Industry EXCELLENCE ACADEMY FOR health & social care

In our Industry Excellence Academy for Health and Social Care, you’ll prepare yourself to fill one of the estimated 174,000 roles that Greater Manchester’s health and social care sector will support by 2027.

You’ll learn how to spot potential health and wellbeing concerns, how to ensure that people get the right care and be trained in how to deliver care and support to a variety of different patients. You’ll not only learn the theory but also the practical application of these skills in real-life settings.

You’ll also benefit from access to cutting edge training facilities and also our industry partnerships, which will offer you numerous work experience opportunities.

If a career working in the health and social care sector appeals to you but you aren’t yet ready for our Industry Excellence Academy, we’ll help prepare you for a career in this sector in our Centre of Excellence for Health and Social Care. Here you’ll be able to gain the skills required to progress into the Academy under the guidance of our expert team.

Once you’ve completed your journey with us there are a number of different career options open to you in the healthcare sector, ranging from Midwives, who earn on average £31,300, to Social Workers with an average annual salary of £35,300.

Available Courses

In our Industry Excellence Academy for Health and Social Care you’ll take a course that has been co-developed, and is co-delivered, by one of our leading industry partners. You’ll complete either a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and a placement with an industry employer of at least 15 days. 

By the time you complete your time in the Industry Excellence Academy for Health and Social Care you’ll have developed an in-depth knowledge of this sector and gained work experience with industry leaders.


Studying in our Industry Excellence Academy for Health and Social Care, you learn the skills that will set you up for a rewarding career helping other people.  These range from midwives to social workers, both roles have an average annual salary of approximately £39,000. 


We aim to bring together industry professionals and our talented students to help secure the best possible future for our students. We are currently working to secure work placements  with industry partners such as:

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NHS - Manchester University

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

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Proactive Physiotherapy Clinic

The Proactive Physiotherapy Clinic is a state of art clinic with a dedicated team of physiotherapists, founded by Zarah Ashraf (BSc (Hons) MCSP, Grad Dip Ortho Med).

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The University of Manchester

Part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, The University of Manchester is the largest single-site university in the UK with the biggest student community.


Explore our gallery. From our outstanding facilities to fantastic work placement opportunities, get a taste of what it’s like working in the industry and see what you can expect from studying at The Manchester College. 

The interactions we have with various programme leads always give the impression that our organisation is valued and that the College want to take account of our feedback, as well as support us in working with learners while they are hosted in our various departments.
Leo Clifton, Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Head of Widening Participation

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Find out more about our fantastic courses, outstanding facilities and the career options available to you. Download the subject area guide. 

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Book your place at our next open event to learn all about our Industry Excellence Academy for Health and Social Care, meet our tutors, see our state-of-the-art facilities and hear about all the opportunities that come with studying Health and Social Care at The Manchester College.

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