Why Choose Riverside?

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There are so many reasons to choose Riverside College. Here are a few important reasons
why we think that you should make Riverside College your number one choice:

Top Results:

  • 100% pass rate, 91% high grades and 75% Triple Distinctions or Distinction* (equivalent to 3 A’s at A level)
  • No 1 College in the country on the Department for Education performance table
  • Graded ‘Excellent’ for Added Value (ALPs)

Free Bus Pass

At Riverside College we aim to ensure that your journey to college is a smooth one by providing you with:

  • A FREE Halton Transport bus pass worth up to £540 per year for every full time student who lives more than 1.5 miles away from the campus they are studying at. This FREE bus pass can also be used in the evenings and at weekends during term time
  • Dedicated bus services throughout the region to make your journey as easy and straightforward as possible

 
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Centres of Excellence in:

  • Hair and Beauty
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Sport
  • Science and Maths
  • Performing Arts

Opportunities to compete at a national level:

Our students represent the College nationally and showcase their vocational skills in competitions such as:

  • WorldSkills UK: Beauty and Nails
  • UK SkillBuild: Construction
  • WorldSkills UK: Care
  • British Culinary Federation

Excellent Progression Opportunities:

  • We have exclusive links with high profile employers including Michelin Star restaurants, Lime Media (makers of Hollyoaks), MAC Make Up, and Steiner Spas (the leading spa provider for all the top international cruise companies, including Cunard), Getrag Ford, Glen Dimplex and the new exciting opportunities with Mersey Link
  • Exceptional progression rates to employment, apprenticeships and further education
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Student Support:

Excellent support to help our students reach their full personal and academic potential.

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Extensive Enrichment Programme

Get involved, make new friends and learn new skills

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