Working in partnership with over ten local authorities in Greater Manchester and beyond, we provide a highly personalised Supported Learning offer for students with special educational needs or disabilities in an inclusive, supportive learning environment.
Whether you study one of our mainstream 16-18 (16-24 with an EHCP) or 19+ Adult courses and require additional support, or you want to study one of our dedicated Supported Learning courses, at The Manchester College – the No.1 College in Greater Manchester for achievement* - our provision is specifically designed to support you into employment or further education.
We’re extremely proud of our strong track record of helping students with special educational needs or disabilities to achieve their aspirational career goals. Our Supported Internship provision has been highly commended by the Department for Education and the department is also a 19/20 Beacon award winner for its application of assistive technology in supporting young people with a SEND need.
Lucy Rowe • Community Engagement and Resourcing Manager Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Supported Internship provides a strong evidence-base of what works well in terms of achieving genuine social and financial inclusion for young disabled talent, including meaningful and sustained employment. Year on year the partnership has grown stronger and the results speak volumes about the merits of joining forces to achieve a common aim, in this case delivering excellence in transition, careers and opportunities for all Manchester young people.