Centre of excellence for health & social care

In our Centre of Excellence for Health and Social Care, we'll help you develop all the essential skills that you'll require to go on to fill one of the estimated 177,000 roles that Greater Manchester’s health and social care sector will support by 2022. 

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.

Depending on your level of study you will complete up to 2 weeks' work experience with one or multiple employers, in either a single block or on seperate days during your course. You’ll also receive  ‘employability’ sessions that will equip you with the skills that you’ll need to thrive in the workplace. 

When you complete your journey in our Centre of Excellence for Health and Social Care you will have all the skills you need to be ‘work ready’ and the qualifications you need to take the next steps towards an amazing career. 

Available Courses

While studying at our Centre of Excellence you can obtain qualifications ranging from Entry Level and Level 3 certificates through to Extended Diplomas. If you haven’t already obtained a Grade 4 GCSE in English or maths you’ll also study to achieve this level of qualification, which is a mandatory requirement of your course and essential for many careers. 

In our Centre of Excellence for Health and Social Care you’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of this sector and gain work experience with industry leaders.

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Studying in our Centre of Excellence 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 that 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. 

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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 Centre of Excellence for Health and Social Care, meet our tutors, tour facilities and hear about all the opportunities that come with studying Health and Social Care at The Manchester College.


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