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A proud history of success

We are extremely proud of our Alumni. When our students leave the college following the completion of their course, they progress on to some incredibly exciting and far-reaching career pathways.

St John Rigby College is a wonderful community where young people are challenged and supported to grow and develop the skills, qualifications and abilities required to progress in their chosen careers.

Moving onto the next step in a career journey doesn’t mean goodbye.  Many former students now established within their chosen career choose to return to college to offer inspirational ‘real-life’ advice and guidance to support the next generation.

As the Principal Peter McGhee always tells students, this is your college, and this remains the case whether you are a current student or one who left a number of years ago. We would love for you to get in touch and join our growing band of former students of whom we are very proud.. They have been involved in a variety of ways with current students and college and it would be great if you are willing to sign up and join our alumni.

If you are a parent/carer, employer, staff member or other agency and would like to provide feedback or build links with our college to help support our students and careers programme, please email

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Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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