Who We Are
At The Manchester College, we have a highly experienced and dedicated School Liaison Team that work in partnership with schools, sixth forms, academies, IAG providers and other services to encourage and inform young people all around Greater Manchester and beyond about their future education and career opportunities.
We’re extremely passionate about delivering our extensive service to any students in years 8 through to year 13. We’ve been working together for a number of years now, bringing high-quality impartial advice and guidance to the Greater Manchester area, through our work with a wide cohort of schools, sixth forms and other organisations across the region.
Find out below what makes our team unique.
Our Size and Experience
We are the largest School Liaison Team in Greater Manchester, with access to a wide range of resources. Our team members come from a diverse range of backgrounds, which means we each have something unique to offer in our advice and guidance. Within our team, we have experience in the fields of education, business, marketing, history and social science!
Our Expertise and Excellence
Each member of our team has a minimum of a level 3 qualifications in Advice and Guidance, or they are working towards obtaining it. Together we’re an award-winning team, with expert knowledge of further education, T Levels, higher education and apprenticeships, which are offered through the College and our partner organisations UCEN Manchester and Total People.
Our Impartiality and Dedication
Having secured Matrix accreditation, we are able to offer high quality impartial advice and guidance where appropriate, to any pupil considering their future options.
We’re fully committed to helping every pupil succeed, and this is why each school and sixth form we work with has their own dedicated School Liaison co-ordinator who works closely with schools and their pupils to support them with their choices and post-16 or 18 options.
Our Innovation and Creativity
We are experts in the field of further education and offer innovative solutions to ensure young people receive the most beneficial advice about their education and career opportunities in the most creative ways possible.
We are always developing new and imaginative ways to support young people and provide them with invaluable information. This is achieved through our delivery of workshops, classroom sessions and many other events. We are happy to modify our sessions, or even create brand new bespoke sessions just for your school or sixth form. These bespoke sessions can be focused on employability, post-16 options, HE, apprenticeships or specific subjects. Our highly engaging and informative sessions can be delivered ‘live’ in school or virtually, we also have a range of pre-recorded sessions available upon request. If you have an idea of an event you would like us to deliver, please contact us.
We can also run pre-applicant campus visits tailored towards your pupils needs to give them a real insight into what life is like at college or what it would be like to study their chosen study programme.
Working with us
We are happy to work with any school or sixth form in the region in any capacity. We are always pleased to build relationships with new schools and sixth forms, as well as maintaining and building upon our current ones. We like to keep our schools and sixth forms up to date with the exciting work of the Liaison Team, through our termly newsletter.
If you’re interested in working with us, or would like to receive our termly newsletter, please call our team on:
Telephone: 0161 674 3496
Alternatively, you can email us at: SchoolLiaison@tmc.ac.uk
How we’ve helped others
The relationships we build with local schools are very important to us. Below are some comments from school staff and how we have worked with them:
"I just wanted to send out a huge thank you to your School Liaison Team, for the tremendous support they offered our young people. The team interviewed 40 Hulme Hall Year 11 students and were able to give them all individualised written feedback. Both of your colleagues were warm, welcoming and professional and made our candidates feel very much at ease. We truly do appreciate the time and ongoing support that The Manchester College provides us with and the career guidance and advice offered to our school leavers."
J. Smith, Hulme Hall Grammar School
"Thank you for the time, effort, care and attention you afforded our pupils here at St Thomas More. You established deep and meaningful relationships with our learners in the group during your visits. Your knowledge around the topics delivered was first-rate and you provided detailed answers and questioning which extended the value for each pupil. I have noticed a marked improvement in the group and they are now certainly uplifted from the sessions."
L Wright, St Thomas More
"I have just watched the new pre-recorded Connect2College school leaver presentation and it's great. It is 16 mins long so that is ideal for our time slots. I like the fact we can see you (linked School Liaison Co-ordinator) as well as the information - it personalises it and the Yr11s should recognise you."
B Schofield, Stockport School
"Just to say a huge 'thank you' for so kindly giving up your time to come to St. Damian's to talk to our pupils. Both the pupils and the staff were very much enthused by your presentation and interested to hear the key advice that you gave them. I know how busy you must be and so I am extremely grateful for the time and preparation you put into delivering the sessions on the day. It was very much appreciated and was of great benefit to the pupils."
M. Henshaw, St Damian’s RC High School
"We just wanted to pass on a massive thank you for the fantastic event yesterday. The students really enjoyed it and their feedback sheets showed as much. Please pass on thanks to Music, Sport, Creative & Digital Media, Automotive, Logistics and of course to yourself and Mary for helping it all run so smoothly. We really appreciate the support The Manchester College give to our school. Brilliant as always!"
G. Morrison, Loreto High School