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The Manchester College

The Manchester College is the largest general further education college in the UK, and together with UCEN Manchester (LTE group’s higher education provider), the number one provider of 16-19 and adult education in Greater Manchester.

Having been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted across all areas, we are fully committed to equality of opportunity for all. Collectively, The Manchester College and UCEN Manchester offer vocational sixth form education, work-based learning, foundation learning, adult education, higher education and corporate training, working with leading employers to launch careers for a work-ready Greater Manchester. 

The Manchester College is part of LTE group, the first integrated education and skills group of its kind in the UK and the largest social enterprise in the country dedicated to learning, training and employment. The Group employs 5,000 people and provides education, training and employment opportunities to over 100,000 learners. The Group is made up of specialist organisations - The Manchester College (further education), UCEN Manchester (higher education), Novus, MOL and Total People – all with a shared mission and values. 

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Our journey with technology for learning 

Our own learning journey in effective use of technology for learning is driven by a clear focus on improving education and supporting our teachers and curriculum leaders to put learners at the centre of their own learning journey.  

As we move from emergency remote learning, to a more considered approach to digital and blended learning, we are delighted to continue to offer support to colleges and schools through the EdTech Demonstrator programme. 

Our internal quality team, further supported by Claire Collins, have extensive knowledge of post 16 education, inclusive practices (SEND) and a strong track-record of improving the quality of teaching, learning and assessment through high quality CPD and reflective practice.  

Over the past year, through working closely with FE colleges across the NW region, we have gained significant insight into emergent good practice and the potential of technology to improve the quality of education, that impacts on positive outcomes for learners, building their own capacity to use digital technologies for learning, work and life. 

Whilst we can provide short-term or mid-term support in the use of technologies for learning, we can now offer sustained bespoke support to colleges to develop strategic approaches to digital and blended learning, with a clear focus on quality of education and inclusion.  In context of your own quality improvement plans, we can support you to consider how, through effective use of technologies for teaching, learning and assessment, and considered curriculum design/sequencing, all learners can make good progress, whatever their starting point or knowledge gaps.  

Our approach builds on our ethos of shared learning and we will work with you to consider your own priorities, drawing upon the expertise of our team of Advanced Practitioners and Learning Technologists to help you to build capacity in your college or school. Whilst we can provide support in effective use of a range of technologies, the emphasis will always be on improving the quality of education, reducing teacher workload and the well-being of both students and teachers, making digital technologies work for them. 

Upcoming courses and their CPD prospectus can be viewed here.

Hear what we had to say during the regional launch of the EdTech Demonstrator Programme

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