About us

University College Isle of Man (UCM) has a long-standing reputation for excellence in learning, training and education on the Island. We are proud to have inspired, challenged and empowered our students over the years to make a positive impact on the world around them.

We offer a broad programme of courses to meet the needs of the economy and the individual, and we support upskilling and retraining through full time, part time and work based flexible provision. Our courses are delivered across six campuses each boasting fantastic facilities.

UCM is pleased to deliver the Education Programme at the Isle of Man Prison.

In 2023 we launched a new strategy; you can read this strategy here. 

Visit www.ucm.ac.im for more information.

School Links

The purpose of this programme is to give 14 to 16-year old school pupils the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of vocational education and the career opportunities that are available on the island. We collaborate with local schools, in order to encourage and enable progression in education amongst youth. The pupils attend College for half a day a week for two years. For more information, please see our School Links prospectus

Further Education

Our further education courses cover a broad range of subject areas including: construction, business, administration and IT; art, design & media; engineering & manufacturing motor vehicles; hairdressing & beauty therapy; health & care; childcare; hospitality & catering; computing & IT; general studies and sport. For more information, please see our Further Education Guide and Further Education page.

Higher Education

Our higher education provision includes HNCs, HNDs and an MBA. Degree level courses are offered in conjunction with the University of Chester. Please see our Higher Education Guide or our Higher Education page for more information. View our latest higher education strategy


We work together with local employers to provide apprenticeship programmes that cover almost all the sectors on-Island. These schemes are developed with students and employers in mind, ensuring that the skills gained whilst on an apprenticeship not only support employers, but also provide the apprentice with the skills and knowledge required for them to progress in their careers. For more information, please visit our apprenticeships page.

Services to Business

We also offer a wide range of courses across many subject areas with the aim of supporting collaboration with businesses across the Island. We offer the following to businesses:

  • Core Services to Business training courses. This covers business enterprise; compliance and legislation; health, care and wellbeing; technical, and experienced construction contractor courses.
  • Bespoke training.
  • Use of our facilities and services.
  • Research opportunities.
  • Access to grants and funding information.

Please see our Services to Business page for more details.


Our Leisure Course Guide details over 200 courses for adults that cover a wide variety of topics including: business & technology; cookery & cake decorating; creative arts; general interest; health & well-being; and languages. Visit our Leisure Courses page for more information and see the courses we offer. 

Prison Education

We are responsible for the provision of education in the Isle of Man Prison. The aim of prison education is to reduce levels of reoffending through the learning and development of key academic skills which provide valuable transferable knowledge when seeking employment after release. Each student’s Individual Learning Plan focuses on successful resettlement and encourages them to make a productive contribution to society.

Exam service

We supervise all elements of the examinations process at UCM, from registration to certification, to ensure a smooth and stress free examination experience for all of our students across the various courses and curricula. For more information, please see our Exam Service page.