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.


Computing, IT and business students enjoy first conference

Students at The Manchester College have enjoyed their first Computing, IT and Business Student Conference. Students had the opportunity to attend the professional-style conference at our Openshaw Campus.

180 excited 16-18 year ...
One of the speakers at the conference


Northenden students brew up for Francis House

Students at The Manchester College’s Northenden Campus have been holding regular coffee mornings in aid of Francis House, a local charity for children with life-limiting conditions.

The students, who study on the College’s ...
Routes to Employment students


GCSE results day – meet our stars of 2016

There were celebrations across The Manchester College campuses today as students came in to collect their GCSE results.

Just one year after moving from Poland to Manchester, 17 year old Natalia Lesniak has earned an A* in Maths ...


The Manchester College celebrates an amazing year

More 16-18 year old students at The Manchester College have achieved an A*-C grade in their English and maths GCSEs than ever before.

Staff and students at the college are celebrating their GCSE results, which have seen a 25.8% ...


Well done to our Class of 2016!

A level students at The Manchester College are celebrating today after receiving their results.

A red carpet welcomed the nervous students as they arrived the college’s Shena Simon campus where they were greeted by their tutors ...


The Manchester College leads the way in Greater Manchester

More students at The Manchester College go on to university, work or further study than from any other institution in Greater Manchester.

A level results are out and students at The Manchester College are preparing to take the ...


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 ...