Oldham College was established in 1893 after a donation from the Platt family, a famous textile machinery manufacturers. This led to the institution of the school of art and science in the town centre.
Today, the College offers an extensive range of qualifications in a variety of areas including digital and creative, performing arts and media, financial and professional services, sport, travel and public services, construction and the built environment, caring professions plus retail and commercial.
Vocational education is more important than ever with businesses wanting to take on new staff with the right skills and knowledge to work in their sector. We work closely with employers to ensure we are providing courses and developing students in sectors that are relevant, growing and have lots of opportunities. These employers contribute to the development of our curriculum and help in other ways such as providing work experience, master classes, workshops and much more.
We want Oldham school leavers to have a different set of choices. Vocational education is not just an extension of school. It is a completely different kind of learning, clearly focused on work, taught by industry experts, supported by specialist facilities, and having options to progress to the highest levels of expertise. We want to make this easier to understand, so that young people – and parents and teachers who advise them – can make better choices. Some will continue with the route they have been introduced to at school and do A Levels, but for an increasing number, it will be #Notmoreschool, and the choice of 15 new Technical and Professional Pathways.
We offer an excellent terms and conditions package including final salary pension scheme and generous holiday entitlement.