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16-19 study programmes

If you’re in your last year at school or thinking about what to do next year, Hopwood Hall College has a huge range of courses and Apprenticeships to kick start your career.

What is the study Programme?

Students work together

The Study Programme is a Department of Education initiative which aims to individualise all learners' education and training experience, whilst enhancing their employment opportunities. Study Programmes are designed to complement all learner pathways (both vocational and academic).

If you're 16-19 years old, there are two main choices for furthering your education at Hopwood Hall College: either by enrolling on a full-time Study Programme or finding an Apprenticeship vacancy where the college provide the training in partnership with an employer.

Maths students

The full-time Study Programme is delivered at college during term time and is made up of several parts:-

  • Main vocational subject linked to progression routes into employment, further or higher education
  • Maths and English GCSE qualifications or Functional Skills if required (click to find out more)
  • professional tutorial sessions and personal pastoral support
  • work experience opportunities and employability skills to prepare for higher education and the world of workIT students
  • group tutorials including university and careers advice
  • enrichment activities every week

Each 16-19 Study Programme either leads to the next level in the subject choice (a Level 2 Information Technology Study Programme will lead onto a Level 3 Information Technology Study programme which in turn leads to university or into employment). Employment after successfully completing either a Level 2 or a Level 3 Study Programme may also lead into employment and continuing as an apprentice at Hopwood Hall College.

Study Programmes are available at Level 1 and above - all Study Programmes take account of the starting point and entry qualifications of on an individual basis and are designed to support learning, development and growth leading to employment or further and higher education.

To discuss and understand the options and routes available for 16–19 year olds, please come along to one of our college campus open days.

Outstanding facilities

We're constantly improving our facilities and courses at both campuses to make sure that our students get the most out of their time with us. It's important to make sure our learners are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to begin their careers, whether that includes higher education or going straight into work.

The Rochdale campus has the fantastic Riverside Salon and Riverside Restaurant, allowing students to gain firsthand experience alongside their studies in high quality facilities used by the public throughout the year. We receive glowing reviews about the effort put in by students here and encourages many people to come back time and time again.

At Middleton, the Hopwood Theatre has proven to be a big success with performances throughout the year and the Sports Park and Arena includes a sport hall, gym, artificial pitches and a range of classes - and it's available for public use!

We also have a purpose built Technology Centre with facilities for engineering, motor vehicle, brickwork and many other building trades courses - as well as a new Annexe for plumbing and plastering - providing excellent environments and facilities for those courses. Our Smallbridge area is also undergoing constant expansion to improve the life sciences provision.