Awards & Accreditations

The College holds a number of awards and accreditations which include a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating, STEM Assured and FE Chartered Status. 

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.

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Our recent Ofsted report acknowledges the fantastic work that we do to meet the need of a wide range of students across a broad spectrum of provision and how we respond to the needs of employers and the broader community. View a copy of the full Ofsted report.

FE Chartered Status

Trafford College is the first in Greater Manchester to be recognised by the Chartered Institute of Further Education. Chartered status is a clear mark of excellence which shows potential new students and employers that an education provider is a centre of supreme quality in the areas of governance, leadership, professional development, teaching practice and community impact.

The National Skills Academy

Trafford College is a National Skills Academy for Retail and National Skills Academy for Sport and Active Leisure. National Skills Academies are employer-led organisations with a leading role in developing the infrastructure needed to deliver specialist skills for key sectors and sub-sectors of the economy.

STEM Assured

To achieve the STEM Assured status, the College was assessed against a robust framework that benchmarks its capability to design and deliver STEM courses that keep pace with emerging technology and the evolving needs of employers.

1st Gold Accredited

Gold standard accredited colleges are recognised for taking an above average and proactive approach to the professional development of their learners, and have effective and collaborative working partnerships with industry.

Centre of Excellence

Trafford College is a Centre of Excellence status for both food and beverage service, and patisserie and confectionery.

AA College Rosette Highly Commended

The AA College Rosette Scheme has been designed to reflect current industry trends within realistic working environments. Service, hospitality and kitchen management form the basis of the award. ‘Highly Commended’ is the highest accolade the scheme recognises college’s with. 

Habia Skills Academy Centre of Expertise

Habia is recognised by government as the standards setting body for the hair and beauty industries and plays an essential role in maintaining professionalism within them.