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The Manchester College offers an unrivalled choice of courses for school leavers at 16 including vocational programmes, such as construction, and apprenticeships.

We aim to ensure all our students reach their full potential so you’ll find the college committed to quality and a positive and inclusive place to study. As well as experiencing fantastic teaching, you’ll get welfare and guidance support and you could benefit from financial assistance to help you cover everyday costs. We also offer support with English, math and ICT for those learners who need assistance with the practical skills required in everyday life, education and the workplace. Take a look at our case studies, the video gallery section and the news stories on our students and see for yourself.

Quality is our number one priority

While many of our students progress to the country’s biggest and most famous universities, many choose to complete their university level studies with The Manchester College because of the high levels of support we provide. If you’re finishing school at 18, this may also be for you.

We believe in giving you a learning experience to prepare you for further study and the world of work. At The Manchester College you will have access to some of the best college facilities in the country. We have great campus buildings, custom-built automotive workshops, industry standard training restaurants and hair and beauty salons, high tech recording studios, media suites and great live performance venues, as well as an established sports academy programme, fitness suites and sports facilities across the city.

We’re also committed to sharing good practice and providing training opportunities in the important area of sustainability, making a positive impact in our communities and on the environment. The website can give you an idea of what the college is all about. Don’t worry if you haven’t already decided what you want to do when you leave school, this website and our staff can guide you through the decisions involved in choosing, and applying for, the right course for you. Why not come along to one of our open events or taster days to help you explore your options.

Rachel Curry