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Stockport College
Stockport College Logo.png
United Kingdom
TypeFurther education and
Higher education
(Current name by merger
in April 2018)
Local authorityStockport Metropolitan Borough Council
CampusesStockport Town Centre Campus
Part ofTrafford College Group

Stockport College is a medium-sized educational institute in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, providing further education and higher education to those aged 16 and over.[1] It provides educational opportunities for the community including school leavers, adults, and businesses.

The college has academic and vocational courses from pre-GCSE to degree level. It is a major provider of post-16 education and training in Stockport and a centre for a range of specialist courses.

Amongst its facilities the college has a theatre where drama and performing arts is taught; it is named the Peter Barkworth Theatre after the English film and television actor Peter Barkworth.[2]

Under the new merger with Trafford College, Lesley Davies OBE is the new principal and chief executive of the Trafford College Group. James Scott is the current Stockport College campus principal.

Town centre campus

The town centre campus is the original site of Stockport College of Further and Higher Education (53°24′16″N 2°09′31″W / 53.4044°N 2.1587°W / 53.4044; -2.1587Coordinates: 53°24′16″N 2°09′31″W / 53.4044°N 2.1587°W / 53.4044; -2.1587) and much of the campus dates back to the 1960s. The complete redevelopment of this site and some surrounding buildings was due for completion in 2011 to create a flagship educational campus for the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport. The total project value was estimated at around £100m from various sources. It included the closure and selling off of the Heaton Moor Campus (53°25′44″N 2°11′02″W / 53.4288°N 2.1840°W / 53.4288; -2.1840), inherited from the merger with North Area College in 2006. Under the new college merger, investment is being made in key areas to Stockport College. One such area is the plan to redevelop the Stockport College campus. A new town centre campus redevelopment project is set to begin in 2018.[3]

Trafford College Group

Stockport College and Trafford College announced on 4 April 2018 the completion of their merger. The Trafford College Group is the corporation name for the new provider which will have over 14,000 students and apprentices and a combined turnover of around £37 million.

Stockport College and Trafford College will retain their existing names and campus sites.[4]

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Notable people

See also


  1. ^ "Stockport College - Principal's Welcome". Stockport College. Archived from the original on 10 June 2008. Retrieved 2 June 2008.
  2. ^[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Stockport College - Stockport College and Trafford College Merger FAQs". Stockport College. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Merger of Stockport College and Trafford College". Stockport College. Archived from the original on 11 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Councillor Luthfur Rahman". Manchester City Council. Retrieved 14 September 2013.