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FAQ’s

We have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions along with answers and useful links and contact numbers to help you find the right information as quickly as possible.

  • If I apply for a course, will I need to attend an interview?

    Many of our full-time courses require you to attend an interview prior to enrolling on one of our full-time courses. However, we are currently conducting interviews with new applicants over the phone, and you will not be required to come in to one of our campuses.

  • I have a disability; will the college be able to support me during my time there?

    Yes, we offer a wide range of support for students. For more information on the different kinds of support that we provide, please speak with a member of our Learner Services team by either calling 0300 456 2424 or e-mailing enquiries@southstaffs.ac.uk

  • At school / previous college, I was given support with work in class and / or exams. Will I be able to access support at the college?

    Yes, we offer a wide range of support for students. For more information on the different kinds of support that we provide, please speak with a member of our Learner Services team by either calling 0300 456 2424 or e-mailing enquiries@southstaffs.ac.uk

  • I have low confidence, and/or suffer with anxiety and stress, will I be able to access support while in college?

    Yes, teaching staff and our mentoring team are always on hand to support our students.

    For more information or to find out how to book an appointment, please speak with a member of our Learner Services team by either calling 0300 456 2424 or e-mailing enquiries@southstaffs.ac.uk

  • Can I pay for my course in instalments?

    If the cost of your course is over £100, the college offers a variety of payment plans at no extra cost to you.

    To find out more, either speak with our Learner Services team in campus, call 0300 456 2424 or e-mail enquiries@southstaffs.ac.uk

  • Can I apply for an Advanced Learning Loan?

    If you are 19 years of age or above, and you are studying a Level 3 qualification, you may be able to apply for Advanced Learning Loan.

    To check course eligibility and find out more about how to apply, visit www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

  • Can I apply for help with the cost of essential equipment and/or uniform?

    If your course requires you to attend college for 6 hours or more hours per week you may be eligible for financial support to cover the costs of equipment and travel. Find out more about the college bursary >

     

  • Does the college offer transport to and from campus?

    Yes, the college can provide transport to and from our Rodbaston campus. Visit our transport page for more information such as timetables and pricing.

  • How can I apply for support with the cost of childcare?

    If you are under 20 years of age, you can apply for support via Care to Learn.

    Alternatively, students over 19 years of age can apply for the college bursary for support with childcare costs. Find out more about the college bursary >

     

  • Can I apply for support with the cost of my course?

    Students who are 19 years of age and older may be able to claim a fee remission.

    Everyone’s circumstances are different, so please speak with a member of the Learner Services team by either calling 0300 456 2424 or e-mailing enquiries@southstaffs.ac.uk to discuss what may be available to you.