The needs of the learner are the focus of The Manchester College. We provide excellence in learning and training for the residents of Manchester and beyond. We offer an unprecedented range of courses, with clear choices and guidance for all our students.

The Manchester College is based at many sites across Manchester. We have campuses in the north, south and centre of the city. Each site has its own specialist, cutting edge facilities and a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

The College is ideally placed to offer a huge range of opportunities to learners of all ages.

The College holds Investors in People (IiP) Silver accreditation. Investors in People is a framework for business improvement through people.

Read more about our accreditation and awards.


Greater Manchester students showcase their talents

Talented students from colleges across Greater Manchester are set to showcase their skills as they compete against each other in a unique set of competitions.

Teams of students from ten colleges in the region will battle it out in ...
Greater Manchester Colleges Group


First Student Conference is huge success

The Manchester College held their first Student Conference at The Manchester Conference Centre.

Sylvia Lancaster from the Sophie Lancaster Foundation and Tim Campbell MBE, the first winner of The Apprentice series were keynote ...
Tim Campbell MBE speaking at the Student Conference


Arming veterans with the right job skills

The Manchester College have partnered with Walking with the Wounded and RFEA The Forces Employment Charity, to give ex-service personnel the training they need to get a foot on the job ladder.

The ‘Forces Changing Courses’ ...


Radio, media,'s all in a week's work for a creative apprentice

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, The Manchester College teamed up with some of Manchester’s leading creative and media businesses to give one lucky student an exclusive opportunity to experience a week in the life of a creative ...

Nicola Franklin on air at Key 103


International students’ ‘world cup’ tournament raises £626 for The Christie

Students from all over the world studying ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) at The Manchester College took part in an ‘ESOL Football World Cup’ tournament to raise money for The Christie cancer hospital in Manchester. The ...

The students deliver the cheque to The Christie charity


Top Chinese chef cooks up a storm

Kevin Liu, Chef/Director of Tops Buffet Restaurant in Manchester, treated staff and students at The Manchester College to a master class in Chinese cuisine when he visited the College’s Openshaw Campus.

Kevin prepared five dishes ...


Football academy students have a kick about with Premiership footballers

Fourteen of The Manchester College’s football academy team appeared in a Puma advert to launch the latest range of football boots alongside two Manchester City footballers, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero.

Students were eager and ...
Football academy students feature in a Puma advert alongside Yaya Toure


Students shine at national awards

Talented hair and beauty students from The Manchester College celebrated awards in five categories at this years Association of Hairdressing and Therapists Awards (AHT) national finals.

The creative students scooped six awards ...


College restaurant awarded AA rosette

The Manchester College hospitality and catering department have received three prestigious catering awards recognising the quality of their training restaurant and teaching qualifications.

‘Bistro East’, the College’s training ...
AA College Rosette Award


Students experience life in the Army

The Manchester College Public Service students took part in a three day residential with The 4th Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, D Company who are based in Ardwick Green, Manchester.

60 students from the College’s ...
Students take part in Army training course