PROSPECTUS 2020/21 - Oldham College

 
PROSPECTUS 2020/21 - Oldham College
PROSPECTUS 2020/21
PROSPECTUS 2020/21 - Oldham College
TECHNICAL &                                                                                                                          CONTENTS
                                                                                                                                     Joining a Professional Environment                4

PROFESSIONAL
                                                                                                                                     Student Life                                      6
                                                                                                                                     Fabulous Facilities                               8
                                                                                                                                     Apprenticeships	                                 10

EDUCATION
                                                                                                                                     Access to Higher Education                       12
                                                                                                                                     Pathway Provision                                14
                                                                                                                                     Skills for Life and Work                         15
                                                                                                                                     Supported Internship                             16
                                                                                                                                     GCSE Resits
                                                  At Oldham College, our aim is to make sure that you                                       English, Maths and Science                18

                                                  have a clear line of sight to where you want to be,                                Caring Professions
                                                                                                                                            Health and Social Care                    20
                                                  whether that’s employment, an apprenticeship or                                           Early Years and Education                 22
                                                  higher education.                                                                         Science                                   24

                                                  Oldham College is a place where students nurture                                   Construction and The Built Environment
                                                                                                                                       Construction                                   26
                                                  passions, expand horizons and truly achieve their                                  	Plumbing & Electrical                          28
                                                  best in all they do.                                                                 Motor Vehicle                                  30
                                                                                                                                     Digital and Creative
                                                                                                                                            Digital Design and Media                  32
                                                                                                                                            Digital Technologies                      34
                                                                                                                                            Art, Design and Fashion                   36
                                                   Alun Francis   ❘ Principal & Chief Executive
                                                                                                                                     ESOL
                                                                                                                                            English for Speakers of Other Languages   38
Develop as a person                                                  Learning pathways                                               Finance and Professional
At Oldham College, you will grow as both an individual and a         At Oldham College, you embark not just on a technical course,          Business                                  40
young professional. We work to develop technical knowledge           but a fully encompassing learning pathway. Accompany your              Accounting                                42
and practical dexterity whilst also building up your                 major subject with work experience, enrichment, tutorials,
employability and interpersonal skills.                              English and maths. We place huge emphasis on attendance,               Legal Services                            44
                                                                     punctuality and good conduct characteristics that are highly    Retail and Commercial
Excellent teaching                                                   valued and recognised by employers.
                                                                                                                                            Hair and Barbering                        46
At the core of everything we do is our commitment to teach-                                                                                 Beauty and Make-Up                        48
ing and learning – you gain the knowledge and competencies           Future career
needed to achieve your goals. Our supportive tutors are              Reflecting growth sectors in the economy, we have updated our   Performing Arts and Music
dedicated to helping you reach your full potential and ensure        campus as well as the curriculum. These developments, which            Performing Arts                           50
you will find everything you need to succeed.                        include new ways of engaging with employers, help to ensure            Music                                     52
                                                                     that you are well prepared for your future career.
Technical focus                                                                                                                      Faculty of Sport,Travel and Public Services
Gaining a technical qualification gives you the knowledge                                                                                   Sport                                     54
and practical skills you need to step into the career you want.                                                                             Travel & Tourism                          56
Technical qualifications are increasingly sought after and                                                                                  Public Services                           58
that’s why they’re a big focus here at Oldham College.
                                                                                                                                     How to Apply and Course index                    60
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CA
JOINING A
PROFESSION AL
                                                                                       Our tutors have industry experience in
                                                                                       the subjects they teach at the College.
                                                                                       We believe this provides our learners           EXCELLENT TEACHING.
                                                                                       with unique insight and guidance in
                                                                                       the preliminary stages of their career.
                                                                                                                                       STAFF HAVE REAL
                                                                                       Our tutors take pride in seeing Oldham          INDUSTRIAL KNOWLEDGE
                                                                                       College students grow as individuals and        & EXPERTISE.
                                                                                       professionals throughout their time here.

                            Oldham College boasts an exceptional                       We tailor support to the specific needs         OFSTED 2019
                            team of leadership, teaching and                           of individual students, offering additional
                            support staff.                                             education support from our dedicated
                                                                                       Additional Learning Support team, personal      Business connections are crucial to the work
                            Our dedicated Principalship works tirelessly
                                                                                       support by our qualified Welfare advisers and   we do at Oldham College. We are proud that
                            to ensure that students’ experience at Oldham
                                                                                       up to date careers guidance from our career     our students make positive contributions to
                            College is successful, happy and safe.
                                                                                       advisers who are here to guide and advise       the local community and economy. Equally, we
                            We have Principalship team members                         students on their next steps.                   know that professional networks and business
                            committed specifically to Further Education                                                                links are key to accelerating students’
                            and Higher Skills as well as Work Based                                                                    progression. We build strong and sustainable
                            Learning. Student progression and real                                                                     relationships with local employers who
                            work experience is at the heart of all we                                                                  provide advice, mentorship, apprenticeships,
                            do at Oldham College, and the expertise of                                                                 work experience and job opportunities. This
                            our leadership team ensures that students                                                                  mutually beneficial relationship sets us apart.
                            achieve their best, at all stages of their
                            education.
                            Equipping students with the knowledge, skills
                            and experience to fulfil their career aspirations

                                                                                ENVIRONMENT
EXEMPLARY BEHAVIOUR         would not be possible without our team of
                            wholeheartedly devoted tutors.
OF STUDENTS &
                            The College maintains the highest of
LEARNERS & EXPERTISE.       standards in the recruitment and training
                            of staff, which guarantees students the
OFSTED 2019                 best education.

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LIFE
          We understand that students need to               The Student Quarter has been designed so          Careers and Progression                               Welfare Support &
          leave college ready for the world of              that students can access all the necessary        Advice                                                Safeguarding
          work or higher education.                         support in one place.
                                                                                                              We have a dedicated qualified careers team            Welfare Officers are here to support students
          We want Oldham College to be a place where
          they can nurture their passions both in and
                                                            The Student Quarter is the place to go to sign
                                                            up for enrichment activities as well as seeking
                                                                                                              based in our Careers Hub in the Student
                                                                                                              Quarter who provide information, advice and
                                                                                                                                                                    throughout their college journey. If they have
                                                                                                                                                                    a problem that is affecting their studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SAVE THE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             DATE
          out of the classroom. We want their College       advice and support at any time.                   guidance to existing and prospective students.        (college related or personal) they can talk in
STUDENT   experience to be a celebration of what they
          love most.
          Our broad range of support provides students
          with the opportunity to take part in additional
          activities to compliment their course or
          provides help and support where they need it.
                                                            OLDHAM COLLEGE
                                                            HAVE VERY GOOD
                                                            STUDENT SUPPORT.
                                                                                                              Our careers team are here to help students
                                                                                                              achieve their career goals and to make sure
                                                                                                              they are on the correct course.

                                                                                                              Enrichment
                                                                                                                                                                    confidence to one of our highly trained team.
                                                                                                                                                                    The safety and wellbeing of students at the
                                                                                                                                                                    college is our highest priority. We all work
                                                                                                                                                                    together to ensure students and staff are
                                                                                                                                                                    able to work and learn in a positive and safe
                                                                                                                                                                    environment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Meet our tutors and
                                                                                                              The Enrichment team offer wide range of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         students, talk to our staff
                                                                                                              activities, some of which are competitive and
                                                            OFSTED 2019                                       others are just for fun and to keep you fit.          Work Experience                                        about our courses and
                                                                                                              They are always looking for new and exciting          Work Experience is an important element of            Apprenticeships and see
                                                                                                              activities to challenge and develop your skills       your course here at the college. This is your
                                                                                                              and encourage you to get involved.                    chance to gain a realistic insight into life as an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           our amazing facilities,
                                                                                                              You can take part in any of the activities once       employee in your chosen job.                           register online to find
                                                                                                              you enrol onto a course at the college. Most          It will help you develop employability skills,       more about our open days.
                                                                                                              activities are free and are held on a weekly          industry knowledge but most importantly
                                                                                                              basis on Wednesday afternoons, but we can             provide you with the skills and confidence
                                                                                                              be flexible and tailor the activities to suit your    which employers are looking for. We have a
                                                                                                              timetable.                                            specialist work experience officer allocated             CHECK OUR
                                                                                                                                                                    to your course, who will help you source a              W E B S IT E F O
                                                                                                              Bursary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             R
                                                                                                                                                                    company to work with or you can secure your             T H E L AT E S T
                                                                                                                                                                    own work experience.
                                                                                                              The Oldham College Bursary are government                                                                      O P E N D AY
                                                                                                              funds which are available to provide eligible         We want you to leave us with not only an                DAT E S A N D
                                                                                                              students help towards course-related                  excellent vocational qualification, but with the
                                                                                                              expenses such as travel, course related trips,        skills and experience gained through working               T IM E S :
                                                                                                              books, equipment, free meals and childcare.           in the industry of your choice.

                                                                                                              Additional Learning Support                           Contemplation Room
                                                                                                              We have qualified and highly trained staff,           Our contemplation space is an inclusive area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         OLDHAM.AC.UK/OPENDAY
                                                                                                              experienced in supporting people with                 dedicated to reflection, prayer or meditation.
                                                                                                              learning difficulties and/ or disabilities, as well
                                                                                                              as working with other professionals to provide
                                                                                                              the most effective support.
                                                                                                              This support is provided for a range of
                                                                                                              additional needs including; autism, ADD/
                                                                                                              ADHD, dyslexia, mental health problems and
                                                                                                              maths and English difficulties.

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                                                                                  CA
    FABULOUS
                                                                                       Learning         Café & Shop                                                 Aspire Salon                          Gym
                                                                                       Resource Centres
                                                                                       We have a central library together   The College provides areas for          Our students can look and feel        Everyone has a different goal
                                                                                       with the college’s learning          you to eat and relax, our on-site       fabulous at our on-site hair and      in the gym – lose weight, build
                                                                                                                                                                    beauty salon.
                                                                                       resource centre which provide        café and shop has hot and cold                                                muscle, tone up, run faster, lift

    FACILITIES
                                                                                       access to over 150 computers         food on offer during main college       You can book to have a new            more, squat deeper or simply lay
                                                                                       and offer the very latest in         hours, with a vending machine           hairstyle and enjoy manicures         the foundations for a healthier life.
                                                                                       e-learning materials.                service at other times.                 pedicures, facials, massages and
                                                                                                                                                                    have access to a jacuzzi, sauna       Our gym is available for use at
                                                                                       All learners have personalised       On Mondays, Tuesday and                 and showering facilities.             no extra charge on Wednesday
                                                                                       access to Moodle, the College’s      Thursday, the Cafe is open until                                              afternoons.
                                                                                       Virtual Learning Environment,        6pm, and the Shop is open until
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Call in at Student Quarter to
                                                                                       where course related resources,      8pm.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          arrange your free induction
                                                                                       assignments, e-assessments
                                                                                                                            If you get to the Cafe before                                                 session.
                                                                                       along with eBooks and on-line
                                                                                                                            8.30am students are eligible for
                                                                                       journals are available on-line, 24
                                                                                                                            free tea and toast.
    Our high-quality and extensive facilities ensure that Oldham                       hours a day, 7 days a week.

    College students have unrivalled resources at their fingertips.

    Our Learning Centres contain a library of
    15,000 books as well as remote learning
                                                          We continue to invest                                                                                                                Butterflies Nursery
    sources and 300 self-issue laptops.                    in our campus with
                                                                                                                                                                                               We understand that our students may
    Our state-of-the-art £6 million hair and beauty       plans to build a new                                                                                                                 have responsibilities outside the world
    accommodation, coupled with our high-tech design      construction centre                                                                                                                  of studying and work.
    studios, digital suites and of course, the Grange
    Theatre exceed industry standards.
                                                                 by 2021.                                                                                                                      Our Butterflies Nursery is a quality childcare
                                                                                                                                                                                               service, providing a safe and stimulating
    Students thrive in our stimulating and future-ready                                                                                                                                        environment for our students’ children. Our
    workspaces and the digital literacy of students                                                                                                                                            students can dedicate the necessary time to
    secures them highly sought-after jobs.                                                                                                                                                     their studies, knowing their children are safe
                                                                                                                                                                                               and happy. Butterflies recently received a
                                                                                                                                                                                               GOOD inspection from Ofsted.
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SHIPS
APPRENTICE
         Apprenticeship are a real job,           The Oldham College has over           æ Painting & Decorating
                                                                                                                            Standard Apprenticeship entry criteria

                                                                                                                          We have specific entry criteria for
                                                                                                                          Intermediate, Advanced and Higher
                                                                                                                          Apprenticeships, however, some
                                                                                                                          Apprenticeships and employer’s
                                                                                                                          requirements can vary. As a guide we
                                                                                                                          have outlined our standard entry criteria
                                                                                                                          below.
         with hands-on experience, a              600 Apprentices in over 800+
                                                                                        æ Paralegal
         salary and the chance to train           local companies.
         while you work.                                                                æ Plastering                      æ Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
                                                  æ Accountancy
                                                                                                                             Minimum English and maths grades 9-2
         You’re treated just like all the                                               æ Plumbing
                                                  æ Assessor Coach                                                           (formerly A-E), or a Level 1 Functional
         other employees, with a contract                                               æ Property Maintenance               Skill in English and maths. To be accepted
         of employment and holiday leave.         æ Adult Care
                                                                                                                             you will need to be enthusiastic, keen to
         Apprenticeships are an excellent                                               æ Senior Health Support Worker
                                                  æ Beauty Therapy                                                           learn and have a reasonable standard of
         way of increasing your skills and                                              æ School Business Professional       education. Provides you with the skills and
         knowledge in order to progress           æ Brickwork
                                                                                                                             qualifications for your chosen career and
         through your career and realise your                                           æ Support Teaching and Learning
                                                  æ Business Administration                                                  allow entry to an Advanced Apprenticeship.
         potential. Apprenticeships enable                                              æ Team Leading
         you to obtain the right skills in line   æ Care Leadership & Management
                                                                                                                          
         with sector standards and fully          æ Carpentry & Joinery                                                   æ Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
         understand the processes of the                                                                                     Minimum English and maths 9-3 (formerly
                                                  æ Children & Young People
         organisation to improve efficiency                                                                                  A- D), or a Level 1 Functional Skill in
         and effectiveness. Apprenticeships       æ Clinical Health Support                                                  English and maths. Some employers may
         not only lead to a fulfilling career,    æ Customer Service                                                         require previous experience in the industry
         but also funded pathways to higher                                                                                  or have completed an intermediate
         education. Apprenticeships are           æ Cyber Security                                                           apprenticeship. This will ensure you have
         available at Intermediate, Advanced      æ Dental Nursing                                                           the skills and qualifications you need for
         and Higher Levels - which means                                                                                     your career and allows entry to Higher
         you can even achieve a degree            æ Dental Practice Management                                               Apprenticeship.
         through Apprenticeships! It’s a great    æ Design
         alternative to University.                                                                                       æ Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4, 5, 6, 7)
                                                  æ Electrical Installation
                                                                                                                             Minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff Points from two
         Apprenticeships enable                   æ Gas Operative                                                            A Levels, or equivalent Level 3 qualification
         you to:-                                                                                                            (e.g. Advanced Apprenticeship) in a
                                                  æ Golf Greenkeeping
         æ Develop skills employers want                                                                                     relevant subject, plus four GCSEs at grade
                                                  æ Hair Professional                                                        9-4, including English and maths or an
         æ Boost your career progression                                                                                     equivalent qualification.
                                                  æ Healthcare Assistant Practitioner
         æ Shows employers you are
                                                  æ Horticulture & Landscape
            committed to the job and want to                                                                                Which Apprenticeship is right for you?
            develop your skills                   æ Infrastructure Technician                                                                                                             APPLY
                                                                                                                                                                                           NOW
         æ Gain industry recognised              æ Learning Mentor                                                               Apprenticeship
            qualifications                        æ Operational Management
                                                                                                                          Contact our student advisors for advice:
         æ Increased future earning potential     æ Nail Technician
         æ Become more confident,                                                                                              apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk                       Visit www.oldham.ac.uk
                                                  æ Network engineer
            independent and self-assured                                                                                        0161 785 4330                                     to apply online for a course
                                                                                                                                                                                   and progress to interview.
                                                                                                                          Or visit our website
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ACCESS                                                                                                     ACCESS TO H.E.
                                                                                                           ART & DESIGN*
                                                                                                           Full Time
                                                                                                                         Routes

                               TO
                                                                                                           ACCESS TO H.E.
                                                                                                           BUSINESS*
                                                                                                           Full Time

                                                                                                           ACCESS TO H.E.
                                                                                                           COMPUTING*
                                                                                                           Full Time

                                                                                                           ACCESS TO H.E.
                                                                                                           LAW & CRIMINOLOGY*

                                                                                             EDUCATION
                                                                                                           Full Time

                                                                                                           ACCESS TO H.E.
                                                                                                           NURSING, MIDWIFERY AND
                                                                                                           ALLIED PROFESSIONALS*
                                                                                                           Full Time

                                 The job market is becoming increasingly                                   ACCESS TO H.E.
                                 competitive and we know that a                                            SOCIAL WORK AND
                                 stand-out degree can make a huge                                          SOCIAL SCIENCE*
                                 difference to your career progression.                                    Full Time

                                 Higher education is an investment in yourself,
                                 and at Oldham College, we invest in you to

                                                                                        HIGHER
                                 accelerate you to career success.
                                 We offer level 3 Access to Higher Education                              *OPTION FOR HIGHER
                                 courses. These 1 year courses are in five                                  EDUCATION ROUTE AT
                                 different subject areas: Art & Design, Caring                              UNIVERSITY CAMPUS OLDHAM:
                                 Professions, Computing, Business and Law                                   WWW.UCO.OLDHAM.AC.UK
                                 & Criminology. Our courses are designed
                                 for adult learners who need to gain the
                                                                                   CA

                                 knowledge, skills, experience, qualifications                            Which course is the right one for you?
                                 or portfolios required to make competitive
                                 applications to university.                                                  FULL-TIME
                                 Our five Access to Higher Education courses
                                 showcase Oldham College at its best. Our
                                                                                                          Not Sure?
        APPLY                                                                                            Contact our student advisors for advice:
                                 state-of-the-art studios and digital suites,
         NOW
                                 along with our sector experienced tutors and                                 studentservices@oldham.ac.uk
                                 local business connections, enable us to
                                 provide students with the resources, networks                                0161 785 4054
                                 and collateral they need to take the next step.                         Or visit our website
 Visit www.oldham.ac.uk                                                                                       www.oldham.ac.uk
to apply online for a course    12                                                           13
 and progress to interview.
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Routes

 PROVISION

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        PREPARING FOR
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ADULTHOOD
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Full Time

                                                                                                                                                                                                        PREPARING FOR THE
                                                                                                                                                                                                        COMMUNITY
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Full Time
PATHWAY
      Our Pathways provision focuses on

                                                                                                    SKILLS
      skills and qualifications that will allow                                                                                                                                                         PREPARING FOR WORK
                                                                       APPLY
      students to progress onto higher level                            NOW                                                                                                                             Full Time
      courses within the college, traineeships,

                                                                                                                LIFE
      apprenticeships or employment.
      We offer Pathway to Vocational courses in Art,                                                                                                                                                   Which is the right route for you?

                                                                                                    FOR
      Construction, Hair, Health and Social care, ICT,
                                                             Visit www.oldham.ac.uk                                                                                                                        FULL-TIME
      Motor Vehicle, Retail and Sport.
                                                            to apply online for a course
      If students do not wish to choose one of the           and progress to interview.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Not Sure?
      vocational options, we offer the Pathway to
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Contact our student advisors for advice:
      Progression programme.

                                                                                                               WORK
                                                                                                                                                                                                           apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk
      All students will study Maths and English as
      standard as well as being able to undertake
      industry relevant experiences of work.
                                                                            Courses                                                                                                                        studentservices@oldham.ac.uk

                                                                                                                                                                                                           0161 785 4054
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Or visit our website
                                                           PATHWAY TO VOCATIONAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                           www.oldham.ac.uk
                                                           Full Time

                                                                                                    Our Skills for Life and Work courses are           This has been designed to bridge that gap,
                                                           PATHWAY TO PROGRESSION                   designed to provide the learner with               ensuring learners have a suitable path to
                                                           Full Time                                the relevant attributes to develop their           progress onto after leaving education
                                                                                                    independent skills and discover more
                                                                                                                                                       Preparing for Work is targeted towards
                                                                                                    about their own potential.
                                                                                                                                                       empowering our (SEND) student and helping
                                                          Which is the right route for you?         Our many courses allow learners to gain            them appreciate the work skills required and
                                                                                                    appropriate qualifications and we make sure        opportunities available in the employment
                                                              FULL-TIME                             they are also suitable for their level             world.                                                  APPLY
                                                                                                    of ability.                                                                                                 NOW
                                                                                                                                                       For students who have an Education
                                                          Not Sure?                                 Our Preparing for Adulthood course is for          Health and Care Plan, we work with
                                                         Contact our student advisors for advice:   (SEND) learners working at Pre- Entry/Entry        them and their parent/ carer to develop
                                                              apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk          level and designed as a first step in gaining      a worthwhile tangible and sustainable
                                                                                                    invaluable life and social skills that will help   development plan.                               Visit www.oldham.ac.uk
                                                              studentservices@oldham.ac.uk          the individual in their adult life.                                                               to apply online for a course
                                                              0161 785 4054                         Preparing for the Community is a brand new                                                         and progress to interview.

                                                         Or visit our website                       course that will support the (SEND) learner
                                                                                                    in their transitional year between education
                                                              www.oldham.ac.uk
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SUPPORTED

                                 Our Supported Internship provision is a 1 year
                                 course designed to progress students with EHCP’s
                                 into paid work, traineeships, apprenticeships or
                                 volunteering.
                                 The bespoke nature of the provision means that a variety
                                                                                                INTERNSHIPS
                                 of educational backgrounds, qualifications, skill sets and
                                 capabilities can access the course. We offer an Entry                                      Routes
                                 Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2 City and Guilds employability
                                 qualification.
                                 Students have access to up to 15 hours a week in a                         SUPPORTED INTERNSHIP
                                 carefully chosen, meaningful work opportunity within a
                                                                                                            Full Time
                                 supportive and challenging team with a local business
                                 or organisation. Students have the opportunity to take
                                 part in 3 different work environments to fully understand                     FULL-TIME
         APPLY                   what is expected in that industry before choosing a job
          NOW
                                 that’s right for them. Students have access to expert Job                 Not Sure?
                                 Coaches that provide placement support to develop their
                                                                                                          Contact our student advisors for advice:
                                 specialist, technical ability, support their integration and
                                 social skills and develop their independent travel skills.                    studentservices@oldham.ac.uk
  Visit www.oldham.ac.uk         We work very closely with employers and family                                0161 785 4054
 to apply online for a course    members throughout the provision to make sure that the
  and progress to interview.                                                                              Or visit our website
                                 student has the best transition into working life.
                                                                                                               www.oldham.ac.uk

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APPLY
           NOW

   Visit www.oldham.ac.uk
  to apply online for a course
   and progress to interview.

               RESITS
GCSE           At Oldham College, we understand
               that gaining core GCSEs is crucial
               to maximising your progression to
               apprenticeship, higher education and
               employment.
               Employers and universities require

                                                                                                       ENGLISH MATHS                                                                                 SCIENCE
               candidates to have passed their maths
               and English subjects as a minimum so it’s
               an important advantage to have these on
               your CV.
               If you have not already passed your maths,                                              English proficiency is far from confined      Achieving a Maths qualifications                Are you looking for a second chance to
               English or Science you can re take them                                                 to an exclusive group of industries.          will increase your confidence and               retake your Biology or Chemistry GCSE?
               with us.                                      Which is the right route for you?                                                       motivation, and the skills you gain will
                                                                                                       A good level of English knowledge makes                                                       If so, look no further than our Science course
                                                                                                                                                     be valuable in the workplace or in any
               Oldham College is here to give you the                                                  a huge difference to your employment and                                                      here at Oldham College. Get this Science GCSE
                                                                 FULL-TIME                                                                           further learning.
               opportunity to resit your maths and                                                     career prospects, regardless of job role or                                                   courses under your belt so you can continue
               English GCSEs. You will resit both English                                              sector.                                       Successful completion of a GCSE qualification   your career progression. We understand that
                                                             Not Sure?
               Language and Maths, in addition to                                                                                                    in Maths can help you to progress onto          life can get busy, so we offer flexible day and
                                                            Contact our student advisors for advice:   Whether you are an aspiring hairdresser,
               completing work experience and vocational                                                                                             Further Education courses, Higher Education     evening classes to fit around your schedule.
                                                                                                       plumber, cabin crew or fitness coach, a
               tasters in your chosen sector.                    apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk                                                        courses and employment.
                                                                                                       strong maths understanding and command of
               You will need to take both maths and              studentservices@oldham.ac.uk          English will make you highly employable and
               English as a minimum but you can also                                                   will maximise your progression.
               add on Biology and/or Chemistry.                  0161 785 4054

               Our courses provide you with the focus
               and expert teaching to ensure you achieve
                                                            Or visit our website
                                                                 www.oldham.ac.uk
                                                                                                                           Routes                                      Routes                                           Routes
               success in these key subject areas.
                                                                                                         GCSE ENGLISH                                 GCSE MATHS                                      GCSE BIOLOGY
                                                                                                         Full Time                                    Full Time                                       Part Time

                                                                                                                                                                                                      GCSE CHEMISTRY
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Part Time
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HEALTH &
                                                                                                                   Routes
                                                                                             HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE*
                                                                                             Traineeship / Apprenticeship / Full Time

                                          The Health and Social Care profession
                                          is more than just a job; it is a truly
                                          rewarding vocation in which you can
                                                                                               Access to HE
                                                                                            Caring Professio
                                          impact peoples’ lives day-in day-out.
                                          This is a fast-paced and changing sector,                          ns
                                          requiring proactive and flexible health and
                                          social care professionals who are passionate       ACCESS TO H.E. DIPLOMA
                                          about supporting the well-being of others.
                                                                                             NURSING, MIDWIFERY AND
                                          Studying Health and Social Care can lead to a      ALLIED PROFESSIONALS*
                                          career in a range of areas, including; nursing,
                                                                                             Full Time
                                          social care, social work, midwifery, paramedic,
                                          all other allied health professionals.
                                                                                             ACCESS TO H.E. DIPLOMA
                                          Our tutors are industry experts and are
                                                                                             SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL
                                          committed to helping you along your learning       SCIENCE*
                                          journey. They provide relevant and up-to-date
                                          knowledge and skills needed to help launch         Full Time
                                          your career in this sector.
                                          Importantly, the courses in the Caring
                                          Professions Faculty and Apprenticeship Sector
                                          can also offer access to some of the largest
                                          employers in Oldham - such as the NHS and         *OPTION FOR HIGHER
                                          education sectors. Oldham College provides          EDUCATION ROUTE AT
                                          you with real links to employers, and helps you     UNIVERSITY CAMPUS OLDHAM:
                                          to stand out from the crowd.                        WWW.UCO.OLDHAM.AC.UK
                                          Health and Social care sector contributes
                                          £46.2 billion to the UK economy, and
                                                                                             Which is the right route for you?
                                          represents 6% of total employment in the UK
                                                                                               Apprenticeship           FULL-TIME

                                SOCIAL CARE
                                                                                             Not Sure?
                                                                                            Contact our student advisors for advice:
         APPLY                                                                                   apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk
          NOW
                                                                                                 studentservices@oldham.ac.uk

                                                                                                 0161 785 4054
                                                                                            Or visit our website
  Visit www.oldham.ac.uk                                                                         www.oldham.ac.uk
 to apply online for a course
  and progress to interview.    20                                 21
&
                                          EARLY YEARS
Providing children and young people with
good quality education and care in their
earliest years can really help them to
succeed and progress later in life.
If you are passionate about working with
children and want to help make a difference
to the lives of others, then an Oldham College

                                          EDUCATION
Early Years or Education course could be the
right option for you.                                                     APPLY
Through our full-time or apprenticeship                                    NOW
programmes, our students will develop
knowledge and skills to help work with children
in a nursery setting, right through to teaching
at primary, secondary or further education
                                                                  Visit www.oldham.ac.uk
level.                                                           to apply online for a course
Our tutors are industry experts and are                           and progress to interview.
committed to helping you along your learning
journey. They provide relevant and up-to-date
knowledge and skills needed to help launch
your career in this sector.

                    Routes

 EARLY YEARS*
 Apprenticeship / Full Time

 TEACHING ASSISTANT*
 Full Time                                                  Which is the right route for you?

                                                               Apprenticeship         FULL-TIME
 TRAINING & EDUCATION*
 Apprenticeship                                             Not Sure?
                                                           Contact our student advisors for advice:

                                                                apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk

                                                                studentservices@oldham.ac.uk
 *OPTION FOR HIGHER
  EDUCATION ROUTE AT                                            0161 785 4054
  UNIVERSITY CAMPUS OLDHAM:                                Or visit our website
  WWW.UCO.OLDHAM.AC.UK
                                                                www.oldham.ac.uk

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Whether you are looking to study at                Are you looking for a second chance to
      higher education level, want to progress           retake your Biology or Chemistry GCSE?

SCIENCE
      onto a science-based university course
      or are looking to enter employment
      within the science industry, these Applied
      Science courses at Oldham College
      will provide you with the practical and
      theoretical knowledge you need.
      Our Level 2 and Level 3 Applied Science
      course are skill based programmes designed
      to offer a pathway into roles within the science
      industry or take your qualification further to
      University.
      All our tutors have relevant industry and/or
                                                         If so, look no further than our GCSE Biology
                                                         and/or Chemistry courses here at Oldham
                                                         College. These GCSE’s can continue your
                                                         career progression into work or University.
                                                         We understand that life can get busy, so we
                                                         offer flexible day and evening classes to fit
                                                         around your schedule.
                                                                                                                       APPLY
                                                                                                                        NOW

                                                                                                               Visit www.oldham.ac.uk
                                                                                                              to apply online for a course
      research experience.                                                                                     and progress to interview.

                            Routes

          APPLIED SCIENCE
          Full Time

          GCSE BIOLOGY
          Part Time

          GCSE CHEMISTRY
          Part Time

        Which is the right route for you?

              FULL-TIME                PART-TIME

       Not Sure?
      Contact our student advisors for advice:

             apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk

             studentservices@oldham.ac.uk

             0161 785 4054
      Or visit our website
             www.oldham.ac.uk

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CONSTR UCTION                                                                                         Construction is a diverse, popular and
                                                                                                      fast paced industry to work in. As well
                                                                                                      as employing over 3 million of the UK
                                                                                                      workforce, it is a vital sector in nearly every
                                                                                                      country globally - job opportunities are
                                                                                                      endless, wide-ranging and well paid.
                                                                                                      Oldham College will provide you with the
                                                                                                      knowledge, experience and skills so that you can
                                                                                                      pursue an operative, technical or professional
                                                                                                      career in this £110 billion industry.
                                                                                                      Courses and Apprenticeships include;
                                                                                   Routes             Brickwork, Construction Management, Property
                                                                                                      Maintenance, Painting & Decorating, Carpentry
                                                                                                      & Joinery.
                                                                  CONSTRUCTION
                                                                  MANAGEMENT*                         Teaching will be guided by hands-on work
                                                                  Full Time / Higher Apprenticeship   placements and classroom teaching from expert
                                                                                                      tutors who have experience working in industry.
                                                                                                      Students have access to superbly equipped
                                                                  PAINTING & DECORATING
                                                                                                      workshops, enabling them to develop technical
                                                                  Apprenticeship                      and practical skills day-in day-out.

                                                                  CARPENTRY & JOINERY                   Which is the right route for you?
                                                                  Apprenticeship / Full Time
                                                                                                           Apprenticeship            FULL-TIME

                                                                  BRICKWORK                             Not Sure?
        APPLY                                                                                          Contact our student advisors for advice:
                                                                  Apprenticeship / Full Time
         NOW
                                                                                                             apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk
                                    *OPTION FOR HIGHER
                                      EDUCATION ROUTE AT                                                     studentservices@oldham.ac.uk
                                                                  PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
                                      UNIVERSITY CAMPUS OLDHAM:
                                      WWW.UCO.OLDHAM.AC.UK        Apprenticeship                             0161 785 4054
 Visit www.oldham.ac.uk                                                                                Or visit our website
to apply online for a course
 and progress to interview.                                                                                  www.oldham.ac.uk

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APPLY
                                                                     NOW

       &
PLUMBING                                                     Visit www.oldham.ac.uk
                                                            to apply online for a course
                                                             and progress to interview.

       ELECTRICAL
       These qualifications are aimed at students            Which is the right route for you?
       who are wanting to pick up core skills and
       knowledge that will enable them towards a                Apprenticeship            FULL-TIME
       career in the Plumbing/Electrical sector.
       This is a massive growth industry in the UK job       Not Sure?
       opportunities are endless, wide-ranging and well     Contact our student advisors for advice:
       paid.                                                     apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk
       The course includes a wide range of skills and
                                                                 studentservices@oldham.ac.uk
       activities associated with the Plumbing/Electrical
       industry.                                                 0161 785 4054
       If you are interested in the way things work and     Or visit our website
       how to repair them then a career in maintenance,          www.oldham.ac.uk
       service and repair may be for you.
       Students have access to superbly equipped
       workshops, enabling them to develop technical
       and practical skills day-in day-out.                                  Routes
       Teaching will be guided by hands-on work
       placements and classroom teaching from expert
       tutors who have experience working in industry.       PLUMBING
                                                             Apprenticeship / Full Time

                                                             ELECTRICAL
                                                             Apprenticeship / Full Time

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The automotive industry has a long and
successful history in the North West, and
high exports support other sectors in
the region.
                                                            APPLY
                                                             NOW                   MOTOR

                                                                                         VEHICLE
The sector is enjoying year-on-year growth,
and a highly skilled and expanding workforce
is key to meeting demand, and sustaining             Visit www.oldham.ac.uk
growth.                                             to apply online for a course
                                                     and progress to interview.
Oldham College’s Car Mechanic course will
give you a good grounding in this highly
dynamic sector. It will prepare you well for
a diverse range of garage, shop-floor and
automotive engineering roles.

                       Routes

  CAR MECHANIC
  Full Time

 Which is the right route for you?

       FULL-TIME

 Not Sure?
Contact our student advisors for advice:

      apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk

      studentservices@oldham.ac.uk

      0161 785 4054
Or visit our website
      www.oldham.ac.uk

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DESIGN
                                                &

                                DIGITAL
                                                                  The UK has a booming Digital Design              Students progress to leading Universities,
          APPLY                                                   and Media sector that continues to               apprenticeships and employment.
           NOW                                                    outperform the wider economy. The
                                                                                                                   Digital and Creative students work in a £9
                                                                  digital tech sector is worth nearly
                                                                                                                   million building containing digital suites,
                                                                  £184 billion to UK economy.
                                                                                                                   studios and workshops. Media students
                                                                  This means that the tech sector grew             enjoy editing, TV, broadcasting suites
 Visit www.oldham.ac.uk to                                        at 2.6 times faster than the rest of the         and studios. The facilities are built for

                                           MEDIA
apply online for a course and
                                                                  economy. At the same time the number             the creative production of digital media
    progress to interview.
                                                                  of jobs in digital tech rose at five times       products for websites, games, apps and
                                                                  the rate of the rest of the economy,             advertising. Our design studios use industry
                                                                  demonstrating how the digital tech sector        standard software including Adobe Creative
                                                                  is one of the best performing sectors in the     Cloud, Autodesk Maya, 3DS Max, Mudbox,
                                                                  UK.                                              Unity and Unreal Engine.
                                                                  Our courses offer students the opportunity       Job opportunities in this sector are plentiful
                                                                  to develop and bring together creative,          and varied the North West in particular
                                                                  technological and specialist industry            is enjoying large scale growth in Digital
                                                                  based skills. Students engage in National        Design and Media.
                                                                  competitions, live briefs and personal
                                                                  projects using traditional and digital
                                                                  processes.

                                                                                Routes

                                                               GRAPHIC DESIGN*
                                                               Full Time

                                                               PHOTOGRAPHY*
                                                               Full Time

                                                               GAMES DESIGN*                                      Which course is the right one for you?
                                                               Full Time
                                                                                                                       FULL-TIME

                                                               MEDIA                                              Not Sure?
                                                               Full Time                                         Contact our student advisors for advice:
                                 *OPTION FOR HIGHER
                                   EDUCATION ROUTE AT                                                                 apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk
                                   UNIVERSITY CAMPUS OLDHAM:   PRODUCT DESIGN                                         studentservices@oldham.ac.uk
                                   WWW.UCO.OLDHAM.AC.UK
                                                               Full Time
                                                                                                                      0161 785 4054
                                                                                                                 Or visit our website

             32                                                                   33                                  www.oldham.ac.uk
APPLY
                                                                                  NOW

                                                                      Visit www.oldham.ac.uk to
         The UK Digital and Technology industry                      apply online for a course and
         has enjoyed large-scale success in recent                       progress to interview.
         years.
         Britain is home to some of Europe’s largest and
         most profitable technology companies, and we
         believe our students can meet the high standards
         such companies set.
          The North West anticipates a further 23,000 jobs
         will be created in this sector in the next decade.
         As the largest Digital Technology hub outside of
         London, the North West needs local talent to meet
         this demand. Our courses prepare students for
         IT apprenticeships, university or employment at
         technician level.
                                                                                   Routes
         At Oldham College our computing courses offer
         pathways in Networking and infrastructure,               NETWORKING &
         in our CISCO Academy, Software application               INFRASTRUCTURE
         development and Creative computing. Students             Traineeship / Apprenticeship / Full Time
         develop skills in our labs and digital suites in out
         built for purpose £9 million Digital and Creative        DIGITAL SOFTWARE &
         building. Using CISCO technology and the latest          APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
         in programming languages such as C#, Java                Apprenticeship / Full Time
         or visual studio students develop skills relevant
         for today’s digital industry. Units of study include
         network administration, games development,               CREATIVE COMPUTING
         programming, human computer.                             Full Time

         Industry specialists deliver masterclasses in the
         latest technology concerning topics such as cyber
         security, digital careers and assistive technology.     Which course is the right one for you?

TECHNO LOGIES
                                                                    Apprenticeship          FULL-TIME

                                                                 Not Sure?
                                                                Contact our student advisors for advice:

                                                                     apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk

                                                                     studentservices@oldham.ac.uk

                                                                     0161 785 4054
                                                                Or visit our website
                                                                     www.oldham.ac.uk
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From cutting-edge trailblazers to skilled
                                craftsperson producing world-class work,
                                the UK art, design and fashion and textile
                                scene has always held a special place in
                                the world.
                                                                                                                Routes
                                We offer four routes into this sector; Art &
                                Design, Fashion and Textiles, Pre-Degree
                                Foundation and Access to H.E. Art and Design.            ART & DESIGN
          APPLY                 Our Art & Design programme gives students a              Apprenticeship / Full Time
           NOW                  broad understanding of art before deciding on
                                a specialism and creating and presenting their
                                                                                         FASHION & TEXTILES
                                portfolio. This Level 3 course is examined by
                                the prestigious University Arts London.                  Apprenticeship / Full Time
 Visit www.oldham.ac.uk to      Fashion and textiles students achieve the
apply online for a course and                                                            PRE DEGREE
                                highest grades in the country and have access            FOUNDATION
    progress to interview.
                                to print, sewing, and fashion construction
                                                                                         Full Time
                                studios that allow professional and creative
                                skills to flourish. Our students progress to
                                London College of Fashion, University of
                                Westminster to say but a few.                                Access to HE
                                                                                        Art/Design Profes
                                                                                                         sions
                                Our Pre Degree course (Foundation Diploma
                                art and Design) and Adult Access course
                                prepares students for higher level creative
                                study. The foundation course allows students
ART

                                                                                         ACCESS TO H.E.
                                to transition from advanced level study such             ART & DESIGN
                                as A levels or level 3 courses to specialist art         Full Time
                                and design disciplines and create impressive
                                portfolios. Our students have a track record of
                                receiving offers in some of the countries most
                                prestigious institutes.

                       DESIGN
                                                                                          Which course is the right one for you?

                                                                                            Apprenticeship            FULL-TIME

                                                                                          Not Sure?
                                                                                         Contact our student advisors for advice:

 &
                                                                                              apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk

                       FASHION
                                                                                              studentservices@oldham.ac.uk

                                                                                              0161 785 4054
                                                                                         Or visit our website
                                                                                              www.oldham.ac.uk

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Do you want to start your journey into
     further education, but English isn’t your
     first language?                                                    APPLY
                                                                         NOW
     Or is a language barrier getting in the way of
     your everyday life?

     English for Speakers of Other Languages
     (ESOL) courses are for students who have a               Visit www.oldham.ac.uk to
     different first language but live or work in the        apply online for a course and
     United Kingdom.                                             progress to interview.

     Tutors at Oldham College are experts at giving
     students confidence when conversing and
     engaging with others in English. We focus
     on speaking, listening, reading and writing
     skills and also work on grammar, spelling and
     pronunciation. In addition we run specific
     courses at Level 1 combining ESOL with
     Business, Hair and Beauty, Health and Social
     Care and Construction.

                                                                                 Routes

E S O L
                                                                 ESOL BRIDGING
                                                                 Full Time

                                                                 ESOL VOCATIONAL
                                                                 Full Time

                                                                Which is the right route for you?

                                                                     FULL-TIME

                                                                Not Sure?
                                                              Contact our student advisors for advice:

                                                                    apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk

                                                                    studentservices@oldham.ac.uk

                                                                    0161 785 4054
                                                               Or visit our website
                                                                    www.oldham.ac.uk
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Routes

                                                BUSINESS
The Faculty of Finance and Professional
services is a hub of innovation with a
track record of producing the industry
leaders of tomorrow.                                       BUSINESS*
We believe our students have the potential to              Apprenticeship / Full Time
shape the local, regional, national and even
global business scene.                                     ENTERPRISE
Our Business students enjoy working with and               & ENTREPRENEURSHIP*
leading others, making strategic decisions and             Full Time
taking on big challenges. Business success
relies heavily on exceptional communication
skills, logical thinking and ambition.                          Access to HE
                                                            Business Profess
At Oldham College, we nurture these soft skills
as much as we impart fundamental business                                   ions
knowledge.
                                                           ACCESS
Our bespoke personal and professional training             TO H.E. BUSINESS*
plans equip students with the knowledge and
                                                           Full Time
skills they need to achieve their business goals
and personal aspirations.
Oldham College’s courses cover a plethora of
business disciplines ranging from Enterprise,
Human Resources, Marketing, Finance and                    *OPTION FOR HIGHER
Law. Our full-time courses will also build                   EDUCATION ROUTE AT
leadership, numerical and presentation skills,               UNIVERSITY CAMPUS OLDHAM:
essential for personal and business success.                 WWW.UCO.OLDHAM.AC.UK

                                                           Which is the right route for you?

                                                             Apprenticeship             FULL-TIME

                                                           Not Sure?
                 APPLY                                  Contact our student advisors for advice:
                  NOW
                                                              apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk

                                                              studentservices@oldham.ac.uk

                                                              0161 785 4054
    Visit www.oldham.ac.uk to
   apply online for a course and                        Or visit our website
       progress to interview.                                 www.oldham.ac.uk

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ACCOUNTING                      Accountancy is a fundamental dimension
                                of businesses of all sizes in all locations,
                                and this presents endless opportunities
                                for aspiring students.
                                Job security, high starting salaries and the
                                chance to really make an impact makes
                                Accountancy an attractive option.
                                Oldham College Accounting courses are
                                certified by the Association of Accounting
                                Technicians (AAT). This industry recognition
                                makes our students highly sought-after by
                                employers.
                                You could study a broad range of Accountancy
                                disciplines including bookkeeping, costing and
                                payroll, credit control, personal tax, accounting
                                systems and controls and more.
                                Accountancy courses have a strong emphasis
                                on numerical capability and software
                                proficiency. These highly transferable skills        *OPTION FOR HIGHER
                                ensure our students can progress beyond the            EDUCATION ROUTE AT
                                accounting profession should they wish.                UNIVERSITY CAMPUS OLDHAM:
                                                                                       WWW.UCO.OLDHAM.AC.UK

          APPLY
           NOW
                                                      Routes
                                                                                     Which is the right route for you?

                                                                                        Apprenticeship         FULL-TIME
                                   ACCOUNTING*
                                   Apprenticeship / Full Time                        Not Sure?
 Visit www.oldham.ac.uk to
apply online for a course and                                                       Contact our student advisors for advice:
    progress to interview.                                                               apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk

                                                                                         studentservices@oldham.ac.uk

                                                                                         0161 785 4054
                                                                                    Or visit our website
                                                                                         www.oldham.ac.uk
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LEGAL                                                  Legal Services at Oldham College                  Our learners relish the opportunity to

                                            SERVICES
                                                       provide students with an in-depth and             combine their Legal modules with business
                                                       dynamic introduction to the profession.           fundamentals.

                           Routes                      We impart more than just knowledge. Our
                                                       courses develop key techniques, positive
                                                                                                         We have strong links with local Legal
                                                                                                         Service providers and we accommodate
                                                       attitudes as well as invaluable personal          work experience where possible. For many
                                                       and professional skills such as public and        students, the chance to apply their knowledge
  LAW*                                                 persuasive speaking.                              and skill to real Legal challenges reaffirms
  Apprenticeship / Full Time                                                                             their vocation, and further fuels their passion.
                                                       Our extensive curriculum offers exposure to
                                                       a wealth of Legal specialisms. Employment

         Access to HE                                  Law, Criminal and Civil Liability for Business,
                                                       Contract Law and Recruitment and Selection
       Legal Profession
                        s
                                                       are merely a sample of what Oldham College
                                                       Legal Services has to offer.

  ACCESS TO H.E.
  LAW & CRIMINOLOGY*
  Full Time                                                                                                                    APPLY
                                                                                                                                NOW

 *OPTION FOR HIGHER                                                                                             Visit www.oldham.ac.uk to
  EDUCATION ROUTE AT                                                                                            apply online for a course and
  UNIVERSITY CAMPUS OLDHAM:                                                                                         progress to interview.
  WWW.UCO.OLDHAM.AC.UK

 Which is the right route for you?

    Apprenticeship             FULL-TIME

 Not Sure?
Contact our student advisors for advice:

     apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk

     studentservices@oldham.ac.uk

     0161 785 4054
Or visit our website
     www.oldham.ac.uk                      44                              45
HAIR
                                                  At Oldham College, the Faculty of Hair
                                                  and Barbering is committed to developing
                                                  students’ creativity, technical aptitude
                                                  and customer-facing skills. This three-
                                                  pronged approach provides students
                                                  with the ability to perform highly in both
                                                  apprenticeships and work.
                                                  Our state of the art, on-site, £6 million
                                                  salon is the perfect platform for students to
                                                  perfect their cutting, blow-drying, styling and
                                                  colouring skills. They enjoy the hands-on style
                                                  of teaching provided by our barber-shop and
                                                  salon-experienced tutors.
                                                  At Oldham College, we believe that the work-
                                                  readiness of our students sets them apart. Our
                                                  well-established apprenticeship programmes,
                                                  in Hair and Barbering, enable our students to
                                                  build a professional network and employability
                                                  skills alongside their studies. Students are
                                                  prepared for both the job market, and the
                                                  reality of working life.

                       APPLY
                        NOW
                                                                      Routes
                                                    HAIRDRESSING
               Visit www.oldham.ac.uk               Traineeship / Apprenticeship /
              to apply online for a course          Full Time / Part Time
               and progress to interview.
                                                    BARBERING

                                                                                                    ERING
                                                    Traineeship / Apprenticeship /
        Which is the right route for you?           Full Time

           Apprenticeship         FULL-TIME

        Not Sure?
       Contact our student advisors for advice:

            apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk

                                                                                    BARB
            studentservices@oldham.ac.uk

            0161 785 4054
       Or visit our website
  46        www.oldham.ac.uk                                            47
Our Hair and Beauty accommodation and

                                    BEAUTY
                                                equipment exceeds industry standards,
                                                offering students unrivalled opportunities to
                                                refine essential practical skills and nurture
                                                their passion.
        APPLY                                   Apprenticeships are available in Beauty Therapy,
         NOW                                    Nail Technique, Barbering and Hairdressing. We
                                                are committed to ensuring that our students can
                                                not only develop the required knowledge and skills
                                                but can practice them in a real work setting.

                                     MAKE-UP
 Visit www.oldham.ac.uk                         We also offer specialist study in subjects ranging
to apply online for a course                    from Media Make-up Artistry to Beauty and Spa.
 and progress to interview.
                                                Our students leave Oldham College as high-
                                                ly-skilled young professionals with a clear direction
                                                for their career. With curriculum delivery supported
                                                by local employers, as well as product and
                                                trade experts.
                                                Students will be taught by industry trained staff
                                                and will enjoy experiences of the workplace by
                                                attending external workshops, masterclasses, trips
                                                and visits. Our students thrive in the variety of
                                                study and enjoy exploring in subject-led extra-
                                                curricular activities

                                                                       Routes
                                                    BEAUTY
                                                    Traineeship / Apprenticeship /
                                                    Full Time

                                                    NAILS
                                                    Traineeship / Apprenticeship /
                                                    Full Time

                                                    MAKE-UP
                                                    Traineeship / Full Time

                                                   Which is the right route for you?

                                                       Apprenticeship             FULL-TIME

                                                   Not Sure?
                                                  Contact our student advisors for advice:

                                                        apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk

                                                        studentservices@oldham.ac.uk

                                                        0161 785 4054
                                                  Or visit our website
                                                        www.oldham.ac.uk
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APPLY
           NOW

 Visit www.oldham.ac.uk
to apply online for a course
                               PERFO RMING
 and progress to interview.

                                                                                                            Routes
                                        Whether you dream of working
                                        in-front of or behind the camera, being             PERFORMING ARTS*
                                        on stage or back stage, Performing Arts

                               ART S
                                                                                            Full Time
                                        at Oldham College can provide you with
                                        professional, up to date training to secure
                                        your perfect job.                                   TECHNICAL THEATRE
                                        Our programmes cover, Performing Arts,              Full Time
                                        Acting, Dance and Technical Theatre.
                                        With fabulous industry-standard facilities,
                                        students work alongside professional theatre
                                        technicians and performers in our very own,
                                        fully equipped Grange Theatre.                      *OPTION FOR HIGHER
                                        Our students thrive in our state-of-the-art TV,       EDUCATION ROUTE AT
                                        film, radio and sound recording studios as            UNIVERSITY CAMPUS OLDHAM:
                                                                                              WWW.UCO.OLDHAM.AC.UK
                                        well as edit and animation suites. Our three
                                        specialist dance, drama and rehearsal studios
                                        ensure our students are always stage-ready.
                                        We are extremely proud of all our students’
                                                                                           Which is the right route for you?
                                        productions and touring shows, live projects,
                                        film festivals and work experience endeavours.
                                                                                               FULL-TIME

                                                                                           Not Sure?
                                                                                          Contact our student advisors for advice:

                                                                                               apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk

                                                                                               studentservices@oldham.ac.uk

                                                                                               0161 785 4054
                                                                                          Or visit our website

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MUSIC
Music at Oldham College is a thriving hub
                                                                      APPLY
of creative excellence where our students
                                                                       NOW
can nurture knowledge, skill and passion
for their art.
Our tutors have a wealth of industry experience
as musicians, producers and engineers which
guarantees our students first-class professional             Visit www.oldham.ac.uk
training and a well-rounded insight into the sector.        to apply online for a course
                                                             and progress to interview.
Music facilities at Oldham are as extensive as
they are high-end. Our specialist studios and
professional theatre, the Grange Theatre, give
our students the opportunity to participate
in regular skills and technique classes, gigs,
master-classes, enrichment activities and
competitions in a variety of spotlights.
As well as our on-site shows and workshops
at the Grange Theatre, we are actively involved
in the local community. We respond to the
needs of schools, community groups and local
employers to provide our Music students with
invaluable work experience opportunities.

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  MUSIC
  Full Time

 Which is the right route for you?

       FULL-TIME

 Not Sure?
Contact our student advisors for advice:

      apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk

      studentservices@oldham.ac.uk

      0161 785 4054
Or visit our website
      www.oldham.ac.uk

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Sport is an important strength of Oldham
                                            College’s curriculum and we enjoy seeing

     SP ORT
                                            our talented athletes and fitness fanatics
                                            turn their passion into a career.
                                            The Oldham College Faculty of Sport combines
                                            science with sport, and allows students to
                                            gain qualifications in performance excellence,
                                            coaching and fitness. Our great tutors, coaches
                                            and facilities give our students the best chance to
                                            develop as sportsmen and women, ambassadors
                                            for fitness and well-being and pioneers of
                                            emerging best practice.
                                            We work in partnership with a range of local
                                            professional sporting teams including Oldham
                                            Athletic and Futsal – providing our students with
                                            professional exposure and the chance to work
                                            with their, often, childhood heroes.

                                                                  Routes

                                              FITNESS & COACHING
                                              Apprenticeship / Full Time

                                              SPORT
                                              Full Time

                                              MANCHESTER CITY
                                              ACADEMY
                                              Full Time
               APPLY
                NOW                           FUTSAL ACADEMY
                                              Full Time

         Visit www.oldham.ac.uk              Which is the right route for you?
        to apply online for a course
         and progress to interview.                FULL-TIME

                                             Not Sure?
                                            Contact our student advisors for advice:

                                                  apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk

                                                  studentservices@oldham.ac.uk

                                                  0161 785 4054
                                            Or visit our website
54                                     55         www.oldham.ac.uk
APPLY
         NOW                                       Travel and Tourism at Oldham College
                                                   is an inspiring exposure to the dynamic
                                                   aviation and airline industry.
                                                   Our courses equip students with the skills they
                                                   need to pursue a career in this ever-expanding
  Visit www.oldham.ac.uk                           sector. We teach Airport Operations, Cabin
 to apply online for a course                      Crew Training and Travel Services.
  and progress to interview.
                                                   We take a wide-ranging view of the Travel
                                                   industry, and ensure our students are as adept
                                                   at delivering excellent customer service, as
                                                   they are knowledgeable about geography,
                                                   European destinations, the UK travel industry
                                                   and sustainable tourism.
                                                   Oldham College has both excellent facilities
                                                   and a sector-experienced staff-base.
                                                   Contextualise this in the Greater Manchester
                                                   strategy for the visitor economy and it is clear
                                                   to see that our students have great career
                                                   prospects. The growth of Manchester Airport
                                                   provides great opportunities for our students to
                                                   make their mark on the local economy.

                                                                       Routes

                                              CA
                                                     TRAVEL & TOURISM
                                                     Full Time

TRAVEL                               TOURISM
                                                    Which is the right route for you?

                                                         FULL-TIME

                                                    Not Sure?
                                                   Contact our student advisors for advice:

                                                         apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk

                                                         studentservices@oldham.ac.uk

                                                         0161 785 4054
                                                   Or visit our website
                                                         www.oldham.ac.uk
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SERVICES
       APPLY
        NOW

 Visit www.oldham.ac.uk
to apply online for a course
 and progress to interview.

                               PUBLIC                                                                                                     PUBLIC SERVICES
                                                                                                                                                          Routes

                                                                                                                                          Full Time

                                                Schools, Local Councils and                 Public Services at Oldham College is         Which is the right route for you?
                                                Emergency Services account for a            more than a course, it is a way of life.
                                                vast number of careers in the UK.           Fitness levels are crucial to success and        FULL-TIME
                                                                                            Public Service uniform is worn on campus
                                                We understand the importance                                                             Not Sure?
                                                                                            to demonstrate your full immersion and
                                                of developing both technical and
                                                                                            commitment to helping others.               Contact our student advisors for advice:
                                                transferable skills. This is why our
                                                Public Services course covers topics                                                         apprenticeships@oldham.ac.uk
                                                ranging from citizenship, crime and
                                                                                                                                             studentservices@oldham.ac.uk
                                                land navigation to leadership, discipline
                                                and team building.                                                                           0161 785 4054
                                                                                                                                        Or visit our website
                                                                                                                                             www.oldham.ac.uk

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HOW TO APPLY                                                                                                          THE LEVELS EXPLAINED
                                                                                                                                                                       Entry Level       Level 1           Level 2            Level 3              Level 4                 Level 5              Level 6          Level 7

                   Firstly, we advise all students and                                Candidates will need to provide evidence of                                       Entry level    GCSE grade      GCSE grade A*-     A-Levels, Level        HNCs, Level 4          Foundation            Bachelor’s      Masters degree,
                   prospective students to do their research.                         qualifications such as GCSEs, A Levels, BTECs,                                    courses to     D-G, Level 1    C, Level 2 NVQs,   3 NVQs, Level 3          diplomas           degrees, HNDs,           degrees         postgraduate
                                                                                                                                                                       develop skill    certificates   Level 2 diplomas     certificates                             Level 5 diplomas      (e.g. BA or BSc)     certificates,
                   Look at our website, come to our open days                         course specific qualifications or portfolios (for
                                                                                                                                                                       and increase                                                                                                                            postgraduate
                   or school visit days, speak to our current                         design courses specifically).                                                     confidence                                                                                                                               diplomas
                   students to find the right course. Next, apply
                                                                                      Candidates should be able to demonstrate at
                   online through our simple and user-friendly
                                                                                      interview that they are punctual, reliable and
                   application process.
                                                                                      committed for the duration of the course they
                   Successful applicants will then be interviewed.                    apply for. Some courses may require an initial
                   Applicants will have an informal conversation                      assessment to gauge an applicant’s suitability                                    Routes                                       Levels
                   with a course tutor/members of the admissions                      for the course. We do also accept applications at
                   and apprenticeship team (if applying for an                        some open days, so candidates should bring the                                  ACCESS TO
                   apprenticeship) or the schools team. We will ask                   necessary documentation.                                                        HIGHER EDUCATION                            Entry or Level 1          Level 2              Level 3             Level 4+       Apprenticeships        12
                   about motivations for coming to Oldham College and
                   for undertaking the chosen course.                                                                                                                  ACCESS TO H.E. ART & DESIGN

                                                                                                                                                                       ACCESS TO H.E. BUSINESS

                   ENTRY GUIDELINES FOR OUR COURSES                                                                                                                    ACCESS TO H.E. COMPUTING

                                                                                                                                                                       ACCESS TO H.E. LAW & CRIMINOLOGY

                                   1                                              2                                           3
                                                                                                                                                                       ACCESS TO H.E. NURSING, MIDWIFERY
                              Level

                                                                            Level

                                                                                                                        Level
                                                                                                                                                                       AND ALLIED PROFESSIONALS
                                                                                                                                                                       ACCESS TO H.E. SOCIAL WORK
                                                                                                                                                                       AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
                         GCSE Maths and English –                   GCSE x 4 (including Maths and                    GCSE x 5 (including Maths
                              Grade E-G/1-2                              English) – Grade D/3                     and English) – Grade A-C/4-9
                       or Functional Skills Maths and                or Vocational subject – Level               or Vocational Subject – Level 2
                             English – Level 3                      1 plus GCSE grade D/3 in both                      plus GCSE grade C/4                            ACCOUNTING                                  Entry or Level 1          Level 2              Level 3             Level 4+       Apprenticeships
                                                                          Maths and English                         in both Maths and English
                                                                                                                                                                       ACCOUNTING*                                                                                                                                         42

                                                                                                                                                                          *OPTION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ROUTE AT UNIVERSITY CAMPUS OLDHAM: WWW.UCO.OLDHAM.AC.UK
                   *For some Level 2 courses Maths & English Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.

                                                                                                                                                                      ART DESIGN & FASHION                        Entry or Level 1          Level 2              Level 3             Level 4+       Apprenticeships        36

                             WHAT HAPPENS NEXT...                                                                                                                      ART & DESIGN

                                                                                                                                                                       FASHION & TEXTILES

                                                                                                                                                                       PRE DEGREE FOUNDATION

                                                                                                                                                                      BEAUTY & MAKE-UP                            Entry or Level 1          Level 2              Level 3             Level 4+       Apprenticeships        48

                                                                                                                                                                       BEAUTY
Apply Online through         Interview with college         Confirmation sent to          Keep In Touch            Enrolment – August         Induction – September
 the website – from          staff – throughout the       offer a place at college    opportunities i.e Taster                                      (first week)       NAILS
     September                         year              via email or letter – once     days, Open days –
                                                                                                                                                                       MAKE-UP
                                                        interview has taken place        through the year

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Routes                                Levels                                                                        Routes                               Levels

BUSINESS                             Entry or Level 1   Level 2      Level 3      Level 4+   Apprenticeships        EARLY YEARS & EDUCATION              Entry or Level 1   Level 2      Level 3      Level 4+   Apprenticeships   22

 BUSINESS*                                                                                                     40    EARLY YEARS

                                                                                                                     TEACHING ASSISTANT*
   *OPTION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ROUTE AT UNIVERSITY CAMPUS OLDHAM: WWW.UCO.OLDHAM.AC.UK
                                                                                                                     TRAINING & EDUCATION*
CONSTRUCTION                         Entry or Level 1   Level 2      Level 3      Level 4+   Apprenticeships   26
                                                                                                                       *OPTION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ROUTE AT UNIVERSITY CAMPUS OLDHAM: WWW.UCO.OLDHAM.AC.UK
 BRICKWORK

 ELECTRICAL                                                                                                         ENTERPRISE &
 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT*
                                                                                                                    ENTREPRENEURSHIP                     Entry or Level 1   Level 2      Level 3      Level 4+   Apprenticeships   40

                                                                                                                     ENTERPRISE
 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

 PAINTING & DECORATING
                                                                                                                    ESOL                                 Entry or Level 1   Level 2      Level 3      Level 4+   Apprenticeships   38
 PLUMBING
                                                                                                                     ESOL
                                                                                                                     ESOL BRIDGING
                                                                                                                          VOCATIONAL
 CARPENTRY & JOINERY                                                                                                 ESOL VOCATIONAL

    *OPTION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ROUTE AT UNIVERSITY CAMPUS OLDHAM: WWW.UCO.OLDHAM.AC.UK

                                                                                                                    GCSE RESIT                           Entry or Level 1   Level 2      Level 3      Level 4+   Apprenticeships   18
DIGITAL DESIGN & MEDIA               Entry or Level 1   Level 2      Level 3      Level 4+   Apprenticeships   32    GCSE RESITS: ENGLISH
 GRAPHIC DESIGN*
                                                                                                                     GCSE RESITS: MATHS
 PHOTOGRAPHY*
                                                                                                                     GCSE RESITS: BIOLOGY
 GAMES DESIGN*
                                                                                                                     GCSE RESITS: CHEMISTRY
 MEDIA

 PRODUCT DESIGN                                                                                                     HAIR & BARBERING                     Entry or Level 1   Level 2      Level 3      Level 4+   Apprenticeships   46

   *OPTION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ROUTE AT UNIVERSITY CAMPUS OLDHAM: WWW.UCO.OLDHAM.AC.UK                              HAIRDRESSING

                                                                                                                     BARBERING

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES                 Entry or Level 1   Level 2      Level 3      Level 4+   Apprenticeships   34
 NETWORKING & INFRASTRUCTURE

 DIGITAL SOFTWARE &
 APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

 CREATIVE COMPUTING

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Routes                                Levels                                                                         Routes                         Levels

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE                 Entry or Level 1    Level 2     Level 3      Level 4+    Apprenticeships   18   PUBLIC SERVICES                Entry or Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Level 4+   Apprenticeships   58

 HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE*                                                                                                PUBLIC SERVICES

 ACCESS TO H.E. DIPLOMA
 NURSING, MIDWIFERY AND
 ALLIED PROFESSIONALS*
                                                                                                                     RETAIL & WAREHOUSING           Entry or Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Level 4+   Apprenticeships   10
 ACCESS TO H.E. DIPLOMA
                                                                                                                      RETAIL
 SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL
 SCIENCE*
                                                                                                                      WAREHOUSING OPERATIONS
    *OPTION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ROUTE AT UNIVERSITY CAMPUS OLDHAM: WWW.UCO.OLDHAM.AC.UK

HORTICULTURE                         Entry or Level 1    Level 2     Level 3      Level 4+    Apprenticeships   10   SCIENCE                        Entry or Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Level 4+   Apprenticeships   24

 SPORTS GROUNDSKEEPING                                                                                                APPLIED SCIENCE

 HORTICULTURE

                                                                                                                     SKILLS FOR LIFE & WORK         Entry or Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Level 4+   Apprenticeships   15

LEGAL SERVICES                        Entry or Level 1   Level 2      Level 3      Level 4+   Apprenticeships   44    PREPARING FOR ADULTHOOD
 LAW                                                                                                                  PREPARING FOR THE COMMUNITY

                                                                                                                      PREPARING FOR WORK

MOTOR VEHICLE                         Entry or Level 1   Level 2      Level 3      Level 4+   Apprenticeships   30

 CAR MECHANIC                                                                                                        SPORT                          Entry or Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Level 4+   Apprenticeships   54

                                                                                                                      FITNESS & COACHING

MUSIC                                 Entry or Level 1   Level 2      Level 3      Level 4+   Apprenticeships   52    MANCHESTER CITY ACADEMY

 MUSIC                                                                                                                FUTSAL ACADEMY

                                                                                                                      SPORT

PATHWAY PROVISION                    Entry or Level 1    Level 2     Level 3      Level 4+    Apprenticeships   14

 ENTERPRISE PATHWAY TO
 PROGRESSION

                                                                                                                     TRAVEL & TOURISM               Entry or Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Level 4+   Apprenticeships   56
                                                                                                                      TRAVEL & TOURISM
PERFORMING ARTS                      Entry or Level 1    Level 2     Level 3      Level 4+    Apprenticeships   50

 PERFORMING ARTS*

 TECHNICAL THEATRE*

    *OPTION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ROUTE AT UNIVERSITY CAMPUS OLDHAM: WWW.UCO.OLDHAM.AC.UK

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