Healthy Futures

We build healthy futures through education and employability pathways

Our educational programmes are designed to engage and inspire young people by providing qualifications and skills required to progress into further education, employment or training.

City Girls

The City Girls project engages female participants with free football training, leadership and mentoring opportunities.

Through after-school clubs and community satellites, girls across Greater Manchester have the regular opportunity to play for free with CITC. Using the power of football and brand of Manchester City, the City Girls project aims to provide safe spaces for girls to engage in football, improve their physical and mental wellbeing and develop their leadership skills.

City Inspires

Partnered with the Premier League, City Inspires aims to use the appeal of Manchester City to work with secondary school learners who are at risk of not reaching their potential, and to support them through the education system and early adulthood.

CITC coaches deliver a high-quality education curriculum that inspires pupils to succeed and excel academically, physically and socially. The programme provides an opportunity for pupils to learn essential life skills, with a focus of improving their engagement in education, prosocial behaviours and mental well-being.

Within the City Inspires programme, we offer a wide range of PSHE sessions, which schools can choose from to tailor the programme to the needs of their students. We place a strong focus on behaviour, welfare and personal development, as we feel that these topics are vital for the cohorts that the programme is aimed at.


Delivered in colleges across Greater Manchester, CITC’s BTEC programme aims to be totally inclusive, offering places to both male and female participants without trials.

Coaches deliver a holistic education of football, supporting those who want to develop their skills and abilities on the pitch as well as receiving classroom-based education as well.

The programme provides an opportunity for students who are passionate about football and their education, to combine the two as part of this course.

The curriculum provides students with an insight into what life would be like coaching in an academy session, through the way in which CITC staff deliver sessions.


City in the Community’s degree programme brings together our community football coaching knowledge with Manchester Metropolitan’s academic expertise, to offer the best of both worlds and an integrated path to rewarding career goals.

With work-based learning in elite, professional sporting surroundings, this BSc course provides students with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to find success as a coach or sports programme leader.

Both Foundation and Batchelor of Science courses are available.

City Careers

City Careers is an eight-week employability programme, working in areas of deprivation creating health and education benefits, with an aim of getting young people into education and employment.

Over the duration of the course, participants work with CITC officers, staff and external partners, on a series of employment workshops, with a focus on developing soft employability skills such as CV and cover letter writing, interview practise and how to approach job applications.

There is also the opportunity to gain qualifications, such as ASDAN Level 1 Award in Employability Skills, First Aid Qualification, as well as Food Hygiene and Sale2Site Online CSCS qualifications.

93:20 Volunteer Programme

In partnership with Hays, 93:20 is a long-term volunteer programme providing skills, experiences, qualifications, and pathways into employment both within CITC and across our network of partner organisations.

Named after the iconic moment in May 2012, when Manchester City became league champions for the first time in 44 years, it aims to inspire participants to never give up. 20 young people aged 16-25 from across various CITC programmes will complete up to 93 hours of volunteering. Opportunities are designed to develop their skills and experience, to help them prepare for the world of work.

Everyone at City in the Community deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, this includes our participants, parents and carers, our partners and all of our workforce. 

We will always take seriously any instances where we feel these behaviours are not displayed and respond accordingly.