Before You Apply


For those who do things a little differently, like us. 

January starts are now open for applications. Explore our one-year degree level courses (HNC's) that you can complete in as little as eight months to get you qualified or ready to progress to the next level by September. 

Our HNC's are a brilliant way to build your confidence, skills and qualifications one year at a time.

They're a great stepping stone onto a degree but also allow you to step away at the end of the year with a recognised qualification that'll help you improve your career opportunities and earning potential, regardless of whether you choose to progress or not.

This makes them a perfect choice for anyone nervous about committing to a three-year degree, or who may need to think about balancing a degree with long term commitments or changing circumstances.

Rest assured whatever your personal circumstances, at UCEN Manchester, we're here to support you. We offer dedicated support and many opportunities to work 1 to 1 with tutors so you really understand what you're studying and don't get lost in the crowd.

Each of our courses are designed to help you thrive in growing industry sectors or take the next step into further degree-level study. 

It all starts with you. Begin your journey with us.

Register your interest or view our available courses below the form.

All courses are due to commence on Monday the 11th of January. Please note due to the national lockdown all courses will be delivered online to start with blended learning to re-start once face-to-face delivery can resume.

Whatever your ambition, we can help. For entry-level Adult courses visit our learning partner The Manchester College.

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HNC Computing

Your learning will cover a non-specialist computing pathway, which will allow you to gain a qualification without committing to a particular professional specialism.

Your first year will comprise of a broad range of subjects and optional units covering a range of occupational areas that will help you to gain essential skills and experience, before choosing specialist subjects to progress onto the next level.

HNC Construction and the Built Environment

Study a multi-disciplinary course across a range of Built Environment topics and progress directly into employment with this HNC in Construction and The Built Environment.

Develop your practical skills throughout the entire course, as well as advancing your specialist knowledge and understanding in this industry.

HNC Healthcare Practice

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Health and Social Care (Health Pathway) provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the health and social care sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units.

BTEC Level 4 HNCs provide a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment and opportunities to progress into higher education.

Foundation Fast Track in Creative Media - enquire on the form above to find out more and apply

This degree-level course is available as an 8-month fast option which allows you to start in January and finish by August, ready to progress onto an HND or the second year of a Foundation Degree when the new academic year starts in September. 

Depending on your specialism and successful completion you will be able to progress onto one of our media degrees which include Animation, 3D Modelling or Graphic Design. To ensure a smooth transition, you'll join classes from the FdA degree of your choice dependant on your progression aims. This will also allow you to integrate with other students.

This one-year qualification, allows you to build confidence and develop your skills, whilst quickly developing so you can progress onto your next steps, whether they be in industry or onto the next level of a degree.

This course can be funded by an Adult Learner Loan, the total course cost is £5,421 as well as an exam fee of £157.40. You can find out more about Adult Learner Loans here.

For more information on the cost of our HNC's please read our: Tuition Fee Policy

For information around fees and finance, support with payments and student finance visit our Fees and Finance page.

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