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.


Send Michael to Myrtle!

Staff and students at The Manchester College are working together to raise money to send student, Michael Weir, to a family retreat for people with Apert Syndrome.

Michael, 18, studies at our Openshaw Campus and was named a Child ...
Michael Weir


Students to transform empty properties into new homes for armed forces veterans

Construction students from The Manchester College will help to convert 25 empty houses in east Manchester into homes for armed forces veterans.

Manchester City Council, the BBC’s DIY SOS Big Build project, Walking With The ...
Construction students


Georgia May Foote hosts event to launch ‘Digital DNA’ Apprenticeship campaign

Coronation Street actor Georgia May Foote hosted an awards ceremony today (13 March) with The Manchester College as part of its ‘You Tell Us’ schools competition.

The awards event at The Lowry, Salford Quays, was the culmination ...
You Tell Us Q&A panel


Apprentice chef gains top restaurant job after fighting pneumonia

An apprentice from The Manchester College overcame a period of serious illness to land his dream job at one of Manchester’s top restaurants.

Apprentice chef Joseph Fredericks, 18, from Stockport, started his first shift today ...
Apprentice chef Joseph Fredericks


Apprentice jets to Las Vegas for trip of a lifetime

An apprentice from The Manchester College is enjoying an American trip of a lifetime after landing her dream job in events management.

Amy Quayle, 21, flew from Manchester to Las Vegas on Friday (6 March) to attend an ...
Amy Quayle at Manchester Airport


Pupils’ marketing campaign ‘Tells Us’ what they want from Apprenticeships

Pupils from Manchester Academy have won The Manchester College’s ‘You Tell Us’ competition to develop an original marketing campaign about Apprenticeships in the thriving creative and digital industries.

Over the last two months ...
The winning Manchester Academy pupils with Marina Bowden


The Manchester College answers hot science questions for Sky News

Students at The Manchester College were interviewed live on Sky News today, for a piece about the difference in boys’ and girls’ performance in science.

Sky News filmed one of our A level science classes and talked to students ...
Student interviewed live for Sky News


Mr Bloom visits Geodome at Wythenshawe Campus

Mr Bloom from CBeebies was at the ‘Geodome’ last week to meet the Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s Real Food Team and pupils from Haveley Hey Primary School.

The children's television presenter played by Ben Faulks is a ...
Mr Bloom visits the Geodome in Wythenshawe


Careers advisors are well-prepared after college information day

The Manchester College held an information day for careers advisors and heads of careers in Greater Manchester. Over forty attendees from schools and organisations across the region enjoyed seeing the College ‘in the flesh’ and ...

Performing arts demonstration


Film and TV students scoop top industry awards

Students from The Manchester College won two of the five categories at the annual Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Student Awards on Wednesday 11 February.

The awards, which recognise the best in student talent from ...
The winners of the 'Drama' category for 'Delicacy'. Credit: Claire Harrison.