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Information for parents, carers and guardians of applicants
Information for parents, carers and guardians of applicants

We are committed to teaching & learning excellence, ensuring we provide all students with a high quality study programme appropriate to their needs & interests. We understand the importance of keeping you involved in your son/daughter’s progress throughout the year.

Parent/Guardian Survey 2017/18

Please take a minute to complete our Parent/Guardian survey. Your feedback is a valuable part of our monitoring and evaluation of the level of service we currently offer.
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Trafford College prepares learners for success in work and life.

Committed to teaching and learning excellence, our students enjoy high quality study programmes appropriate to their needs and interests.

Trafford College provides:
  • High quality teaching and learning delivery leading to excellent achievement and progression
  • Dedicated Progress Tutors to support student progress
  • Maths and English for all students who need these vital qualifications
  • Work experience opportunities so that our students gain the skills employers demand
  • Enrichment opportunities to enable our students to grow and flourish as individuals
  • Great facilities and resources to support learning
  • Study Support and guidance to assist students in reaching their goals

Parents, Carers and Guardians are key partners in supporting students through their learning journey and I can assure you that we will work tirelessly to help our students achieve their full potential, gain the qualifications they need and progress to their chosen career, further study, or university.

Teaching and Learning Excellence

Trafford College is dedicated to delivering teaching and learning excellence throughout all our Study Programmes.
This includes:

  • Expert practitioners who work closely with industry and universities to ensure our students develop the right skills for their career journey
  • Innovative methods of delivery to meet the needs and interests of our students
    Highly supportive staff who strive to ensure our students make excellent progress and attain their learning goals

Trafford College prepares learners for success in work and life.

Trafford College provides each student with a tailor made Study Programme delivering the skills and qualifications required for progression into successful careers. Each Study Programme includes:

  • A core qualification(s) leading to progression into employment, further study or university
  • Maths and English for all students who need these vital qualifications
  • Work related learning to enable employability skills development
  • Tutorial sessions to monitor and support student progress
  • A range of enrichment opportunities to support personal development

Work Experience and Employability

All our full time students have access to a range of work related learning opportunities to enable them to develop the skills and attributes which employers value. This includes:

  • Work experience
  • Internship placements
  • Employability skills courses
  • Employer masterclasses
  • Workplace visits and seminars
  • Employer led projects
  • Skills competitions
  • Enterprise events
  • Volunteering opportunities

Student Support

Each student has a dedicated Progress Tutor who will provide pastoral support and monitor progress. In addition, we provide Study Support where required. Our helpful Student Services team also offers:

  • Financial advice
  • Careers guidance
  • Access to Student Mentors
  • Counselling
  • Disability support
  • Access to a range of external
  • support agencies
  • SEN Support


Trafford College offers a wide range of enrichment opportunities to enable our students to develop as individuals. This includes:

  • A range of sports activities
  • Free access to the college gym
  • College clubs
  • Volunteering opportunities including the National Citizen Service programme

Student Voice

Trafford College is committed to involving our students in our mission to continually improve our delivery and college community. Students have a range of participation opportunities including:

  • Course Reps
  • Student Council
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Student Societies
  • Student Governor

Great Facilities

Trafford College has invested significantly to ensure we have industry standard facilities to support all our courses. This includes our Aspire Restaurant, Enhance Salon and Spa, state of the art science labs, engineering workshops and a dedicated A Level Centre. We also provide two excellent Learning Resource Centres and specialist multi-media classrooms.

Your Views Matter

We welcome your views all year round

Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we are doing well and what you think needs improving. We will invite you to feedback your views through our parent survey and invite parents in to our Parent Conference, a focus group to find out what we can do to improve. We’ll feedback what you’ve said and what we have done to address this in our termly parent newsletters which will be published here.

Got a question? Email or telephone 0161 886 7070

16-18 Brochure

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    Work Experience

    We are always looking for work experience opportunities for our students.  If you are employed and would like to offer a placement opportunity, please complete the form below.

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    Trafford College
    (Altrincham Campus)

    Manchester Road
    West Timperley
    WA14 5PQ

    0161 886 7070
    The Centre for Science and Technology
    Trafford College
    Talbot Road
    M32 0XH

    0161 886 7070
    ACS Centre
    (Gas safe registration)
    Trafford College
    Talbot Road
    M32 0XH

    0161 886 7106
    The Skills Shop
    intu Trafford Centre
    M17 8AA

    0161 747 4674

    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.