Why Vocational Education?


At Oldham College our aim is to make sure that you have a clear line of sight to where you want to be, whether that’s employment, an apprenticeship or higher education.

Develop as a person

You will grow as a person at Oldham College because we will work with you to develop your technical or professional skills and knowledge whilst also building up your business can do skills. In this way we will make sure you enter the world of work totally as a well rounded person, ready and prepared to make your mark.

Excellent teaching

At the core of everything we do is our commitment to teaching and learning so that you gain the knowledge and competencies needed to achieve your goals. Our supportive tutors are dedicated to helping you reach your full potential to ensure you will find everything you need to succeed here.

Vocational focus

We focus on vocational qualifications which have never been more important to the economy. We do this by delivering the trained, talented employees that businesses need - we will do this for you too.

Learning pathways

The route to your future successful career is one of our learning pathways. It will comprise, in addition to your vocational course, work experience, enrichment, tutorials, English and maths. We also place a high priority on attendance, punctuality and good conduct as these personal qualities are highly valued by employers.

Future career

Reflecting growth sectors in the economy, we have updated our campus as well as the curriculum. These developments, which include new ways of engaging with employers, help to ensure that you are well prepared for your future career.