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.


Inspirational garden wins coveted medal

A team of staff and learners from HMP/YOI Styal and The Manchester College has defied the odds and the British weather to win a Silver-Gilt Medal at the prestigious RHS Flower Show Tatton Park.

The team of learners, and staff from ...
A Styalish Garden at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park


Award-winning Apprenticeship campaign

The Manchester College’s Marketing team were winners at the 2014 Heist Awards, receiving the Silver award for their 50 in 5 Apprenticeship PR campaign.

Heist Awards for education marketing have evolved over 24 years to be the ...


Outstanding results in Six Book Challenge

The Manchester College Libraries have achieved outstanding results in its third year of taking part in the Six Book challenge, achieving another Gold award for the College.

A total of 878 people took part in this year’s challenge, ...
Nigist Hagos receives her certificate from Liz Collier and Janice Banner


Ryan keeps his cool for WorldSkills place

Representing your country on an international level is a pinnacle for most people, and for one student at The Manchester College that dream is close to a reality.

Ryan Unwin, who is studying for Level 3 Diploma in Heatpump ...


Shena Simon students help shape the future of the BBC

Students at The Manchester College’s Shena Simon Campus are helping to shape the future of the BBC by taking part in a research project to help the corporation connect with young adults.

Participation in the project, organised ...
A-level students stand around BBC logo on reception desk at Media City UK


Young people make community garden bloom

A team of young people from The Manchester College’s Princes Trust Fallowfield Team have given the garden at a local church a new lease of life as part of their community project.

The group put the skills they had learnt in the ...
Princes Trust Fallowfield team handover community garden to local church


Year 6 pupils get a taste for sport

Staff and students at The Manchester College’s Nicholls Campus have teamed up with Greater Manchester Police to host a sports event for primary school children.

Making the leap from primary school to secondary school may seem ...
Year 6 pupil enjoys a football workout


Students celebrate a year of volunteering

Volunteering representatives from The Manchester College’s Nicholls Campus were rewarded for their hard work over the year at a special celebratory event.

Throughout the year, the team of students have organised numerous events ...


Principal Jack Carney announces his retirement

The Manchester College Principal Jack Carney has announced his intention to retire during the next academic year after 35 years of service to the College and the City of Manchester.

Jack has been Principal of the College since ...
The Manchester College Principal Jack Carney


Media students want you to Listen Up

Media students at The Manchester College's Shena Simon Campus have produced a series of viral videos aimed at reducing the stigma attached to mental health issues, and encouraging young people to talk about it.

One in 10 young ...
Creative Media students Rain Shadrach, Tom Forrest and Kausar Chy