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  • Hello and welcome

    If you are joining us this September, this page will be your go-to guide where you will find all the information you need including enrolment, financial support, transport, uniform, FAQs and lots more!

    September 2021 Update 🕕: Please scroll down this page to find the induction date and time for your course as well as answers to our induction FAQ’s.

    HE Media students smiling after wrapping up filming

  • Application guide for school leavers

    Step 1: Visit our website and complete an online application form for the course that you are interested in. For each application, you will receive an email acknowledgement.

    Step 2: A member of the Learner Services team will contact you by phone to arrange an interview/information session. Please don’t worry about this, it is just an opportunity for you to talk about the course and find out if it suits you. Once a date has been arranged you will receive an email confirmation.

    Step 3: A member of the teaching staff will call you on the arranged date and time to discuss the course so you can decide if it is for you. If the course is suitable for your requirements, you will be given a verbal offer. If you accept this verbal offer you will receive a follow-up confirmation email asking you to confirm the offer by clicking on a link in the email.

    Step 4: During the summer – July/August – the Learner Services team will send you an email to action the first part of the enrolment process by completing an online enrolment form, uploading a photo of yourself and digitally signing the enrolment agreement.

    (Please note: the photo will be used for your ID badge so will need to be professional which means the photo should be of you and only you. Please do not include objects, pets etc. and avoid busy backgrounds. Just keep it simple)

    Step 5: Once you have completed the online enrolment form our Learner Services team will email you an invitation to come into the college to complete the final stage of the enrolment process. This will give you the opportunity to meet some of the teaching staff face to face who will confirm your course level.

    Step 6: After GCSE Results Day the Learner Services team will send you an email to upload your statement of exam results and your maths and English grades.

    (Please note: If you haven’t done as well as you expected please don’t worry, there will be several options available for you to consider. Our teaching staff will discuss these options with you when you come into college to complete the final enrolment stage)

    Step 7: We look forward to seeing you on your enrolment invite day (as per step 5) where you will become a South Staffordshire College learner and start your career journey with us. Congratulations!

  • Application guide for adults (age 19+)

    Step 1: Visit our website and complete an online application form for the course that you are interested in. For each application, you will receive an email acknowledgement.

    Step 2: A member of the Learner Services team will contact you by phone to arrange an interview/information session. Please don’t worry about this, it is just an opportunity for you to talk about the course and find out if it suits you. Once a date has been arranged you will receive an email confirmation.

    Step 3: A member of the teaching staff will call you on the arranged date and time to discuss the course so you can decide if it is for you. If the course is suitable for your requirements, you will be given a verbal offer. If you accept this verbal offer you will receive a follow-up confirmation email asking you to confirm the offer by clicking on a link in the email.

    Step 4: During the summer – July/August – the Learner Services team will send you an email to action the first part of the enrolment process by completing an online enrolment form, uploading a photo of yourself, uploading your maths and English results and digitally signing the enrolment agreement.

    (Please note: the photo will be used for your ID badge so will need to be professional which means the photo should be of you and only you. Please do not include objects, pets etc. and avoid busy backgrounds. Just keep it simple)

    Step 5: Once you have completed the online enrolment form our Learner Services team will email you an invitation to come into the college to complete the final stage of the enrolment process. This will give you the opportunity to meet some of the teaching staff face to face.

    Step 6: We look forward to seeing you on your enrolment invite day (as per step 5) where you will become a South Staffordshire College learner and start your career journey with us. Congratulations!

  • Enrolment information

    Already applied?

    Our enrolments for September 2021 have now started. We have planned enrolments for specific course areas across July and August for people that have already applied for a course and you will also receive an email with further details.

    Not yet applied?

    No need to book, you can just turn up. We will be accepting walk-in enrolments between 23rd August and 3rd September. You can come along without an appointment between 9am – 3pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holiday).

    Find out more

  • Kit and uniform information

    Please see the list below of different subject areas. Click on the area to see the specific kit and uniform list for your course.

  • Apprenticeships

    What is the apprenticeship application process?

    Please explore the course pages for more in depth information on your preferred area. All prospective apprentices, whether you need support to find your employer, or you already work there, will be invited to an Information, Advice and Guidance session to ensure you have all the information you require about the programme, and that this is the right option for you.

    Start dates are throughout the year, and not just in September, so whether you have an employer lined up or not, please get in touch with our friendly team.

    Visit our dedicated apprenticeships section for more information and additional support.

  • Hello and welcome

    If you are joining us this September, this page will be your go-to guide where you will find all the information you need including enrolment, financial support, transport, uniform, FAQs and lots more!

    September 2021 Update 🕕: Please scroll down this page to find the induction date and time for your course as well as answers to our induction FAQ’s.

    HE Media students smiling after wrapping up filming

  • Application guide for school leavers

    Step 1: Visit our website and complete an online application form for the course that you are interested in. For each application, you will receive an email acknowledgement.

    Step 2: A member of the Learner Services team will contact you by phone to arrange an interview/information session. Please don’t worry about this, it is just an opportunity for you to talk about the course and find out if it suits you. Once a date has been arranged you will receive an email confirmation.

    Step 3: A member of the teaching staff will call you on the arranged date and time to discuss the course so you can decide if it is for you. If the course is suitable for your requirements, you will be given a verbal offer. If you accept this verbal offer you will receive a follow-up confirmation email asking you to confirm the offer by clicking on a link in the email.

    Step 4: During the summer – July/August – the Learner Services team will send you an email to action the first part of the enrolment process by completing an online enrolment form, uploading a photo of yourself and digitally signing the enrolment agreement.

    (Please note: the photo will be used for your ID badge so will need to be professional which means the photo should be of you and only you. Please do not include objects, pets etc. and avoid busy backgrounds. Just keep it simple)

    Step 5: Once you have completed the online enrolment form our Learner Services team will email you an invitation to come into the college to complete the final stage of the enrolment process. This will give you the opportunity to meet some of the teaching staff face to face who will confirm your course level.

    Step 6: After GCSE Results Day the Learner Services team will send you an email to upload your statement of exam results and your maths and English grades.

    (Please note: If you haven’t done as well as you expected please don’t worry, there will be several options available for you to consider. Our teaching staff will discuss these options with you when you come into college to complete the final enrolment stage)

    Step 7: We look forward to seeing you on your enrolment invite day (as per step 5) where you will become a South Staffordshire College learner and start your career journey with us. Congratulations!

  • Application guide for adults (age 19+)

    Step 1: Visit our website and complete an online application form for the course that you are interested in. For each application, you will receive an email acknowledgement.

    Step 2: A member of the Learner Services team will contact you by phone to arrange an interview/information session. Please don’t worry about this, it is just an opportunity for you to talk about the course and find out if it suits you. Once a date has been arranged you will receive an email confirmation.

    Step 3: A member of the teaching staff will call you on the arranged date and time to discuss the course so you can decide if it is for you. If the course is suitable for your requirements, you will be given a verbal offer. If you accept this verbal offer you will receive a follow-up confirmation email asking you to confirm the offer by clicking on a link in the email.

    Step 4: During the summer – July/August – the Learner Services team will send you an email to action the first part of the enrolment process by completing an online enrolment form, uploading a photo of yourself, uploading your maths and English results and digitally signing the enrolment agreement.

    (Please note: the photo will be used for your ID badge so will need to be professional which means the photo should be of you and only you. Please do not include objects, pets etc. and avoid busy backgrounds. Just keep it simple)

    Step 5: Once you have completed the online enrolment form our Learner Services team will email you an invitation to come into the college to complete the final stage of the enrolment process. This will give you the opportunity to meet some of the teaching staff face to face.

    Step 6: We look forward to seeing you on your enrolment invite day (as per step 5) where you will become a South Staffordshire College learner and start your career journey with us. Congratulations!

  • Enrolment information

    Already applied?

    Our enrolments for September 2021 have now started. We have planned enrolments for specific course areas across July and August for people that have already applied for a course and you will also receive an email with further details.

    Not yet applied?

    No need to book, you can just turn up. We will be accepting walk-in enrolments between 23rd August and 3rd September. You can come along without an appointment between 9am – 3pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holiday).

    Find out more

  • Kit and uniform information

  • Apprenticeships

    What is the apprenticeship application process?

    Please explore the course pages for more in depth information on your preferred area. All prospective apprentices, whether you need support to find your employer, or you already work there, will be invited to an Information, Advice and Guidance session to ensure you have all the information you require about the programme, and that this is the right option for you.

    Start dates are throughout the year, and not just in September, so whether you have an employer lined up or not, please get in touch with our friendly team.

    Visit our dedicated apprenticeships section for more information and additional support.

  • Induction

    Induction 2021 at #SSC

    Induction this year will take place from Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th September. You will be given a date and time to come into college during that week (you will only be in for one day) and you will be given your start date, timetable and college lanyard. If you need to find out your date or time, please scroll down to see the courses organised by campus.

    Students filming out on location

  • Induction FAQ's

    Induction is the first few weeks you are officially at college and all new, returning and progressing learners will go through a period of induction when starting their course. The aim is to help you settle in before you get stuck into your studies.

    You will be introduced to your tutors and other students on your course, be shown around the campus, given your ID Badge (you will be expected to always wear this when on campus) and your timetable, as well as taking part in some course related activities. You will also be given key information to help you on your course, for example, college expectations, term and exam dates, essential kit requirements and financial support information.

    During your second week you will have the opportunity to take part in some Fresher activities and have the chance to win £50 in Amazon vouchers by taking part in our selfie competition.

    The FAQS below will hopefully answer any questions that you have regarding Induction but if they haven’t, please contact the Learner Services team on 0300 456 2424 or email them on enquiries@southstaffs.ac.uk.

    If during induction you have any concerns just speak to your course tutor or a member of the Learner Services HUB staff but anyone wearing a staff ID Badge will be more than happy to help you.

    We look forward to seeing you during induction.

    FAQS

    When I arrive for my induction day, where do I need to go and will staff be available to help me?

    On arrival at college there will be a number of staff on hand to help you and direct you to the room you have been allocated, just head to our main reception areas.

    I have been given my induction date and time when I came to enrol, but how long will I be at college for on that day?

    Induction days will run from 10am – 3pm.

    Will I have to bring food and drink with me or will food outlets be open?

    We would advise you to bring a drink, although there are water fountains around the campus. Food outlets will be open but students are welcome to bring their own packed lunch if they would prefer.

    Please note that our Cannock campus doesn’t have catering facilities as it is located so close to Cannock town center. There are several food outlets less than a 5 minutes’ walk away.

    When will I receive my actual timetable, so I know how many days I will be in college?

    You will be issued with your full timetable during your first Induction Day. This will clearly show you when you are expected to be in college. You will also be told if your course has any elements of online/home learning.

    I am really anxious about starting college after being off school/college for so long. Who can I speak to?

    We understand that many new, progressing or returning learners will be nervous about attending a new place of study and/or returning to study after a long time away. As a full-time learner at the college, your course tutor will be your first point of contact with any concerns on the day but as mentioned above any member of staff will be happy to assist with any issues.

    If you are worried about physically attending the Induction then please contact our Learner Services team via email at enquiries@southstaffs.ac.uk or give them a call on 0300 456 2424 to discuss your concerns. They will then signpost you to a range of in-college services if needed, including mentoring, careers and learning support.

    How will I find out what kit/uniform and stationery I need and do I need to buy it before my first day?

    For your first day we ask that you bring pens and paper so you can make a note of key information.

    Your tutors will advise you of any further stationery supplies required throughout your course, as well as any kit and uniform needs. They will explain to you why you need it, where you can get it from and discuss the college financial support bursary.

    There is no need to buy any kit/uniform before you come to college for your induction.

  • Cannock Induction Dates

    Cannock College

    Tuesday 7th September

    • Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner L2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Electrical Installation Diploma Level 2 – 9am-3pm
    • Engineering Technologies Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Health and Social Care Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Computing & Emerging Technologies – 9.30am-3pm
    • Creative Studies E3 (Schools) – 9.30am-3pm
    • Creative Studies L1 (Schools) – 9.30am-3pm

    Wednesday 8th September

    • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering Yr 2 – 9.30am-1pm
    • Health & Social Care Extended Diploma Level 3 Yr 2 – 9.30am-1pm

    Thursday 9th September

    • Electrical Installation – Level 1 – 9am-3pm
    • Supported To Learn
    • Princes Trust Award
    • Princes Trust Certificate

    Friday 10th September

    • Certificate for the Early Years Educator Level 3 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Diploma for the Early Years Educator L3 – 9.30am-1pm
    • Electrical Installation – Level 3 Diploma – 9am-3pm
    • Engineering Technology Level 3 Craft Yr 1 – 9.30am-3pm
    • BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Engineering Yr 1 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Health & Social Care Level 3 Certificate – 9.30am-3pm
    • Uniformed Public Service Diploma NCFE Level 3 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals)
    • BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Construction
  • Lichfield Induction Dates

    Lichfield College

    Tuesday 7th September

    • Art & Design – Level 2 UAL Diploma – 9.30am-3pm
    • Art & Design Diploma – 9.30am-3pm
    • Games Production (Digital Media) UAL Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • TV & Film and Journalism (Digital Media) UAL Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm

    Wednesday 8th September

    • Art & Design Fashion Pathway – L3 UAL Extended Diploma – 9am-12.30pm
    • Art & Design Photography Pathway – L3 UAL Extended Diploma Yr 2 – 9am-12.30pm
    • National Diploma in Business Information Systems L3
    • Art & Design Extended Diploma Level 3 – 9am-12.30pm
    • Business National Extended Diploma L3 – 9.30am-1pm
    • Games Production (Creative Media) Extended Diploma Level 3 – 9am-12.30pm
    • TV & Film / Journalism (Digital Media) Extended Diploma Level 3 – 9am-12.30pm
    • Music Production Extended Diploma Level 3 – 9am-12.30pm
    • Performing Arts Extended Diploma Level 3 – 9am-12.30pm
    • Creative Studies E3 (Schools)
    • Creative Studies Level 1 (Schools)

    Thursday 9th September

    • Routes to Independence & Employment
    • Routes to College PSD
    • Routes to Vocational Education
    • Creative Studies Level 1 – 9.30am-3pm

    Friday 10th September

    • Art & Design Fashion Pathway – L3 UAL Diploma – 9.30am-3pm
    • Art & Design Photography Pathway – L3 UAL Diploma – 9am-2.30pm
    • Art & Design – Level 3 UAL Diploma – 9am-2.30pm
    • Foundation Diploma Art & Design L3 – 9am-2.30pm
    • Business Foundation Diploma Level 3 Yr 1 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Games Production (Creative Media) – Level 3 UAL Diploma – 9.30am-3pm
    • ESports Btec Foundation Diploma Year 1 – 9.30am-3pm
    • TV & Film / Journalism (Digital Media) – Level 3 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Music Production and Working Musicianship Level 3 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Music Production and Working Musicianship – Level 2 UAL Diploma
    • Performing Arts Acting and Dance Performance Level 3 Yr 1 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Performing Arts Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
  • Rodbaston Induction Dates

    Rodbaston College

    Tuesday 7th September

    • Bricklaying Diploma Level 2 – 9am-4.30pm
    • Site Carpentry Diploma Level 2 – 9am
    • Animal Care Technical Certificate Level 2 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Animal Care Ext Certificate L2 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Animal Care Level 2 (Top-Up) Diploma – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Certificate for Animal Nursing Assistance – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Horse Care Diploma Level 2 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Agriculture Certificate Level 2 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Horticulture Diploma Level 2 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Motor Vehicle Level 2 – 9.30am

    Wednesday 8th September

    • Countryside, Game & Fish Level 3 – 1080 Yr 1 of 2 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Equine Management Level 3 Extended Diploma 720 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Equine Management Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma 1080 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Horticulture Technical Extended Diploma in Horticulture L3 (1080) – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Animal Care Advanced Technical Diploma L3 (1080) Yr 2 of 2 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Animal Care Diploma L3 (720) Yr 2 of 2 – 9.30am-4.30pm

    Thursday 9th September

    • Gateway to Motor Vehicle – 9.30am-3pm
    • Routes to Independence & Employment
    • Routes to College PSD
    • Routes to Vocational Education
    • Supported To Learn
    • Bricklaying Diploma Level 1 – 9am-4.30pm
    • Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 1 – 9am-4.30pm
    • Motor Vehicle Level 1 – 9.30am
    • Diploma in Land-based Studies in Animal Care – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Certificate in Land-based Studies in Animal Care – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Gateway to Land Based – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Introduction to Landbased Studies – 9.30am-4.30pm

    Friday 10th September

    • Animal Care Advanced Certificate L3 360 Yr 1 of 1 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Animal Care Advanced Technical Diploma L3 (540) Yr 1 of 1 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Animal Care Diploma L3 (720) Yr 1 of 2 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Level 3 Advanced Technical diploma in Bricklaying
    • Motor Vehicle Level 3 – 9.30am
    • Advanced Technical diploma in Site Carpentry
    • Access to HE Diploma (Land Based Studies) – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Agriculture Level 3 540 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Countryside, Game & Fish Level 3 540 Yr 1 of 1 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Equine Management Level 3 Certificate 360 Yr 1 of 1 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Equine Management Level 3 Diploma 540 Yr 1 of 1 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Horticulture Advanced Technical Diploma L3 (540) Yr 1 of 1 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Gateway to Construction – 9am-4.30pm

    Tuesday 21st September

    • Plumbing Diploma Level 2 – 9am-4.30pm

    Thursday 23rd September

    • Level 1 Plumbing – 9am-4.30pm

    Friday 24th September

    • Plumbing Diploma Level 3 – 9am-4.30pm
  • Tamworth Induction Dates

    Tamworth College

    Monday 6th September

    • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling – 12pm-3pm
    • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling – 9.30am-12.30pm

    Tuesday 7th September

    • Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Digital Promotion for Business Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Professional Cookery Certificate Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner L2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Electrical Installation Diploma Level 2 – 9am-3pm
    • Engineering Technologies Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Hairdressing Diploma Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Barbering Diploma Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Health and Social Care Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Computing & Emerging Technologies L2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Level 2 Entry to the Uniformed Services – 9.30am-3pm
    • Sport & Coaching Diploma Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Sport, Fitness, Coaching and Outdoor Activity – L3 Diploma (540) – 9.30am-3pm
    • Air Cabin Crew Diploma Level 2
    • Travel & Tourism Certificate Level 3 Yr 1 – 9.30am-3pm

    Wednesday 8th September

    • Business National Extended Diploma L3 – Yr 2 – 9.30am-12.15pm
    • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling – 9.30am-12.30pm
    • Business National Diploma Level 3 Yr 2
    • Diploma for the Early Years Educator L3 – Year 2 – 9.30am-1pm
    • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering Yr 2 – 9.30am-1pm
    • Health & Social Care Extended Diploma Level 3 Yr 2 – 9.30am-1pm
    • Uniformed Services Extended Diploma Level 3 – 9.30am-12pm
    • Sport Level 3 Extended Diploma Coaching and Outdoor Yr 2 – 9.30am-12.30pm
    • Computing & Emerging Technologies Extended Diploma L3 – 9.30am-12.30pm
    • Technical Introductory Diploma in IT Level 3
    • Travel & Tourism Diploma Level 3 Yr 2 – 9.30am-12.30pm

    Thursday 9th September

    • Uniformed Public Service Diploma NCFE Level 3 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 1 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Hospitality Services Level 1 Cert
    • Electrical Installation – Level 1
    • Princes Trust Award
    • Princes Trust Certificate
    • Hairdressing Diploma Level 1 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Introduction to Caring Professions – 9.30am-3pm
    • Motor Vehicle Studies Diploma Level 1 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Introduction to hospitality and catering (E3)
    • Introduction to hair and beauty
    • Gateway to Motor Vehicle – 9.30am-3pm
    • Routes to Independence & Employment
    • Routes to College PSD
    • Routes to Vocational Education

    Friday 10th September

    • Diploma in Nail Technology – 9.30am-3pm
    • Certificate for the Early Years Educator Level 3 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Diploma for the Early Years Educator L3
    • Electrical Installation – Level 3 Diploma – 9am
    • Level 3 BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Engineering Yr 1 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Health & Social Care Extended Diploma Level 3 Yr 1 of 2
    • Health and Social Care Level 3 Certificate- Health and Science pathway – 9.30am-3pm
    • Health and Social Care Level 3 Certificate- Social Care pathway – 9.30am-3pm
    • Computing & Emerging Technologies Extended Diploma L3 Yr 1 of 2
    • Computing & Emerging Technologies Level 3 Yr 1 of 1 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Technical Introductory Diploma in IT Level 3
    • Access to HE Diploma (Business and Management)
    • Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals)
    • Access to HE Computing
    • Access to HE Diploma (Public Sector Services and Policing)
    • Access to HE Diploma (Social Science & Humanities)
    • Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 3 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Beauty Therapy Nail Services Level 3
    • Business Foundation Diploma Level 3 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Womens Hairdressing Diploma Level 3 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 3 – 9.30am-3pm
  • Torc Induction Dates

    Torc College

    Tuesday 7th September

    • Bricklaying Diploma Level 2 – 9am-3pm
    • Site Carpentry Diploma Level 2 – 9am-3pm

    Thursday 9th September

    • Bricklaying Diploma Level 1 – 9am-3pm
    • Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 1 – 9am-3pm

    Friday 10th September

    • Gateway to Construction – 9am-3pm
  • Induction

    Induction 2021 at #SSC

    Induction this year will take place from Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th September. You will be given a date and time to come into college during that week (you will only be in for one day) and you will be given your start date, timetable and college lanyard. If you need to find out your date or time, please scroll down to see the courses organised by campus.

    Students filming out on location

  • Induction FAQ's

    Induction is the first few weeks you are officially at college and all new, returning and progressing learners will go through a period of induction when starting their course. The aim is to help you settle in before you get stuck into your studies.

    You will be introduced to your tutors and other students on your course, be shown around the campus, given your ID Badge (you will be expected to always wear this when on campus) and your timetable, as well as taking part in some course related activities. You will also be given key information to help you on your course, for example, college expectations, term and exam dates, essential kit requirements and financial support information.

    During your second week you will have the opportunity to take part in some Fresher activities and have the chance to win £50 in Amazon vouchers by taking part in our selfie competition.

    The FAQS below will hopefully answer any questions that you have regarding Induction but if they haven’t, please contact the Learner Services team on 0300 456 2424 or email them on enquiries@southstaffs.ac.uk.

    If during induction you have any concerns just speak to your course tutor or a member of the Learner Services HUB staff but anyone wearing a staff ID Badge will be more than happy to help you.

    We look forward to seeing you during induction.

    FAQS

    When I arrive for my induction day, where do I need to go and will staff be available to help me?

    On arrival at college there will be a number of staff on hand to help you and direct you to the room you have been allocated, just head to our main reception areas.

    I have been given my induction date and time when I came to enrol, but how long will I be at college for on that day?

    Induction days will run from 10am – 3pm.

    Will I have to bring food and drink with me or will food outlets be open?

    We would advise you to bring a drink, although there are water fountains around the campus. Food outlets will be open but students are welcome to bring their own packed lunch if they would prefer.

    Please note that our Cannock campus doesn’t have catering facilities as it is located so close to Cannock town center. There are several food outlets less than a 5 minutes’ walk away.

    When will I receive my actual timetable, so I know how many days I will be in college?

    You will be issued with your full timetable during your first Induction Day. This will clearly show you when you are expected to be in college. You will also be told if your course has any elements of online/home learning.

    I am really anxious about starting college after being off school/college for so long. Who can I speak to?

    We understand that many new, progressing or returning learners will be nervous about attending a new place of study and/or returning to study after a long time away. As a full-time learner at the college, your course tutor will be your first point of contact with any concerns on the day but as mentioned above any member of staff will be happy to assist with any issues.

    If you are worried about physically attending the Induction then please contact our Learner Services team via email at enquiries@southstaffs.ac.uk or give them a call on 0300 456 2424 to discuss your concerns. They will then signpost you to a range of in-college services if needed, including mentoring, careers and learning support.

    How will I find out what kit/uniform and stationery I need and do I need to buy it before my first day?

    For your first day we ask that you bring pens and paper so you can make a note of key information.

    Your tutors will advise you of any further stationery supplies required throughout your course, as well as any kit and uniform needs. They will explain to you why you need it, where you can get it from and discuss the college financial support bursary.

    There is no need to buy any kit/uniform before you come to college for your induction.

  • Cannock Induction Dates

    Cannock College

    Tuesday 7th September

    • Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner L2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Electrical Installation Diploma Level 2 – 9am-3pm
    • Engineering Technologies Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Health and Social Care Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Computing & Emerging Technologies – 9.30am-3pm
    • Creative Studies E3 (Schools) – 9.30am-3pm
    • Creative Studies L1 (Schools) – 9.30am-3pm

    Wednesday 8th September

    • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering Yr 2 – 9.30am-1pm
    • Health & Social Care Extended Diploma Level 3 Yr 2 – 9.30am-1pm

    Thursday 9th September

    • Electrical Installation – Level 1 – 9am-3pm
    • Supported To Learn
    • Princes Trust Award
    • Princes Trust Certificate

    Friday 10th September

    • Certificate for the Early Years Educator Level 3 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Diploma for the Early Years Educator L3 – 9.30am-1pm
    • Electrical Installation – Level 3 Diploma – 9am-3pm
    • Engineering Technology Level 3 Craft Yr 1 – 9.30am-3pm
    • BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Engineering Yr 1 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Health & Social Care Level 3 Certificate – 9.30am-3pm
    • Uniformed Public Service Diploma NCFE Level 3 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals)
    • BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Construction
  • Lichfield Induction Dates

    Lichfield College

    Tuesday 7th September

    • Art & Design – Level 2 UAL Diploma – 9.30am-3pm
    • Art & Design Diploma – 9.30am-3pm
    • Games Production (Digital Media) UAL Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • TV & Film and Journalism (Digital Media) UAL Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm

    Wednesday 8th September

    • Art & Design Fashion Pathway – L3 UAL Extended Diploma – 9am-12.30pm
    • Art & Design Photography Pathway – L3 UAL Extended Diploma Yr 2 – 9am-12.30pm
    • National Diploma in Business Information Systems L3
    • Art & Design Extended Diploma Level 3 – 9am-12.30pm
    • Business National Extended Diploma L3 – 9.30am-1pm
    • Games Production (Creative Media) Extended Diploma Level 3 – 9am-12.30pm
    • TV & Film / Journalism (Digital Media) Extended Diploma Level 3 – 9am-12.30pm
    • Music Production Extended Diploma Level 3 – 9am-12.30pm
    • Performing Arts Extended Diploma Level 3 – 9am-12.30pm
    • Creative Studies E3 (Schools)
    • Creative Studies Level 1 (Schools)

    Thursday 9th September

    • Routes to Independence & Employment
    • Routes to College PSD
    • Routes to Vocational Education
    • Creative Studies Level 1 – 9.30am-3pm

    Friday 10th September

    • Art & Design Fashion Pathway – L3 UAL Diploma – 9.30am-3pm
    • Art & Design Photography Pathway – L3 UAL Diploma – 9am-2.30pm
    • Art & Design – Level 3 UAL Diploma – 9am-2.30pm
    • Foundation Diploma Art & Design L3 – 9am-2.30pm
    • Business Foundation Diploma Level 3 Yr 1 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Games Production (Creative Media) – Level 3 UAL Diploma – 9.30am-3pm
    • ESports Btec Foundation Diploma Year 1 – 9.30am-3pm
    • TV & Film / Journalism (Digital Media) – Level 3 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Music Production and Working Musicianship Level 3 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Music Production and Working Musicianship – Level 2 UAL Diploma
    • Performing Arts Acting and Dance Performance Level 3 Yr 1 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Performing Arts Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
  • Rodbaston Induction Dates

    Rodbaston College

    Tuesday 7th September

    • Bricklaying Diploma Level 2 – 9am-4.30pm
    • Site Carpentry Diploma Level 2 – 9am
    • Animal Care Technical Certificate Level 2 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Animal Care Ext Certificate L2 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Animal Care Level 2 (Top-Up) Diploma – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Certificate for Animal Nursing Assistance – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Horse Care Diploma Level 2 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Agriculture Certificate Level 2 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Horticulture Diploma Level 2 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Motor Vehicle Level 2 – 9.30am

    Wednesday 8th September

    • Countryside, Game & Fish Level 3 – 1080 Yr 1 of 2 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Equine Management Level 3 Extended Diploma 720 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Equine Management Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma 1080 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Horticulture Technical Extended Diploma in Horticulture L3 (1080) – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Animal Care Advanced Technical Diploma L3 (1080) Yr 2 of 2 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Animal Care Diploma L3 (720) Yr 2 of 2 – 9.30am-4.30pm

    Thursday 9th September

    • Gateway to Motor Vehicle – 9.30am-3pm
    • Routes to Independence & Employment
    • Routes to College PSD
    • Routes to Vocational Education
    • Supported To Learn
    • Bricklaying Diploma Level 1 – 9am-4.30pm
    • Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 1 – 9am-4.30pm
    • Motor Vehicle Level 1 – 9.30am
    • Diploma in Land-based Studies in Animal Care – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Certificate in Land-based Studies in Animal Care – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Gateway to Land Based – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Introduction to Landbased Studies – 9.30am-4.30pm

    Friday 10th September

    • Animal Care Advanced Certificate L3 360 Yr 1 of 1 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Animal Care Advanced Technical Diploma L3 (540) Yr 1 of 1 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Animal Care Diploma L3 (720) Yr 1 of 2 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Level 3 Advanced Technical diploma in Bricklaying
    • Motor Vehicle Level 3 – 9.30am
    • Advanced Technical diploma in Site Carpentry
    • Access to HE Diploma (Land Based Studies) – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Agriculture Level 3 540 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Countryside, Game & Fish Level 3 540 Yr 1 of 1 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Equine Management Level 3 Certificate 360 Yr 1 of 1 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Equine Management Level 3 Diploma 540 Yr 1 of 1 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Horticulture Advanced Technical Diploma L3 (540) Yr 1 of 1 – 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Gateway to Construction – 9am-4.30pm

    Tuesday 21st September

    • Plumbing Diploma Level 2 – 9am-4.30pm

    Thursday 23rd September

    • Level 1 Plumbing – 9am-4.30pm

    Friday 24th September

    • Plumbing Diploma Level 3 – 9am-4.30pm
  • Tamworth Induction Dates

    Tamworth College

    Monday 6th September

    • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling – 12pm-3pm
    • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling – 9.30am-12.30pm

    Tuesday 7th September

    • Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Digital Promotion for Business Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Professional Cookery Certificate Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner L2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Electrical Installation Diploma Level 2 – 9am-3pm
    • Engineering Technologies Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Hairdressing Diploma Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Barbering Diploma Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Health and Social Care Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Computing & Emerging Technologies L2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Level 2 Entry to the Uniformed Services – 9.30am-3pm
    • Sport & Coaching Diploma Level 2 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Sport, Fitness, Coaching and Outdoor Activity – L3 Diploma (540) – 9.30am-3pm
    • Air Cabin Crew Diploma Level 2
    • Travel & Tourism Certificate Level 3 Yr 1 – 9.30am-3pm

    Wednesday 8th September

    • Business National Extended Diploma L3 – Yr 2 – 9.30am-12.15pm
    • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling – 9.30am-12.30pm
    • Business National Diploma Level 3 Yr 2
    • Diploma for the Early Years Educator L3 – Year 2 – 9.30am-1pm
    • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering Yr 2 – 9.30am-1pm
    • Health & Social Care Extended Diploma Level 3 Yr 2 – 9.30am-1pm
    • Uniformed Services Extended Diploma Level 3 – 9.30am-12pm
    • Sport Level 3 Extended Diploma Coaching and Outdoor Yr 2 – 9.30am-12.30pm
    • Computing & Emerging Technologies Extended Diploma L3 – 9.30am-12.30pm
    • Technical Introductory Diploma in IT Level 3
    • Travel & Tourism Diploma Level 3 Yr 2 – 9.30am-12.30pm

    Thursday 9th September

    • Uniformed Public Service Diploma NCFE Level 3 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 1 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Hospitality Services Level 1 Cert
    • Electrical Installation – Level 1
    • Princes Trust Award
    • Princes Trust Certificate
    • Hairdressing Diploma Level 1 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Introduction to Caring Professions – 9.30am-3pm
    • Motor Vehicle Studies Diploma Level 1 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Introduction to hospitality and catering (E3)
    • Introduction to hair and beauty
    • Gateway to Motor Vehicle – 9.30am-3pm
    • Routes to Independence & Employment
    • Routes to College PSD
    • Routes to Vocational Education

    Friday 10th September

    • Diploma in Nail Technology – 9.30am-3pm
    • Certificate for the Early Years Educator Level 3 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Diploma for the Early Years Educator L3
    • Electrical Installation – Level 3 Diploma – 9am
    • Level 3 BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Engineering Yr 1 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Health & Social Care Extended Diploma Level 3 Yr 1 of 2
    • Health and Social Care Level 3 Certificate- Health and Science pathway – 9.30am-3pm
    • Health and Social Care Level 3 Certificate- Social Care pathway – 9.30am-3pm
    • Computing & Emerging Technologies Extended Diploma L3 Yr 1 of 2
    • Computing & Emerging Technologies Level 3 Yr 1 of 1 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Technical Introductory Diploma in IT Level 3
    • Access to HE Diploma (Business and Management)
    • Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals)
    • Access to HE Computing
    • Access to HE Diploma (Public Sector Services and Policing)
    • Access to HE Diploma (Social Science & Humanities)
    • Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 3 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Beauty Therapy Nail Services Level 3
    • Business Foundation Diploma Level 3 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Womens Hairdressing Diploma Level 3 – 9.30am-3pm
    • Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 3 – 9.30am-3pm
  • Torc Induction Dates

    Torc College

    Tuesday 7th September

    • Bricklaying Diploma Level 2 – 9am-3pm
    • Site Carpentry Diploma Level 2 – 9am-3pm

    Thursday 9th September

    • Bricklaying Diploma Level 1 – 9am-3pm
    • Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 1 – 9am-3pm

    Friday 10th September

    • Gateway to Construction – 9am-3pm

Visit ‘Our Colleges‘ to find out more information about each of our individual college sites.

In the meantime, check out the virtual tours of our five college sites below! You will see the learning spaces and facilities you will have access to on your course!

  • Cannock College

  • Lichfield College

  • Rodbaston College

  • Tamworth College

  • Torc College

  • Cannock College

  • Lichfield College

  • Rodbaston College

  • Tamworth College

  • Torc College