Training centre

Our training centre in Manchester city centre offers courses and guidance for adults (18+) who are going through a process of resettlement or recovery. Initial taster courses (a few weeks) include computers, cookery, art and drama. Introductory vocational courses provide useful skills for exploring work in catering, social care and retail. We also offer a weekly volunteering taster session to provide a positive experience of work in a supportive environment, and a weekly work club.

Outreach courses 

We also provide outreach courses in hostels, day centres and probation offices in Greater Manchester. The aim of outreach sessions is to engage with people who would not normally attend an adult education centre, with the aim of using this positive experience as a launchpad for getting into education and work.

Information, advice and guidance

We provide information advice and guidance to help our service users start at the right level, and keep moving forwards.This includes our weekly Moving On Group to get help with exploring options and applying for work and college courses.


We are part of a partnership called Achieve North West, under which we offer mentoring, entry to volunteering, training and qualifications for offenders currently on probation or about to leave prison. More about Achieve

Inspiring Change Manchester

Back on Track is a partner in this eight year programme which supports people with multiple and complex needs in Manchester. Inspiring Change Manchester is led by Shelter and the programme was designed by service users and partner agencies. More about Inspiring Change Manchester



what we do


Back on Track is a Manchester charity that enables disadvantaged adults to make lasting, positive changes to their lives.