Trafford College

Trafford College
The Logo of Trafford College
TypeFurther Education
Local authorityTrafford

Trafford College is a further education college in Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. It was formed with the merger of North Trafford College (established 1974) and South Trafford College (established 1951) in 2007.

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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, Games Design, History, Law, Mathematics, Media Studies, Physics, Psychology, Sociology.[citation needed]

Vocational qualifications

Trafford College offers a 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.[citation needed]


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.[citation needed]

National Skills Academies at Trafford College

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

Business training

Trafford College offers a range of training for businesses.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "Trafford College - A-Z Unis & Colleges , Getting Into University - The Independent". London. 2009-07-16. Retrieved 2009-08-03.
  2. ^ Robb, John (2001). The Stone Roses and the Resurrection of British Pop. Random House. p. 28. ISBN 0-09-187887-X.

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