College Ready Activities
At Stockport College we want to ensure you're confident and prepared before starting your course with us.
We know that it can be a bit daunting moving from school to college and especially this year with schools closing early for Year 11 students and the ongoing situation with COVID-19.
To make sure you feel prepared for joining us after the summer each college department has created a downloadable activity sheet for you to look at in your own time, giving you an overview of the course, interactive tasks to complete and even links to videos to get you used to the type of classwork you'll be doing once you join us.
What’s more, many of our course tutors have also put together online presentations to answer questions you might have about your course and for you to find out more about your subject area so you’re prepared and confident for your first day at college.
Below you'll find the departments of the college and within each is a specific area relevant to you.
Art & Design and Creative Media
Art and design requires creativity, the ability to come up with new ideas and a keen eye for detail. From day one you will be working hard under the guidance of our expert lecturers where you can build a vibrant portfolio full of first-class concepts and artwork. Express your inner artist by studying Art, Design, Graphics & Photography at Stockport College.
Whether you’re designing, developing, producing, directing, filming or editing – or anything in between – we’ve got a huge range of courses to help you nurture your talents, focus on specialist subjects, and also get a broad insight into the entire industry. So why not come and show us just how creative you are by studying Creative Digital Media at Stockport College.
Business & Law
In this broad sector, we design our lessons as a mixture of theoretical and practical sessions, using both online and traditional methods to give students access to every angle of the business world. We provide students with both digital and work-based skills that will see them operate at industry standard straight after college. Offering an endless list of career paths, lead by example and study Business at Stockport College.
Childhood Studies and Early Years
Our range of courses will provide you with the skills needed to work with babies and young children through a combination of both theory and practical sessions. Whether your next step is university, an apprenticeship or straight into employment, studying Childcare & Education at Stockport College will make sure you have a bright future.
Gain hands on practical experience learning a range of skills including; how to design and build a computer network, how to design and create a website, 3D CAD, how computer systems work and how to protect computers and data by deploying the latest cyber security technologies. Increase your digital literacy by studying Computing at Stockport College.
Construction: Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery, Plastering and Painting & Decorating
Our excellent construction trade facilities are some of the best in the North West, having previously hosted ‘WorldSkills’ competitions. Here you will learn in a hands-on practical environment, developing the skills you need in your chosen trade area, whilst underpinning the technology with learning in the classroom. Build the foundations to a great career by studying Construction Trades at Stockport College.
Construction: Electrical Installation and Plumbing
Do you want a career working with the latest technology? Under the guidance of our industry-experienced staff, you will study in our dedicated workshops, gaining the practical skills and valuable knowledge of the electro-technical industry that you need to have a successful career in the sector. Spark your journey into life by studying Electrical Installation at Stockport College.
You will study in our extensive workshops, allowing you to get grips with installation procedures, pipework, sanitation, drainage, inspection, diagnostics and health and safety. With great industry links across Greater Manchester, you will have the opportunity to gain the employability skills needed for a successful career. Make a smart choice by studying Plumbing at Stockport College.
Offering Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical, our Engineering courses have never been better. Courses are delivered in a practical hands-on setting where you will gain the technical know-how along with important lessons in health and safety, communications, science and maths. Start designing your career path by studying Engineering at Stockport College.
ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages)
For learners aged 16-19, our ESOL courses for young people, provide a nationally recognised qualification. Alongside your English lessons, you will also study maths and employability and study skills. There are no formal requirements for Foundation Learning courses. All applicants will be asked to attend an assessment event, where the Foundation Learning Team will assess you to find out the most suitable course for you.
At Stockport College we believe that every learner should have the opportunity to continue their education regardless of ability or circumstance, and we have a range of courses from entry to Level 1 to suit all interests and which include a range of support to suit your needs. There are no formal entry requirements for Foundation Learning courses. All applicants attend an assessment event, where the Foundation Learning team will assess you to find the most suitable course for you.
GCSE Full-time Programme
Our GCSE Programme is a year exam based course covering a range of GCSES. You will be expected to study ‘core’ subjects English, Maths and Chemistry adding further subjects according to your needs and ability from either Psychology or Sociology.
- Religious Studies
Hair & Beauty
Gain professional experience working in one of our on-site salons and learn a huge variety of skills and techniques depending on whether you study Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing or Media Make-up. Hairdressing includes styling, blow drying, setting, colouring and cutting hair, with techniques becoming more advanced as you progress on the course. If you choose to study Beauty Therapy you will learn the techniques for manicures, pedicures and waxing before progressing on to more advanced techniques such as facials¸ massage and spray tans. Help others look their best and become a cut above the rest by studying either Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing or Media Make-Up at Stockport College.
Health & Social Care
With us you will learn about personal care, communicating effectively, healthy living and team work along with creative activities. Our variety of courses and expert lecturers will ensure that you excel in your studies and discover the best career path for you. Care about your future? Then Study Health & Social Care at Stockport College.
Drawing on the expertise of industry experienced lecturers, you will train in our first-class workshops and have the opportunity to carry out hands on practical work on real vehicles. Working on a range of petrol/diesel cars and light vans, you will be introduced to the skills used in the wholesale and retail trade; from repairing and maintaining vehicles to carrying out minor paint defects and full vehicle resprays. You’ll find no faults studying Motor Vehicle at Stockport College.
Studying science with us will allow you to explore, experiment and invent using our specialist science labs. You will investigate a broad range of scientific disciplines giving you a comprehensive background in all scientific areas, making it as easy as possible for you to decide what you would like to specialise in after college. Evolve your education into a career by studying Science at Stockport College.
Sport and Uniformed Public Services
Study at a professional training environment at our Woodley campus, which boasts fantastic new sporting facilities following a £9m investment on the 23 acre site. The campus offers state of the art fitness, football and tennis facilities, as well as bespoke classrooms and computer rooms available only to Stockport College students. Achieve a new personal best by studying Sport at our Woodley Campus at Stockport College and have unlimited access to Life Leisure gym facilities and a number of activities run on the campus.
The Uniformed Public Services courses offer a wide range of subject matter including teamwork and leadership, citizenship and diversity in the public services, crime and its effect on society, through to understanding the importance sport and physical activity in the uniformed public services. You will also have the chance to supplement your studies by having the opportunity to take part in extensive outdoor activities through the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (DofE) and National Citizen Service (NSC) which are well regarded by employers in the sector. Uniformed Public Services will run at our Woodley campus and students enrolled on these courses benefit from unlimited access to Life Leisure gym facilities and a number of activities run on the campus. Start making a difference by studying Uniformed Public Services at Stockport College.
Travel & Tourism
Develop your employability through real world experiences, as our wide range of courses offer all learners an excellent variety of overseas and UK trips. These experiences will be complemented by the opportunity to study and understand all aspects of the industry from sales and marketing through to dealing with customers and special requirements. Help your career take off by studying Travel, Tourism & Aviation at Stockport College.