Covid19: Useful Year 11 Links

The current covid19 pandemic has resulted in sixth forms and vocational colleges having to suspend their usual transition activities for school leavers; in response to this many colleges have been looking at different ways to ensure a smooth transition for prospective students – be that via telephone calls and emails, virtual tours, and for those who still haven’t applied, virtual open days.

Each college is responding to the current difficulties in different ways so, in order to help you navigate the transition and other virtual offers, please see below for a list of links to sixth form, vocational and specialist colleges in the Greater Manchester area.

Please contact your POSITIVE STEPS CAREER GUIDANCE ADVISER if you would like to discuss your plans or concerns. We can also help you with Apprenticeship, Traineeship and Study Programme opportunities.

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
https://employgm.org/

 

As ever, should you have any questions about post 16 plans, please do not hesitate to contact Positive Steps on 0161 621 9300.
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COLLEGE INFORMATION


SIXTH FORM AND VOCATIONAL COLLEGE (BY REGION)*
* Please note that this is not an exhaustive list – there are other colleges offering a range of training programmes across Greater Manchester.

 

ROCHDALE  

Cardinal Langley Sixth Form https://www.clrchs.co.uk/sixth-form
Hopwood Hall College http://www.hopwood.ac.uk
Redwood School http://www.redwood-school.com/ (SEND/no Level 3)
Rochdale Sixth Form http://www.rochdalesixthformcollege.co.uk

  

OLDHAM

 Blue Coat Sixth Form https://www.blue-coat.oldham.sch.uk/
Croftend Equestrian Centre https://www.croft-end.com/
Crompton House Sixth Form https://www.chs-sixthform.org/
Newbridge http://www.newbridgegroup.org/ (SEND/no Level 3)
North Chadderton Sixth Form http://www.northchaddertonschool.co.uk/sixth-form
Oldham College http://www.oldham.ac.uk
Oldham Sixth Form College http://www.osfc.ac.uk

 

TAMESIDE

 Ashton Sixth Form College http://www.asfc.ac.uk

Clarendon Sixth Form http://www.clarendonsixth.com

Tameside College http://www.tameside.ac.uk

 

MANCHESTER/SALFORD 

Access Creative http://www.accesscreative.ac.uk
BIMM (music) http://www.bimm.co.uk
Connell Sixth Form http://www.connellsixthformcollege.com
Loreto Sixth Form http://www.loreto.ac.uk
Manchester College http://www.tmc.ac.uk
MEA (Sport, H&SC, Business) http://www.manchesterenterpriseacademy.org.uk
Pendleton Sixth Form http://www.salfordcc.ac.uk
Salford College http://www.salfordcc.ac.uk
UTC MediaCity http://www.utcmediacityuk.org.uk
Xaverian Sixth Form http://www.xaverian.ac.uk

 

STOCKPORT

Aquinas Sixth Form http://www.aquinas.ac.uk
The Cheadle College & Marple Sixth Form http://www.camsfc.ac.uk/
Stockport College http://www.stockport.ac.uk

 

BURY/BOLTON

Bolton College http://www.boltoncollege.ac.uk
Bury College http://www.burycollege.ac.uk
Holy Cross Sixth Form http://www.holycross.ac.uk

 

HUDDERSFIELD

Kirklees College http://www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk

Greenhead Sixth Form http://www.greenhead.ac.uk

 

SPECIALIST COLLEGES 

Access Creative http://www.accesscreative.ac.uk
Creative media, music, games technology and design


BIMM http://www.bimm.co.uk
Music

 

Croftend Equestrian Centre https://www.croft-end.com/
Equestrian studies, based in Oldham

 

Myerscough College http://www.myerscough.ac.uk
Land-based and sports subjects, main campus in Preston, opportunity for live-in study

 

Reaseheath College http://www.reaseheath.ac.uk
Animal, Land/Environment, Sports and Health, Food and Rural Business, Engineering, based in Nantwich, Cheshire

 

USEFUL WEBSITES | COLLEGE INFORMATION

 

Hopwood Hall: www.hopwood.ac.uk

Upcoming events – Hopwood Hall have several upcoming events over the next few months, please see below for more details;

Virtual open day – 21st May (3pm-8pm)
Pre-enrolment – packs available online from 5th June
Virtual new starter day – 30th June (more details to follow)
Year 10 taster day – Autumn term (more details to follow)
Open days – October/November (more details to follow)

 

Rochdale Sixth Form College: https://rochdalesfc.ac.uk/

Upcoming events – RSFC have several upcoming events over the next few months, please see below for more details;

Virtual subject introduction session – end of June (more details will be sent to applicants)
Virtual new student welcome day – 8th and 9th July
Year 10 taster day – Autumn term (more details to follow)
Open days – 10th October and 19th November (more details to follow)

 

Bury College: www.burycollege.ac.uk

Interviews – Still taking place as normal, although they will be done via telephone.
Please contact Admissions for any interview enquiries:
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 0161 280 8200

Virtual offer - To support year 11’s in the transition to college, as well as the Be Bury College Ready resources, we are currently developing an interactive campus map inviting pupils to take a virtual tour of the college and our facilities, as well as access course information and any additional resources – Date TBC

College offer - Year 11 pupils holding an offer with Bury College can confirm their place by the following methods if they haven’t already done so:
Online http://applicantportal.burycollege.ac.uk/
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 0161 280 8200

New applicants - For anyone who hasn’t already applied to Bury College we are still welcoming applications for the next academic year. To support Year 11 pupils in securing their future progression we have created a handy step-by-step guide: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wO7t8joJEf0

 

Oldham College: www.oldham.ac.uk

Applications - If you have already applied for a course or apprenticeship to start in September, your place at Oldham College is safe. Our Admissions and Schools Liaison teams are working hard to contact you if you have not already had an offer, or if you have recently applied. Once you have your GCSE grades, we will work with you to make sure you start on the right course at the level that’s right for you If you want to speak to us about your application, please get in touch:
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: 0161 785 4378.

New applicants - Still taking applications for courses and apprenticeships starting in September 2020. Please find your course and apply: Online: oldham.ac.uk/our-courses Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Additional information - If you have already applied for a course or an Apprenticeship at Oldham College but have not been able to visit College due to the current situation, we have prepared some useful information on all our courses, Apprenticeships, Work Experience offers and Enrichment activities, so you have a flavour of what to expect when you join us in September.
Online: www.oldham.ac.uk

 

Oldham Sixth Form College: www.osfc.ac.uk

Interviews - Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., including your full name and DOB. We will then be able to update you on the status of your application.

Virtual Offer - We have been working hard to make our events virtual, so you still have access to the information you need before starting college in September. Our virtual Progress to Success event is a great way to find out more about all the amazing support and activities available at OSFC and is available to watch at www.osfc.ac.uk/progresstosuccess

Year 11 events - We are closely monitoring government guidance for all our college events. We will be updating students via email once we have more information, so please keep an eye out for messages from OSFC.

Additional information - Please see the college link above for tasks and reading lists that year 11s can be working on in preparation for starting at OSFC in September.
If you have decided you want to make a course change at enrolment or if you’re still undecided between subjects, then you can complete work for any of these courses, you aren’t limited to the subjects you have been provisionally offered a place on.

 

Manchester College: www.tmc.ac.uk

Year 11 events – We are currently reviewing planned events for the coming months here at the college and looking at how some of these might be made into virtual or socially distanced activities.

New Welcome day – Monday 6th July – if you wish to register your interest, then please see the link below:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/school-career-adviser-day-2020-tickets-92334100781

 

Coming soon

We are excited to be launching a new Connect2College programme in partnership with schools. The purpose of this programme is to support year 11’s through these uncertain times and to ensure their transition from school to college is as smooth as possible. The programme will include useful information and subject specific curriculum activities for pupils to get involved in from home, with lots of additional resources that will be added to a brand-new section of the website.

Should you have any questions about post 16 plans, please do not hesitate to contact Positive Steps on 0161 621 9300.

 

 


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