About The Manchester College

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.


‘Experience Summer’ with fantastic giveaways and work experience opportunities from The Manchester College

We’ve launched our ‘Experience Summer’ school leaver campaign to springboard your career and enjoy fantastic competition prizes with The Manchester College.

We’ll be giving school leavers the opportunity to really experience the ...
Experience Summer


Greater Manchester colleges host teaching and learning conference

Ten Further Education colleges (Bolton, Bury, Hopwood Hall, Manchester, Oldham, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan & Leigh) in the Greater Manchester City region have joined forces to host a GMCG Teaching and Learning ...

Greater Manchester Colleges Group


Learners shine at Student Excellence Awards

The Manchester College's students were rewarded for their hard work last night when the Student Excellence Awards were held at the Renaissance Hotel in the city centre.

It was a special occasion for the College because it was the ...
Lisa O'Loughlin, James Butchart and David Hindley


Students dedicate World War One memorial to Central High School boys

The Manchester College will unveil a World War I memorial on Friday, 26 June which was created by art and design students from its Shena Simon Campus.

The Shena Simon Campus on Whitworth Street is the site of the former Central ...
Ceramic artwork for the new memorial to the Central High School boys


Student Excellence Awards host waxes lyrical ahead of inaugural event

Ahead of our first ever Student Excellence Awards on Thursday the 18th of June we sat down with host David Hindley to find out a little bit more about him and his expectations for the event. Read our Q&A with the man himself ...

David Hindley (JSD) is hosting the first ever Student Excellence Awards


Students scoop art and design prize at Greater Manchester skills competition

Students from The Manchester College beat off stiff competition to win the art and design award at the Greater Manchester Colleges Group’s annual skills contest.

The competition was held at The Manchester College and nine other ...
The winning design - a shrug made from acetate


Manchester meets Broadway at student master-class

One of Broadway’s top composers, Scott Alan, visited The Manchester College last week to treat performing arts students to a unique master-class.

Scott Alan is an accomplished songwriter who has released five albums and a ...
Scott Alan at The Manchester College


Exhibition shows students’ etchings of Manchester Town Hall

An exhibition of etchings by art and design students from The Manchester College’s Moston Campus is being shown at the Central Library until 5th July.

The etchings depict Manchester Town Hall and were produced using the ...
Etching Banner


The Manchester College staff finish the 10K…and Michael’s going to Myrtle!

Staff at The Manchester College ran the Morrisons Great Manchester Run last week to help a student with a rare syndrome go to a family retreat in the USA. Staff and students have been raising money throughout the year to help Michael ...

Some of The Manchester College 10K team


The Manchester College and Manchester Metropolitan University join forces in ground-breaking partnership

One of the largest and most significant higher and further education partnerships in the country has been formed by The Manchester College and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) which will make a major impact on the regional and ...

L-R: John Thornhill and John Brooks