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Riverside College Widnes Runcorn Welcome

Welcome to Riverside College

A Centre of Vocational Excellence

Thank you for taking time to look at the website for Riverside College. We hope you will find what you are looking for with our wide range of over 100 vocational courses and apprenticeships, designed to help you reach your full potential.

College life will be quite different from your life at school; you will find that you have more freedom and more responsibility too. We believe that the experience you will have at Riverside College will provide you with excellent preparation for higher education or the world of work.

Ensuring that every student reaches their full potential is at the heart of everything we do and our results and high grades are testament to the outstanding work of our students and staff:

  • 100% Vocational Pass Rate
  • 93% High Grades
  • 43% Triple Distinction Star Grades (equivalent to 3 As at A level)

Course Curriculum Areas

Choose from over 100 vocational courses designed to help you reach your full potential.


By choosing Riverside College you will benefit from:

  • FREE Bus Pass (for every full time student living 1.5 miles away from College)
  • Excellent progression opportunities through our exclusive links with high profile employers and universities
  • Centres of Excellence in Hair and Beauty, Catering and Hospitality, Sport, Performing Arts, and Science and Maths
  • Opportunities to compete at a national level – our students have been exceptionally successful at national skills competitions such as the UK Skills where they achieved two gold and a silver award in Hair and Beauty
  • An extensive enrichment programme – with a brand new Enrichment Centre
  • Award winning student support – above all we want you to be happy here and to achieve your full personal and academic potential. Our unique individualised approached to student support has recently secured us the prestigious Matrix Award

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Centres of Excellence

Our Centres of Excellence in Hair, Beauty, Nails & Media Makeup and Catering & Hospitality are thriving.

We have invested in the very best teachers who are highly qualified and passionate about their subject, to ensure that our students receive the highest quality education.

Underpinning the success of our learners are the integrated pastoral and academic support systems which ensure every student receives the individual care and attention they need to succeed through one to one tuition, dedicated support teams and small class sizes.

We are extremely proud of the achievements of our students and I look forward to making you welcome at the college in September.

Click here to read more about our Centres of Excellence.

Riverside College Widnes Runcorn Welcome