How to Apply

Make the right choice when studying internationally, at an award-winning institution.

Our College attracts over 1,000 new students each year, studying a wide range of courses in superb facilities that have an exceptional track record for results. We offer a variety of courses specifically for international students. Find out more about our courses here.

How to apply

Simply fill in our application form here.

Email us your completed application form with your academic transcripts from the last two years.

We accept applications up until six weeks before the course start date, but please remember obtaining a visa can take up to three months so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

For support on completing an application or if you have any questions please contact or +44 161 886 7070

Our Success

An Award-winning College

World Skills UKSquad Shanghai

  • Ben Metcalfe - Professional Pastry Finalist, TBC for UK Squad

World Skills UK

  • Stephanie Kelly - Nail technology Gold medal November 2019
  • Joely McGahey - Nail technology Silver medal November 2019
  • Ben Metcalfe - Confectionary Silver Medal November 2019
  • Kathryn Hinsley-Jones - Personal Training Silver medal November 2018
  • Chelsea Mears-Graham - Silver medal Personal Training November 2018

Association of Colleges Student Awards

  • Macy Sheil - Runner up October 2019
  • Hannah Seagar - Runner up October 2018
  • Brittany Peacock – Highly commended October 2017

BTEC Pearson Awards

  • Lewis Robinson – BTEC Creative Media Student of the Year August 2019 Runner up
  • Feven Zeray - BTEC Adult Learner of the Year August 2018 Winner

Altrincham and Sale Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

  • Kane Brown - Commis Chef, Best Overall Apprentice October 2019
  • Nadeem Alli - Hospital Pharmacy Assistant, Runner-up Apprentice of the Year October 2019
  • Aimee Southgate - Tramps Boutique Hairdresser, Runner-up Apprentice of the Year October 2019
  • Emma Hanson Coates - Runner up Apprentice of the Year October 2018

Further Education First Awards

  • Marketing Department - Innovation and Creativity Silver Award, October 2018

Festival of Learning Awards

  • Adult, Community Learning & ESOL - Highly commended Project of the Year November 2019

Times Educational Supplement Further Education Awards

  • Joan Scott – Unsung Hero Award, shortlisted TBC June 2020
  • Lesley Davies – Runner up Further Education Leader of the Year June 2019

College Accreditation

The College holds a number of accreditations which include STEM Assured and Further Education Chartered Status. Our accreditations allow students and staff to have our College* strengths recognised against an established standard.

*Trafford College Group - Stockport College & Trafford College.

  • Ofsted Rating - TBC 2020
  • Further Education Chartered Status - First in Greater Manchester to receive Charted status.
  • The National Skills Academy
  • STEM Assured
  • 1st Gold Accredited
  • Centre of Excellence for Food & Beverage Serivce, Patisserie and Confectionery
  • AA College Rosette Highly Commended
  • Habia Skills Academy Centre of Expertise
  • ILM Approved
  • AA Ascentis Recognised Centre