Alumni Development

Never stop learning with Oldham College. Our aim is to get all of our students career-ready, and our alumni association is here to help you with your ongoing professional and personal development. Whatever you want to achieve in life, if you’re a former student of Oldham College, here’s how we can help you get there. Here you’ll find our guides to the right options for you, plus some valuable careers resources.

Your options

Higher Education

Our huge range of Higher Education courses offer you better employment opportunities without the sky high costs of university and with full and part time options that fit around you.

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Access Courses

Our Access to Higher Education courses prepare you for university-level study. If you’ve been away from education for a while or don’t have the traditional qualifications needed to apply for university, this is for you.

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Adult Learners

We offer vocational courses for adults starting at any academic level. With your new vocational qualification, you can go straight into work or start an apprenticeship with the confidence and knowledge you need to succeed.

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Apprenticeships

Want to earn while you learn? You can gain a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) whilst gaining hands-on, practical experience of your chosen profession in the real working world.

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Free Maths and English

Gain confidence in your English and Maths skills and gain a nationally recognised qualification for free. It will not only improve your CV and employability but give you the basis to continue learning.

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Careers Resources (pdfs)

Oldham College has a growing resource of careers advice to help you get ahead. Here are just a few to get you started:

How to get work experience when you don’t have any already

How to ask for a pay rise

How to write a speculative job application

How to write a CV

Professional networking for beginners