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.


Celebrity hairdresser Michael Douglas awards Wella Centre of Excellence status to The Manchester College

Celebrity hairdresser Michael Douglas visited The Manchester College to officially award the Wella Centre of Excellence status to the Hairdressing and Beauty department and presented the prestigious Wella Shield. There are only 30 colleges ...
Liz Peters presented with the Wella Shield by celeb hairstylist Michael Douglas


MOL celebrates 30 years with a new look

MOL proudly celebrated its 30th year as a market leader in professional training by launching its new brand. Reflecting the organisation’s diverse and expanding offering, the new brand puts the organisation in the perfect position to ...

MOL is celebrating 30 years as a market leader in professional training


Prince's Trust team's Secret Garden success

Green-fingered learners enrolled on the Prince’s Trust Team Programme at The Manchester College have completed their community project at The Secret Garden in Fallowfield. The Fallowfield Prince's Trust Team 17 is made up of young people aged ...
Prince's Trust team's Secret Garden success


City and United stars visit Nicholls Campus

Rivalries were put to one side when star players from Manchester City and Manchester United attended a Premier League Kickz session at The Manchester College. The champions were represented by full-back Pablo Zabaleta, while in the red corner, ...
City and United stars visit Nicholls Campus


Dyslexia play is on the way

A play about dyslexia and learning difficulties, which has won rave reviews, is coming to The Manchester College next month.

‘I Could Be Anyone’, based on the book by Matthew Scurfield, heads to Sackville Theatre at the Shena ...
‘I Could Be Anyone’, based on the book by Matthew Scurfield


Media students shortlisted for prestigious award

Media students at The Manchester College's Shena Simon Campus have been shortlisted for a prestigious award for their viral video campaign for the Mind charity.

The Level 3 Media Production students created a series of viral ...
Media Production students from The Manchester College


Inspirational hip hop artist is star speaker

MOBO award-winning hip hop artist, writer, poet and educator Akala has given an inspirational talk to students at North Manchester Sixth Form in Harpurhey.

Akala, who fuses rap, rock and electro-punk influences with fierce lyrical ...
Akala speaks at North Manchester Sixth Form in Harpurhey


Emmerdale star visits garden festival

Soap actor Mark Charnock took time out of his busy schedule to visit The Manchester College’s Forum Learning Campus in Wythenshawe.

The Emmerdale actor, who plays popular character Marlon Dingle in the ITV soap, was a guest at ...
Emmerdale actor Mark Charnock gets a hand massage


The Manchester College sponsors prestigious retail award

The Manchester College strives for excellence and innovation in training, so it was a perfect fit for the College to sponsor a category at this year’s Retail Industry Awards.

Known as the “Oscars” of the grocery industry, the ...
Trudy Burrows presents a trophy at the Retail Industry Awards


Skills on show in the heart of the city

The Manchester College Skills Show had the ambitious task of showcasing the breadth of courses and opportunities available at the College, but it was so much more.

Held over two days in the heart of the city at Manchester Central, ...
Brooke Vincent admires her work at The Manchester Skills Show