City Skills – New Students


Welcome to City Skills

City Skills, part of Salford City College, is proud of its long-standing commitment to supporting young people in the local community and beyond.

We provide excellent learning opportunities delivered by some of the very best teachers in the country. All of our teaching staff are experts in their subject areas, have substantial industry experience and are passionate about supporting each and every student so that they can flourish and exceed expectations.

City Skills has a well-established reputation for equipping students with the skills that they need to be successful and our extensive links with industry provides the opportunity for our students to not only flourish whilst at College but also go on to be successful in their chosen field.

We are committed to supporting students in their next steps, our pastoral and careers teams work with students at the college to facilitate pathways on to Apprenticeships, Higher Education and into employment.

We also recognise that it is important that our students feel safe, and are welcomed to the college. Our teaching staff are kind, committed and want the very best for their students.

In addition to the development and acquisition of skills and knowledge, students are allocated a personal tutor who will support them across the year. They will also be supported to develop their English and mathematics skills, independent thinking, study skills and resilience. We also have a dedicated pastoral support team who work with students on an individual basis to remove barriers and support students in the best possible way.

Our outstanding pass rates reflect our vision to ensure that students at City Skills are the best that they can be. We have high expectations and we want the best for our students.

I will write to you in due course with information about enrolment. 

We are very proud of our students’ successes, and our college community and look forward to welcoming you to City Skills for enrolment. 


Student Life

Students at City Skills take pride in their achievements, aspire to do great things and are supported by teachers to be the best that they can be. They are also offered the opportunity to engage with employers through a variety of work experience placements and guest speakers from industry and are given the chance to develop their personal and social skills across a series of enrichment events throughout the year.

We believe that it is incredibly important that we support students towards their next steps and the development of employability skills is integral to everything that we do.

Please ensure that you keep your contact details up-to-date with our Admissions Team so that we are able to keep in touch. 

You can access the latest enrolment information on our website. 


College Prospectus 

If you would like more information about any of the courses we offer, or if you have any questions about studying at City Skills, please do not hesitate to contact our School Liaison Team on 0161 631 5050 or at

Contact our Heads of Department

If you have any questions about the courses we offer or would like more information about studying at City Skills, our Heads of Department are happy to help you. 

Head of Curriculum Cheryl Smith

Head of Curriculum

Pastoral Support & 16-18 Construction Sallyann Middlehurst

Head of Pastoral Support & 16-18 Construction Study Programmes

Construction & Apprenticeships   Gary Taylor

Head of Construction Apprenticeships & Adult

Transition Questionnaire

In order to make your transition from school as smooth as possible, we need to learn a little more about you and prepare all of the support you might need. 

Please complete this short questionnaire to assist us in supporting you.