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.


La Tasca and The Manchester College join forces to inspire a future generation of art and fashion students.

Well-known Spanish tapas bar and restaurant, La Tasca, which has restaurants across Manchester, has been working with The Manchester College and its visual art students on a project which has fused the arts with food to inspire local ...

The Manchester College


Arden student is world semi-finalist in singing competition

Chloe Jones, a student at Arden School of Theatre, part of The Manchester College, has won the UK finals in the worldwide Voice of McDonald’s competition. Chloe will fly to Orlando, Florida this Friday to compete in the global ...

Chloe Jones


Physics students go nuclear

A Level students had a physics lesson to remember recently after Mechanical Engineers from Rolls Royce came in to talk about nuclear technology.

Jonathan Hart and Daniel Walton from the Rolls Royce ‘nucleargraduates’ programme ...
Rolls Royce Mechanical Engineers Jonathan & Daniel pose for photo


Premiership’s Kolo Touré inspires the next generation of talent

Liverpool and Ivory Coast defender, Kolo Touré, led an inspiring Q&A with young footballers at The Manchester College’s Men’s Football Academy. The Academy players, aged 16-19, met the Premiership footballer at an exclusive session at ...


Patrick proves he is a cut above

The Manchester College student Patrick Raphael is a rising star in the world of hairdressing and is already being applauded by the industry.

Two years ago 50 year old Patrick decided to swap life as a coach driver for a career in ...
Patrick Raphael and Elaine Alton


Manchester City and England star goes back to college

Manchester City Ladies and England midfielder Jill Scott took time out from her busy schedule to meet the future stars of women’s football when she visited The Manchester College Women’s Football Academy based at the college’s Nicholls ...

Jill Scott and student, Jessica Shepherd


Students enjoy a day out to Alton Towers

Over 3,000 students from The Manchester College visited Alton Towers over two days in April.

The 16-18 students left their campuses across Manchester in a convoy of coaches and headed to the theme park in Staffordshire for a day ...


Prince’s Trust students give Rio Ferdinand a grilling

Students enrolled on the Prince’s Trust Team Programme at The Manchester College got the opportunity to quiz Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand at a Prince’s Trust event at Old Trafford.

Rio Ferdinand joined young people who ...
Prince's Trust Harpurhey Team meet Rio Ferdinand


Transgender memorial restored in Sackville Gardens

The Manchester College have worked with The Friends of Sackville Gardens and Greater Manchester Police to restore the transgender memorial in Sackville Gardens and fit lighting in the Gardens.

The transgender memorial, which was ...
Transgender memorial in Sackville Gardens


College shortlisted as training provider of the year

Accounting courses at The Manchester College have been given the seal of approval by the national organisation for accounting, with the college shortlisted for the Training Provider of the Year award.

These are the first ...