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How to Apply

How to Apply

Applying for a course at Trafford College has never been easier. If you know what course you’d like to apply for simply use our ‘Search & Apply’ feature to locate your course and then use the ‘APPLY NOW’ button to start your application.

Main enrolment for 2023 starts on Thursday 24th August for school leavers.  Adult course enrolment is 4pm – 7pm on Thursday 31st August.

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If you’re not sure what the entry requirements are for your course this information can be found by using the MORE INFO button for every course or scroll down this page to get a general understanding of entry requirements. And, if for any reason you’re struggling to apply online and want to register your interest in a course that’s listed on our website or prospectus, please contact our helpful Enrolment Enquiries team on 0161 886 7070

General entry requirements

Foundation Learning

There are no formal entry requirements for our Foundation Learning courses. All applicants will be asked to attend an assessment event, where the Foundation Learning Team will assess you to find out the most suitable course for you.

Level 1 Courses

Level 1 courses generally require 4 GCSEs at grade 2 or above including English and maths.  Learners will be expected to study GCSE English and maths alongside their studies.

Level 2 Courses

Level 2 courses generally require 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and maths at grade 3. To prepare you for a higher-level qualification, employment or university you might be required to study a GCSE qualification in English and maths.

Level 3 Courses

Level 3 courses generally require 5 GCSEs at grades 9 – 4 including English and maths. To prepare you for a higher-level qualification, employment or university you will be required to study towards GCSE English and maths Grade 4 or above. 

Prefer to post or hand in your application?

If for any reason you can’t apply online you can now fill out the application form on your computer and e-mail it back to us. E-mail all application forms to The College is open Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm for you to drop off your application in person if you wish to do so. You can also ask for support filling out your application at the college too. We have copies with us at our Main Reception. 

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