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FutureSkills at MediaCityUK

FutureSkills at MediaCityUK is located in the heart of MediaCityUK and specialises in media, technology, music, IT and media make-up courses

Located a stone’s throw away from the country's largest media hub, FutureSkills at MediaCityUK has been established to create pathways into the creative and digital industries, as well as business and finance. Their high-tech studios and performance spaces are of industry standard, getting students fully prepared for a career in music, media, IT or accounting, at MediaCityUK, or anywhere else their vocation may take them.

Following an inspection by Ofsted in November 2015, FutureSkills at MediaCityUK is officially a ‘Good’ college. The college also has a rich history of success across all qualifications. Last year they secured an incredible 100% Advanced Vocational pass rate with a great percentage of high grades achieved.

Ofsted: “The college has established a culture of high aspirations for student achievement. The high grades students achieve enable them to gain places at the most prestigious universities.” 

Whether a student wants to become a journalist, musician, accountant, TV producer, graphic designer, computer programmer, games designer or even a make-up artist for TV and film, they are in the best place possible at FutureSkills.

The college’s prime location right by MediaCityUK provides unlimited opportunity for those budding media moguls in the area. The development of MediaCityUK is on-going, with more and more jobs being created every year. At FutureSkills, students are given access to all that MediaCityUK has to offer, from work experience placements, to guest speakers, trips and tours.

The close proximity to Manchester City Centre is also a huge advantage for students wanting to go on to work within the financial services industry. Manchester is home to some of the biggest companies in the UK, providing boundless opportunity, and the college boasts links with the likes of KPMG and Kelloggs. 

If you want to study music you’ll benefit from the most high-tech soundproof rehearsal rooms, large capacity and fully-equipped performance space and recording studios.

Whether it’s IT you’re looking at studying, media or games design, the college has the most impressive and industry standard equipment to help you get to grips with your chosen industry.

IT and games design rooms are complete with all the latest in virtual reality apparatus. Thanks to the standard of equipment, you’ll be getting to grips with the most cutting-edge technologies, for example, you might find yourself building your own computer, setting up your own operating system or building a game on the latest software – whatever it is the college provides all you need to train at industry standard.

At FutureSkills, you’ll have the opportunity to work in professional salons that will have you well prepared for life in employment, should you choose to study media make-up. 

Salons are fully equipped with the latest make-up, from all the best and most professional brands including MAC Cosmetics. You’ll be given all the tools you’ll need to work on prosthetics and dramatic looks perfect for film, TV and theatre.

And that’s not all, the college has a fully-equipped TV studio, radio studios, MAC and editing suites all to aid your learning about multi-camera production, radio programming and presenting.

The college is stocked with the most high-end camera, sound, lighting and recording equipment so you can get the most out of your time studying at the college.  

If you are interested in studying at FutureSkills, please click here.  


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Who to contact

0161 631 5000

Where to go

Venue Address
Dakota Ave
M50 2PU

When is it on?

Days & Times
Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm and Friday 8.30am - 3.00pm

Who is it for?

Eligibility Details

FutureSkills offer a range of school leaver, Adult and Higher Education courses. Please contact the college directly for more information. 

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details

Please contact the college directly for more information.  

Cost Information
Please enquire for details.

How accessible is this service?

Wheelchair Access
Accessible Toilet
Disabled Parking
Further Details

Please contact the college for more information on accessibility. 

Last updated date:
23 August 2019

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