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.

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Apprenticeship open evening POSTPONED

Unfortunately, tonight's Apprenticeship open evening at The Manchester College's Openshaw Campus has been postponed due to bad weather. The next open evening will be on 12th February, 5-7pm. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


MP opens The Manchester College’s leading film and TV studio

Local MP John Leech was at The Manchester College to open its revamped studio for students who want to break into the film and TV industry.

Mr Leech visited the College’s Fielden Campus in West Didsbury to see how £160,000 has ...
Mr Leech and our staff and students call 'action!' on the new studio


DNA investigations by science students isn’t all CSI

Science students visited the Manchester Museum to learn all about forensic DNA analysis, and realised the process is more complicated than depicted by American crime dramas. Students from the BTEC National Applied Science course at The ...
The Manchester College students discover their DNA at Manchester Museum


Housing apprentice Kyra is a national award winner

Kyra Laird has made a prominent mark in the social housing sector by scooping the Best Young Achiever award at the Women in Housing Awards in Manchester. The 21-year-old is half way through her year’s Apprenticeship with The Manchester College ...
Kyra Laird won Best Young Achiever award Women in Housing Awards


London calling for degree students

A group of students from The Manchester College enjoyed an inspirational trip to the Houses of Parliament and met local MPs as well Diane Abbot MP. Learners from the Foundation Degree in Public Service and Social Justice, BA Creative Media & ...
Students from The Manchester College toured the Houses of Parliament


The Manchester College tutors get inspired after BBC visit in Media City

Staff from The Manchester College toured the BBC building in Media City to see their innovative working practices in action. Adrian Mills, BBC North General Manager, showed them around and explained how the organisation has adapted to new ways of ...
The Manchester College staff in the BBC Breakfast and North West Tonight studio


A Giant experience for College students

Sports students from The Manchester College jumped at the chance to see a basketball match between the Manchester Giants and the London Lions at the Trafford Centre’s sports dome. The group of students from the College’s Basketball Academy, ...
The Manchester College students meet Manchester Giants


Students give a helping hand after Manchester Dogs’ Home tragedy

The fire which ripped through Manchester Dogs’ Home on September 11 killing 60 dogs prompted a nationwide display of compassion. With such a tragedy on our doorstep, The Manchester College showed its support with students from the first year ...
Construction students help rebuild Manchester Dogs’ Home


Abu-Bakr is on track to gain dream degree

Abu-Bakr Ishtiaq has overcome barriers to fulfil his life-long dream, which he says is thanks to the support from The Manchester College. The 24-year-old is visually impaired and registered blind, but that hasn’t stopped him from achieving his ...
Abu-Bakr Ishtiaq conquers barriers to study computing degree


Perfect job for Joe following Apprenticeship programme

Joe Gill is celebrating securing a permanent job after completing an Apprenticeship programme with The Manchester College. 19-year-old Joe did a programming Apprenticeship at Band on the Wall, which is a not-for-profit music venue run by ...