The Application Process Trafford College
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The Application Process
How to apply depends on the course you are looking to study.

For full time or HE courses, you can apply online. For apprenticeships, you can apply for vacancies via the National Apprenticeship Service. For adult and community courses, you can enquire on line and enrol at the venue. For further details, see below.
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The Application Process
How to apply depends on the course you are looking to study.

For full time or HE courses, you can apply online. For apprenticeships, you can apply for vacancies via the National Apprenticeship Service. For adult and community courses, you can enquire on line and enrol at the venue. For further details, see below.

How to apply for 16-18 courses

You can apply online or by completing a paper form and sending it to us (pick up a paper form in school, here at college or download it here). Once you cave completed the form, return it to us at:

Trafford College
Manchester Road
West Timperley
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA14 5PQ

Once we receive your application we’ll check you’ve answered all the key questions and if we think we’re missing something, or need to check anything we’ll get in touch with you.

The next step is normally for us to invite you to one of our Information & Offer Events which are dedicated events for applicants where you can have an informal chat with one of our tutors. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss your course choice(s), your career ideas and get answers to any questions you still have. You should ideally bring your parent(s)/carer(s) along with you as they are likely to have questions too.

We aim to be able to find the right course for you during the event and most of our applicants leave with an offer of a place secured. Offers will be confirmed in writing by our Admissions Team shortly after and you will be able to confirm whether you would like to accept your place.

If you are interested in studying A levels, you may be eligible to receive an immediate conditional offer based on your application and predicted grades. Don’t worry if you apply for A Levels and don’t get an immediate conditional offer, that will just mean we want to meet you to ensure we offer the right course(s) for you.

How long does it take to receive an offer once I have submitted my application?

As soon as we receive your application our dedicated Admission Teams will invite you to our next Information and Offer event (link to info and offer event dates). We aim to give you at least 2 weeks’ notice so if we receive your application very close to the next event we’ll invite you to the following one.

If I have been made an offer what should I do next?

On the bottom of your offer letter there will be a return slip. Please complete this and post it back to us, or email admissions@trafford.ac.uk. You can also call Trafford College Admissions directly on 0161 886 7092. Don’t worry if you can’t call during office hours as you can leave a message (but don’t forget to include your full name and date of birth!).

How to apply for Adult courses

Adult Maths and English.

If you are interested in Adult maths and English courses, you will need to complete an assessment prior to being placed on a suitable course. Please complete the application form and call 0161 886 7021 to book an assessment.

Community Learning Courses

For community learning courses, please enrol at the course venue. Please see the Community Learning Courses Section for dates and times.

Adult Full time Courses

To apply for a full time course you can apply online or download the application form and return it to:

Trafford College
Manchester Road
West Timperley
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA14 5PQ

Adult part time courses

No application form is necessary, just contact us with the details of the course you are interested in on:

Tel: 0161 886 7070
Fax: 0161 872 7921
Email: info@trafford.ac.uk

HE courses

It’s not as complicated as you might think to apply for a Higher Education course at Trafford College. Whether you are interested in one of our full time or part time courses simply complete an online application or download the form and return it to:

Trafford College
Manchester Road
West Timperley
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA14 5PQ

Top tip: Our HE students apply directly to us and not through UCAS.

How to apply for an Apprenticeship

Our dedicated Apprenticeship Team will help you search our current vacancies, or help you source your placement.
Step 1: Apply

You can apply for an Apprenticeship via the National Apprenticeship Service (complete as fully as possible, with lots of detail), if you would like support to help you apply, contact our Trafford First Recruitment team on 0161 886 7461 or email Trafford.first@trafford.ac.uk

Step 2: Response

When we have received your application we will ring you, if successful, and submit your application to the employer. This is your opportunity to discover more about apprenticeships and how we find you an employer (if you have not already secured employment).

Step 3: Finding Employment

Following a successful interview you will be conditionally accepted onto an Apprenticeship.

Step 4: Start Your Apprenticeship

When you have employment, we will confirm your place on the Apprenticeship programme with Trafford College and your employer.

Can’t Find a Suitable Apprenticeship?

We regularly have new and exciting apprenticeship jobs from leading employers. Register now to receive regular updates on new roles

Contact Us

For more information about Apprenticeships with Trafford College, and our vacancy matching service at Trafford First, please contact us on 0161 886 7461, or email Trafford.first@trafford.ac.uk

Applications should be made as soon as possible so that we have adequate time to assess your application and make any support arrangements prior to an offer being made. The College cannot guarantee that places will be available for those who apply after the April application deadline.


Downloadable Brochures and Application Forms
    Important Information

    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 & enable you to progress.

    Full time further education course applications should be submitted by 4pm, 30 April 2018. Applications received after the deadline will be considered, but we can’t guarantee that a place will be available on the programme applied for.

    Trafford College
    (Altrincham Campus)

    Manchester Road
    West Timperley
    Altrincham
    Cheshire
    WA14 5PQ

    0161 886 7070
    info@trafford.ac.uk
    The Centre for Science and Technology
    Trafford College
    Talbot Road
    Stretford
    Manchester
    M32 0XH

    0161 886 7070
    info@trafford.ac.uk
    ACS Centre
    (Gas safe registration)
    Trafford College
    Talbot Road
    Stretford
    Manchester
    M32 0XH

    0161 886 7106
    acs@trafford.ac.uk
    The Skills Shop
    intu Trafford Centre
    Manchester
    M17 8AA




    0161 747 4674
    skillsshop@trafford.ac.uk

    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 UK’s most significant employers, students are given a platform from which they can achieve their full potential.