College open events

The colleges will aim to do these events onsite where possible but you may need to book a place online. Please always check college websites before any event for booking details and for any event changes.

Information for colleges and sixth form open events

Open events are really important to attend (either onsite or virtual) if you are thinking of doing further studies after your GCSEs. It is your chance to research different places and courses, and find out what options are best for you.

Even if you are not thinking of this pathway (for example if you want to do an apprenticeship instead) it is still important to consider researching colleges or sixth form as a backup plan; so still try and visit a few places!

  • Before you attend an open event, it is a good idea to do some research first – check on the college or sixth form website to see if they offer the courses you are interested in – this can also help explore different options if you are not sure what courses you want to do yet
  • You can attend as many open events as you like – in fact, it is a good idea to attend at least two or three different places so you can make a fair comparison
  • If attending on ‘onsite’ college open event, you can bring family members – however please check college websites in case there are COVID restrictions in place
  • Make sure you ask lots of questions – for example you might have questions about different courses, about the entry requirements (what GCSE grades you might need) or questions on careers or university. Don’t be afraid to ask at the colleges – they will be happy to help!
  • There is no commitment to apply to a college or sixth form at an open event (application deadlines are typically around Christmas time and you can request support for this from your school)

Salford City College (five centres across Salford)

Contact Admissions on 0161 631 5050 or email or visit the Salford City College enrolment page

Pendleton Sixth Form College

Pendleton Sixth Form College website

Dronfield Road, Pendleton, M6 7FR

  • Saturday 16 October 2021, 10am to 12 noon
  • Wednesday 1 December 2021, 5pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 15 March 2022, 5pm to 7pm

City Skills Centre

City Skills Centre website

Lissadel Street, Salford, M6 6AP

  • Monday 11 October 2021, 5pm to 7pm
  • Monday 29 November 2021, 5pm to 7pm
  • Monday 14 March 2022, 5pm to 7pm

Eccles Sixth Form College

Eccles Sixth Form College website

Chatsworth Road, Eccles, M30 9FJ

  • Wednesday 13 October 2021, 5pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 30 November 2021, 5pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 15 March 2022, 5pm to 7pm

Worsley College

Worsley College website

Walkden Road, Worsley, M28 7QD

  • Tuesday 12 October 2021, 5pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 30 November 2021, 5pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 15 March 2022, 5pm to 7pm

Future Skills @ MediaCityUK

Future Skills @ MediaCityUK website

Dakota Avenue, Salford, M50 2PU

  • Thursday 14 October 2021, 5pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 2 December 2021, 5pm to 7pm
  • Monday 14 March 2022, 5pm to 7pm

Other colleges

Loreto College

Loreto College website

  • Saturday 9 October 2021
  • Sunday 17 October 2021

Times to be confirmed. Please check website.

Xaverian College

Xaverian College website

  • Saturday 9 October 2021 - 10.30am to 2pm
  • Sunday 17 October 2021 - 10.30am to 2pm

Bolton Sixth Form College

Bolton Sixth Form College website

  • Saturday 9 October 2021 - 10.30am to 1.30pm
  • Wednesday 24 November 2021 - 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 25 January 2022 - 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Winstanley College

Winstanley College website

  • Thursday 30 September 2021 – 3.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 13 October 2021 – 3.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 2 November 2021 – 3.30pm 7.30pm

Please book online via college website.

UTC – Media City UK

UTC – Media City UK website

  • Wednesday 20 October 2021 - 5pm to 7.30pm

Please book online via college website.

Trafford College

Trafford College website

  • Thursday 23 September 2021 - 4.30pm to 7pm
  • Saturday 6 November 2021 - 10.30am to 1pm
  • Thursday 17 March 2022 - 4.30pm to 7pm
  • Saturday 18 June 2022 - 10.30am to 1pm

Access Creative College (Manchester)

Access Creative College (Manchester) website

  • Monday 25 October 2021

Bolton College

Bolton College website

  • Tuesday 19 October 2021 - 5pm to 8pm
  • Wednesday 17 November 2021 - 5pm to 8pm
  • Thursday 9 December 2021 - 5pm to 8pm
  • Tuesday 18 January 2022 - 5pm to 8pm

The Manchester College

The Manchester College website

  • Thursday 14 October 2021 – 5pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 25 November 2021 – 5pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 17 February 2022 – 5pm to 7pm
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