St Helens College, a place to discover who you are and what you are capable of.

It all began over 120 years ago when we very first opened our doors to our students and we have been inspiring minds and building futures ever since. Building on our strong heritage, we are dynamic, innovative and modern, having invested millions in our STEM Centre and Town Centre Campuses, to give you the ultimate student experience.

We have produced thousands of successful students that have gone on to do spectacular things. This includes our inspirational Connecting Classroom to Career Ambassadors.

So whatever your background, ambitions and interests, we have hundreds of courses to suit you and how you would like to learn. You could choose from Vocational/ BTEC courses, or an Apprenticeship, all designed to help you achieve your dream career.

If that isn’t enough, our teaching experts come with a hefty amount of experience, and our strong employer links enhance your learning, connecting the classroom to your career.

We hold many, regular events throughout the year such as open events and enrolment events, giving you the opportunity to explore St Helens College and find out how we can help you to begin your future career.

Your happiness, success and education are all that matter to us. Online, offline, face-to-face, with friends or trained professionals, we will be there when you need us.

From helping you to prepare for employment, to providing support in the classroom, we are dedicated to helping you succeed.

We are delighted that your son/daughter has chosen St Helens College to further their studies. We are committed to providing a quality learning environment and will do our very best to ensure they receive a first class learning experience and ensure that they have access to the support they require to help them successfully achieve their qualifications and make plans for future progress.

Your son/daughter will be allocated a Personal Tutor whilst they are studying with us and they will monitor their progress throughout their course. If you have any questions, concerns or issues that you would like to discuss regarding their studies or their experiences in College, please do not hesitate to contact them directly.

To ensure that your son/daughter has the best chance of successfully achieving their qualifications, excellent attendance and punctuality is vital. They are required to attend every session as stated on their timetable. Evidence reflects that a student with poor attendance is limiting their opportunities to succeed. Therefore, we monitor attendance very carefully and take early interventions if we believe that non-attendance is going to have an adverse impact on their studies. We would, therefore, request that holidays are not taken in term time.


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There are lots of opportunities available to you when you finish your GCSEs but we know it can be difficult deciding what to do.

Here at St Helens College, we have options to suit all students depending on how you like to study, the kind of person you are and where you want to go in the future.

If you haven’t applied yet and would like to, don’t worry – there is still time to join us this September.

Whatever your background, ambitions and interests, we have lots of courses to suit you and how you would like to learn. Choose from a wide range of vocational/BTEC courses or apprenticeships.

Complete the application form below and our Admissions Team will be in touch to go through the next steps to securing your place with us this September.

We are so proud of our hardworking vocational students - take a look at what they have accomplished so far and what they aspire to achieve.

The creative arts department at University Centre St Helens has a number of creative spaces including, painting studios, editing suites, TV and film equipment and individual workspaces. We also have colour and monochrome dark rooms, Mac suites and game studios. 

Our experienced lecturers, who are actively practising artists and designers, also have strong employer links, which enable students to gain industry insight through live briefs and projects including opportunities to meet iconic creatives.

University Centre St Helens is committed to achieving excellent academic success and is dedicated to the innovation and development of STEM subjects, striving to deliver the utmost quality degrees to prepare you for a career in one of these exciting industries.

Our popular STEM curriculum aims to provide you with the skill set required to assist you in achieving your career goals. You can be assured that you will gain the relevant competencies and behaviours that employers within these innovative industries are looking for.

With our expert and professional lecturers on hand, you will benefit from their extensive academic and industry experience. You will be supported in your own development and learning through the access to excellent facilities, industry links and work placement opportunities, we can ensure that you will be a competitive candidate in the world of work.

University Centre St Helens offers an established curriculum in professional business and management qualifications to enhance your career progression. 

Our experienced and professional lecturers each have broad and varying professional experience in commercial industries along with strong industry links. This will enable you to gain a glimpse of life inside iconic businesses and on completion of your qualification, you will be a competitive candidate in the world of work. 

Our Criminal Justice degrees are validated by leading partner, the University of Chester and delivered by accomplished and experienced lecturers with extensive experience.

Previous graduates have secured successful careers within a range of settings, including the police, prison and probation service. Whilst not a qualifying law degree, our BA (Hons) Top-Up degree could also lead to the next academic stage of training to become a Solicitor or Barrister.

University Centre St Helens has been training teachers and educators for over 50 years. We pride ourselves in developing confident and adaptable graduates who are in demand.

Whether you already work in an early years setting or are looking to teach in the post-16 education sector, we offer a range of qualifications, available to study on a flexible basis.

Our Teaching and Education qualifications are approved by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and our Early Years degrees are validated by Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Chester.

Our Early Years Practice degrees are ideal for practitioners working in early years settings, whether that be in paid employment or voluntary work.

You will gain a strong academic grounding in a range of early years theories, policies and procedures, improving your current knowledge and understanding of early years issues, allowing you to be a more effective and efficient practitioner.

Teaching is a diverse and rewarding career, which allows you to share your skills and passion for your subject specialism with the next generation.

At University Centre St Helens, we offer teaching degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, which are designed to develop your skills, knowledge and professionalism to enable you to develop your career in the post-16 education sector at institutions such as further education colleges.

Study for your degree with University Centre St Helens and enjoy all of the benefits of University, without needing to leave home.

Current St Helens College students can progress from a wide range of A level and BTEC programmes onto a degree course with University Centre St Helens. Benefiting from lower tuition fees, smaller class sizes and unrivalled access to lecturers and support, all new students joining University Centre St Helens in September 2018 will also receive a £500 course relevant Study Enhancement Gift.

Allowing students to continue living at home, many choose University Centre St Helens for its ease of access and ability to keep part-time jobs, whilst others study on a part-time basis around family and employment commitments.

Many of our students progress from a range of local high schools, through a variety of programme levels with St Helens College before enrolling on a degree course with us, whilst others return to learning after years away from education, progressing from Access courses or employment.

University Centre St Helens has developed strong links with three of the Northwest’s leading universities, to ensure that you graduate with a prestigious qualification.

When you choose to study your degree with University Centre St Helens, you will receive the benefits of smaller class sizes and increased contact time with our experienced lecturers, whilst graduating with a nationally recognised qualification, validated by a leading university.

University Centre St Helens offers a range of nationally recognised professional qualifications, Higher National Certificates and Diplomas (HNCs and HNDs), Foundation Degrees and Honours Degrees, accredited by industry chartered bodies and partner universities.

Whether you choose to study a part-time degree or professional qualification, all of our qualifications are designed to complement and accommodate professionals already working in their sector, as well as those looking for a career change.

Our Exercise, Health and Fitness courses cover a range of topics that influence health, fitness and wellbeing. It examines the effect of lifestyle choices on health such as nutrition as well as physical, psychological and environmental factors. You also have the opportunity to undertake additional qualifications in fitness instructing and personal training, to enhance your career opportunities within the health and fitness industry.

Explore and develop your talent in the most inspiring and creative environment. From analysing the works of famous directors, practitioners and playwrights to adopting roles such as performer or director, you will be challenged and trained to compete with the very best in the industry.

Whether developing your knowledge in the classroom, or your skills in our bespoke theatres, studios and workshops, you will have access to the most incredible opportunities to help you achieve your dream career.

We provide a great community of ambitious and talented individuals, as well as unique degrees.

Many of our graduates go on to do amazing things, ranging from freelance graphic designers and independent artists, to managers, college tutors and nuclear engineers.

We love to follow their journeys as they progress in their chosen careers and we'd love to share some of those with you. Here's a collection of our successful graduates from University Centre St Helens!

We provide a great community of ambitious and talented individuals, as well as unique degrees.

Many of our graduates go on to do amazing things, ranging from freelance graphic designers and independent artists, to managers, college tutors and nuclear engineers.

We love to follow their journeys as they progress in their chosen careers and we'd love to share some of those with you. Here's a collection of our successful graduates from University Centre St Helens!

 

Meet Our Graduates

At University Centre St Helens we are proud to have a great community of ambitious and talented individuals. Our students go on to graduate and accomplish impressive things.

Here are a few of our inspiring students and graduates of University Centre St Helens.

Meet Our Graduates

At University Centre St Helens we are proud to have a great community of ambitious and talented individuals. Our students go on to graduate and accomplish impressive things.

Here are a few of our inspiring students and graduates of University Centre St Helens.

Improve Your Skills, Achieve Your Goals

We offer a range of free* short courses throughout the year, which are designed to boost your confidence, support you into employment and/or on to further training and learning. Many of our courses lead to nationally accredited qualifications to enhance your CV.

At WorkWorld, you will have the benefit of an informal, relaxed atmosphere with plenty of support from our friendly, experienced tutors. Our tutors are passionate about working with you to help you to achieve your goals.

*Dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible to receive funding. Visit our financial information page for more information.

Friendly And Supportive Environment

At WorkWorld, you will benefit from an informal, relaxed atmosphere with plenty of support from our experienced tutors. Our tutors are passionate about working with you to help you to achieve your goals.

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WorkWorld Courses


 

Our Apprenticeship Offer

We offer a broad range of apprenticeships across various industries. We can help to ensure that your apprentice gains the qualifications, work experience and the skills needed to progress within your business.

What is Clearing?

Picture of our Flavio and EmilyIf you have applied through UCAS to study at university, ‘Clearing’ is traditionally a service that UCAS provides, which enables you to secure a place on a degree, if you:

  • Have not received or have not accepted any offers
  • Have A level or BTEC results which are not quite as high as you expected, meaning you do not meet the entry requirements for either your firm or insurance choice
  • Do not have a firm or insurance choice place confirmed
  • Are looking to leave another university and transfer to University Centre St Helens

However, if you are a mature adult, who is returning to education and has not yet applied to study a degree, ‘Clearing’ is a fantastic opportunity for you to be able to do this. See ‘Not yet applied to study a degree?’ section below.

Welcome

Although we cannot physically welcome you to our campuses right now, we don’t want you to miss out on discovering all that we have to offer. So for now, we are bringing St Helens College to you, from the comfort of your own home!

We are excited to be able to provide you with an interactive and informative experience, which shows why St Helens College is such a great place to study.

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Student Support

Your happiness, success and education are all that matter to us. Online, offline, face-to-face, with friends or trained professionals, we will be there when you need us.

From helping you to prepare for employment, to providing support in the classroom, we are dedicated to helping you succeed.

Our adult students are among some of our most successful.

Whether you are thinking of returning to education to gain an academic qualification or to enhance your CV, we offer a range of courses designed to help you embark on a new career or progress in the one you already have.

Alternatively, our short, leisure courses can be a great way to try out a potential new career, or simply develop a new hobby or skill. You can choose from a variety of courses in everything from life drawing, ceramics and cookery, to furniture restoration and more.

Study can be full or part-time and many of our adult courses take place during the evening. Depending on your circumstances, you might be eligible to study for free or may receive help with funding such as accessing an Advanced Learner Loan which requires no credit check.

Regardless of your age, past qualifications or future goals, we have a course for you.

Our teaching staff have worked extremely hard to make sure that you have the best possible learning experience from home.

The information on this page will help you understand what you need in order to get the most out of remote learning.

Welcome

Although we cannot physically welcome you to our campuses right now, we don’t want you to miss out on discovering all that we have to offer. So for now, we are bringing Knowsley Community College to you, from the comfort of your own home!

We are excited to be able to provide you with an interactive and informative experience, which shows why Knowsley Community College is such a great place to study.

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Student Support

Your happiness, success and education are all that matter to us. Online, offline, face-to-face, with friends or trained professionals, we will be there when you need us.

From helping you to prepare for employment, to providing support in the classroom, we are dedicated to helping you succeed.