Students secure silverware at GM Skills competitions

Date published: 13 April 2019

Students from Hopwood Hall College maintained their college’s reputation for success by bringing home numerous placings at the Greater Manchester Colleges Group Skills Competitions 2019.

In total they secured the overall winner's shield in the competitions for Business (for the second consecutive year), Art & Design, Games Design, Construction and Performing Arts.

In the IT competition, the Hopwood Hall College team missed out on first spot by just one point.


Art students at Hopwood Hall College claim the Overall Champions Shield
Art students at Hopwood Hall College claim the Overall Champions Shield


The competition is a collaborative event run by Greater Manchester's vocational colleges, with each college hosting a dedicated round of the competition. Hopwood Hall College's Riverside Restaurant in Rochdale hosted the catering round of the competition.

Outside of the overall categories, in the individual categories there were winners in the following:

  • Business Level 3
  • Mechanical Engineering Level 2 Turning
  • Electrical Installation Level 2
  • Painting & Decorating Level 2
  • Plumbing Level 2
  • Acting Level 3
  • Music Level 2
  • Musical Theatre Level 2

Hopwood Hall College also had eight other individual runner-ups in:

  • Business Level 1
  • Business Level 2
  • Travel & Tourism Enterprise
  • Mechanical Engineering CAD Level 2
  • Bench Joinery Level 2
  • Media Makeup Level 2
  • Beauty Therapy Level 3
  • Acting Level 3
  • Musical Theatre Level 3

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