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We are often asked the following questions by many prospective students...
Do I need to pay for my courses?
If you aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course you will not need to pay any course fees. For some courses, however, you may be required to buy kit, uniform and contribute to the cost of trips and visits.
How is college different from school?
College is quite different from school. Unlike school you won’t be in College five days a week as most students have lessons over three days. You will be treated like an adult and apart from any lessons that require you to wear a uniform or protective clothing you can wear your own clothes.
You will have the opportunity to take part in work experience and benefit from live projects, guest speakers, trips and visits.
Depending on what course you’re doing you could have lessons in workshops, science labs, art workspaces or real working environments like the performing arts theatre, Clouds Restaurant or Concept Salons.
Will I need to wear a uniform?
For most courses you will be able to wear your own clothes. Courses that have classes in the workshops, salons and the restaurant will require you to purchase a uniform. You will be told at your course discussion and when you enrol if you need to purchase a kit and/or uniform and you may be able to obtain financial support to help you with the cost.
How many days will I be in college?
The days and hours you attend college will vary depending on which course you are doing but most courses are taught over 3 days. When you enrol for your course you will be given a timetable with the days and hours you’ll be in college.
How will I get to college?
Visit our Traveling to College page to find out how to get to Southport College. You can also apply for a travel pass to cover the cost of transport to the College (terms and conditions apply).
Can I get financial support?
Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for financial support. Contact our Student Information Centre to find out how we can help you.
Open Evening 27 March 2023
Whether you're in Year 10 considering your options for 2024, a Year 11 who wants another look round or an adult looking for their perfect course, you're invited to come and explore our campus. Bring along your friends, parents and carers, everyone is welcome to meet our tutors, explore our fantastic facilities and there's no need to book.
Crochet for Beginners
Our community Crochet for Beginners courses have been very popular this year. We’ve run 3 courses throughout the year with great student numbers.