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The Manchester College

Ashton Old Road


Manchester M11 2WH

Phone: +44 (0)800 068 8585

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The Manchester College is one of the UK's leading education and training providers, offering courses for school leavers, adults, higher education students, employers, and international students.

We pride ourselves in being a different kind of higher education provider - at The Manchester College, the learner comes first.

Choose The Manchester College for our wide choice of courses, exceptional academic and personal support and excellent facilities. Our high standards have been recognised through a number of awards and accreditations highlighting our excellent support services, state-of-the-art buildings and highly efficient infrastructure.

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The Manchester College is fast becoming a popular choice for anyone wanting to study higher education at an affordable, inclusive and exciting education institution.

Our higher education qualifications range from foundation degrees with a vocational focus to more traditional academic courses, including BA and BSc honours degrees in creative subjects.

We work closely with industry, developing work placement opportunities and using their expertise to inform curriculum, so that the qualification you leave us with will be relevant and of interest to potential employers.

In addition, most of our courses are accredited by universities, which confirms the validity and integrity of the course content, so you can rest assured you will be getting a high quality educational experience.
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The Manchester College has locations throughout Manchester, providing welcoming centres for learning and socialising. Our locations offer an exciting range of cutting-edge facilities, providing professional standard, real world learning environments.


All buildings are equipped with wheelchair access, while lifts exist in most buildings to provide easy navigation from within.

Key academic Dates

Autumn term - 2nd Sept 2010 - 17th Dec 2010
Spring term - 4th Jan 2011 - 15th April 2011
Summer term - 3rd May 2011 - 22nd July 2011

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- higher national certificates (HNCs

- higher national diplomas (HNDs)

- foundation degrees

- bachelor's degrees

- postgraduate certificates in education (PGCEs)

- master's level courses

International/Erasmus opportunities

The Manchester College enrols students from over 60 countries. Manchester is a vibrant and culturally rich location for international students to study. The college provides:

- excellent standards of education

- cutting-edge facilities and learning resources

- comprehensive personal support

- a dedicated International Team


Business and Management


Computing and Networking

Construction and Health and Safety

Creative and Digital Media

Design and Visual Arts


Sports and Fitness


Theatre and Performance

Typical grades - Average offers

Most of our higher education courses require between 60-180 UCAS points.

Clearing/Adjustment provisions

Clearing is a UCAS service that matches applicants with HE course vacancies that are available in August, at the end of the application cycle. The service is designed for applicants who have either not been offered a place or have declined a place, and are looking for another course.

Courses available through Clearing at The Manchester College are advertised in August. A full list of all Clearing courses is provided on the UCAS website from mid-August. Information about how to apply is also provided at that time.

Fees and costs

The Manchester College charges highly competitive fees compared with most universities.

For the most up-to-date information on courses fees, we advise individuals to contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0800 068 8585.


A number of bursaries and scholarships will be available to students studying on higher education programmes at The Manchester College. Our Guidance Service has full details of these and is available to answer any questions regarding student finance.

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Library and Study Facilities

Our Learning Resource Centres offer a fully stocked library, learning resources, IT facilities and areas for quite study on every campus


We have the very latest computing technology and IT suites.


You can become a member of the gyms and fitness centres at many of our locations, including Nicholls Campus, Openshaw Campus, Moston Campus, and Northenden Campus.

If your idea of physical exercise extends beyond the gentle stroll from the bus stop to lectures, then this is the city for you. Manchester's sporting highlights include hosting the European Champions League final, the Commonwealth Games and the Olympic Athletic Trials. The city is also home to two Premiership football teams; in the blue corner stands Manchester City and in the red, Manchester United. World-class sporting facilities here include SportsCity, the Aquatics Centre, the Velodrome and Old Trafford, home to Lancashire County Cricket Club.


Manchester has an unrivalled choice of clubs, bars and lounges, live music and comedy venues, theatres and cinemas providing an eclectic and enjoyable evening out. Highlights include the Northern Quarter, Spinningfields, Canal Street, the largest China Town outside of London and the neon-lit Curry Mile, visited by 15,000 curry lovers every week.

Welfare Services

We have an award-winning Guidance Service and student support staff on each campus who are qualified to provide information, advice and guidance on a wide range of topics.

We provide:

- advice on financial support

- one-to-one guidance about any worries you encounter

- assistance in arranging childcare

- a multi-faith chaplaincy service

- health and wellbeing advice

Student Union

Life as a student at The Manchester College provides the opportunity to treat yourself to:

- a meal in our gourmet standard training restaurants

- pampering treatments at our hair and beauty salons, including those at our Moston Campus which also includes spa facilities, Openshaw Campus and Northenden Campus

- a show at one of our two theatres at the Shena Simon Campus in Manc

Careers Service

At induction, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will work with you to help you settle into college life and to make the most of your time with us.

Your personal tutor will:

- meet with you on a regular basis

- help you keep track of your progress

- listen to any concerns you may have and help you to resolve any problems you may encounter during your studies

- help you to access sources of support with academic or personal concerns

- support you with your learning and career development

Financial Aid

In order to pay for your living expenses while you study, you can apply for a student loan.

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Recognised off campus accommodation

The Manchester College's accommodation officer is available to assist with any housing needs or problems you may have.

Home students
We can offer help with finding suitable accommodation and offer hints, tips and advice on what to be aware of when looking for a new home. We can also offer assistance with any problems students may be experiencing with accommodation matters.

International students

We can help international students to find a range of accommodation, including 'home stays' with local homeowners, shared student accommodation and private halls of residence.

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