How to Apply 19+

If you’re excited about expanding your knowledge and furthering your career, you’re ready to apply for a course and join us at The Manchester College. It couldn’t be easier!

Our online application process means that as soon as you’ve chosen your perfect course you can apply straight away from the course page. Just click the ‘Apply Now’ button and you’ll be guided through the process.

You can search for courses based on your passions or preferred qualification , and we can help you find out which one is right for you. It’s always best to apply as soon as you’ve found the perfect course, as places can fill up very fast!

We’ll aim to respond within 48 hours to confirm we’ve received your application, but if you don’t hear from us in seven days time, send us an email to check we’ve got everything.

Depending on the type of course you’ve applied for, you might be invited down for an interview with the relevant department. This is an opportunity to meet with course tutors to discuss course content and progression opportunities.  Interviews can be booked and managed via the Apply Portal, if this is a requirement for your chosen course.

In some cases, we may ask you to take a short BKSB assessment after your interview, to find out your current level in English, Maths and ICT. The instructions are really easy to follow, you’ll have plenty of time to answer the questions and there’s absolutely nothing to worry about.

If you don’t have previous qualifications here, this helps us determine the best type of course and appropriate level for your abilities, ensuring you’ll learn the most relevant information to enhance your career prospects.

We’ll be on hand to help if you have any specific requirements or need extra support.

After your interview, or if we didn’t need you to visit in person, you'll receive an email and updates via the Apply Portal to let you know your application was successful.

You will receive communication via email and the Apply Portal on your next steps to enrolment. 

If you weren’t suitable for this particular course, don’t worry! Our support team will be in touch to help you find the most relevant course for your experiences, skills and future plans to help you succeed with The Manchester College.

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