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  • Hello and welcome

    This page will be your go-to guide where you will find all of the information you need to start a course with us including how to apply, financial support, transport, uniform and lots more!

    Looking to start your course with us now?

    It’s not too late!  Please email applications@southstaffs.ac.uk with your name (the person applying for a course), date of birth , home address, contact number, the course you are interested in starting and at which college location.  From there we will be in touch to arrange a date and time for you to come in and see us.

    What you will need to bring with you to enrol:

    • GCSE results
    • Proof of ID (i.e. provisional driving license/passport/birth certificate)

    You will then be given your college lanyard which must be worn at all times during college, your timetable and your start date.

  • Application guide for school leavers
    Here’s how to apply for September 2023?

    Step 1: Visit our website and complete an online application form for the course that you are interested in. Each application will receive an email acknowledgement so that you know it has been received.

    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. You will also receive a call from one of the team the day before your interview/information session as well as a text reminder on the day. Please note the call will show as a private number calling.

    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. Again, please note the call will show as a private number calling.

    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. By doing this it secures your place at the college so please try and respond as soon as possible as places fill up quickly.

    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. You will need to bring with you your statement of GCSE results, as well as some proof of ID (i.e. provisional driving license/passport/birth certificate).

    (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).

    You will also speak to the maths and English team and Learning Support team, if applicable. And finally, our Learner Services team will check all your details and retake your photo if the uploaded one isn’t suitable (as detailed above).

    The enrolment process takes about 20-30 minutes but can be longer if you need to see the Learning Support and/or maths and English team.

    Step 6: We look forward to seeing you on your enrolment invite day where you will officially 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. Each application will receive an email acknowledgement so that you know it has been received.

    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. You will also receive a call from one of the team the day before your interview/information session as well as a text reminder on the day. Please note the call will show as a private number calling.

    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. Again please note the call will show as a private number calling.

    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. By doing this it secures your place at the college so please try and respond as soon as possible as places fill up quickly.

    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. You will need to bring with you any exam results, including your maths and English GCSE grades, as well as some proof of ID (i.e. provisional driving license/passport/birth certificate).

    (Please note: If your exam results aren’t at the level you had hoped please don’t worry, there will be several options available for you to consider. Our teaching staff will discuss these options with you).

    You will also speak to the maths and English team and Learning Support team, if applicable. And finally, our Learner Services team will check all your details and retake your photo if the uploaded one isn’t suitable (as detailed above).

    The enrolment process takes about 20-30 minutes but can be longer if you need to see the Learning Support and/or maths and English team.

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

  • 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.

  • Offer guarantee

    At South Staffordshire College we understand that leaving school and starting college is a huge step. We want to remove any worries or anxiety about your college place so when you apply to study with us, you’ll have an offer guarantee.

    Our offer guarantee means that whether you’ve done better than you expected in your GCSE’s, or not quite as well as you hoped, we guarantee there is a place for you with us!

    Whatever your results please still come along to enrol! During enrolment our friendly and helpful staff will chat to you about your GCSE results as well as your career aspirations and will guarantee you a place on a course with us. Whilst the course or level of the course may be slightly different to what you originally applied for, we’ll support you with achieving your dream career, and provide tons of support along the way.

  • Hello and welcome

    This page will be your go-to guide where you will find all of the information you need to start a course with us including how to apply, financial support, transport, uniform and lots more!

    Looking to start your course with us now?

    It’s not too late!  Please email applications@southstaffs.ac.uk with your name (the person applying for a course), date of birth , home address, contact number, the course you are interested in starting and at which college location.  From there we will be in touch to arrange a date and time for you to come in and see us.

    What you will need to bring with you to enrol:

    • GCSE results
    • Proof of ID (i.e. provisional driving license/passport/birth certificate)

    You will then be given your college lanyard which must be worn at all times during college, your timetable and your start date.

  • Application guide for school leavers

    Here’s how to apply for September 2023?

    Step 1: Visit our website and complete an online application form for the course that you are interested in. Each application will receive an email acknowledgement so that you know it has been received.

    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. You will also receive a call from one of the team the day before your interview/information session as well as a text reminder on the day. Please note the call will show as a private number calling.

    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. Again, please note the call will show as a private number calling.

    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. By doing this it secures your place at the college so please try and respond as soon as possible as places fill up quickly.

    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. You will need to bring with you your statement of GCSE results, as well as some proof of ID (i.e. provisional driving license/passport/birth certificate).

    (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).

    You will also speak to the maths and English team and Learning Support team, if applicable. And finally, our Learner Services team will check all your details and retake your photo if the uploaded one isn’t suitable (as detailed above).

    The enrolment process takes about 20-30 minutes but can be longer if you need to see the Learning Support and/or maths and English team.

    Step 6: We look forward to seeing you on your enrolment invite day where you will officially 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. Each application will receive an email acknowledgement so that you know it has been received.

    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. You will also receive a call from one of the team the day before your interview/information session as well as a text reminder on the day. Please note the call will show as a private number calling.

    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. Again please note the call will show as a private number calling.

    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. By doing this it secures your place at the college so please try and respond as soon as possible as places fill up quickly.

    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. You will need to bring with you any exam results, including your maths and English GCSE grades, as well as some proof of ID (i.e. provisional driving license/passport/birth certificate).

    (Please note: If your exam results aren’t at the level you had hoped please don’t worry, there will be several options available for you to consider. Our teaching staff will discuss these options with you).

    You will also speak to the maths and English team and Learning Support team, if applicable. And finally, our Learner Services team will check all your details and retake your photo if the uploaded one isn’t suitable (as detailed above).

    The enrolment process takes about 20-30 minutes but can be longer if you need to see the Learning Support and/or maths and English team.

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

  • 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.

  • Offer guarantee

    At South Staffordshire College we understand that leaving school and starting college is a huge step. We want to remove any worries or anxiety about your college place so when you apply to study with us, you’ll have an offer guarantee.

    Our offer guarantee means that whether you’ve done better than you expected in your GCSE’s, or not quite as well as you hoped, we guarantee there is a place for you with us!

    Whatever your results please still come along to enrol! During enrolment our friendly and helpful staff will chat to you about your GCSE results as well as your career aspirations and will guarantee you a place on a course with us. Whilst the course or level of the course may be slightly different to what you originally applied for, we’ll support you with achieving your dream career, and provide tons of support along the way.

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