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Listed below are different opportunities for post-16 pathways and communication and information from local providers. Please explore this page on a regular basis for update. 

The video link below provides further information to the pathways available to school leavers. 


Post 16 Option Choices Video

The table below illustrates all the different options at every level - their equivalent qualification and job level.

Check out more information about these pathways below and through the following link Education and Training | GMACS | Inspire. Explore. Apply


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Do you know what type of apprenticeship will suit you- take the following online quiz. 


NAW2021 - Which Apprenticeship Am I? Quiz - Amazing Apprenticeships 

Want to find a local apprenticeship? As well as wanting to know more about apprenticeships? GMacs is a brilliant place to start. 


Apprenticeships | GMACS | Inspire. Explore. Apply 


Search Live Apprenticeships | GMACS | Inspire. Explore. Apply




T Levels are a brand-new, 2-year qualification that
will give you a head start towards the career you want. The government has developed T Levels to deliver world-class technical education and give you a new choice after GCSEs’  Plus the following link-


Ashton Sixth Form College-


Specialising in further education for 16-18 year olds for more than thirty years, Ashton Sixth Form College continues to provide excellent educational opportunities for the variety and individuality of their students. They continue in the values set by the foundation of the original Grammar School: equality, aspiration and excellence.


A dedicated website has also been set up for Year 11 pupils which will give them access to Ashton's  virtual events, course videos, frequently asked questions, making an application and taking a campus tour.


Clarendon Sixth Form College-


As a successful sixth form college with a long standing tradition of A level delivery, Clarendon Sixth Form College started life in Hyde in 1957 as Hyde Grammar School. It became a Sixth Form College in 1979 and relocated to Ashton town centre in 2015 as Clarendon Sixth Form College.


Find attached more information on their virtual open events which they are launching on Monday 9th November. The attachment includes information and schedules for all the webinars that are taking place during the virtual open event. Pupils can register here:-



Oldham College. 


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Oldham College was established in 1893 after a donation from the Platt family, a famous textile machinery manufacturers. This led to the institution of the school of art and science in the town centre.

Today, the College offers an extensive range of qualifications in a variety of areas including digital and creative, performing arts and media, financial and professional services, sport, travel and public services, construction and the built environment, caring professions plus retail and commercial.

Tameside College


Based in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, Tameside College is a further education college that offers a wide range of courses including Full-Time, Part-Time, Apprenticeships and University Level.



The Manchester College- 


With TMC's focus on careers and a work-ready Greater Manchester, TMC creating greater opportunities in the heart of the city and leading the way in education in a range of courses. 


All you need to do is choose from the wide range of courses online, click apply now and create an account


If you need help completing your application check out their ‘How to make an application’ Couch to College session


Should you need any support, advice or guidance with this, please do not hesitate to contact a link adviser or email for more information.

Other colleges of interest-


Loreto College, Manchester:


 Xaverian College




Higher Education Information


See our aspirational pages for different groups that you could be involved in to learn more about university education.  But also see the below link for the Uni Taster Days page, where you can book yourself on any university experience; both current and ex-students are welcome to access this-


Uni Taster Days Webinar


Access Manchester 

Students can also get in contact with The University of Manchester, to ask about university life or our access schemes – they can email them directly at and ask questions via the University’s Unibuddy system. All they need to do is visit and message me on there, which students can easily do from a phone or tablet.


Greater Manchester Higher


Have any questions about university? What is a student’s life like? How can a degree help your career prospects? How can you finance a degree? Ask US is a new platform hosted on Greater Manchester Higher’s website where learners, and also parents/carers, can chat to their community of graduates-


For more information see the flyer below.

Presentations about Higher Education

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