British Study Centres BSC Manchester


The only English language school in Manchester accredited by Eaquals, the highest quality distinction that a language school can achieve


The Company's origins date back to the 1930s when the Cleaver family founded it.

In the early days, British Study Centres (BSC) concentrated on correspondence courses and as such was a precursor to the Open University which grew up in the 1960s. The Company overgrew, establishing offices and examination centres across the entire (then) British Empire and beyond and in the process becoming the UK's largest group of correspondence colleges.

Today, BSC specialises in the delivery of high-quality English language training to adults and young learners, teacher training courses for UK and overseas teachers and University Pathway programmes.

Located in the centre of Manchester, BSC Manchester school is the perfect place to study English whilst experiencing life in a lively and exciting location.

BSC Manchester is long established and is the only Eaquals accredited school in Manchester.

BSC Manchester is a big building with bright classrooms set over four floors.

Students enjoy relaxing in the large student lounge and also exploring the many cafés and restaurants nearby.

Why BSC Manchester is the best language school to learn English in Manchester

  • Free WiFi throughout the building.
  • In-Class IT – Computers & Projectors in all rooms,
  • Internships (unpaid positions available).
  • Job Club - write CVs & Covering letters - free service for students who are looking for a job.
  • Latest technology in the classroom, qualified UK-based teachers, immediate results.
  • Small groups, central locations, accredited by the British Council.
  • Student Lounge - a calm place to relax.

Most popular activities that BSC Manchester organises in the afternoons and evenings in Manchester

  • Bowling.
  • Conversation Club.
  • Film nights.
  • Football stadium tours.
  • Visit art galleries and museums.

Most popular excursions and trips that BSC Manchester organises at the weekends

  • Trip to Stratford Upon Avon.
  • Trip to Edinburgh.
  • Trip to London.
  • Trip to Stonehenge.


SchoolBritish Study Centres BSC Manchester
Address7 Chatham Street
CodeM1 3AY
Phone (emergencies)+44 7930 135 948
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Student Lounge Student Lounge
Free Wifi Free Wifi
Interactive White Board Interactive White Board
Terrace Terrace


Total students capacity195
Number of classrooms11
Age minimum16
Authorised exam centre forCAE C1FCE B2OET
AccreditationsALTOBritish CouncilCSN SweenEaqualsEnglish UKOficial Authorised Exam Centre for Cambridge
Last day for 2024 bookings with 2023 prices30/9
Year 2023
Holidays (school)23/Dic → 02/Jan
Holidays (country)01/Jan, 02/Jan, 07/Apr, 01/May, 29/May, 28/Aug, 25/Dic, 26/Dic, 27/Dic, 28/Dic
High season period courses19/Jun → 08/Sep
High season period residences17/Jun → 08/Sep
High season period homestays17/Jun → 08/Sep

Statistics on ages

Whole Year

Students total average80
Students per classroom maximum14
Students per classroom average9

Statistics on nationalities

Whole Year



Year 2023
Enrolment fee50£ ≈ 0
Placement fee45£ ≈ 0
Supplement under 18 care (per week)15£ ≈ 0


Homestay accommodation in Manchester

Homestay accommodation in Manchester

Live the experience of full immersion living with a British host family in Manchester

Residence Vita Student Manchester First Street

Residence Vita Student Manchester First Street

Student residence 17 minutes walk from the school including study spaces, a gym and spacious lounge areas Manchester, England


#LanguageCourseWeeksLessons WeekAge MinimumProfilesLevelsRelated ExamsPrice Week from (GBP)Price Week from ()
1ENGeneral English Course 20 lessonsExcellent General English course Standard 20 lessons per week in Manchester, England {430}1-50 2016Adults 16+General EnglishA1A2B1B2C1255£≈ 0
2ENGeneral English Course 25 lessonsExcellent General English course Intensive 25 lessons per week in Manchester, England {429}1-50 2516Adults 16+General EnglishA1A2B1B2C1280£≈ 0
3ENGeneral English Course 30 lessonsSuper-intensive General English course 30 lessons per week in Manchester, England {580}1-50 3016Adults 16+General EnglishA1A2B1B2C1295£≈ 0
4ENFull-time Cambridge FCE Course 30 lessonsFull time FCE preparacion course of 30 lessons per week in Manchester, England {432}4, 63016Adults 16+Cambridge FCEB2C1C2415£≈ 0
5ENFull-time Cambridge CAE Course 30 lessonsCambridge C1 preparation course full time 30 lessons per week in Manchester, England, United Kingdom {433}4, 63016Adults 16+Cambridge CAEC1C2415£≈ 0
6ENFull-time IELTS Course 20 lessonsFull time Academic IELTS preparacion course 20 lessons per week in Manchester, England {428}1-50 2016Adults 16+Cambridge IELTSB1B2C1C2255£≈ 0