Skills information

Thinking about upskilling or starting a training course? Our skills information service could help you find out what’s available for you and how to access it.

We have produced a skills information brochure which tells you about available training in Trafford. Contact for your copy.

Details about available training courses starting now are also published in our weekly jobs and opportunities bulletin which goes out by email. To request to be added to the mailing list email

English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)

The Trafford Council ESOL Service can provide advice and information about free English Language courses in the area.  If you want to improve your English in order to get a job and make friends in Trafford, one of our courses could be the right thing for you, for more information contact:

We can also provide interpreters if you need extra help with your enquiry.

You can find more information on the GM ESOL website.

Digital skills

If you are looking to improve your digital skills, we have put together an extensive range of free resources to help you on our Digital Trafford pages.

Here you can find a request form for support from a Digital Champion. Whether you have no digital experience, want to build on existing skills to prepare you for a new chapter or access public services online, our Digital Champions can help.

The form can also be completed on behalf of someone else; if you are a professional and would like to encourage someone you work with to get online or if you would like to refer a family member to improve their digital confidence, please get in touch.

You can also view a map of our digital services across the borough, this can point you in the right direction when looking for digital support, access to a device, or free Wi-Fi.

If you have any questions about our digital services or would like some advice get in touch.