Principal's Welcome

We pride ourselves on offering over 150 study programmes including apprenticeships developed in partnership with employers. All have a vocational focus including your chosen subject, help with english and maths if needed, work experience and other activities that extend you and prepare you for the world of work or further study.

I recently had the great pleasure of attending our annual VQ Awards, where we celebrated the success of our students and staff. The awards demonstrated that all the critical elements are in place to ensure your time at Oldham College is successful, happy and safe. When you join us, we treat you as a motivated individual preparing for your career. We will develop you into a well-rounded person with a range of technical or professional skills together with business skills that mean from day one in your new career, you will have the attributes to work successfully with your new colleagues in your place of work.

They show how we will work with you to choose the best vocational education route to achieve your career ambitions. The additional good news about studying at Oldham College is that employers are not always looking for graduates. There is lots of evidence that students with high level vocational qualifications of the type we offer are in demand in growing, dynamic sectors of our economy, where excellent salaries and wages above the norm are on offer.

After significant investment, our town centre campus is designed to make teaching and learning effective and pleasurable. We are totally committed to you enjoying a life enhancing experience at Oldham College so we have created our Ten Commitments to make sure this happens.

Take time to get to know us more by attending an Open Day; I am sure you will like what you find and I look forward to seeing you on campus in the near future.

Alun Francis
Alun Francis Signature
Principal and Chief Executive

We pride ourselves on offering over 150 study programmes including apprenticeships developed in partnership with employers