Guidance and welfare - adults


The guidance and welfare service are here to support you. We can support you if you're already at The Manchester College or thinking of studying here.

We can advise you on:

  • choosing the right course
  • benefits
  • debt
  • immigration status
  • money
  • where to live
  • part time work
  • what to do when your course finishes
  • further study
  • careers
  • anything else you need help with

All the information we give you is confidential. We are objective, meaning that we will give you the facts, whatever the situation.

How can I get advice or support?

You can get in touch with us by contacting reception or the main office at your nearest campus. You can phone the guidance and welfare service nearest to you or email us at

You can get advice or support in different ways, including:

  • an appointment with specialist staff in areas like benefits, debt or immigration
  • drop-in sessions for brief questions
  • advice by email
  • group sessions on subjects like careers, university or money

We work in safe, friendly and welcoming settings.

We also have electronic and hard copy resources in the library resources centres (LRCs).

What happens to the information I give you?

Any information you give us about yourself will be kept confidential. We can give you a better service if you give us true and up to date information.

Sometimes we might ask you what you think of our service. Anything you tell us will be confidential. It will help us give you a better service in the future.

National Careers Service at The Manchester College

The National Careers Service gives information, advice and guidance to help you make informed decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service is free and available to adults (age 19+). The service offers confidential, impartial advice, supported by professional, qualified careers advisers. The guidance and welfare service at The Manchester College is a provider of the National Careers Service.

Any adult aged 19+ can use this free service.

Please call 0161 614 8416 to talk to an adviser or book an appointment at:

Financial Support for HE Students Policy

Financial Support for 19+ Students Policy