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Discover everything about BSC Manchester

Formerly known as Manchester Academy of English, BSC Manchester is the longest-established private English language college in the city.  

Discover more about the college facilities, our exciting social activity programme and learn key facts about Manchester and the surrounding area.  

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The college is located only 5 minutes' walk away from Piccadilly Train Station with fast transport links to Manchester Airport.

Find us at:

BSC Manchester, 7 Chatham Street, Manchester, M1 3AY, United Kingdom

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Social programme

Based in the heart of Manchester city centre, there are many exciting activities and events for you to explore outside of class, such as live music and sporting events. Find out more about our social programme, visits and excursions.  

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College facilities  

BSC Manchester is proudly located in a historic building, with social areas and amenities for students. The college's Student Experience Team are always available to assist you with any questions about the college or help to find your way around Manchester.

There are restaurants and cafes right on your doorstep and everything is easily accessible by public transport.

State-of-the-art Classrooms and Facilities

Learn English in our bright and spacious classrooms, equipped with the latest learning technology. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow students and teachers for the optimal learning experience.

Premium Examination Centre

BSC Manchester is proud to be an authorised exam centre for Cambridge Assessment English and the Occupational English Test (OET). Our new, purpose-built exam hall will host exam dates throughout the year with our experienced test day team.

Dedicated Teacher Training Suite

Trainee teachers can study for their CELTA or ALM qualifications with BSC Manchester’s dedicated facilities. The suite includes classrooms and a CELTA study hub with specialised resources to support your learning.

Exclusive Rooftop Terrace

Take in the city atmosphere with our exclusive Rooftop Terrace, used by students for outdoor learning sessions, college graduation ceremonies and as part of our social schedule activities.

Student Study and
Social Areas

Outside of lesson times, students can continue their language journey and relax with peers in our social areas. This is also a great opportunity to speak with the friendly Student Experience Team and buy BSC merchandise and refreshments from our in-house kiosk.

Historic Building and Restored Features

The building in which BSC Manchester now resides has a rich history and forms part of the fabric of Manchester’s city development. Originally built in 1910, the building was home to the well-respected Together Trust.

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Student welfare

At British Study Centres Manchester, our aim is for all students to feel secure and content. We promise to give you a friendly welcome and provide any personal support you might need - from disability support to health and safety. Click here to find out more about what we are doing to look after our students.

Arriving in Manchester

Before arriving in Manchester, make sure to arrange a transfer from the airport to the school or your accommodation. BSC offers a worry-free transfer option when booking, allowing you to get a direct transfer from the airport, directly to BSC Manchester. Contact us for more information.

Arrivals at Manchester Airport: To get to the city centre from Manchester Airport, there are regular and direct rail links to Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station. Visit the Manchester Airport website for more arrival information.

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Getting around Manchester

BSC Manchester is centrally located, close to major public transport hubs, allowing you to explore the city and surrounding areas. Transport for Greater Manchester is a great resource for finding your way around the city.

By Train: Manchester Piccadilly (5-minute walk from school) For information on direct trains to Manchester Airport and London Euston, visit National Rail.

By Tram/Bus: Piccadilly Gardens (1-minute walk from school) For live tram and bus departures, visit Transport for Greater Manchester.