The Greater Manchester Colleges Group is a partnership of 10 Further Education colleges, covering all boroughs across Greater Manchester.


The GMCG harnesses the combined forces of 10 colleges across Greater Manchester, in order to promote economic growth, the distribution of its benefits and the wellbeing of communities. Read more about some of the projects the GMCG is leading below.

The Dream Job – Raising the profile of Apprenticeships across Greater Manchester – June 2014 – July 2015
The Greater Manchester Colleges Group is committed to putting learners on the path to success and plays a key role in helping them increase their employability and achieve their individual potential. To help support this, the GMCG has been successfully awarded City Deal funding via New Economy to deliver an innovative new project to raise the profile of Apprenticeships across Greater Manchester

One of the key activities within this project will be the opportunity to get involved in and benefit from The Dream Job. This will involve partner colleges securing exciting Apprenticeship opportunities at well-known, reputable companies across Greater Manchester, and which will be used to help promote and highlight the benefits of Apprenticeships to both the individual and the business.

Activities will focus on key groups, including:

Young People (16-24 year olds including those that are unemployed)
Schools and colleges
Parents and carers
Businesses, particularly SMEs

If you, your school, or business would like to find out more, please contact us.

GMCG Teaching and Learning Conference 2 July 2014

This conference was held to celebrate, share and discuss innovative teaching and learning practices and leadership that secures improvements.

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Trafford College ‘Altrincham Originals’ winning Enterprise Team

Greater Manchester World Skills Competition 21-23 May 2014

The GMCG put skills in the spotlight with the first Greater Manchester wide Worldskills Competition in May 2014

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Skills Support at Work

The Greater Manchester Colleges Group has secured funds from the European Social Union to develop a Skills Support for the Workforce project.

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