We aim to enhance the local community by assisting Chinese-speaking people, both refugees and immigrants throughout Greater Manchester, to integrate and access different opportunities, thus enabling them to participate fully in society.
In Manchester, The Manchester Chinese Centre has a successful track record of working with local residents by providing various Chinese and ESOL English language and NVQ courses. Our adult education aims to improve the lifestyle of new immigrants to achieve this by bringing together a diverse range of learning opportunities from Child care to interpreting courses, as well as providing them with local authority signpost information, employment news and advice through our centre.
Chinese languages are not part of the National Curriculum in the UK. Therefore, they are not taught in local schools. However, they are frequently used within Shopping Centres, Hotels and in business and tourism sectors, which are areas we seek to help our students gain employment and within the education sector.
The Manchester Chinese Centre has worked closely with the WEA (Adult Education), resulting in a “Retail Business Diploma” similar to the programme Manchester Airport provides. This has been a success as we now have 22 students who achieved a high standard, achieving job interviews and moving towards employment.
2015 -2016 WEA and MCC have trained 100s “Community Interpreting” Level 1-2 work for NHS across Greater Manchester. Sixteen learners gained “Child learning development” Level 1. The Training Brokers and MCC trained 16 Child Care Nursery Nurses, Level 2-3 and Leadership Management, Level 2. All learners ready gained employment across Manchester. We are ready to expand our work in Day Nursery- Dragon Heart Pre-school.
In 2015, MCC was the Winner of Adult Education, presented by the Mayor of Manchester.
Our adult education courses exist to provide educational support for adults to learn English to pursue their career aspirations. Most of our learners in the adult education course pursue a wide range of careers, from child care, bookkeeping, teaching assistant or interpretation. A range of teaching techniques, from comprehension to picture reading, is utilised to adapt to learners at all levels.