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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, studios or real working environments like our nursery, hospital ward, 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 March 2024
Whether you're in Year 10 considering your options for 2025, 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.
Guided Campus Tours
If you are interested in joining us, then you and your family are warmly invited to explore all that Southport College has to offer, by booking a personal campus tour. Dates available throughout the year.
New Professional Development Courses for the Hair and Beauty industry
We have introduced an exciting range of part time hair and beauty courses aimed at those who may already be working in the industry but are looking to branch out or increase their skill set.
Liverpool City Region secures £4.5 million skills funding boost
In association with the City Region’s FE College’s and training providers The Southport Education Group (which includes Southport College and KGV Sixth Form College), is delighted to have been part of the region’s bid to secure a share of the government’s £165 million Local Skills Improvement Fund.