What Next - Stafford College

Improved facilities, industry expert staff, and smaller class sizes mean that you get to learn in an innovative environment with all of the support and guidance you need to help you achieve your goals.

Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG) is the largest further education provider in Staffordshire and bolstered by the fact that pass rates and student achievement rates are amongst the best in the country, they are the college of ‘first choice’ in Staffordshire.

Karen Dobson, Principal, and Chief Executive at NSCG said: “Each year, we have the pleasure of helping around 700 students who choose to study with us on both full and part-time higher education courses.

“We have a wide range of undergraduate programmes to choose from and each programme will provide you with a recognized qualification, whatever your chosen field of study.

“We are extremely flexible in our approach so you can choose to study on either a full or part-time basis, whichever suits you best.

“If you’re returning to education after either a long or short break, there is no need to worry. At Stafford College, you’ll be coming to a place of study with a supportive ethos and will be learning amongst peers of all ages with similar goals, aspirations, and interests.

“What’s more, your own background and life experiences will make a valuable contribution to college life.

“We’ve recently heavily invested in our facilities, so you’ll be studying in some of the best learning environments in the country where you’ll be taught in smaller class sizes to ensure your experience is more personable.

“We consistently exceed national benchmarks and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) commented on our good practice in developing students’ employability skills and the integrated range of student support.

“Our town center location makes us easily accessible from nearby towns such as Stone, Penkridge, and Cannock. Also, our campus is only a short walk from Stafford train station, so if you’re traveling from further afield, places such as Wolverhampton and Walsall, you can be here in less than 30 minutes.

“For students who can’t decide whether to carry on learning or start work, the college offers a number of higher apprenticeship routes.

“An apprenticeship is a great way to kick-start your career, improve your qualifications and earn a wage at the same time.”

Karen added: “Stafford College offers apprenticeships in a wide range of subject areas including; accounting, beauty therapy, business administration, motor vehicle, health and social care, information technology, hospitality, catering and engineering and works with a range of employers across Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Shropshire, and Cheshire.”

For further information on the wide range of courses available at Stafford College, call 01785 223800, email enquiries@staffordcoll.ac.uk or visit staffordcoll.ac.uk