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The Manchester College

The needs of the learner are the focus of The Manchester College. We provide excellence in learning and training for the residents of Manchester and beyond. We offer an unprecedented range of courses, with clear choices and guidance for all our students.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)



  • 1827:St John’s Sunday School founded. At the time, Sunday schools were the only way most of the population could get an education. Our St John’s Campus now stands on the site of the Sunday school.
  • 1910:Harpurhey Baths opens. The restored, repurposed site is now a Grade II Listed Building and part of our North Manchester Sixth Form.


We offer programmes for unemployed people and those not in education, employment or training (NEET), and through the school leavers award we provide financial support for some young people. Our priority skills programmes ensure that learners achieve the skills required to progress into employment.


We are one of the largest organisations of our kind in Europe. We have around 5,000 employees working across more than 20 locations providing learning and skills to over 80,000 learners and 3,000 employers across the UK.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

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Student services

Our student support teams are here to advise you on issues inside and outside college.

The international office are here to advise and support you as an international student at The Manchester College.

Housing services

Manchester is home to over 100,000 students which means there is no shortage of options when it comes to student accommodation. The Manchester College does not have its own accommodation nor does it provide homestay directly but we can refer you to suitable providers of accommodation and accommodation advice.

The Manchester College work with two accommodation providers:

  • International Friendly Standard Award
  • Hosts International

Library services

Libraries are the place to go for:

  • books and e-books
  • journals and magazines
  • DVDs and CDs
  • online resources
  • technology to help you learn
  • advice about what resources to use for your course
  • IT access
  • printing and photocopying
  • university prospectuses
  • careers guides

Medical services

You can receive emergency medical treatment at any time.

Students who will be on courses longer than six months should register with a GP as soon as possible after arrival.

The Emergency Services (Police, Ambulance, Fire Service) can be contacted by calling 999. This number should only be used in an emergency.

Student Life

Campus life

The Manchester College is based at many sites across Manchester. We have campuses in the north, south and centre of the city. Each site has its own specialist, cutting edge facilities and a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

Central Manchester

  • Centre of Excellence for Medical Sciences
  • Nicholls Campus
  • Shena Simon Campus
  • St John's Centre

East Manchester

  • Malcolm House and Fernside
  • Openshaw Campus
  • The Manchester School of Building

North Manchester

  • Moston Campus
  • North Manchester Sixth Form
  • One Central Park

South Manchester

  • Fielden Campus
  • Forum Learning
  • Northenden Campus
  • Wythenshawe Campus


The College holds Investors in People (IiP) Silver accreditation. Investors in People is a framework for business improvement through people.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I really liked that every year the university and each course kept expanding and getting better. I also appreciated the help of the team and tutors and there very personal and human approach. However I would appreciate higher demands on discipline and professional approach to bring all the necessary skills to the top and use all the time in and out the campus to its...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really liked the sense of community within the course and the support received from The Manchester College in regards to mental health, course subject support and financial support.

Manchester, England, United Kingdom

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