We aim to ensure all our students reach their full potential so you’ll find the college committed to quality and a positive and inclusive place to study. As well as experiencing fantastic teaching, you’ll get welfare and guidance support and you could benefit from financial assistance to help you cover everyday costs. We also offer support with English, math and ICT for those learners who need assistance with the practical skills required in everyday life, education and the workplace. Take a look at our A Level exam results, our case studies, the video gallery section and the news stories on our students and see for yourself.
While many of our students progress to the country’s biggest and most famous universities, many choose to complete their university-level studies with The Manchester College because of the high levels of support we provide. If you’re finishing school at 18, this may also be for you.
We believe in giving you a learning experience to prepare you for further study and the world of work. At The Manchester College you will have access to some of the best college facilities in the country. We have great campus buildings, custom-built automotive workshops, industry standard training restaurants and hair and beauty salons, high tech recording studios, media suites and great live performance venues, as well as an established sports academy programme, fitness suites and sports facilities across the city.
We’re also committed to sharing good practice and providing training opportunities in the important area of sustainability, making a positive impact in our communities and on the environment. The website can give you an idea of what the college is all about. Don’t worry if you haven’t already decided what you want to do when you leave school, this website and our staff can guide you through the decisions involved in choosing, and applying for, the right course for you. Why not come along to one of our open events or taster days to help you explore your options.
Our journey to amazing began almost 200 years ago, with our history tracing back to the very start of Sunday school education and the foundation of St. John’s Sunday School in Manchester.
We’ve been progressive thinkers and innovators in education ever since then, and by 1921, Byron Street was one of the first day continuation schools in England, taking up residency in the old school premises at St. John’s Parish. By the 1950s, we were pioneering the way in technical education, with hundreds of young civil servants and post offices workers attending St John’s and Openshaw Technical College opening its doors for the first time.
To meet the ever-changing needs of the educational community, Openshaw and St. John’s were soon merging to form The Central College Manchester, and later, The Manchester College of Arts (MANCAT). Over in South Manchester, Fielden Park, Arden and Wythenshawe were merging to eventually form City College Manchester.
We’ve been at the heart of Manchester life for decades, and by 2008 we had united as The Manchester College.. Since then, we’ve continued to expand our offering and invest in our communities, opening new campuses and Centres of Excellence, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in learning and training. Today, we’re the number one provider of 16-19 education, adult education and higher education in FE in Greater Manchester.
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The Manchester College
Princess House, 105-107 Princess St, Manchester M1 6DD