Whatever your background or ability, if you’re not currently in employment, training or education our specialist Youth, Community, Work and Skills courses are designed to help you get back into learning, develop the skills you’ll need for employment and find a job that’s right for you.

Our dedicated courses are designed to support you and remove any barriers to learning and employment by developing essential skills and experience that you need to progress.

Whether you want to go on to further study with us, want to develop your skills and gain employment or have a dream career in mind and want to go on to study at degree level, at The Manchester College – the No.1 College in Greater Manchester for achievement* - we’re on hand to help you get there.

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If you’re not currently in work or education, our range of courses are designed to build your confidence and employability skills and help you get that all-important first foot on the employment ladder.

Our 12 week Prince’s Trust ‘Team Programme for 16-25 year olds aims to help you gain new skills, meet new friends and make a positive difference, giving you the opportunity to take part in your own group community project and action packed residential trip.

Find out more about the Prince's Trust 'Team Programme' and how it can help you on YouTube:

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Our incredibly successful NHS Sector Based Work Academy programme – run in partnership with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and the Department for Work and Pensions – is designed to start you on the path to a career in the NHS.

You'll receive support in getting back to work with us, learning crucial skills that will make you stand out from other job seekers, before then taking part in a five week work placement as either a Healthcare Assistant, Medical Laboratory Assistant or Business Administrator.

Once you've completed your placement you'll have developed the skills needed to boost your chances of employment in the healthcare sector and will receive a guaranteed interview with the NHS.

There is high demand for places on this programme when they become available, therefore, applicants will be invited to join us at an open event to learn more about the application process and what you need to do to prepare yourself ahead of interviews for the programme.

Our range of Work and Skills programmes are designed to improve your skills, provide you with support and boost your chances of progressing onto work or further study.

We offer a range of courses to suit your interests and future plans including courses in Digital Skills, Business Administration, Health and Social Care, Volunteering and more. 

Our Volition programme - in partnership with Manchester Cathedral - will provide you with the opportunity to learn new skills, take a qualification and gain work experience volunteering at Manchester Cathedral or with another of our partners.

Through this 10-week, part-time programme we'll help you improve your English and maths skills, develop the key skills employers are searching for, boost your confidence and meet new people, all while taking a recognised qualification.

Our Youth, Community, Work and Skills courses are available at a number of our campuses across Greater Manchester and externally at employer locations.

Wherever you study, you’ll learn in classrooms that reflect a strong focus on employability and developing independence and skills.

Plus, if you’re on one our Prince’s Trust programmes you’ll study at our be making use of some outstanding outdoor education facilities on a week-long residential.

Can you reach your potential? You can with us!

Make it possible today, view our range of Youth, Community, Work and Skills courses and enrol to study at the No.1 College in Greater Manchester.

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Ryan is a real success story and I am delighted to have him as a member of my team within the administrative section in Genetic Medicine. He has made so much progress within the department over the last three and half years, not only in terms of understanding and maintaining his own workload, but also in forming friendships with colleagues. He is a different person from when he first started and a lot more confident and able to work on his own initiative. I am thrilled that he was given the initial opportunity through Project Search.

Gill Reed • Quote from Gill Reed, Operational Manager for Department of Genetic Medicine about Ryan, Supported Internship Programme