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Trafford College

Trafford College
The Logo of Trafford College
Trafford, Greater Manchester
Type Further Education
Established 2007
LEA Trafford
Ofsted number 130519
Gender Mixed


  • History 1
  • Campuses and facilities 2
  • A Levels 3
  • Vocational qualifications 4
  • Apprenticeships 5
  • National Skills Academies at Trafford College 6
  • STEM Assured 7
  • Business training 8
  • Adult learning 9
  • HE provision 10
  • Notable alumni 11
  • External links 12


Trafford College is a further education college in Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. It was formed with the merger of North Trafford College and South Trafford College in 2007. At its most recent Ofsted College inspection in 2009 Trafford College was graded as "Good" .[1] Sir Bill Moorcroft was appointed principal of the newly merged Trafford College in September 2007. He was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in July 2008, recognised for his services to local and national further education.

Campuses and facilities

Trafford College has two campuses: Altrincham Campus and the Centre for Science & Technology (Talbot Road, Stretford, Manchester), plus the Skills Shop based at the Trafford Centre.

Altrincham campus offers A-Levels and a range of vocational courses in Business & Accountancy, Childcare, Creative Arts & Media, Foundation Learning, Hairdressing, Beauty & Spa Therapies, Health & Social Care, Hospitality, IT & Computing, Sport & Uniformed Services, and Tourism and Aviation. Facilities include the Strive Fitness Suite, Enhance Salon & Spa and Aspire Restaurant Bar.

The Centre for Science & Technology at Talbot Road opposite Lancashire County Cricket Club is STEM Assured, and has Engineering and Motor Vehicle workshops, Science labs, and AMC and AM2 Training Centres. The Centre offers a range of vocational courses in Electrical Installation, Electronics, Engineering, Engineering Services for Buildings, Foundation Learning, Gas, Motor Vehicle, Plumbing, Science and A Levels in Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, English Language, Maths, Physics and Psychology.

The Skills Shop, based at INTU Trafford Centre, offers training programmes to young people in Retail, Hospitality and Customer Service. The hub also provides employers with both staff development and training solutions.

A Levels

Trafford College offers A Levels in: Applied Science, Art & Design (Fine Art), Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Communications & Culture, English Language, English Literature, Film Studies, French, Geography, Government & Politics, History, Law, Mathematics, Media Studies, Physics, Psychology, Sociology and Spanish.

Vocational qualifications

Trafford College offers a wide range of vocational qualifications in: Business & Accountancy, Childcare, Creative Arts & Media, Engineering & Electrical Electronics, Engineering Services for Buildings, Foundation Learning, Gas, Plumbing & Electrical, Hairdressing, Beauty & Spa Therapies, Health & Social Care, Hospitality, IT & Computing, Motor Vehicle, Music, Science, Sport & Uniformed Services, Tourism & Aviation.


In addition to A Levels and vocational provision, Trafford College also offers a range of apprenticeships where learners combine work and study whilst being paid a wage. Apprenticeships available include: Accountancy, Barbering, Beauty Therapy, Business Administration, Childcare, Civil Engineering, Customer Services, Electrical Installation, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Services for Buildings, Facilities Services, Gas, Hairdressing, Health & social Care, Hospitality, Improving Operational Performance, Instructing Exercise & Fitness, IT, Laboratory Technician, Management, Motor Vehicle, Nail Services, Operational Maintenance Engineering, Plumbing, Polymer Processing, Process Manufacturing, Professional Cookery, Retail, Science & Pharmacy, Supply Chain Management, Supporting Teaching & Learning, Warehousing & Storage.

National Skills Academies at Trafford College

Trafford College has 4 National Skills Academies in: Retail, Hospitality, Sport & Active Leisure and Financial Services.

STEM Assured

Trafford College holds STEM Assured status. STEM Assured is the standard for assuring the delivery of vocational STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and training. The standard has been specifically developed to assure the quality of an integrated, cross-curricular approach to STEM vocational education. It is awarded by the New Engineering Foundation, NEF: The Innovation Institute.

Business training

Trafford College offers a range of training for businesses.

Adult learning

Trafford College offer a range of professional qualifications, short leisure courses, Community Learning courses that are delivered in venues across Trafford, and Looking for Work programmes to support people in moving back into employment.

HE provision

Working in conjunction with partner universities and employers, Trafford College offers Access to Higher Education courses, a range of full-time and part-time courses from Foundation Degrees to HNC/Ds and a number of Professional Courses.

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "Full College Inspection". Retrieved 2015-03-20. 
  2. ^ "Trafford College - A-Z Unis & Colleges , Getting Into University - The Independent". London. 2009-07-16. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  3. ^ Robb, John (2001). The Stone Roses and the Resurrection of British Pop. Random House. p. 28.  

External links

  • Trafford College
  • Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council
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