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At our Centre of Excellence for Science you’ll be able to develop your knowledge, acquiring the skills you need to start a rewarding career in which you will experiment, research and advance any number of things that touch our daily lives. You’ll apply these skills to a range of problems and challenges across different disciplines. 

Advancing your understanding of science will open doors to a plethora of exciting careers, covering everything from food and clothing technology, to biomedical science, microbiology, pharmacology and forensic science. 


Depending on your level of study you will also complete up to 2 weeks' work experience with one or more than one employer, this can either be completed in separate days throughout your course or in a single block.  You’ll also receive dedicated ‘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 Science 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 Science you’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of this sector and gain work experience with industry leaders.

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Studying in our Industry Excellence Academy for Science, you’ll learn the skills that will set you up for a rewarding career advancing humanity. These range from clinical research associates, with an average annual salary of £26,100, through to biomedical scientists that earn an average of £40,100 a year


We aim to bring together industry professionals and our talented students to help secure the best possible future for our students. These partnerships include: 

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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.  

As well as teaching me valuable course knowledge, the tutors have been very pro-active in securing me a placement in the chemical engineering industry. I’ve gained a vast amount of skills, which has made me feel confident and ready to enter the world of work in the future.
David Ojo

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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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