Greater Manchester UK




Manchester Education & Training


Higher Education (HE) in Manchester

Greater Manchester is well served with Educational
and Training establishments at all levels. Within the Metropolitan County
are 4 universities – Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan, UMIST (formerly
the oldest technological university in Britain, now part of the University
of Manchester) and Salford Universities, as well as the University of
Bolton among them.
Higher education institutions in the United Kingdom are the sole awarders
of degrees at Bachelor, Postgraduate, Masters and Doctorate levels.
Almost always students will be 18 years and older.

Please note that the former UMIST has now become part of the University
of Manchester, and we are awaiting updates.

University of SalfordHollings College, RusholmeTameside CollegeBolton Community College

Further Education (FE) in Manchester

There are many further education establishments within
the region, including Colleges of Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges.
Amongst these are numerous denominational institutions including Catholic
and other religious types, as well as specialist colleges (of Music,
for example).
These colleges offer a range of qualifications including A-Levels (Advanced
Levels), usually required for entry to Universities or other HE Institutions,
National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) obtained through work with
some college attendance, and General National Vocational Qualifications
(GNVQs), usually studied full time at college but with a distinctive
training for work bias and work placement/experience.
Usually 16-18 years old students, but often including “late starters”
or “mature” students. Typically, students would hope to acquire
between 3 and 5 A-Levels or equivalents.
Many Further Education establishments are also Adult Centres, that is,
they serve as evening or part-time day college and run courses designed
for adult learners – they generally offer a range of vocational and
non-vocational courses from languages to hobbies like cookery or flower

Secondary Education in Manchester

High Schools, Comprehensive Schools, Public Schools
and Grammar Schools (though the latter are by now very rare and usually
signify a private fee paying school of some kind) – secondary schools
come in many guises, reflected in the intention to offer as wide a choice
for parents as possible.
They deal with students from age 11 to 16, and lead to a basic matriculation
qualification, the GCSE or the General Certificate of Secondary Education
(still known amongst some as “O” or Ordinary Levels). Students
would normally expect to acquire between 5 and 9 subject passes at this
level to go on to higher levels.

Primary, Infants & Junior Schools in Manchester

Many schools at this level would actually be Primary,
Infants or Junior Schools, with children aged from 4 to 11 years, though
there are still separate Primary/Infants Schools (aged 4-8 or so) and
Junior Schools (8-11 years).
At this stage all pupils will follow a common National Curriculum designed
to instil basic literacy and numeracy.
This level also includes many denominational schools, including Church
Schools (Church of England, or CofE), as well as Catholic, Jewish and
Islamic Schools.

Training Organisations in Greater Manchester

Listed Alphabetically:

Awaaz Learning Centre

464 Cheetham Hill Road, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 9JW.
Tel: 0161-721 4441. Fax: 0161-721 4999
Email: Website:
At Awaaz we work closely with local colleges and education authorities
to provide the very best courses, tailored to the specific needs of
the Asian community.

Parkway House, Palatine Road, Northenden, Manchester M22 4DB.
Tel: 0870 880 8794. Website:
Dore provides an exercise based programme to remediate the cause of
learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and attention disorders.

Manchester New Technology
Institute (NTI)

One Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester M40 5WR.
Tel: 0161-920 4466 (Corporate/Employer Sponsored Enquiries)
Tel: 0800 068 8585 (General Course Enquiries)
Manchester NTI is part of a national network of government approved
and supported NTIs. Our aim is to boost the regional supply of IT, Management
and Enterprise skills and to transfer this knowledge to local businesses.

Transglobal Languages &

Merchants Court, Borough Road, Altrincham, WA15 9RA.
Tel: 0161-233 0888 (Language Training & Cultural Briefing)
Tel: 0161-233 0777 (Translations & Interpreting)
Provider of language services (language training, culture training,
translations & interpreting) to local companies and public bodies.
Established since 1992 and achieved national recognition in various
forms for their services to companies including UKTI Languages for Export
National Award.

Women’s Electronic Village

Ada House, 77 Thompson Street, Manchester M4 5FY.
Tel: 0161-833 8800. Fax: 0161-833 8811.
Email: Website:
WEVH is a computer training and resource centre in central Manchester
offering a wide variety of courses for women with any level of experience.

Free computer drop-in centre, with creche, offices and meeting rooms
available for hire.

Manchester Universities & Higher Education

Listed Alphabetically:

Distance Learning Open University

351 Altrincham Road, Sharston, Manchester M22 4UN.
Tel: (General switchboard) 0161-861 9823. Tel: (Course Enquiries) 0161-862
24 hour Course Enquiry Line: 0870 3330161.

Metropolitan University of

All Saints, Grosvenor Square, Manchester M15. Tel: 0161-247 2000. Website:

Northwest Centres of Excellence

See Web at:

Royal Northern College of
Music Manchester, The

124 Oxford Road, Manchester. Tel: 0161-273 6283. Website:

UMIST – University of Manchester
Institute of Science & Technology

Sackville Street, Manchester M1.
Tel: Main Switchboard – 0161-236 3311. Fax: 0161-200 4019
Students Union: 0161-200 3270. Website:
(UMIST is now part of the University of Manchester).

University of Bolton , The
(formerly Bolton Institute)
Deane Road, Bolton BL3 5AB. Tel: 01204-900 600. Web:

University of Manchester
Manchester UniversityUniversity of Manchester
Oxford Road, Manchester M13. Tel: 0161-275 2000. Website:

University of Salford
The Crescent, Salford M5. Tel: 0161-295 5000. Website:

Universities Vocational Awards
Council (UVAC)

Bolton Institute, Chadwick Campus, Chadwick Street, Bolton BL2. Tel:
01204-90 3351.

Colleges of Further Education in Greater Manchester

Listed Alphabetically:

Bolton Community College

Manchester Road, Bolton. Tel: 01204 907 000.

Bury College
Market Street, Bury BL9 0BG. Tel: 0161-280 8280. Website:

Manchester College, The
Note: the former City College Manchester and Manchester
College of Arts & Technology
merged in 2008 to form The Manchester College.

— Openshaw Campus
Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, Manchester M11 2WH.
Tel: 0800 068 8585. Website:

– – Abraham Moss Campus
Crescent Road , Crumpsall , Manchester M8 5UF.

– – City Campus (formerly Shena Simon College)
34 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 3HB. Tel: 0161-614 8000.

– – Fielden Campus
Barlow Moor Road, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2PQ . Forum Futures

Forum Square, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 5RX . Tel: 0161-935 4080.

– – International Office
3rd Floor, Bridgewater House, 58-60 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1
6LT . Tel: 0161-279 7272.

– – Northenden Campus
Sale Road, Northenden, Manchester M23 0DD
Email Admissions:
Or call on freephone 0800 013 0123 minicom.

Eccles College
Chatsworth Road, Eccles, Salford M30 9FJ. Tel: 0161-789 5876. Fax: 0161-789

Holy Cross College
Manchester Road, Bury BL9 9BB. Tel: 0161-762 4500. Fax: 0161-762 4501.
Website: .

Hyde Clarendon Sixth Form

Clarendon Road, Hyde SK14 2JZ. Tel: 0161-908 6800. Fax: 0161-908 6811.


Loreto College
Chichester Road, Hulme, Manchester M15 5PB. Tel: 0161-226 5156. Fax:
0161-227 9174.
Website: .

North Trafford College of
Further Education

Talbot Road, Stretford, Manchester M32. 0XH. Tel: 0161-886 7070. Fax:
0161-872 7921.

Oldham Business Management

Oldham Business Centre, Cromwell Street, Oldham OL1 1BB.
Tel 0161-615 5050. Website:
Offering business degress, postgraduate courses and short business courses.

Oldham College, The
Rochdale Road, Oldham 0L9 6AA.
Telephones: Learning line: 0800 269 480. Reception: 0161-624 5214. Minicom:
Email: Website:

Oldham Community Education

Chaucer Street, Oldham OL1. Tel: 0161-624 3957.

Pendleton Sixth Form College

Pendleton Centre, Dronfield Road, Salford M6 7FR.
Tel: 0161-736 5074. Fax: 0161-737 4103. Website:

Salford College
Worsley Campus, Walkden Road, Worsley M28. Tel: 0161-702 8272.
Website: .

School of Sound Recording

10 Tariff Street Manchester M1 2FF. Tel: 0161-236 8049. Email:

South Trafford College
Manchester Road, West Timperley WA14. Tel: 0161-952 4600. Website:

Stockport College
Wellington Road South, Stockport. Tel: 0161-958 3100. Website:

Tameside College
Beaufort Road, Ashton-u-Lyne. Tel: 0161-908 6600. Fax: 0161-908 6611.

Wigan and Leigh College
53 Parson’s Walk, Wigan WN1 1RS. Tel: 01942-761600. Website:

Greater Manchester Schools Information

There are simply too many
schools in the Metropolitan County to list here. Links to comprehensive
lists of schools of all types are found below for individual townships
and boroughs. Alternatively, they can all be found in local telephone
directories under their appropriate Local Education Authority entries
(eg. look under Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, etc…). However, we have included
here a few useful numbers and contact points.

Listed Alphabetically:

Bolton Education & Arts

Paderborne House, Civic Centre, Bolton. Tel: 01204-522311.
Advice & Guidance Line: Tel: 01204-525506.
List of all Bolton schools

Bury Education Welfare Service

Tel: 0161-253 5662.

Bury Education Department

Athenaeum House, Market Street, Bury. Tel: 0161253 5652.
Education Adviser’s Office – Tel: 0161-253 5652.
Schools Admission: Tel: 0161-253 5659.
Bury Primary Schools List (in PDF format) at:
Bury Secondary Schools List (in PDF format) at:

Central Manchester City Learning

Cambridge Street, Manchester M15 6HP. Tel: 0161-212 1970. Fax: 0161-227
Email: Website:

City of Manchester Education

Administrative Head Office, Cumberland House, Crown Square, Manchester
Tel: 0161-234 5000. General Education Enquiries: Tel: 0161-234 7125.
Adult Education Enquiries: Tel: 0161-273 4736.
An alphabetical list of all Manchester schools is available on the Manchester
City Council website at

Chetham’s School of Music

Long Millgate, Manchester. Telephone : 0161-834 9644 / 7961.

ISIS Independent Schools Information

2 Overhead Cottages, Capernwray, Carnforth, Lancashire. Tel: 01524 735977.

Manchester Muslim Preparatory

The Grange, 551 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester M20. Tel: 0161-445

Oldham Education & Leisure

Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham. Tel: 0161-911 4260.
Admissions & Exclusions: Tel: 0161-911 4213.
Careers Advisory Service: Tel: 0161-911 4296.
Find any Oldham School at:

Rochdale Education Department

All enquiries via main Rochdale Metro switchboard: Tel: 01706-647474.
Complete alphabetical list of all Rochdale schools at:

Salford Education & Leisure

Minerva House, Pendlebury Road, Swinton, Salford M27 4EQ.
Tel: 0161-778 0346. List of Schools in Salford at:

Stockport Education Division

Administrative Offices: Stopford House, Piccadilly, Stockport.
Tel: 0161-480 4949. List of Stockport Primary Schools at:
List of Stockport Secondary Schools at:

Tameside Community Education

To contact all departments telephone: 0161-330 8355.
List of all Tameside schools at:

Trafford Education Department
Administrative Offices

Town Hall, Tatton Road, Sale. Tel: 0161-872 2101.
Careers Office: Tel: 0161-872 2101. List of all Trafford Schools at:

Wigan Education Department

Director of Education, Progress House, Westwood Park Drive, Wigan WN3
Tel: 01942-486139 and 01942-486140.
Complete list of all Wigan schools is available at:


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