How to Apply 16-18

Applying to study at The Manchester College is really easy. Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be on the journey to success in no time at all.

When you’ve found the perfect course you want to study you can apply directly online from the course page. If you’re still looking for options, remember you can search via your passions , preferred subject area , or course type.

If you need help with any part of your application process, our course enquiry team will be more than happy to help you with queries, questions and other formats of the application form.

Once we’ve received your application, we’ll aim to send you confirmation within 48 hours. If you haven’t heard from us after seven days, it’s best to get in touch .

September 2022 Start

Applications for September 2022 start.  If you have not yet applied, please go to  You will receive a Conditional Offer for your chosen course, you will also receive a further communication via our apply portal with information on how to proceed to enrolment. 

Enrolment Dates 2022/23

Enrolment dates for September 2022 entry are currently being finalised and will be updated soon.

Dates New Applicant Activity


16-18 New Applicants (Accepted Offers / Made Offers) – Admin Enrolled Time Slots to be booked to confirm course / progress to learning agreement

Alternatively, you can come into any of our sites to enrol from 9.00am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday. 


16-18 New Applicant Enrolment including Walk Ins / not already applied

Opening times for enrolment:

Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 4.00pm (last appointment 3.00pm)


16-18 Enrolment (Main Enrolment)

Adult Enrolment (Main Enrolment)

Opening times for enrolment:

Monday - Thursday: 9.00am - 7.00pm (last appointment 6.00pm)

Friday: 9.00am - 4.00pm (last appointment 4.00pm)


16-18 Induction Week (Enrolment continues)

Adult Enrolment (Main Enrolment continues)

Higher Education Enrolment

Opening times for enrolment:

Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 4.00pm (last appointment 3.00pm)

Academic Year 2023/24

The application cycle will open for academic year 2023/24 in October of this year.  If you wish to apply, please go to and make an application after the 2 October 2022.  We will then process your application in accordance with our Recruitment Procedures.

After we’ve got your application, we’ll then invite you down to meet with our tutors and have a chat about your career goals and future plans. This will usually be at the campus where you’ve applied to study.

It’s just a great way for us to get to know you and make sure you’re on the right course for what you want to do in the future. It helps us both to check you’ll be happy on your chosen course and enjoy your time with us.

After your interview, we’ll ask you to take two or three short tests on Maths, English and ICT. They’re more like quizzes, and they are absolutely nothing to worry about.

They’re taken on the computer and are just another way for us to get to know you and understand your current skill levels. It helps us to make sure you have the best possible support when you study with us.

You’ll get full, easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of time to answer the questions, so there’s no need to panic! We’ll be on hand to offer additional help if you need it too.

Once we agree that the course you’ve chosen is the right one for you, we’ll send you a conditional offer.

This just means that you’ve got a place on the course with us if you get the grades we’ve asked for. Once you do, you’ll be all set for enrolment.

After meeting with one of our tutors, you may already have changed your mind about the course you want to study. That’s not a problem.

If we don’t think you’ll enjoy your original chosen course, we’ll work together and help you find one that you’ll find interesting and will help you reach your goals.

We are no longer in a position to enrol any new international students due to our current home office status as a legacy sponsor. For further information about Tier 4 of the points-based system, please refer to the Tier 4 Guidance for Sponsors on the GOV.UK website. We apologise that we are currently unable to proceed with any new applications. If you require a list of alterative UK registered sponsors please visit the Tier 4 Register of Sponsors.

If you are from a British Overseas Territories and your passport states British Citizen you can apply in the normal way. 

You are a 'British Overseas Territories' national if you are a national of any of these territories:

  • Anguilla
  • Bermuda
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Falkland Islands 
  • Gibraltar 
  • Montserrat
  • Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • St Helena and Dependencies (Ascension Island and Tristan de Cunha)
  • Turks and Caicos Islands