Enrolment Trafford College
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Enrolment is the process of making you a fully-fledged Trafford College student. If you haven’t applied yet, check out the courses we have on offer and apply via our website. Below are the steps that we will take to enrol you when you are invited in at the end of August:

  1. Applicants holding offers will be invited by letter over the summer to an enrolment session which will be between Thursday 23rd August and Thursday 6th September.
  2. When you arrive you will have the chance to meet your tutors and other students. We will ensure that post GCSEs; you will be entered into the correct level given your results.  At this point you will also receive your lesson timetable.
  3. We’ll get you to complete a couple of enrolment forms and get you the up-to-date information on our 2018/19 term dates.
  4. Once you’ve completed your forms your enrolment information will be added to our student database.
  5. Remember to bring your best smile as you’ll have your photo taken for your new College ID card once you’ve had your form stamped. Your ID card will allow you access to the Trafford College turnstiles in reception as well as access to classrooms and printing facilities. It is also a form of identification whilst you are with us.
  6. Pay your fees. If there are fees attached to your course you will need to pay these. If you require financial assistance with your payments our Student Support Team will be on hand to support you.
  7. You’ll then officially be a student at the College! Next step is the first day of term, which is known as Induction Week. Congratulations and welcome, you are officially now a Trafford College student!

Enrolment Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring with me to enrol?

For student enrolling onto full-time courses:

  • Letter inviting you to enrol
  • Exam results/ Copy of your GCSE results certificate
  • Legal proof of identification (e.g. birth certificate, passport, driving licence)
  • Proof of benefit entitlement (if in receipt of benefits)

For students enrolling onto part-time courses

  • Course fee
  • Legal proof of identification (e.g. birth certificate, passport, driving licence)
  • Proof of benefit entitlement (if in receipt of benefits)

What should I do if I can’t attend my planned enrolment session?

If you have a genuine reason as to why you cannot attend your planned enrolment session, please contact 0161 886 7070, or email info@trafford.ac.uk and let our team know. They will advise on an alternative date when you can come in to enrol.

Where do I need to go?

Enrolment is happening at both the Altrincham and Centre for Science and Technology Campuses. Details will be provided to you in your letter of enrolment. For directions please visit here.

What do I do if I didn’t achieve my predicted grades?

First things first, don’t panic! There’s a very good chance you’ll still be able to enrol onto the course you applied for, or a different level within the same area. Follow the steps we’ve outlined above and make sure you bring your results with you so we can confirm your enrolment.

What to do I do next?

Once you’ve enrolled its worth checking you’ve got all the support you need to help you to succeed on your course. Whether that’s help with buying supplies or equipment for your course, accessing childcare or additional learning support or just getting to your lessons.

What’s Induction Week?

Induction Week will be the first week you’re officially at Trafford College and aims to help you to settle in before you get stuck into your course. Induction Week includes:

  • Taking part in the Welcome Festival
  • Receiving your official timetable (if not already received at enrolment)
  • Getting your Student Handbook (which covers everything you need to know about Trafford College)
  • A tour of the College
  • Introduction to Student Services, our Careers team and other departments
  • Introduction to Skoodle and online resources
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