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5th August Open Event


We’re delighted to be throwing our doors open and welcoming you to our campuses at our Open Event on Thursday 5th August from 10am – 2pm. This promises to be extra special because it will mark our first face-to-face event in over a year!

It will be a brilliant opportunity for you to explore our campuses in Rochdale and Middleton. We know so many people have been clamouring to see our facilities in person ­­– and we couldn’t be more excited to now have the chance to show off our two sites.

At the Rochdale Campus you’ll find spaces such as our contemporary Riverside Salon, our high-tech editing suites, our inspiring art studios, our greenscreen sets and 4K-ready TV studio, and our dental nursing lab.

Meanwhile, at our Middleton Campus you can see our dazzling Hopwood Theatre, our state of the art Technology Centre, our 3G pitches and our fully equipped gym - that's free for all students!

Then, of course, there’s our vast animal enclosures. We’re sure you’ll be amazed by all the exotic creatures that are homed here, including wallabies, meerkats, armadillos and potoroos!

This event is for learners of all ages. Aside from a huge range of full-time courses for school leavers, we’re proud to offer a variety of career-boosting pathways for those aged 19+.

This Open Event is ideal for adults looking to find out more about part-time courses, Access programmes and all of our university-level courses too. You only need to stop by and talk to one of our expert tutors to learn which course is best for you and your individual circumstances.

There are even online courses and flexible learning routes for those who have become accustomed to working from home. These are also well suited for people who want to gain new skills while juggling commitments like work and family.

Finally – no matter what age you are – we’ll be there to talk about Apprenticeships. These are a brilliant way to earn as you learn, while building a fabulous skillset that you’ll use throughout your career.

Hopwood Hall is about so much more than just what you learn in the classroom though! We always have so much going on around campus through our Enrichment programme, so you can also look forward to finding out more about these fun activities when you visit.

The Open Event is sure to be a fantastic return to face-to-face activities at the college. However, we will still be abiding by a number of measures to ensure all our visitors remain safe while on campus.

Due to this we would like to request that when registering to attend you select a time to indicate when you plan to arrive. This will help us to ensure a COVID-safe environment for all.

In the meantime, we will continue to monitor government guidance and if it is necessary to make any changes to the event then we will make you aware of these via email as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you all in person on Thursday 5th August!


  • Access
  • Accounting
  • Animal Management
  • Applied Science
  • Apprenticeships
  • Brickwork
  • Business
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Digital Technology and Computing
  • Education & Training
  • Electrical Installation
  • Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
  • Fitness Academy
  • Health & Social Care
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Multi-skills
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Performing Arts
  • Plastering
  • Policing Academy
  • Plumbing
  • Skills for Life
  • Sport
  • Sports Science
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Uniformed Public Services
  • University level courses
  • Veterinary Nursing

visit our rochdale campus for:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Art & Design
  • Dental Nursing
  • Early Years
  • ESOL
  • Games Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Barbering
  • Health & Social Care
  • Hospitality & Catering
  • Media Production