The Manchester College Group is a large scale social enterprise which has learning, skills, development and transitional services at the heart of its mission. We deliver a comprehensive package of services for learners in custody and the community enabling progression into education, training and employment.


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


The Manchester College attends major justice sector conference

The Manchester College’s Justice Sector is attending the 2014 Criminal Justice Management Conference at the QEII Conference Centre in London.

For 14 years the CJM Conference has been informing the criminal justice sector’s work ...
The Manchester College is attanding the CJM Conference 2014


Downing Street celebrates Six Book Challenge success

The success of The Manchester College’s Six Book Challenge has reached Downing Street with College Principal Jack Carney and the College’s Six Book Challenge Co-ordinator Janice Banner invited to Number 11 to celebrate the College’s ...

Jack Carney, left, celebrates the Six Book Challenge success


Partnership opportunities working with The Manchester College and offenders

The Manchester College is looking to develop partnerships in conjunction with the delivery of the Round 3 provision of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020.

The contract aims to help ...
The Manchester College


Martina Cole champions Six Book Challenge

Top-selling author Martina Cole, whose name is synonymous with crime dramas in print and on television, is the official ambassador of the 2014 Six Book Challenge, which tasks participants to read six books in six weeks.

The ...
Martina Cole is the ambassador for the 2014 Six Book Challenge


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


Recruitment event for tutors and trainers in the Yorkshire and the Humber region

Have you ever considered working with Offenders? Do you want to work in an environment where you can really make a difference? Want to find out more? Why not come along to one of our events to find out more about your next career opportunity: ...


Transforming Rehabilitation bid update

In January, The Manchester College and Innovo CLM, a staff mutual formed by probation staff in Cumbria, Lancashire and Merseyside, passed the first stage of a competition to win regional rehabilitation contracts, as part of the ...


The Manchester College is pleased to present New Directions our Justice Sector Newspaper.

New Directions contains articles relevant to our learners, staff and partners; we hope to share the good practice taking place in all our establishments with a wide audience and promote future good work!

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New Directions our Justice Sector Newspaper