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

City Skills Centre

City Skills Centre website

Lissadel Street, Salford, M6 6AP

Eccles Sixth Form College

Eccles Sixth Form College website

Chatsworth Road, Eccles, M30 9FJ

Worsley College

Worsley College website

Walkden Road, Worsley, M28 7QD

Future Skills @ MediaCityUK

Future Skills @ MediaCityUK website

Dakota Avenue, Salford, M50 2PU

Other colleges

Loreto College

Loreto College website

  • 2022 opening evening dates to be confirmed. Please check website.

Xaverian College

Xaverian College website

  • Saturday 8 October 2022 - time to be confirmed
  • Sunday 16 October 2022 - time to be confirmed

Xaverian virtual tour.

Bolton Sixth Form College

Bolton Sixth Form College website

  • Year 11 parents and carers welcome event - Wednesday 27 April 2022, 5pm to 7pm

Open evenings

  • Saturday 8 October 2022 - 10.30am to 1.30pm
  • Wednesday 23 November 2022 - 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 24 January 2023 - 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Winstanley College

Winstanley College website

  • 2022 opening evening dates to be confirmed. Please check website.

UTC – Media City UK

UTC – Media City UK website

  • 2022 opening evening dates to be confirmed. Please check website.

Trafford College

Trafford College website

  • 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

  • Saturday 5 March 2022, 12pm
  • Tuesday 3 May 2022, 6pm

Bolton College

Bolton College website

  • Tuesday 8 March 2022 - time to be confirmed

The Manchester College

The Manchester College website

  • Thursday 17 February 2022 – 5pm to 7pm
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