Get ready for your next steps

Your journey at The Manchester College doesn’t end once you’ve completed your first year of study, your qualification or even when you progress onto employment or university.

As you approach the end of the academic year you'll work with your Achievement Tutor to review your options for September, discuss your next steps and plans for the future.

Whatever you decide to do next, we've got you.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you.

Your Achievement Tutor and the Careers and Welfare team are always on hand to provide information, advice and guidance on your future career.

Speak to our Careers and Welfare team by emailing Careers&Welfare@tmc.ac.uk

Need some inspiration?

Here are just a few of your options:

There are some key dates you’ll need to be aware of and few things you’ll need to do before you re-join us in September.

Step 1 – Progression Reviews

March

Progression reviews are your opportunity to discuss your next steps and plans for the future.

The reviews take place in your 1-1 with your Achievement Tutor and you’ll need to let them know what you’re thinking of doing in September and whether you’re progressing to the next level of study, changing to study a different subject or course, joining UCEN Manchester or another higher education institution, or moving into employment or an apprenticeship.

Step 2 - Changing Subject Areas

April – May

If you’ve told your Achievement Tutor you’d like to study a different subject area then your new subject area will be in touch.

They’ll provide you with more information about the area and course you’d like to study and invite you to any interviews, auditions or taster days you'll need to attend.

Step 3 - Pre-enrol

May – June

With enrolment just around the corner, we’ll be in touch to give you further information about what you need to do before you complete your enrolment for September.

Keep an eye on your Apply Portal for actions you need to take.

Step 4 - Enrol

July - September

It’s time to enrol! We’ll contact you again to let you know you can now enrol online via the Apply Portal and secure your place for next year!

There are some key dates you’ll need to be aware of and few things you’ll need to do before you re-join us in September to study our brand new T Levels or T Level Transition Programmes .

Step 1 – Progression Reviews

Progression reviews are your opportunity to discuss your next steps and plans for the future.

The reviews take place in your 1-1 with your Achievement Tutor and, if you want to study a T Level, you’ll need to let them know.

Not told them you want to study a T Level or changed your mind and now want to study a T Level?

Speak to your Achievement Tutor or Careers and Welfare to find out your options.

Step 2 - Pre-enrol

19 May – 18 June

With enrolment just around the corner, we’ll be in touch to give you further information about what you need to do before you complete your enrolment onto a T Level or T Level Transition Programme for September.

Keep an eye on your Apply Portal for actions you need to take.

Step 3 - Summer School

Early July

Attendance and successful completion of our online Summer School is part of the entry requirements for T Levels and T Level Transition Programmes.

They also give you the opportunity to get a taster of your course, demonstrate your talent and potential and meet your tutors and fellow students.

Details on the summer school will be emailed to you in due course - please keep an eye out for them.

Step 4 - Enrol

26 July - September

It’s time to enrol onto your T Level Transition Programme or T Level! We’ll contact you again to let you know you can now enrol online via the Apply Portal and secure your place for next year!

Congratulations, we’re delighted you’re taking the next step to get the career you want.

Don't forget, if you ever need to return to education in future to upskill or progress further in your career, we've got you. 

Our Centre of Excellence for Adult Education offers a wide range of courses for adults over the age of 19+ or you can study for a degree-level qualification with our higher education partner UCEN Manchester.

Good luck with everything in future.

Whether you want to become a nurse or healthcare worker, set up your own thriving business, become a chef and cook-up a storm in the kitchen or get a career in a huge number of other industries, your journey with The Manchester College doesn’t stop once you’ve finished your ESOL programme.

Take a look at the huge range of the qualifications you can progress onto at The Manchester College, learn what careers you can progress onto and take your next step today:

ESOL Progression

Not sure on your career choices and what options you have at this stage or any point during your time with us? Or need support with anything?

Speak to our Careers and Welfare team by emailing Careers&Welfare@tmc.ac.uk.