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.

News

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

 

The Manchester College appoints Lisa O’Loughlin as its new Principal

The Manchester College today announced that Lisa O’Loughlin has been appointed as its new Principal. Lisa will take up her new role on 1 November from Jack Carney, who is retiring later this year.

Lisa joined The Manchester ...
Lisa O’Loughlin is the new Principal of The Manchester College

 

Snowdrops mark soldiers’ sacrifice

Staff and learners at Shena Simon Campus have marked the sacrifice of soldiers in World War One with an enduring tribute, planting snowdrop bulbs in Sackville Gardens.

The Sackville Gardens planting, part of the National Trust’s ...
Staff and learners from Shena Simon Campus took part in Snowdrop City Week

 

Jewellery exhibition sparkles at city venue

A sparkling jewellery exhibition at Manchester Craft & Design Centre will be curated by The Manchester College tutor Eve Redmond next month.

The exhibition, which is part of the Free For Arts festival, launches on Friday October ...
The Manchester College tutor Eve Redmond is curating a new exhibition

 

Elizabeth becomes Apprenticeship Ambassador

Elizabeth Shepherd, an apprentice at The Manchester College, has been invited to become an Apprenticeship Ambassador by Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.

Elizabeth, an apprentice with transport company First Group, was invited to ...
Labour Leader Ed Miliband talks to apprentice Elizabeth Shepherd