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We’re thrilled that you’re interested in joining us at Hopwood Hall College. There’s so much for the new starters who’ll be joining us in September 2021 to look forward to and we want to keep you in the loop with everything we’ve got planned.

This page features regularly updated information about all different aspects of student life. It’s designed not just for school leavers, but for their parents and guardians too. We know that going to college is a big – yet very exciting – decision, so we’d encourage the entire household to check out what we’ve got in store.


Our Virtual Open Event will be held from 10am – 1pm on Saturday 10th October. This is a fantastic opportunity for school-leavers and their parents to get an exciting glimpse of life at Hopwood Hall College.

You can register for the event HERE.

it will be a truly immersive experience offering you your first look at our range of pathways, hear from our friendly tutors and your opportunity to explore our two unique campuses – all from the comfort of your own home!

Everyone who attends can look forward to taking our exclusive virtual campus tours, which is your chance to look around our two sites in Middleton and Rochdale. Get ready to check out the state-of-the-art facilities and trendy social spaces that are loved by students.

Don’t forget to also keep your eyes peeled for the cheeky meerkats located in our animal enclosure! You'll get to explore every inch of our campuses and these creatures are just some of the many wonders you'll see along the way.

You can learn more about our diverse range of courses and watch specially made videos from the tutors who teach them. If you’ve still got questions then our live chat service means you’re just a button away from getting all the answers you need.

It's not just our Principal and tutors who you'll hear from. You will also hear directly from our students as they walk you through a day in the life at Hopwood Hall.

Finally, you’ll learn about what’s life is like outside the classroom. This includes everything you need to know about our award-winning careers service and our strong support system. You’ll also discover more about the lively enrichment activities we offer throughout the college day.

Be sure to register via the form below, whether you're a school leaver or a parent. We'll then send you an email shortly before the event begins with an exclusive access link.

The Virtual Open Event promises to be a must-attend event and we look forward to ‘seeing’ you there, along with any parents or guardians. it could be the start of a very exciting journey!


You can be the first to read our 2021/22 Course Guide for School Leavers!

It's jam-packed full of pathways which can take you into your dream job or into your first-choice university. Be sure to flick through it to find a study area that's perfect for your strengths, interests and passion.

You can access the School Leavers Course Guide HERE.

Once you've found the right course for you, there's nothing to stop you from getting a head start on applying. Our application process officially opens on Monday 28th September.The process is designed to be quick and seamless. Once you've locked down your place you can start counting down the days until September 2021!


Hopwood Hall has been selected to introduce T-levels from September 2021. This pioneering programme represents a brilliant opportunity for school-leavers.

The exciting new qualifications have been described as the biggest overhaul in post-school education for 70 years!

T-Levels are shaped by employers and benefit from the unique insights of industry leaders. This means learners will be equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to get ahead start in the modern jobs market.

As an integral part of the T-Level, learners complete a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days) in an industry placement, where their focus will be on developing practical and technical skills.

The placement will be with an employer in a real life working environment.

You can find out more about T-Levels and the pathways we will be offering HERE.

watch: why you should study at hopwood

Here's a video from our schools team, explaining exactly why YOU should join us at Hopwood Hall College. It's essential viewing for all Year 11s who are looking for advice and information about joining the college.

It's also handy for the entire family - so we'd love to encourage parents, carers and guardians to watch along and find out everything they need to know!