The Manchester College is part of several partnerships. These partnerships aim to support the community and create new opportunities. Here are some examples of the partnership work we do.


DisabledGo surveys the accessibility of venues and has surveyed The Manchester College's facilities. Information about access to the college is available on the DisabledGo website.

FC United of Manchester

FC United of Manchester is a semi-professional football club based in Bury. We work with the club to enable our students to benefit from:

  • excellent coaching
  • opportunities to play for the under 18 and first teams.

Forum Learning

Forum Learning is a ‘one-stop shop’ approach to adult learning and training. It brings together the services of:

  • The Manchester College
  • Stepping Stones
  • JobCentre Plus
  • Manchester City Council's Adult Education and Library and Information Services.

Local people have the opportunity to learn new skills, gain new qualifications and get new jobs, all under the same roof.

Wythenshawe is benefiting from major regeneration and redevelopment programmes, including the growth of Manchester Airport and Wythenshawe Hospital. There are exciting job opportunities for residents with the right skills and qualifications. There is a strong focus on employability training, but also a range of courses aimed at enhancing quality of life.

Find out about courses at Forum Learning.

Motor Industry Skills Consortium (MISC)

The Manchester College is a member of the Motor Industry Skills Consortium (MISC).

MISC is a network of automotive training centres, dedicated to providing highly innovative training and assessment to the motor industry. MISC centres provide

  • apprenticeships
  • recognised qualifications
  • customised training

North Manchester FM

North Manchester FM began as somewhere for the local community to air their views, hopes and concerns for the area. After a series of pilot broadcasts, the station was granted a permanent licence in 2009.

106.6fm has grown rapidly since the licence was granted and now boasts 39,000 listeners on the FM frequency. The project supports around 70 volunteers and runs various training projects.

Music, creative media and radio production students at The Manchester College have presented on the station as part of their industry experience. The station also supports work placements for College students and partner schools. Many students go on to become station volunteers.

Radio Regen

Manchester-based charity Radio Regen supports the residents of Manchester, Salford and the north west to get on air. Manchester is home to six community radio stations including ALLFM, Wythenshawe FM, Gaydio, Unity FM and Peace FM. Radio Regen works with independent community stations, staffed by volunteers from the local broadcast areas. Many community radio station volunteers receive training in radio production in partnership with The Manchester College. Radio Regen supports and brokers development opportunities for communities and in partnership with The Manchester College has developed a range of education and training programmes from entry level to Foundation Degrees.

Skills Pledge

We’re working with Manchester City Council to fulfil the adult section of their Skills Pledge. The Skills Pledge is a public commitment that all staff have level 2 qualifications.

TUC Education

The TUC education department at The Manchester College runs high quality learning programmes for trade union members, representatives and officers.

TUC courses are free if you:

  • are a paid up union member
  • are representing your union
  • have negotiated paid release from work.

There is legal backing for paid release. If you have any difficulties, contact your senior union representative or full time officer.