ESOL, English & Maths

As the building blocks of almost every single business, English and Maths are those essential life skills that will help you through life, whatever career path you choose to follow. English is the second most widely spoken language in the world, used in international business and media around the globe. Whether it’s your second language or you want to improve your native abilities, there’s no better place than The Manchester College.

Our study programmes will help you develop your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills if it’s not your first language. And if you want to improve your maths abilities, we’ll open the door to a range of roles in business, engineering, computing and science!

  • With a range of dedicated classrooms and learning environments across our campuses, you’ll benefit from our exceptional course tutors in each of our English, maths and ESOL courses. Whatever topic you’re studying, you’ll be using exceptional resources to support your learning and develop the advanced skills that will set you apart.

  • Whichever course you enrol on, you’ll be studying a varied curriculum that meets the needs of you as an individual. Many aspects can be tailored to your abilities and preferences, with each course helping you to prepare for progression to further or higher education or into employment. You’ll benefit from topics that have real-world applications and develop the skills that will help you in any job or career.

  • With our ESOL study programmes, you’ll find different course levels to enrol on depending on your current ability and skill. You’ll then be able to move on to GCSEs or a wider selection of other courses with us. Our A level courses in English and maths will open up a range of further degree opportunities as well!

  • All our A level courses are currently taught at Shena Simon, our campus right in the heart of Manchester's city centre. Our ESOL programmes can be studied at our campuses around Greater Manchester, including:

    • Openshaw
    • Northenden
    • St. John’s
    • Harpurhey

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Functional Skills Maths

Level Entry Level

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Functional Skills English

Level Entry Level

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I plan to study to become a doctor and eventually a heart surgeon. I have a fervent interest in human biology and maths in particular. The study of the human heart has always been a passion of mine. My courses have been immensely helpful, especially the practicals. I plan to study at degree level and specialise in the study of the heart.

Irfan Khaliar • A level biology, chemistry, maths and physics

The English A level I did helped me build my English skills which made my understanding of many concepts easier and my writing more fluent, while media studies gave me a clear and wide picture of the media worldwide. I am now studying digital media and communication at Manchester Metropolitan University - first year, full-time.

Reem Jihad Aourir • A level English and Media Studies

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