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Introduction to College

A fresh way forward! If you’re not ready to attend college full-time, or didn’t get the grades for your desired course, it’s still your chance to shine! This free Introduction to College programme is about learning at steady pace, and with extra support, to gain your new skills and qualifications.

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Starting college should never be a daunting experience, but sometimes you’re just not yet ready to join a full course setting. This specially designed course helps you learn new skills while deciding on your future steps, and is split into 3 main areas – Skills, Self-Management & Specialisms.

As well as improving your skills, you’ll gain several new qualifications including one in your subject specialism of choice, anything from Customer Service to Construction.

Skills for success

Gain new skills and qualifications whilst deciding on your future

On-hand support

Help creating the perfect CV and completing next step applications

Simple, steady pace

Progressive learning with support to move onto another course or into work

Range of subject areas

Get qualifications in the popular subject areas of choice

Key information

This specially designed course will help prepare you for taking the next step in your future, with options to take up a sector-based specialism of choice. You’ll receive formal qualifications, with a wide range of support to building your CV, practice interviews, and a chance to move onto a full apprenticeship and meet new employers.

You’ll gain a variety of qualifications in your chosen area, with the added extra of building your skills and confidence, whilst deciding on your future steps.

You can become a…
  • Retail assistant
  • Customer service advisor
  • IT/Digital assistant
  • Warehouse operative
  • Social care worker
  • Childcare or teaching assistant
  • Hospitality assistant
  • Health/Beauty assistant
  • Further apprenticeship or training
  • & many more

Take the next step towards your chosen career

Adult Apprentice
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You don’t just need to have left school to become an apprentice, we have apprenticeship offers for all ages and are a great way for adults to retrain for a new career. Whatever destination you’ve set your sights on, an apprenticeship will help you get there.

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Why SSC?

At South Staffordshire College our students come first, and everything we do is aimed at helping you to realise your full potential. We are about careers not courses and our expert staff will make sure you have the skills and knowledge needed to give you that competitive edge for when you start your career within your chosen industry.

As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

#CreateYourCareer with us.

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