What to expect when starting a course in January

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Flexibility, support, earning potential and more.

As the dark nights creep in and fireworks light up the sky, many of us are thinking about the new year and the possibilities of what it might bring. 

January is an opportunity to enrol onto a higher education qualification for those who are wanting to change your career, fill a gap in your studies, or simply because you are ready to return to education.

Making such a big decision isn’t easy so we’ve pulled together some of the benefits that come with a January start, to reassure you that when it comes to education, there really is no time like the present!

The comfort of starting in your own time

Whether you missed a September start, want to start now or are transferring from another university, enrolling for January is an opportunity to throw yourself into a new course at a time that is right for you.

Grow your earning potential

With our courses being typically cheaper than those offered at a larger university, the average income difference between someone with a Level 3 qualification vs a Level 4 or above is roughly 35 per cent higher. Our courses will give you the skills to access higher-paying roles, progress in your career or make an immediate impact within your workplace.


Regardless of the challenges and barriers you might be facing, you’ll be supported every step of the way by our Careers and Welfare team.

Our Future U Student Support Services are your dedicated support team here at UCEN Manchester, encompassing everything from accommodation advice to financial support.

Whatever stage of the journey you’re at, you’ll never be alone at UCEN Manchester. 

State-of-the-art facilities

At UCEN Manchester, we provide you with facilities that match the standards of the real world, so that you have the best possible chance of securing a job after your studies. 

That’s why we’ve invested £140m in our campus facilities. When you choose UCEN Manchester as your path to a brighter future, you’ll benefit from studying in campuses that are no different to the environments in which the professionals work in every single day. 

At UCEN Manchester, all our courses offer clear paths to future employment, and many have direct links to industry, so you gain work experience and develop connections for when you’re ready to apply for jobs.

Find out more about the wide range of courses at UCEN Manchester or call our Enquiries Team at 0333 222 444.

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