Why Choose Us?

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As you come to the end of your secondary education, you’re faced with the exciting prospect of deciding what you’ll do next. But, as exciting as it is, we know that making that decision isn’t always easy.

The chances are you will know that you ultimately want to end up in a rewarding and fulfilling career but you may not know how to get there.

From T Levels to Level 3 Vocational courses, apprenticeships, employment and everything in between, you have a number of options to choose from. Take a look below and on our other Connect2College pages to find out more about how we can help.

So, what you’ll really want to know is why you should choose The Manchester College to help prepare you for that exciting career.

Here’s more than a handful of reasons why you should choose us!

  1. For two years straight we have been named the number 1 College in Greater Manchester for achievement. We’ve earned this because of the amazing results we help our students to achieve!
  2. The success of our students in basic English and maths means we are the number one FE college in the UK for student achievement in these subjects.
  3. The achievements we help our students attain means we are one of the top 20 colleges nationally for achievement.
  4. More of our students go straight to university, work or further study than from any other college in Greater Manchester.
  5. In the last two years we have placed our students with over 1,000 employers
  6. Our 2021-22 target is for 100% of our 16-18 students to engage in an exciting work placement or extended industry placements
  7. Employers rated our students as 4.8/5 stars in terms of being ready for the workplace
  8. We are investing heavily in our campuses, meaning you will have access to, and be able to train in, industry standard facilities
  9. From 2021 we are offering a wide range of brand new T Level qualifications - for more information visit our T Levels page.
  10. We leave nobody behind and are committed to aspiration for all. This means from your first day with us to your last, you’ll be given everything you need to unleash your full potential.
  11. Our courses offer direct progression to our higher education partner UCEN Manchester.


Still undecided? Here are a few more reasons why you should choose us.

Don't just take our word for it! 

We’re extremely proud of the achievements of all of our students here at The Manchester College, with many overcoming significant challenges to follow their dreams and find their perfect career. Take a look at our students latest success stories from across each of our campuses and subject areas.

Our Success Stories

The most important thing to know about finance and funding if you’re 16-18 years old, is that you won’t have to pay any course fees or exam costs at The Manchester College. 

During your time with us, there may be other things you have to pay for, including travel to and from college, food and drinks if you’re on campus, and any additional costs for course kits or equipment. You might need to plan ahead and budget for these, but depending on your circumstances, we have some financial support programmes that could help.

You can find out more information about finances and options available to you here.

Life at college is so much more than just sitting in a classroom, with incredible facilities, fantastic support and some amazing activities right on your doorstep.

Find out about the wealth of options available to you.