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Welcome to Oldham College

Hello from Oldham College! We are different from other colleges as we will treat you as a learner preparing for your chosen career.

Vocational Education

Your first class vocational education with us will include equipping you with the skills and knowledge you need to pursue your professional or technical career.

Make Your Mark

We also take great care to make sure you develop your "can do" business skills, such as communication, team working and the ability to prioritise work. It means you enter the world of work as a well-rounded person, ready to make your mark.

Growing Industries

We are specialists in the following industries:

So if you want an exciting career in one of these dynamic sectors, apply today to Oldham College.


About us

Oldham College prepares you for exciting careers in Oldham, Greater Manchester and further afield. Our programmes which include Apprenticeships, have been designed with help from employers in growing parts of our economy.

Successful Career

It means you can be sure that your time with us is totally focused on you succeeding in your future career. You can even progress to a university course with us, as University Campus Oldham is part of the Oldham College family.

Build Skills & Knowledge

You will be taught in a real life environment with equipment and surroundings like those in the work place. Our highly qualified teaching staff have many years experience of industry and bring this to the workshop or classroom. You will also benefit from the close partnerships that we have created with local businesses, partners and key industries.

New Campus

Our brilliant, newly redeveloped campus is a great please to learn. It has state of the art facilities and all the support you need to enable you to succeed.

Facilities available

On our fantastic new campus, we have 3 learning centres with all the books, ebooks and learning resources you need. There's Moodle too for collaboration with teachers and classmates 24/7. 

Enriching Time

The Green Room, as well as being the home to the Students' Union, is where you will find a wide range of added extras to make your time at college even more enjoyable.

Sport & other activities

So if you want to play competitive sport, learn to DJ or even go to the Clothes Show Live, visit the Green Room to find out more.

PS. it's also a great place to work with classmates on projects or just hang out and meet friends.


Butterflies Nursery provides excellent child care if needed and fab food is available in Hangouts cafe, right in the middle of the campus.

Additional support

We have everything in place to make sure you succeed at Oldham College and that includes help when you need it.

Our support includes assistance if you have additional learning needs, a job shop for help with CVs, starting work and Apprenticeships, and  confidential  services including student mentors and counsellors who are there to listen and advise with any problems you may have at college or in your personal life.

Learner success

When you join us, you will realise that we will become your partner in your success. Working hard together, our student achieve great things.

Student Achievement

Gwendolin Bebbington, Support Teaching and Learning - returned to education after a break and is excelling in her placement schools.

Matthew Finnegan, Access to Building Services - despite having dyslexia, Matthew has shown outstanding commitment on his course.

Aniqa Saleem, Women's Hairdressing - Aniqa's natural talent shines through especially when dealing with customers in our commercial salon, Aspire.

Demitria Chirou, Art and Design - Demitria has developed and incredible knowledge of mixed media painting and has now gone to university.

Nisha Zaman, Accountancy - Nisha has passed all her course work with flying colours and is now studying for an accountancy degree at university.

James Kay, Uniformed Public Services - James has an excellent attitude at college which has led him to university and a planned career as an officer in the armed forces.

Thahmina Begum, Creative Media Production - Thahmina is a dedicated student who's hard work has paid off with 3 predicted triple distinctions.

Huzuifa Ali, EAL - Huzuifa is a positive role model who works incredibly hard at developing his English language skills. He plans to become a pilot.

How to apply

You can apply for courses at Oldham College through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 21 October 2015
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