Oldham Sixth Form College

Union Street West Oldham, OL8 1XU

Telephone: 0161 287 8000

Website: www.osfc.ac.uk

Rochdale Sixth Form College

College Rd, Rochdale, United Kingdom, OL126HY

Telephone: 01706 769 800

Website: www.rochdalesfc.ac.uk

Bury College

Woodbury Centre, Market Street, Bury, Manchester, England, BL9 0BG

Telephone: 0161 280 8280

Website: www.burycollege.ac.uk

Oldham College

Rochdale Road Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL9 6AA

Telephone: 0161 785 4000

Website: www.oldham.ac.uk

Hopwood College

Rochdale Road Manchester, Middleton, Manchester, Lancashire, M24 6XH

Telephone: 0161 643 7560

Website: www.hopwood.ac.uk

Holy Cross

Manchester Rd, Bury, BL9 9BB

Telephone: 0161 762 4500

Website: www.holycross.ac.uk

Positive Steps

3 Union Street, Rochdale OL16 1DY

Telephone: 0800 195 8528

Website: www.positive-steps.org.uk

Rochdale Borough Apprenticeships

Website: www.rochdaleapprenticeships.org

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National Apprenticeship Service

All you need to know about apprenticeships, employment, training and career opportunities.

Website: www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service website aims to:

  • help you with careers decisions and planning
  • support you in reviewing your skills and abilities and develop new goals
  • motivate you to implement your plan of action
  • enable you to make the best use of high quality career related tools.

Website: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Career Point

This website is a virtual environment for career information, advice and guidance, labour market information and apprenticeships.

Website: www.careerpoint-gm.co.uk

Apprenticeships in Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton

If you live in Rochdale, Middleton or Heywood you can access additional support in applying for an Apprenticeship. By completing the online application students will be contacted by local specialists who can answer any questions they may have and support with their application.

Website: http://rochdaleapprenticeships.org/

Brochure: http://www.blueprintgb.co.uk/mobile/index.html

Please see the link below to the new Rochdale Borough Apprenticeship brochure for 2020/21.


NCS with The Challenge

NCS with The Challenge is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 15-17 year olds.

It helps build skills for work and life whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new friends. NCS with The Challenge runs in London, Surrey, West Midlands & North West England outside of term time. It involves a short time away from home and taking part in a team project in the local community and much more!

Website: www.ncsthechallenge.org


Need help with your Post 16 Choices, unsure about which pathway to take after Hollingworth? This website explains all options ranging from FE and Sixth Form Colleges, A Levels, Vocational Qualifications, Apprenticeships, Army, to University or finding a job. It is well worth a look.

Website: www.studential.com

Rise Above

Rise Above is a website for young people where students will find interesting and useful information from the web and beyond to get us all talking about the things that matter to us. You’ll find inspiring and useful stories, videos, games and advice. Topics covered include revision tips, stress, relationships, puberty, drugs and alcohol use.

Website: riseabove.org.uk

Moving On Magazine

Moving On magazine is a print and online publication devoted to providing a wide range of information regarding choices following school. Discover careers and qualifications information with Moving On.



Not Going to Uni

The Not Going to Uni website has links to live apprenticeship opportunities.

Website: notgoingtouni.co.uk

The Apprenticeship Guide

The Apprenticeship Guide contains concise summaries of every apprenticeship framework offered in England, plus general careers advice, real life stories, employer advertising, a regional directory of training providers and much, much more.

The Guide is fully revised and updated annually, in collaboration with the relevant Sector Skills Councils.

Website: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk

Eton X University Interview Guide

The guide showcases some of the most common questions asked during an interview, as well as tips on how students can best answer them. It also shares advice on how to present oneself to make a good impression; such as being assertive (but not overbearing), using strong and confident body language, type of clothes to wear, and plenty of other practical and useful information.

Website: https://etonx.com/resource/university-interview-guide/

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