ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Manchester Skills Centre Offers Free Training Courses For The Construction Industry, IT, Hair & Beauty & More......

Updated on August 23, 2013

Manchester Skills Centre Free Training Courses & Apprenticeships

Manchester Skills Centre is the North Wests' most prestigious training centre.

Government funded courses for many practical trades such as plumbing, plastering, and bricklaying, as well as hair and beauty and IT, are taught to the highest of industry standards, and it is usually free.

The free training courses offered, permit each person to achieve an internationally recognised diploma, and to work towards their chosen NVQ. Many students are found on-going apprenticeships or employment within Manchester once they have finished their training course through Manchester Skills Centre

There are no age restrictions for any of the courses. Courses are for three or four days a week lasting 4/6 months. Day release for apprenticeships are also available.


Courses Offered


Plastering, Plumbing, Gas

Electrics, Scaffolding, Carpentry,

Kitchen Fitting, Maintenance


Re-spraying, Body Work, Repairs

Hair & Beauty

Hairdressing, Nails, Beauty,


Web design, Marketing, Advertising, Design Technology.

There are many other courses available through Manchester Skills Centre.

Hair Dressing
Hair Dressing

Staff / Tutors

The staff at Manchester Skills Centre have been selected for their professionalism, craftsmanship, and their amazing ability to teach.

Their caring, yet stringent approach to teaching methods has resulted in a fantastic 99% pass rate amongst students, ensuring the best possible employment prospects.

The staff, from receptionists and PA's to upper management and tutors are friendly, very polite, and always ready to help.

NB. Speaking from a personal experience, I have never come across tutors with as much dedication to training others as there are at the Manchester Skill Centre.

All tutors give one to one tutelage and advice to students. This creates a unique bond of trust and admiration as the students develop their skills which comply to industry standards across the globe.

Teamwork is an essential part of training, especially for scaffolders whom may rely on their team-mates not to drop them from a height.

Training begins on the first day. No making tea, no watching other people working, and no being a labourer. You begin training the minute you walk through the door.

The tutors relaxed methods of teaching encourages students to develop their individual skills at their own pace, without unmanageable deadlines. At the Skills Centre, students are not only taught their chosen profession, but are also groomed for future work ethics and standards.

Unauthorised absences, lateness, incorrect safety wear, swearing, discrimination, and laziness are frowned upon. A willingness to learn is the most important factor for any student wishing to expand their knowledge in their chosen field and to secure their own future.


The market is awash with cowboy builders, slap happy plasterers, and some very dodgy hair stylists. ManchesterSkills Centre provides training techniques to ensure each candidate achieves a certain degree of professionalism, and a well earned diploma which is recognised in their chosen profession the world over.

The diploma is a qualification which is recognised by industry and may be legally required to work on some building sites, salons or within certain companies. Without it, a person would just be one of the millions of unqualified people searching for employment.

Many graduates have gone on to work for British Gas, private electric, plumbing and IT companies as well as becoming self employed. Manchester Skills Centre free training courses gives a person a chance to stand out from the crowd and be noticed by prospective employers.


All the courses are free for the unemployed.

Travel from pre-designated points across Manchester are arranged free.

Initial uniform or overalls are free. Work boots, gloves, and safety goggles are also free.

You have nothing to lose to improve your chances of employment.

The on-site cafe provides hot meals and snacks from early in the morning till late afternoon. The prices are subsidised and therefore quite low. Meals are cooked to order and actually have taste, and can be eaten in the large dining area.

Smoking is prohibited throughout the building, but there is a designated smoking area for all students.

There is also a student car park for all motors and bikes.

Secure Your Future

Your future depends on you.

You will need to provide a lifestyle for yourself and your future family. The people at Manchester Skills Centre offer advice and training for each person to achieve individual goals.

Preparation is the key, a training course will help many people from the North of England become their own boss or find the type of employment they would like.

The Skills Centre provides training throughout the North West of England, including Manchester, Stockport, Bolton, Widnes, Salford, and Swinton.

If you would like more information on free training courses in Manchester, please contact us on the details below.

Contact Details

Phone Number: 0845 602 9469



Editors Note

Since undertaking a free plastering course at the Manchester Skills Centre, I have passed the G.O.L.A. exam with them.

On applying for three jobs within 2 days of passing my exam, I got offered all three jobs within a day of each other.

Without the guidance and assistance from the staff at this centre, I would still be possibly seeking job-seekers allowance. Now I have money and a future.

FREE link to: CSCS Card Revision Notes.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image com 

      2 years ago

      Please, send me your school address and post code. Thanks


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)