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Coronavirus Updates


Updated: 3 September
PLEASE NOTE: Induction invitations are being sent out by email and text throughout this week, and all students should have their time slot by Friday lunchtime (4 September). Apologies for the delay – due to our Covid arrangements, we are grouping and timetabling students individually and this is taking time.

Your email and text will include information about which entrance you need to use when coming to College. Staff will be on hand to help you with this. This table shows which courses are using which entrances.

Red Entrance

Yellow Entrance

Blue Entrance

Green Entrance

Building A

Building B

Building C

G Block

  • Accounting
  • Law
  • Business
  • Enterprise
  • Early Years
  • Health & Social Care Levels 2 & 3
  • Science


  • Pre Degree Art & Design
  • Media
  • Games Design
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Fine Art
  • Fashion & Textiles
  • Art & Design
  • IT
  • Web & Software Development
  • Network & Infrastructure
  • Beauty & Make-Up
  • Nails
  • Hairdressing
  • Barbering
  • Travel & Tourism
  • GCSE Resit study Programme for 16 – 18 year olds
  • Academies – Manchester City
  • Sport
  • Uniformed Public Services




  • Music
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Construction Skills
  • Brickwork
  • Professional Construction
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Performing Arts & Technical Theatre
  • Preparing for Adulthood
  • Preparing for Work
  • Supported Internship
  • Pathway to Vocational courses:
  • Hairdressing, Art, Construction, Business/Retail, ICT, Beauty, Sport.
  • Health and Social Care level 1
  • Intro to Work, ICT, H&S
  • ESOL Bridging Course
Oldham College is open for Autumn Term. 

We are looking forward to welcoming new and returning students – and we want everyone to be comfortable, happy and secure right from the start of the 2020/21 Academic Year.

We have put a range of important measures and rules in place to make sure that our sites are Covid-safe so that every student is safe and behaving responsibly to prevent the spread of the virus. 

Please note – above all – that any student who has Coronavirus symptoms should not attend Oldham College. You should immediately get a test and inform your tutor as soon as possible.  

Alun Francis, Oldham College Principal, has written letters explaining the steps we have taken to keep everyone safe – and the part that we are all expected to play.  

Please click on the letter below relevant to you: whether you are a 16-18-year-old learner, parent or guardian, or adult learner. 

Oldham College has completed a comprehensive Risk Assessment checklist for reopening. A wider set of processes and procedures are in place underneath this to manage the detail and keep everyone safe. You can view our Risk Assessment checklist here

Applications for September 2020 

We are still taking applications for courses and apprenticeships starting this month. 
If you are aged 16-18 you can turn up at Oldham College for a walk-in enrolment appointment anytime from Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm.

If you are an Adult Learner, please make an appointment with us before visiting campus. You should call 0161 785 5588 to speak to our team first. 

You can find out more about Enrolment here or by emailing our Admissions Team at

Bursary Payments 

If you need help with the costs of coming to Oldham College then you could be entitled to our Bursary. 

You can find out more here – or contact the team for help by calling 0161 785 4147 or by emailing

NOTE: The Bursary Team are contactable as follows: 
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30 to 6pm 
Wednesday and Friday: 8.30am to 5pm 

Useful Coronavirus information links

NHS health guidance can be found at:

The Department for Education (DfE) has a COVID-19 helpline for students, parents and staff. Call 0800 046 8687or email (The helpline is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday).The link to the full guidance for Educational Settings is: