Awards & Accreditations

We're an award-winning institution, with the trophies & accreditations to prove it.

We pride ourselves on being a leading education provider. Our awards and accreditations are testament to the dedication of our staff who work tirelessly to provide high quality teaching and learning that best prepares our students for their future careers.

Student & Staff Awards

Since merging in April 2018, Awards received by both Trafford College and Stockport College are formally recognised as Trafford College Group achievements, with both students and staff collaborating across campuses and disciplines. With the tireless efforts of our dedicated students and the staff that forge their pathway to victory, we're thrilled to display our most recent achievements below.

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

Asian Apprenticeship Award

  • Aamir Adam - Asian Apprentice of the Year November 2019

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
  • Chartered Institute for Further Education - 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