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Hotcourses' view on MANCHESTER COLLEGE (THE)

If you’re hoping to study in the north, we definitely feel that The Manchester College should be on your list of options. With campuses all over this vibrant city and great links to local industry, it’s the perfect place to start your career. We particularly like their drive to be a ‘healthy college’ – with their range of healthy eating options and ‘Fit 4 Fun’ events – so that not only will studying there improve your mind, but your body as well. Whether it’s an apprenticeship, an A Level, a fun evening course or even a degree you’re after, The Manchester College is sure to furnish you with all you need to succeed.


What subjects can I study?

At The Manchester College opportunities are endless, think of a subject and we probably offer it. We have courses in Animal Management, Applied Science, Automotive and Engineering, Business, Caring, Health and Social Care, Computing and IT, Construction, Creative and Digital Media, Design and Visual Arts, English as an Additional Language, Hair and Beauty, Hospitality and Catering, Music, Performing Arts, Sport and Public Services, Tourism, Retail and Leisure.




Course levels

The Manchester College offers various qualifications. Depending on your qualifications, experience and how you like to learn will determine which type of qualification you will study with us.

The levels we offer are:

  • Entry/Level 1 - suitable for those with no GCSEs
  • Level 2- the same level as GCSEs and once completed are equivalent to two to four GCSEs
  • Level 3 – include A levels and BTEC/NVQ vocational programmes
  • Apprenticeships - suitable for those who want to earn money while learning skills on the job. Apprenticeships are available at Level 2, 3 and 4 or above
  • Degree courses– Foundation Degrees and Degrees


The Manchester College has campuses across Manchester in North, South, Central and East Manchester.

Central Manchester

East Manchester

North Manchester

South Manchester

Open days

School leaver & Degree level Open Event

If you are 16-18 years old or an adult learner, come and visit us at our next open event and find out what courses we have on offer. Start your journey to amazing with The Manchester College.

How to enrol

Application form

Once you’ve decided which course is for you, you need to complete an application form.


We’ll invite you to an interview which will give you a chance to find out more about the course and to establish if it’s the right course for you.

Initial assessment

You will need to complete an initial assessment which comprises of two short tests on a computer to find out your level of English and maths. Depending on which course you apply for, we may also ask you to take an ICT test. Don’t worry about the initial assessment, it just helps us decide what’s the best course for your level of skills.

Contact us

If you want to find out more information about a course or wish to request an application form call our Course Enquiry and Admission team on 03333 222 444.

Where you'll learn

Addresses for Manchester College (The)

Manchester College (The) Ashton Old Road Manchester MANCHESTER MANCHESTER M11 2WH Show on map
Harpurhey Campus North Manchester Sixth Form Rochdale Road MANCHESTER MANCHESTER M9 4AF Show on map
Northenden Campus South Manchester Sixth Form Sale Road MANCHESTER MANCHESTER M23 0DD Show on map



BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services Level 3


by Amir - February 2017


Great course


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