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.


Students visit BBC to pitch winning mockumentary for Rio Olympics

Creative Media students from The Manchester College were named ‘Over 16’s’ winners in the City & Guilds Team Challenge competition after pitching their proposed mockumentary ‘Carnival of Champions’ to a team of industry experts at the ...


Principal Lisa O’Loughlin comments on Higher Education Bill

The Higher Education and Research Bill received a second reading in the House of Commons this week. The second reading was introduced by Education Secretary Justine Greening and debated by MPs.

Lisa O’Loughlin, Principal, The ...


Celebrating the Access Class of 2016

Students from The Manchester College School of Nursing and Midwifery celebrated the completion of their Access to HE Diploma at a graduation ceremony held at the College’s Nicholls Campus.

Head of Department Michelle Tocher ...


The Manchester College and Band on the Wall launch groundbreaking new jazz course

The new BTEC Level Three Extended Diploma in Jazz Performance is the first and only course of its kind in the North West.

The course is aimed at aspirational young performers, aged 16-18, who have a keen interest in jazz and want ...


Students win national television award

Film students at The Manchester College are celebrating after winning their first national Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Award.

Chaired by Philip Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts, the Awards celebrate the best ...


Real Food Wythenshawe Geodome officially launched on College campus

In beautiful Wythenshawe weather, the Geodome ‘living classroom’ was launched to an audience of students, staff, local leaders and community groups.

The Geodome is a revolutionary indoor growing system, built on The Manchester ...


Student exhibition is picture perfect

Students studying on the Foundation Degree in Contemporary Photographic Practices are holding an exhibition of their work in Manchester City Centre on the 2nd and 3rd June.

Titled ‘Flux’ the exhibition will showcase the second ...


The Manchester College joins forces with TransPennine Express

The Manchester College have partnered with TransPennine Express (TPE) to train six new apprentices to join the intercity train company’s growing team.

The two year scheme will give people the opportunity to earn while they learn ...


An amazing way to start your digital career

The Manchester College has partnered with leading global marketing, technology and commerce agency Amaze, to build a skilled workforce to support the UK’s growing digital sector.

The demand for skilled developers and digital ...


Providing higher skills support for unemployed people across Greater Manchester

The Manchester College, as part of the strategic skills providers’ partnership Greater Manchester Futures (GMF), is leading on a bid for European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Greater Manchester Higher Skills Support Programme ...