Adult and Professional Courses
Kick start, change or progress your career with an Adult course at The Manchester College.
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We offer adult and professional courses in a huge range of subject areas:
- Business, Professional and Trade Union Education
- Childhood Studies
- Computing and Digital
- Construction and Engineering
- ESOL, English and Maths
- Foundation Learning
- Hair and Beauty
- Health and Social Care
- Hospitality and Catering
- Performing Arts
- Supported Learning
- Teacher Education
- Theatrical and Media Make-up
- Travel, Tourism and Aviation
- Visual Arts
Explore our courses
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.
Are you ready to start a new chapter in your career?
Apply now to join our Centre of Excellence for Adult Education.
Do you want to join us in September 2023? Once you've decided on the course you want to study you can apply via our Apply Portal.
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.
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.
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.
Find out more about what you can expect from college life, including enrichment activities you can take part in and our student support services.
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 brand-new City Campus Manchester.
Hear from our adult learners
We want to help you make it work and achieve your personal and career goals.
Whether you want to embrace a new hobby, learn new skills or gain a qualification to boost your earning potential, we can help you make it work. Hear what our learners have to say about returning to education as an adult learner at The Manchester College .
Automotive | Mark Crowther
Hear from Mark, who is studying an adult course in Automotive at The Manchester College Openshaw campus.
Business and Professional | Nzara Price
Hear from Nzara, who is studying an adult course in Business and Professional at The Manchester College Shena Simon campus.
Computing and Digital | James Adeniji
Hear from James, who is studying an adult course in Computing and Digital at The Manchester College City campus.
Construction and Engineering | Chrissie Pople
Hear what our students have to say about studying at The Manchester College.
ESOL | Mohammed Salim
Hear from Mohammad, who is studying an adult course in ESOL Entry 2 at The Manchester College Wythenshawe campus.
Adult Learner Magazine
Explore our courses, meet both our tutors and students and get the latest industry insights in our brand-new adult learner magazine.
Issue 6 is now available!Download Latest Issue
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.Listen here
Adult Learner Open Events
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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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