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Stockport College

Location: Town Centre Campus

Approximate number of Higher Education students: 800

Approximate number of Higher Education courses: 20


Stockport College is the largest educational institute in Stockport, providing further and higher education to those aged from 14 years. It has a well established history and plays a major role in providing educational opportunities for the community including school leavers, adults, apprentices and businesses. The College offers vocational courses from beginner to degree level, to enhance people’s qualifications, skills and employability. It is a major provider of post-16 education and training and has a dedicated University Centre. Higher education has been delivered in the University Centre for more than 50 years and offers a unique student experience with exceptional support from highly qualified professionals dedicated to helping students reach their full potential.

The aim of Stockport College is to provide students with an HE experience different to that found in a university setting. Typically, group sizes are smaller, enabling tutors to build relationships with students and to offer more support, or to direct learners to the various support systems available in the College. Courses start earlier in the year than typical university programmes and students generally receive more hours teaching per week. While this provides a very supportive environment, the College is aware of the need to progressively reduce the dependence on tutors that many learners have in their first year, with programmes designed to build independent learning skills and increase progressively student autonomy over the time students spend at the College.

Type of courses offered

Bachelors degree
Foundation degree
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Postgraduate courses
Further Education Courses
Higher Level Apprenticeship

Subject areas offered at Higher Education level

Biological Sciences
Physical Sciences
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Architecture, Building and Planning
Social studies
Business and Administrative studies
Creative Arts and Design


Course Enquiries

Telephone: 0300 300 0090

Outreach contact

Telephone: 0161 296 5792

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