Future Friday Blog

Friday 27 November 2020

Hi Everyone

Welcome to our weekly blog. I hope you are all keeping well and looking forward to the Christmas holidays. I hope that we can all manage to enjoy Christmas such as it will be this year, even though for some of us, it may be that we'll not be seeing some of our family members. If it means that we can all look forward to a happier, healthier and safer year next year, then it will be worth it.


I am concerned at the number of pupils who have yet to submit a college application. There are 126 pupils who have yet to submit an application. Time is quickly running out with deadlines fast approaching. If you have not already done so, stop putting it off and do it today. There are a number of pupils whose names I have forwarded to their tutor groups who have not submitted their Oldham Sixth Form College applications successfully. If you have applied to the college, please double check that you have submitted them successfully by accessing your application and ensuring that you have completed all sections and pressed the submit button. This applies to all applications, no harm in checking that they have been successful.

See below for details on how some of the colleges are offering support during the application process.

The Bury College


Applications are now open!

Apply Online: Bury College Student Portal

Download an Application form: Bury College Application Form

Online Prospectus: Bury College Prospectus

How to Apply

For support with how to apply online please view this helpful video:

Bury College Apply Online

Application Enquiries

For application and interview enquiries please contact our helpful Admissions department:

0161 280 8200 or Admissions at Bury College

Our application deadline date for 20/21 Applications is: Friday 27th November

The Bury College priority application deadline date is Friday 27th November. Your pupils can apply for a Bury College course online by visiting: Bury College Apply now

Choosing a college course is an exciting and important decision to make. To help support pupils who want to apply but are unsure which course to apply for, the College has introduced a new option on the application form where applicants can request a chat with a member of our curriculum or a general Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) appointment. Once the pupil has submitted their application, the College will then contact them to arrange an IAG appointment.


Please see the link below to the video which supports students on how to apply for Oldham College.

how-to-apply from OldhamCollege on Vimeo.

Students should apply as soon as possible.


Oldham College Open Day 28th November Google Meet joining details

Please find above Oldham College’s Open day information.

All sessions are being run by course tutors at Oldham College to provide pupils with further information about the course and will be available to answer any questions.

There is also a Live Chat option which is available on our website Oldham College where pupils can log on and chat with a member of staff who will then direct them to relevant tutor to find out more information on their chosen course or apprenticeships.

Please could you encourage your students to register ASAP by visiting Oldham College Events Once registered students will also be emailed the joining instructions.

We are looking forward to seeing all your students virtually this Saturday 28th November 10am-1pm.




We're pleased to announce that we'll be providing Virtual Application Support from 3:30pm - 5:30pm on Tuesday 1st December.

This opportunity is perfect for Year 11s who have not yet submitted their college application but would like the chance to do so prior to the priority deadline on Friday 11th December.

During the online event you'll be able to speak to our friendly college support team through a special live chat, where you'll be able to access any help you need with your application.

The team will be there to ensure that your application includes all the information required to secure your place on your chosen course. You will even be able to submit your application during the event.

Year 11s - as well as parents and carers who would like more information on the process - can register for the support HERE You'll then receive a link to the live chat shortly before the event begins.

Please remember that our courses are very popular and tend to fill up fast. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to get your application in ahead of the priority deadline. This way you can secure your place and start looking ahead to September 2021.

For a full list of courses you can apply for, visit HERE

Holy Cross Sixth Form College Virtual College Open Event Monday 2 November until Friday 27 November

No appointments or registration required when events go live. Further details will be posted on their website Holycross from 2 November.


Just a gentle reminder that our next series of online virtual open events, ‘TMC Live’ will be taking place from Monday 30th November – Tuesday 1st December between 4pm-8pm for all school leavers.

Pupils, parents and carers can book a place on as many sessions as they wish to by visiting TMC Live and during the ‘live talks’ will be able to find out more about our new exciting T Level programmes and our Industry Excellence Academy. By clicking on the event link they will also find the full schedule of sessions taking place over the two days.

If any pupils need support with submitting an application or have any questions about specific courses or college in general, then the School Liaison Team will be available on both Monday and Tuesday evening via a link which will be shared in each session.


When considering your career choices, it is important that you ensure that there are career opportunities to be had within your chosen sector.

To enable you to make a well informed decision, please find below a link to the top five sectors of growth in Greater Manchester. These sectors include business, financial and professional services, Retail and Wholesale Distribution, Health & Social Care, Manufacturing and Digital. Click on the link below to find out more:



Unfortunately, due to the COVID crisis, Lynsey our Positive Steps Careers Adviser will not be able attend Hollingworth for the time being. However, every effort will be made to allow Lynsey to make contact with pupils who may have already requested an appointment with her. Lynsey has asked that pupils who have asked for an interview to please check their school email addresses.


There are 87 apprenticeships and 42 traineeships vacancies at the moment in the Rochdale, Oldham and Middleton area. These range from Administration, Childcare, Commis Chef, Customer Service, Dental, Engineering, Health & Social Care, Motor Vehicle, Logistics (Warehousing) to name but a few.

If you are interested in an apprenticeship or traineeship after leaving Hollingworth in the summer, I would recommend that you take a look at what is on offer. Whilst you may not yet be eligible to apply, it is interesting to note what range of opportunities that there may be open to you.

Access the full list of opportunities by clicking the link below:

Rochdale Apprenticeships

Furthermore, their online prospectus an be viewed by clicking the following link:

Rochdale Apprenticeships eBook


GM Higher have asked us to promote "Ask-Us."

Ask Us is a new platform hosted on our website where learners, and also parents/carers, can chat to our community of friendly graduates about any topics related to school, college or higher education: GM Higher Ask Us



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