Are you looking for a place to study this September? If you're a school leaver who is looking to take the next step towards your dream career then look no further than the number one further education college for overall achievement in Greater Manchester*.


It starts with you - Choose from 170 courses, in 18 subject areas, across 5 campuses in Greater Manchester and apply today to start your journey to amazing this September. 
Get career ready with us - Whether that's progressing straight into work after college or further study, you'll learn the skills you need to start your journey to a successful career. 


*As per the latest Government National Achievement Rates Tables


Why apply to The Manchester College?

Benefit from our industry-standard facilities

Get work placements with the city’s best employers

Learn in-demand skills from industry-expert tutors

Study courses co-developed with employers

Be supported by award-winning Student Support teams

Travel for FREE to college and across Greater Manchester

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Browse our range of 16-18 courses here at The Manchester College, with over 170 courses to choose from across 18 subject areas.

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Aged 16-18 and thinking of joining us?

Apply to join us in September 2024 and discover below how we can support you during your time at college, from free breakfast to bus travel. 

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Do you want to join us in September 2024? Once you've decided on the course you want to study you can apply via our Apply Portal. All offers are subject to our admissions policy, capacity and meeting entry requirements.

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Our Access to Industry Award offers financial support to students who need help with affording college, including travel, food, kit and equipment costs. Plus all students in college from 8.00am - 9.30am can enjoy FREE breakfast.

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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 Pass and the support we could offer you with TMC Go if not.

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Study a T Level

From Business Management & Finance to Education & Early Years and Media, Broadcast & Production, discover our range of T Level courses across nine subject areas and apply online to start in September 2024.

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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, how to get involved in Student Voice and how to access our range of  Student Support services.

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

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Aged 19+?

Browse our adult courses and find out more about our Centre of Excellence for Adult Education.

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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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The Manchester College
Ashton Old Road
M11 2WH