How We Support You

It’s all about you when you’re an adult learner. No matter why you’ve chosen to return to education, it’s very important to us that nothing stands in the way of you achieving your goals.

This is why we offer numerous support services to make sure that there are no limits to what you can get out of your experience at Hopwood Hall. If you need help, there’ll always be someone to talk to.

Below are just a few of the services that we offer for all our 19+ learners to make sure you’re able to thrive at the college.

Counsellor working with student

Pastoral Welfare

Our Pastoral Welfare Officers are here to help and support you with pastoral, welfare, mental health, learning difficulties and disabilities and safeguarding.

We believe in creating an environment where you can reach your full potential and unlock all the opportunities in your future.


We offer a counselling service that is fully confidential and available to all students throughout the academic year.

Our counsellors offer the highest possible level of confidentiality consistent with the codes of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and there are drop-in sessions available from Monday-Friday


Counsellor working with student

Careers and Employability

You’re right to be thinking about the bright future ahead of you. If you want information on writing your CV, applying for new roles or even applying for further study, we’ll support you the entire way.

Our Careers and Employability team have won awards for their quality of support and you’re welcome to talk to them at any time about your goals for the future.

Mental Health

Your mental health is important to us and we understand that from time to time you may need someone to talk to about your course, home life, anxiety, stress or your general health.

In this event, we have a team of Mental Health First Aiders who you can speak with to get advice and guidance.

Additional Learning Support

Our Learning Support Team will always be on hand to make sure you’re reaching your full potential. If you have a disability, medical condition, sensory impairment, mental health condition, or specific learning difficulty (e.g. a dyslexia) we’ll work with to you make sure that there are no barriers to your learning.

Learning Support students travel to London in Support of the BSL bill.

Middleton Campus
Rochdale Road, Middleton
Manchester, M24 6XH
0161 643 7560
Rochdale Campus
St. Mary’s Gate
Rochdale, OL12 6RY
01706 345 346