Hopwood Hall College


Hopwood Hall College, located in Greater Manchester, is a tertiary college and caters for students ranging from under 16 years of age through to retirement and beyond.

The college is set on two campuses. The Rochdale Campus is in the heart of Rochdale, a town 12 miles north east from the centre of Manchester. This campus is home to our Centre of Vocational Excellence (COVE) in Early Years Development and Childcare.

The Middleton Campus is located in its own grounds in the green-belt and is only 8 miles north east from the centre of Manchester. The college has recently opened a £2.4 million sports facility called The Sports Arena @ Hopwood on this campus and it is home to the Hopwood Boxing Academy, where students mix skill acquisition in Boxing with an educational qualification. We intend this campus to become a Centre of Excellence (COVE) for Sport with the development of further Sport Academies and a higher education Foundation Degree in Sport. A major redevelopment of the site, with a substantial new build, has been completed in 2005.

The college also runs many courses in its 30 or so outreach centres in the local community.


Sports Arena (Middleton) - It has one of the largest sports halls in the area, external Astroturf and 2 indoor full size 5-aside areas that can be used as basketball, volleyball and netball courts. 8 badminton courts are also available. A large fully fitted air conditioned fitness suite comprising a sauna, steam room and aerobics studio. Use of the Sports Arena, at competitive prices, is available to all College staff.
Computer loans - Interest free loans for staff to purchase computer equipment for personal use. For permanent staff, repayable over a maximum 2 year period. For temporary staff repayable over the period of their contract of employment (up to a maximum 2 year period).
Car parks - Free on both main sites
Refreshments - Catering outlets on Middleton and Rochdale sites that open before lessons start and have a variety of food and drink available during the day and early evening.
Cottons Restaurant (Rochdale site) - Open to College staff, students and the general public with competitive prices. A wide menu choice in the day and a full evening menu.
Staff Development - Hopwood Hall College has Investors in People accreditation and recognises the value of investing in the CPD of its staff. Consideration will be given to any member of staff that wants to pursue personal professional development. “In-house” training events for new and longer serving staff - organised by the Staff Development Department. Fancy doing a course that is not related to your work at the College? College staff may, subject to some restrictions such as the availability of places, enrol on ANY College course even if the course has no relevance to their work. Such enrolment is free of charge but the employee may be asked to pay examination and or assessment fees
In house print shop (Middleton) - We have our own print shop offering a wide range of printing facilities for College use including:- Graphic Design; Desktop Publishing Service; Printing (on a large scale); Photocopying (on a large scale); Colour Photocopying; Laminating; Finishing Services (eg comb binding, thermal binding). All services can be used for non-College purposes at competitive rates.
Credit Unions - Hopwood Hall College has links with offering various financial services such as savings accounts, very low cost loans, free life insurance and other services.
School of Services for People (Image) (Rochdale)
Image offer to the public, students and staff a wide range of treatments and services, all performed under supervision of qualified teaching staff. Open most days 9.00am - 9.00pm.
3 hairdressing and 3 beauty salons and a wet area for sauna and steam treatments. Nail treatments - manicures, nail extensions and nail art at very competitive prices comparative to industry.
Nursery – child care facilities (Rochdale). The nursery facilities provide care for children 3 months to 5 years, Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 5.30pm (during term time only). Staffed by qualified and experienced Nursery Nurses and Assistants committed to the care of children .
Internet and Email Access - Staff of Hopwood Hall College are provided with Internet Access and Email accounts which are primarily for business use but can be used for personal business subject to such usage not interfering with work and not to view or download inappropriate materials.
The information provided above illustrates some of the non-contractual benefits of working at Hopwood Hall College and is subject to all the usual legal riders and small print such as subject to availability, cars parked at owners risk, reasonable and appropriate usage, etc.