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Why choose us?


Full-time, part-time, a year at a time

At UCEN Manchester you can build your confidence, skills, and qualifications a year at a time. At every step of the way you can choose whether to continue your progress or take a break as it suits you with our range of one-year HNC’s and Cert HE’s. If you continue to the next level you’ll still earn a degree in three years but benefit from the peace of mind that if things change or you need a break, you can step away after a year and still hold an industry-recognised qualification.

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Concise timetables and flexible options

You can choose either face-to-face for on-campus support or take up the best of our blended learning (some face to face learning mixed with some online). You'll benefit from how learning can flexibly fit in and around your commitments – we mean listening to lectures on the school run, catching up on classes after work, and chatting to your tutor in a time and way that suits you best.

Plus for most of our courses, we keep our timetables to two days a week, meaning that if you are travelling to campus you only have to do it a few days a week for a full day of classes – we find this helps students especially those balancing work, childcare or family commitments.


Make an immediate impact in your workplace

If you're currently working and looking to upskill to better your progression and career outcomes, you'll quickly see the impact of studying towards degree-level qualifications. We teach you practical skills based on current industry practices so you can immediately apply your newfound knowledge to your role or business to make an instant impact. 

Money matters


Don’t pay a thing until you earn over £27,295*

Providing you’ve not studied a degree in the UK before you’ll likely be eligible to get a Student Finance Loan to cover the cost of your tuition, which you won’t have to pay back until you earn over £27,295, and then it’s only 9% of what you earn over this amount. (If you earn £28,295 you’d pay 9% of the £1,000 that's above the threshold).

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Value for money

Most of our degrees start a £7,000 a year for a full-time course, this is one of the lowest rates in the UK. This tuition fee pays for:

  • Your teaching (Awarded TEF Silver for Teaching Excellence)
  • Access to support services including welfare, careers and housing advice
  • 24/7 counselling offer
  • Industry-standard facilities, software and equipment 
  • 1-2-1 support and smaller than usual class sizes
  • Brand new state-of-the-art campus facilities
  • An amazing student experience

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Adult learner checklist

How to get into uni without A Levels

Questions to ask when enquiring

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Find out more about what it's like to return to education as an adult. 

Our students say it best, and with half of our student population being mature learners, we know what it takes to balance returning to study later in life and how to best support you in achieving your goals, whether that's starting, changing or progressing in your dream career. 

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