Runshaw College

Runshaw College

We are a Beacon College, well-resourced, modern and situated in beautiful surroundings with delightful students. We have a friendly, supportive culture and we invest heavily in the professional development of our staff.

Our Mission
At Runshaw we believe that education is a profoundly worthwhile activity which has the capacity to change lives.

Accordingly, Runshaw is a college where the needs of the learner always come first.

• Competitive pay, often exceeding the sector average.

• Final salary pension scheme.

• Generous package of annual leave which includes additional closure days.

• Training and development opportunities, including an annual £100 allowance towards a Runshaw course

• We understand the importance of work-life balance, and work hard towards creating a family friendly environment.

• Free confidential, off site counselling service

• Free gym membership of the college's fitness suite, and access to a personal trainer.

• Flu jabs and free health checks

• ‘Bike to work’ scheme

• Free car park

• Extensive range of on site catering facilities, including Foxholes Bistro

• 50% discount off UCLAN course fees, relevant to your professional development

• Staff Social Committee provides a lively social programme

We are situated in semi-rural Lancashire, within two miles of the main rail and motorway networks (M6, M61, M65) and within easy commuting distance of Manchester, Liverpool and the Lake District.

Established as a sixth form college in 1974, Runshaw has grown over the last thirty years into a thriving community meeting the needs of learners from across the region at its three campuses.

The Langdale Road campus is particularly beautiful with a wooded valley and lush greenery. It is here that our sixth form college is based.

The College's adult centres are located at Euxton and in Chorley's town centre, where we provide education for adult students from Basic Skills to Higher Education. We also deliver courses at a number of outreach centres.

During the last 4 years we have invested over £10 million in new accommodation and facilities. This includes new science laboratories; three teaching blocks; specialist areas for the creative arts, languages and a new IT centre; a sports centre and a complete refurbishment of the Adult Centre.


Positive About Disabled People
Positive About Disabled People
LSIS Beacon Award
LSIS Beacon Award
Investor In People 2009
Investor In People 2009
Ofsted Outstanding Logo 07-08
Ofsted Outstanding Logo 07-08

College Details

Runshaw College

Langdale Road




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Runshaw College

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