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Wirral Metropolitan CollegeMerseyside, Birkenhead View All Courses
NameWirral Metropolitan College
AddressConway Park Campus,
Tel0151 551 7777
Fax0151 551 7001
Wirral Metropolitan College is a state-funded provider of further education, situated on three main campuses on the Wirral Peninsula. It offers its services to 16,000 students and recently underwent a £14 million redevelopment.
Background and history
The college's roots go back to 1855 with the establishment of the Birkenhead Arts School. Wirral Metropolitan College, in its current form, was formed in 1982 when all the further education colleges in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral were amalgamated.
Location and accessibility
The campuses are located in the recently redeveloped Wirral 'Leisure Peninsula' and benefits from excellent transport facilities and infrastructure. Merseyside Travelwise deals with transport in the area. The area is also well-serviced by rail.Details on how to access each campus and the means of transport available for each destination can be found on the college website.
What's on offer?
Wirral College has a range of courses, offering qualifications from Foundation Level all the way through to Degree level, including BTECs, A-levels, NVQs, GCSEs and BA/BSc degrees.
Courses and Fees
The college has a variety of courses to choose from: Accountancy, Animal Care, Arts Design, Beauty Therapy, Business Administration, Catering Hospitality, Childhood Studies, Complementary Therapies, Computing ICT, Construction, Counselling Communication, Creative Media, Customer Services Education, Engineering, English, Enterprise, Floristry Horticulture, Guidance, Hairdressing, Health Social Care, Humanities, Languages, Management, Maths, Performing Arts, Public Services, Retail, Science, Sport, Travel Tourism.
The college provides funding in the form of 16-18 bursaries, 24+ Advanced Learning Loans, Childcare Support and also has discounts on course fees. All are subject to entitlement conditions.
Conway Park Campus is home to the main learning resource centre and ICT services. It also houses The Academy Hairdressing Beauty, Waterside Nursery, Cafe Met and extensive learner and student services.
Twelve Quays Campus houses a second learning resource centre, as well as a nursery and the Cafe Met.
The Oval Campus serves as the location for the college's sports and recreation centre.