The Manchester College offers specialist courses for young people (aged 16-25) with learning difficulties.

Our learners develop their independence and work skills in a supportive, friendly environment. They can learn and build their confidence at their own pace.

Supported Internship

Next stop - work!

Have a look at our video about young people who have taken the next step
into work.

Enquiries and how to apply

For full details, please read our booklet, 'Courses for Learners with Learning Difficulties' (downloadable pdf).

Case study

James at work
James completed the Skills for Independence Entry 1 course at The Manchester College. He now has a full time paid job with Central Manchester Foundation Trust Hospitals. James...

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ReStore shop opens at The Manchester College
ReStore, a new shop run by students from the learning difficulties team, has opened its doors at The Manchester College. The shop, which is located in the Tower Building at the Openshaw campus, was...
l-r Adam Lyon, Sir Richard Leese, David Marriott, Maura Anapaz, Jack Carney
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Gary Whitehead, Zia Sarwar and Adam Aldred
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