Preston’s College ranked top ten in country for its courses

Posted on - 31st March, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Preston News, Schools
Entrance to Preston's College in St Vincents Road in Fulwood

Entrance to Preston’s College in St Vincents Road in Fulwood

Preston’s College has been recognised as one of the top ten Further Education (FE) providers in the country.


It has been ranked out of 201 General FE Colleges in the country in the Government’s Quality Achievement Rates (QARs) league tables for 2016/17.

The College is ranked nationally at spot number seven for its course provision and ninth for its 16-18 year-old education and training.

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Preston’s College is also positioned 29th nationally for its outstanding adult provision.

The Government’s QARs rank overall achievement rates for education and training nationally, showcasing the number of learners that successfully achieve their chosen qualification and programme of study.

Preston’s College, which specialises in technical vocational training, also ranked top in the country with the best achievement rates in a number of Apprenticeship areas.

These include Engineering, Construction Civil Engineering, Health Pharmacy IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals and Beauty Therapy.

Maggie Philbin cuts the ribbon with Lis Smith from Preston's College

Lis Smith, right, is the principal of Preston’s College

Lis Smith, principal and chief executive of Preston’s College, said: “Building on the previous year’s impressive results, now becoming the seventh best nationally across our course provision is an outstanding achievement.

“It’s a testament to the calibre of our entire team in providing education and training that’s amongst the best in the country, as well as the hard work of our students.

“We’re committed to making our learners the most employable that they can be.

“This means delivering a curriculum that encompasses classroom and workplace-based training and education routes that equip students with the real skills, knowledge and experience needed to hit the ground running in their chosen career path, whether that is after College or after University.

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“Every course at Preston’s College has been designed alongside industry partners and aligns with priority sectors, not just in Lancashire but across the UK, to make sure they reflect modern day skill needs.

“We’ve worked hard to challenge the dated perceptions of vocational training and the quality of our teaching and course provision across the broad range of technical areas we offer is reflected in this year’s results.”

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