NCC Education forms progression route partnership with the Manchester Metropolitan University - NCC Education

NCC Education forms progression route partnership with the Manchester Metropolitan University 4 June 2019

NCC Education are delighted to announce that a progression agreement has been agreed with the Manchester Metropolitan University.

The Manchester Metropolitan University will now recognise our Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES) and offer progression onto over 120 courses at bachelor’s degree level.

Students can choose from a wide range of options at the Manchester Metropolitan Business School, broadly covering areas including banking, business, finance, economics, medicine, geography, sports and more.

The university’s routes in education date back to 1824, when the Manchester Mechanics Institute was founded, then formed into a polytechnic in 1970 when the School of Design was founded. In 1992, it became a university with its headquarters in Manchester.

Home to more than 36,000 students, Manchester Metropolitan University receives the third highest student applications in the UK, making it one of the largest student populations in Europe.

The university prides itself on strong partnerships with businesses and organisations at a regional, national and international level, which include the BBC and IBM.

Many of the university’s degree courses include a year-long work placement with these organisations – something the university believes aids its high employment rate for graduates.

NCC Education students who progress with the Manchester Metropolitan University will have the opportunity to graduate from the UK at their awards ceremony.

Partnership Manager at NCC Education Dermot Finnigan says: “We are pleased to be working with one of the UK’s leading universities to offer progression routes for our international students.

“The courses on offer opens up a broad range of opportunities for employment or further study, along with the choice for international travel.”

Head of International Recruitment and Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University Kay Morgan says, “It’s great to be able to offer NCC students a route to enter Manchester Met.

“We welcome international students from all over the world to our amazing city to come and study with us, offering you industry relevant courses in a study environment which is friendly and supportive.”

To find out more about Manchester Metropolitan University, visit: www2.mmu.ac.uk

Notes to editors

Manchester Metropolitan University has a proud heritage dating back to 1824. It is one of the largest universities in the UK, with over 38,000 students, and is home to a diverse international student population from more than 120 countries.

The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old*, which is a measure of its commitment to delivering and supporting quality research and teaching.

Manchester Metropolitan’s campus is located in the centre of Manchester, amongst world-renowned music, arts, shopping and sports venues and the second largest Chinatown in the UK. Manchester is considered Britain’s ‘best city to live in’** and one of the world’s top 10 most exciting cities†.

The University is undergoing a £400m investment programme to enhance its teaching and research facilities, buildings and public spaces.

85% of Manchester Metropolitan’s research has ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ impact††, its School of Architecture is ranked 7th in the world‡ and its Business School has prestigious AACSB and AMBA accreditations, placing it among an elite group of business schools worldwide.

Manchester Metropolitan provides its students with regular employability events including advice workshops, industry networking, guest speakers and careers fairs. The University has industry links with global companies, including Nike, Hilton, DHL and Dentsu Aegis Network§, and students benefit from lifelong access to a digital careers service.

The University provides a selection of scholarships exclusive to international students, up to the value of £5,000¶.

*Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018

**Global Liveability Survey 2018 by the Economist Intelligence Unit

†Time Out City Life Index 2018

††Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014-21

‡QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018

§Based on placements secured in 2017-18

¶The scholarship amount quoted relates to the 2018-19 academic year and may change for the 2019-20 academic year