Merger of Stockport College and Trafford College Trafford College
For more information or to apply for a course call: 0161 886 7070 For more information call: 0161 886 7070

Merger of Stockport College and Trafford College

Stockport College and Trafford College have announced the completion of their merger which will create a single, larger and more sustainable college better able to meet the current and future needs of students, employers and the local community.

The Trafford College Group is the corporation name for the new provider which will support the success of over 14,000 students and apprentices and a combined turnover of around £37million.

The new organisation will provide Academic, Technical and Professional, Further and Higher Education study which will enable learners to gain the education, skills and personal development needed to meet the local and regional skills challenge.

Lesley Davies OBE, Principal and Chief Executive of the newly formed Trafford College Group, said: “Our aim is for our learners to be ahead of the competition in terms of successfully securing meaningful employment and progression to higher level study.

“We are putting at the core of our programmes employability and professional skills development, underpinned practically with: a digital entitlement; a values-driven curriculum; an emphasis on professional behaviours; and setting the standards and aspirations for our students at a high level, working with them.”

Central to this commitment is the decision that both Stockport College and Trafford College will retain their existing names and campus sites enabling them to continue in their role as a hub for learning in their local community, identified by key stakeholders and employers as crucial to local and regional development.

Davies said: “It is our intention to refresh the brands for both colleges and to formally launch The Trafford College Group by the end of April which will act as a signal and catalyst to grow the business.

“We intend to grow commercial and apprenticeship provision and increase revenue through the development of high value transformational relationships with employers and businesses, as well as developing our Higher Education offer ensuring that it is recognised for its value to individuals, communities and business.

“By developing and delivering business partnerships that enhance curriculum delivery, and providing meaningful work placements and experience that enable a clear line of sight to work and careers, we will set ourselves apart as a career college.”

 

Back

    You may also be interested in:

    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.