In Summer 2021 we opened our brand new facilities at our Openshaw campus, located close to the Etihad stadium.

These new facilities are home to our Centre of Excellence for Sport.

Industry-standard facilities that have been developed specifically for your course, include:

  • A fully equipped sports centre that will enable you to improve your performance
  • A 30 station gym and a strength and conditioning room
  • An aerobic and dance studio
  • A six court multi-discipline sports hall with a viewing gallery
  • A media suite with match-analysis capability/ live video link to the sports hall
  • Dedicated classrooms and two IT rooms
  • A full-sized, floodlit 3G full multi-sport pitch with home and away team changing rooms with direct access to the pitch and a seated spectator space

These amazing new facilities will provide you with access to everything you will see once you enter the workforce, giving you the best possible chance to prepare for a future career.

These new facilities will give our students incredible opportunity to work on industry-standard equipment helping them to go on and pursue further study and amazing careers in what is a truly sporting city.

Julian Smith, Assistant Principal

Our Openshaw campus is located on Ashton Old Road. It is easy to get to via public transport, with many bus routes stopping directly outside the campus, including the 219 bus running regularly from Manchester Piccadilly Station. Ashbury’s train station and the Etihad Campus Metrolink station are only a 10 minute walk away.  You can find out how to get there from your home address using the Transport for Greater Manchester route planner: Plan a journey | Transport for Greater Manchester (

We also have secure bike storage facilities on site so, with showers on campus, you also have the option to cycle to College.

Additionally, if you are aged 16-18 and live in Greater Manchester, you are entitled to free bus travel across the region seven days a week with ‘Our Pass’ (click the link to find out more and apply). Eligible adult students can also get support with travel costs (click the link to find out more and apply).

See where we are located and get directions below.