Helping young people gain the confidence to make decisions about their own lives is an important part of our work, as is providing an environment in which they can flourish.

Education is much more than formal schooling. YMCA Manchester offers a range of accredited education and skills-based training programmes such as employability, fitness and physical activity, sport and active leisure, personal development and functional skills.

We work with young people aged 13-24 that may be at risk of exclusion, struggling with a school setting academically, have learning needs, are a young carer or care leaver.  We currently work with four schools to deliver bespoke programmes based on the needs of the young people attending.

YMCA Manchester is a Pearson approved centre and we are proud to offer a number of BTEC qualifications in addition to Functional Skills in Maths and English.

Take a look at our Education brochure 2021 – 2022 to find out more.

Student Testimonial

‘When I started at YMCA, I was nervous to start a new place to do my course. But guess what… YMCA Manchester are a lovely and welcoming community/team.

After the first day I was less nervous to go there because Gemma, Michael and Nicole honestly are really helpful, friendly and supportive people. They will push you to your limits to achieve your dreams ang goals. The YMCA team have improved my knowledge within Sport, English, and Maths.

They are a wonderful and outstanding team!’

Partnership Working Testimonial

For more information or to find out how you can work with us please get in touch