Adult and Professional Courses

Kick start, change or progress your career with an Adult course at The Manchester College.

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Financial Support

Finances and tuition fees don't need to be a barrier to learning or your success - we are here to support you.

Greater Manchester Skills Fund

Study for free if you're aged 19 or over and this is your first or second Level 3 qualification, click here to explore eligible courses.

Free Courses for Jobs (formally the National Skills Fund)

Study for free if you're aged 19 or over and this is your first Level 3 qualification OR if you earn less than £18,525 or are unemployed regardless of whether you already have a Level 3 qualification, click here to explore eligible courses.

Advanced Learner Loan

If you're aged 19 or over and you're starting a Level 3 or Level 4 course with us, you can take advantage of this loan which can be used to pay some or all of the tuition fees for your course.

19+ Access to Industry Award

If you're aged 19-23, you may be eligible to access funding support through your legal entitlement to your first full Level 3 qualification. We can also help with things like childcare and travel, no matter your age.

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Are you ready to start a new chapter in your career?

Apply now to join our Centre of Excellence for Adult Education.

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Have you already applied to study with us? Once you've decided on the course you want to study you can apply via our Apply Portal. 

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We can offer financial support to students who need help with affording college, including tuition fees and childcare costs through our Access to Industry Award.

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You could be eligible for FREE travel to college and across Greater Manchester, find out if you are eligible for free bus travel through our travel bursary TMC Go.

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Hear from our learners

Hear from some of our adult learners on what they like most about studying with us, why they returned to education and more on our YouTube channel.

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Student Life

Find out more about what you can expect from college life, including enrichment activities you can take part in and our student support services.

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Find out more about our six locations across Greater Manchester, from how to get there to more information on the industry standard facilities you can expect to study in, including our new City Campus Manchester.

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Talking TMC

Listen to our College podcasts! Hear from our guests on topics such as what to expect from The Manchester College, the courses we have on offer, reasons to study at the number one college in Greater Manchester and the support we offer in terms of career guidance, finance and funding.

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Adult Learner Open Events

Want to find out more? Join us at our next Adult Learner Open Event where you can meet our expert tutors, tour our amazing facilities and find out more about finance and funding options.

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Whether you’d like to know more about a specific course, ask a question about applying, or find out about the college, we’re here to help!

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