Future Friday Blog

Friday 11th October 2019

Please find below details of the forthcoming College Open Days/Evenings to be held over the coming weeks:

Rochdale Sixth Form College

Rochdale Sixth Form College will be holding the first of their Open Days on Saturday 12 October. The event will commence at 10.00 am and conclude at 2.00 pm.

UTC Bolton

UTC Bolton, will host an open event on Saturday 12 October, starting at 10.00 am and finishing at 12.00 mid-day.

The Loreto College, Manchester

The Loreto College in Manchester will be holding an open event on Sunday 13 October. The event will start at 10.00 am and conclude at 1.00 pm.

Xaverian College Manchester

The Xaverian College, Manchester will host the second of their open events on Sunday 13 October, starting at 10.30 am and concluding at 2.00 pm.

Holy Cross Sixth Form College

The Holy Cross Sixth Form College will be holding an Open Evening on Monday 14 October. The event will start at 5.30 pm and conclude at 7.30 pm

The Bury College

The Bury College will host an open evening on Tuesday 15 October. The evening will commence at 5.30 pm and finish at 7.30 pm.

Hopwood Hall College

On Thursday 17 October, Hopwood Hall will be holding the first of their open events at both their Rochdale and Middleton campuses. The event will be held during the evening and will commence at 4.00 pm and conclude at 7.00 pm. Please ensure that you attend the appropriate campus by checking below.


Access to HE • Accounting • Animal Management • Applied Science • Apprenticeships • Brickwork • Building Maintenance • Business • Carpentry & Joinery • Computer Science • Education & Training • Electrical Installation • Electrical & Mechanical Engineering • Fitness Academy • Health & Social Care • Higher Education • Motor Vehicle • Multi-skilled • Painting & Decorating • Performing Arts • Plastering • Plumbing • Security Alarms • Skills for Life • Sport • Sports Science • Travel & Tourism • Uniformed Public Services • Veterinary Nursing


Apprenticeships • Art & Design • Dental Nursing • Early Years • ESOL • Fashion with Textiles • Games Development • Graphic Design • Hair & Beauty • Health & Social Care • Higher Education • Hospitality & Catering • Media Production

Pupils should be accompanied by an adult to all of these events, otherwise entry may be refused.

Paper Application Forms

If you are intending to submit a paper application, please remember to hand in your completed application form to Mrs Travis in the LRC who will then process it and forward it on to the respective college.


There are currently 160 apprenticeships and 42 traineeship vacancies in the Rochdale, Middleton and Heywood area. If you are considering the apprenticeship or traineeship route after leaving Hollingworth, it is well worth checking what opportunities are on offer, even though you may not yet be eligible to apply. You can check out the vacancies by following the link below

Rochdale Apprenticeships