Entry Requirements

We offer courses from entry level through to university level, meaning no matter what grades you achieve at GCSE there is a course available for you at an appropriate level. We’re committed to ensuring that no matter what your qualifications, you can still progress and achieve your careers goals at Trafford College.

Remember! If you don’t get the results you need, don’t panic! We have a range of courses available at different levels to suit your needs and enable you to progress.

Level Course Length Entry Requirements
Entry Level 1 Year Interview required % diagnostic Assessment
Level 1 1 Year 4 GCSE’s at grade E including maths & English
Level 2 1 year 4 GCSE’s at grade D including maths & English
Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Up to 2 Years 4 GCSE’s at grade D including maths & English
Level 3 Vocational 2 Years 5 GCSE’s at grade A* – C including maths & English
Level 3 A Levels 2 Years 5 GCSE’s at grade A* – C including maths & English. some courses may require grade B in that subject.
Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Up to 2 Years 5 GCSE’s at grade A* – C including maths & English
Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship Up to 2 Years Advanced Apprenticeship or a minimum of 2 A Levels

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Trafford College is a leading provider of education and training in Greater Manchester. With a £50m investment in world-class facilities, an innovative approach to learning and exceptional links with some of the borough’s most significant employers, students are given a platform from which they can achieve their full potential.