About Trafford College

Mission, Vision & Values

Unlocking Potential, Fostering Success.

We are proud to be a career focused, inclusive college guided by our values, vision and mission. This framework provides the direction for our strategic plan which sets out to achieve our purpose of unlocking the potential and fostering success of our learners, partners, stakeholders, and colleagues. You can find our full strategic plan here with the summary of our strategic priorities highlighted as:

Providing high quality, responsive education and training for all our students enabling their success and supporting their progression.

Establish Trafford College as a sector leading employer so that our colleagues thrive and deliver the highest quality of education and experience to all our students and stakeholders.

Driving business recovery, renewal and productivity through transformational relationships with employers.

Clearly defining and delivering our corporate social responsibility and civic duty as an anchor institution for our local communities.


To provide the highest quality of education and training to all our students and employers through an inclusive and career focused curriculum.


To be a leading provider of education and skills that supports community cohesion and drives local and regional productivity.

Our Values


We believe that every challenge is an opportunity to learn, develop and become stronger.


We set high expectations and standards for students, colleagues, and our communities, striving for excellence in all that we do


We allow ourselves and others to grow by treating each other with thoughtfulness and an open mind.


We work together, support one another, share ideas, and encourage success.


We value individual differences and creating an environment where everyone has the same opportunities.