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Young people can come to college as part of our 14-16 provision while you’re still in Y10 and Y11 but you will need your schools permission.
School is not appropriate for all young people and varying reasons and situations sometimes causes disruption in school life and a fresh start is required. South Staffordshire College would like to assist with that fresh start. We treat every applicant as individual. We liaise with school and/or other agencies to accommodate and support our Y10 and Y11 learners, and upto Y14 for special school learners, into a vocational subject at our Cannock, Lichfield, Tamworth or Rodbaston Campus at the relevant level, from milestone up to level 2, full or part time. We can find the right level and course for you.
If college is something that you would like to pursue, please ask your parents or carers to liaise with your home school in the first instance. However, if parents and carers require standard 14-16 advice and guidance regarding college please do not hesitate to contact our Schools Liaison Manager.
Learners that have been home educated can apply directly to Karen Burley, our Schools Liaison Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01827 475945 for admissions for Y10 or Y11 aged learners.
For full time infil enquiries you can complete a referral form (below) which is instrumental in obtaining all relevant information to enable a quicker response to application. Please return the completed form to us marked for the attention of Karen Burley.
14-16 Referral Form for South Staffordshire College (PDF)
Why invest in South Staffordshire College’s 14-16 provision?
The robust connection with industry shines through with our teaching staff that have something a little extra to offer their students! South Staffordshire College are proud to work alongside members of our team who teach motor vehicle/sport and have worked with the ‘British Superbikes Team’; the hair and beauty team that host a fantastic range of experiences from media make up for famous actors and musicians; a Bronze medal winner from ‘World Skills’ held in Calgary; catering teams, with their students that have cooked and served food at Royal Ascot year on year; many of our animal care team are sharing their expertise and experiences following exciting careers in nationwide zoo’s… the list of specialist staff that working experience we have working with your young people is endless! With this industry experience, an insight into the careers available they can inspire students to understand the real life day to day world of work, and how their learning experience fits into their chosen pathway.
Our excellent purpose built facilities, especially in specialist areas, are real working environments, created with input from industry specialists. Our industry areas that may not be available in your school include customer focused hair and beauty salons, commercial standard kitchens and working restaurants – both areas are open to the public at certain times with our students including this valuable work experience in to their curriculum and transferable skill base; music and TV/media studios; Art workshops that often display their work in local galleries; Mac suites for graphics; motor vehicle/garage workshops; construction workshops (including plumbing, carpentry, plastering, P&D and trowel) along with land based campus including a working farm and zoo!
For schools without sixth forms, providing your pupils with an option to study at one of our four campus sites at Cannock, Lichfield, Tamworth and Rodbaston for a few days or hours a week will ensure they have a smoother transition to college post-16. Even if your school has its own sixth form, giving your pupils the opportunity to try new curriculum areas will help them make the most well-informed choices with their future careers and the experience they have will us can inspire, motivate and encourage them in the other work they do at school.
Whether you are looking for on- or off-site training, for pupils or even staff, we are usually able to offer bespoke courses that match your specific requirements. Our curriculum areas include (but not restricted to):
Access to Higher Education
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Graphic Design & Media
Health & Social Care
Hospitality & Catering
Is South Staffordshire College a good College?
Absolutely! This isn’t our opinion – this is fact! Our latest Ofsted Inspection was carried out in April 2013 and the report confirmed South Staffordshire College is a good college with outstanding aspects. The school provision within this report achieved grade 2/good throughout the Ofsted. South Staffordshire College is the most successful college in Staffordshire – for three years running!