About Us

ian_clinton“Welcome to Stockport College, and to our website where we hope you will find all the information you need to make the next important decision on your learning journey. We pride ourselves in looking after all of our students, and treat every single one as an individual. We hope you will find us a welcoming and friendly place to be.”

The economy of Greater Manchester is among the largest in England and there are plenty of well paid jobs on offer in the area. However, the employers who are offering those jobs are looking to recruit only those with the right skills and qualifications…and that’s where we can help you.

We have been fortunate enough to develop thanks to our diverse students who have shown a real passion for learning and of course our talented, committed and professional staff. There is an impressive range of courses on offer at Stockport College, right through from pre GCSE to Apprenticeships and Degrees, so whatever your age, whatever you want to achieve, there is bound to be something to meet your needs. And it doesn’t stop there; we’re committed to raising educational standards and aspirations both locally and throughout the FE sector. Whether you want to develop your skills, take part in new experiences, gain qualifications for employment or plan to go to university – we can help you to stretch yourself and reach your goals. The college also boasts an exclusive onsite employment support and advice service from global recruitment specialists Reed and national awarding body NCFE.  The REED NCFE Jobzone offers a variety of services including interview skills, CV advice and full time and part time jobs along with Apprenticeships and work experience opportunities.

Situated in the heart of the campus is the University Centre Stockport College, which has been UK Quality Assured by the Higher Education Quality Assurance Agency and offers a wide range of successful full and part-time courses, including a superb selection of Higher Nationals, Foundation and Honours degrees.  The University Centre Stockport College works with four regional universities; Manchester Metropolitan University, Liverpool John Moores University, University of Central Lancashire and University of Chester to ensure that you have local access to a wide range of high quality courses, excellent teaching and support services. All of our courses have been designed with you and employment in mind, so that the majority relate to jobs, career progression and industry.  Access courses are available if you would like to build your knowledge and confidence before embarking on a full HE course. If you study at the University Centre Stockport College you will enjoy smaller class sizes at a dedicated HE campus and be supported by friendly staff who are experts in their fields.  Our teaching areas, including specialist resources, are well equipped and enhanced by social and self-study areas.

It’s really important to us that your time at Stockport fully prepares you for your next chapter in life; whether that be moving on to university or a starting new job; we aim to get you ready to tackle your next steps and make sure you are equipped with all the skills, experience and knowledge you’ll need to confidently succeed. In addition we will provide you with a constant source of advice, guidance and support at all stages of your time with us.

Our aim is to inspire all our students to maxmise their potential and we’d love you to come and be part of our exciting and growing community.

I sincerely hope you enjoy viewing our website and find the information you are looking for. Most importantly, my hope is that you come and get inspired at Stockport College.

Ian Clinton