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We are delighted that you are considering coming to The Manchester College to take your next steps in education and to gain the skills you will need for a future career. 

We’re here to help you realise your full potential. We set high standards for ourselves and our students and encourage you to set ambitious, aspirational goals, but we will give you all the support you need to achieve them.

We have a wide range of high quality technical, career focussed courses that will help make sure that you are career ready after you have completed your studies with us. By embracing one of our programmes of study, the learning environment we provide (all of which are rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted) and focusing on your ambitions, I am confident that you will be able to achieve your goals and really make the most of your time with us. 

We are incredibly proud of our partnerships with local, regional and national employers who not only help create our programmes of study but also give our students first-hand experience of industry by offering work placements and internships. Through this hands-on experience we will help you develop the professional standards and values that will be key to you having a successful, rewarding career. 

What’s more, by working closely with employers, we can ensure that you develop the skills that employers want and need from you, as the next generation of industry excellence. The Manchester College has a high percentage of students who progress on to university, work or further study; take a look at our student case studies and the news stories on our website and our social media channels to see for yourself the successes our students achieve. 

While helping you achieve your goals is very important, it also really matters to us that you enjoy your time at College, that you get to have new experiences, make new friends and create happy memories that will last a life time. That’s why we have a varied and exciting enrichment programme that will ensure you have a great student experience and get the most out of your time at College. 

We would love for you to come and join us as, ultimately, we believe that if you work hard, we can help you to achieve anything in your studies.

Rachel Curry