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FAQ's

Following the Government announcement regarding COVID-19, Trafford College has now moved to online learning.

Due to the restrictions in place we've developed this website as a way for prospective students to:

  • Take a Virtual Tour of the Trafford Campus and subject areas
  • Watch talks from tutors and staff members, offering advice and information on courses available
  • Send in questions directly to the tutors you’ll meet when you enrol
  • Explore different courses within areas such as Sport, Construction, Travel and Tourism, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, Art and many more
  • Apply for courses with staff available on our live chat to support you

Returning to college?

For returning students, your health and safety is our first priority. Please read our guide for helping you make a safe return to college.

It is important that you read and follow these instructions carefully. To ensure the safety of everybody at the college, any individual or groups found not following the guidelines will be asked to leave the college with immediate effect and may face disciplinary action.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide further communication on when we expect remaining students to be back on campus as soon as we are able to do so.

What have you done to make the College a safe space to learn?

Our college team has been working hard over the last few weeks to help make the college a safe place to learn and with your help – by regularly washing your hands and following the hygiene practices communicated on posters throughout the college - we can greatly reduce the risk of any infection occurring while you are on campus.

We have produced a student guide for you to use before you come to college each day so you can decide if you’re OK to join us on campus. The guide provides information about how to travel safely to college and what to do while you are on campus. We have introduced one way systems around the campus, all classrooms adhere to social distancing requirements and we have greatly increased the availability of hand sanitisers and standards of cleanliness around the college. We also have clear processes in place should you our someone else fall ill at the college so that people can safely isolate themselves and therefore help protect the health and safety of everybody else.

While the government has asked people to wear face masks on public transport their research and guidance advises that face masks do not need to be worn at college. They have stated that, ‘Wearing a face covering or face mask in schools or other education settings is not recommended. Face coverings may be beneficial for short periods indoors where there is a risk of close social contact with people you do not usually meet and where social distancing and other measures cannot be maintained, for example on public transport or in some shops.’ ‘This does not apply to schools or other education settings. Schools and other education or childcare settings should therefore not require staff, children and learners to wear face coverings as changing habits, cleaning and hygiene are effective measures in controlling the spread of the virus.’

Can I still apply for a place at the college?

Yes, we are still accepting applications. Please complete our online application form once you have found a course and we will be in touch with you to confirm your application and the next stage in the process. You can be assured that despite the uncertainty of exams and results this year, there is a programme of study available for you at the college and that you will be able to access a place with us after the summer break.

I've applied for a course and I am awaiting interview. How will this impact me?

Due to the ongoing situation the college is not holding interviews. If you have applied or would like to apply for a place at the college starting in September you will receive a conditional offer from us and we will ensure that you find the right course or option for your needs when you attend one of our enrolment events.

How will my final A Level / GCSE grade will be calculated?

It is the priority of the government and the College to ensure no young person faces a barrier when it comes to moving onto the next stage of their lives - whether that's further or higher education, and apprenticeship of a job.

All information regarding examination grades for students can be found here.

The government, through the exams regulator Ofqual, has now published guidance on how GCSE, A Level and AS Level qualifications are to awarded following the cancellation of summer exams. A copy of Ofqual’s letter to students can be found here.

Are there any more Open Events?

We're continuing to add more opportunities such as the virtual open day to allow students to get a feel for what College life is like. All our future events can be found here

If you have a specific question about our Virtual Open Days, simply get in touch.

0161 886 7070