South Staffordshire College

Join us in January and make 2018 your best year yet

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Get the new year off to the best possible start with an exciting range of courses starting this January at South Staffordshire College. Ideal for school leavers who feel they chose the wrong route in September and adults who want to enhance their career prospects or explore something new, the courses give learners the chance to gain recognised qualifications, new skills and an accelerated route into careers, further learning or an apprenticeship.

Vocational studies…
Available to those aged 16 plus and delivered at the College’s campuses in Tamworth and Lichfield, these are courses that combine related subjects together allowing you to specialise later on. Four different vocational studies courses are available in business, IT and digital media; creative industries such as film, art and performance; sport, travel and public services; electrical installation and engineering. Courses can be completed in six months and are designed to pave the way for progression to higher level study, apprenticeships or employment.

Fast track courses…
Fast track courses are designed to get you qualified and skilled quickly. They are available to those aged 16 and over and delivered at the College’s campuses in Tamworth, Lichfield and Rodbaston. There are a wide range of these courses including animal care, construction, plumbing, horticulture, horse care, dog grooming, floristry, hair and beauty and care. These courses can be completed by the end of June allowing you to progress to the next level quickly.

Pathways courses…
At Rodbaston and Tamworth, our pathways into education, apprenticeships and training route is also available to learners that would like to tailor their experience by blending smaller elements of different subjects together. You may want to try motor vehicle, construction, care or hair and beauty courses. Each learner on our pathways programme will work alongside a course tutor to develop an individual programme tailored to meet their needs.

All college courses are free for 16-19 year olds. Adults may also be eligible to study for free depending on their previous qualifications and employment status. Getting started is easy too; those who would like to sign up can do so online in just 25 seconds at or can call the College’s dedicated team on 0300 456 2424.

Adult leisure courses…
Those aged 19 plus can also choose from an impressive range of part-time and short courses exclusively for adults. From counselling, foreign languages and retail knowledge to floristry, car maintenance and bookkeeping, these courses are perfect for those who want to gain skills for that next promotion or find a new hobby. Many of these courses are delivered in the evening so fit in perfectly with existing commitments.

Enrol on a part-time course online at

Distance learning…
If you want even more flexibility, adults aged 19 and over can also study in their own time by enrolling onto one of the College’s free online distance learning courses. Courses such as Understanding Nutrition, Customer Services, Equality and Diversity, Team Leading, Principles of Business Administration and many more are available. Visit

Remember our apprenticeships recruit all the year round and we have a wide range of apprenticeship frameworks and standards available with all our vacancies published on our website. Visit

Ready to kick-start the new year?
To find out more about the full range of courses starting in January @southstaffs, visit , call 0300 456 2424 or email

Don’t forget the College have open days in January too. Whether you’re curious about College life or just want advice on your options, why not drop in. Dates and times can be found online at

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