Student Support - Oldham College

Schools Transition Team

Oldham College has a dedicated Schools Transition Team that works closely with schools, sixth forms, academies and training providers around Oldham and Greater Manchester. The team works in partnership with schools to support pupils (from year 7 to year 11) make a smooth transition to college.  We offer a package of school presentations, classroom workshops, employability tutorials and drop in sessions. The team will tailor make sessions to suit.

We organise school taster days so that year 10 students can join us for one day and try the different courses we have on offer. We will also provide college tours/visits at the school’s or students’ request.

Student Services

The Student Services team is Matrix accredited for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance services and can help with:

  • Course information & fees (please email for further information studentservices@oldham.ac.uk)
  • Guidance on progression routes
  • Applications & enrolment
  • Funding & finance for study
  • Careers advice
  • Higher Education & UCAS application support
  • Referrals to support services including mentoring, counselling, safeguarding, welfare, additional learning support
  • Complaint handling
  • Bursary application support and advice

For help and support on any of the above please contact our advisers on 0161 785 4054.

Programme Coaches

Programme Coaches are here to support students throughout their college journey. If they have a problem that is affecting their studies (college related or personal)  they can talk in confidence to one of our highly trained team.

We are based in the Student Quarter or can be referred through course Tutors and other members of college staff.

Additional Learning Support (ALS)

We have qualified and highly trained staff, experienced in supporting people with learning difficulties and/ or disabilities, as well as working with other professionals to provide the most effective support.

This support is provided for a range of additional needs including; autism, ADD/ ADHD, dyslexia, mental health problems and maths and English difficulties.

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