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From The Principal
South Staffordshire College
Studying for a Higher Education qualification can
open up many new opportunities for your future
and we’re thrilled that you’re considering us to
help you achieve your ambitions. Our Higher
Education team work closely with our University
Partners to ensure that we deliver the highest
quality Higher Education Programmes, giving
you the best experience possible.
There are many reasons to choose to study with
us, some of which you can find out about on
pages 4 and 5 of this guide, but if you have any
questions, please get in touch.
E: [email protected]
Alternatively, why not come along and visit one
of our Open Events and enjoy a taste of life
@southstaffs. Held at dates throughout the year,
it’s the perfect opportunity to meet the tutors,
take a look at the facilities and find out more
about the benefits of studying for your Higher
Education Qualification with us.
Our Open Event dates can be found on
page 63 of this guide or online at
www.southstaffs.ac.uk/events.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Graham Morley
Chief Executive Principal
Why choose South Staffordshire College?
Levels of study
A range of awards
Flexible ways to study
How to apply
Entry requirements
So what can you study?
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Courses
Business
Media
Performing Arts/Musical Theatre
IT and Computing
Education
Animal Science and Equine
Horticulture
Science and Construction
Health and Care
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About Us
Pre-Access and Access
to Higher Education
New courses for 2015
Our University partners
Student support
Funding your study
Travelling to us
Accommodation and Childcare
Why study in Staffordshire?
Open events
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Why choose Higher
Education at South
Staffordshire College?
By taking your education to the next level, you’ll be better equipped to
reach your full potential and achieve your ambitions. A Higher Education
qualification could help you take charge of your future by building the
skills and confidence you need to open up new opportunities – whatever
stage of life you’re at. But why choose to study @SouthStaffs?
Employment forecasts predict that 50%
of vacancies until 2020 will be in areas
most likely to demand graduates.
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We have on site childcare available in our
Tamworth and Cannock Nurseries ‘Little
Learners’. See page 61 for more information.
Our students
love us.
Our courses are offered in partnership with
Staffordshire University and the University
of Wolverhampton (so you’ll have access to
their exceptional facilities and support too).
See page 54 for more information.
That’s why 93%
of them choose to
stay with us
You can save on
travel and living costs
by studying locally
Our 2025 Strategic Vision
The Staffordshire University
‘Staffordshire Graduate’ strategy
also supports the embedding
of reflective and critical learner
skills with a global perspective,
preparing graduates to contribute
in the world of work.
“A South Staffordshire Graduate will be
prized in the job market and possess the
confidence to secure a preferred future.
They will lead meaningful lives with
confidence and assurance, possessing a
strong sense of civic engagement and ability
to play an active part in shaping their world.”
Increase your earning potential
Did you know, on average, Graduates earn
£100,000 more over their working lives than
those who don’t go on to Higher Education.
Our full-time fees
are normally over
£2,000 cheaper
per year than most
Universities
Our students have gone on to work at places
including the BBC, ITV and the RSPCA.
You can take a break from studying
after two years having achieved an
internationally recognised HND or
Foundation Degree, or you can go on to
complete a full Undergraduate Degree.
Our students excel.
Achievement rates
stand at 96%
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Levels of study
There are a broad range of study options at HE level, giving
you complete flexibility. Your starting point will depend on
your skills, experience and qualifications.
Many courses are based on units of study or ‘modules’. Each module lets you earn credits
towards your qualification, whilst giving you a degree of flexibility over the focus of your studies.
A range
of awards
Flexible
ways to study
Foundation Year and Access to Higher Education
Part-time
Foundation Years and Access to HE courses link to degrees
in a wide range of subject areas to provide a route onto
your chosen degree course, if you don’t have the required
entry qualifications. The content of your studies are tailored
to help you develop the study skills and academic knowledge
needed to start Year 1 of your chosen degree course.
Higher National Certificate (HNC) and
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Work related
course
Foundation
Year/Access
to HE
ENT
For those
without
specific AS/A
Level or
other Level 3
qualifications
Full-time:
1 year
Full-time:
2 years
Part-time:
2 years
Part-time:
3/4 years
HNC
HND
Equivalent
to year 2 of
Degree
Work based
course
Full-time:
2 years
Usually
full-time:
3 years
Part-time:
3/4 years
Third year
(possible to do
part-time)
FOUNDATION
BA / BSC
DEGREE
HNCs/HNDs are vocationally focussed and can therefore lead
directly to a career. They are also a great stepping stone to a
higher qualification. HNCs can provide access into the second
year of a bachelors degree, whereas HNDs can allow entry
into the second or third year, so you can ‘top-up’ to a full
Honours Degree.
(HONS)
A Higher National Certificate (HNC) takes one year of full-time
study or two years of part-time study.
POSTGRADUATE
COURSE
Equivalent
to year 2
of Honours
Degree
COLLEGE
You don’t have to go to university... to go to university!
We deliver many of our Higher Education courses in partnership with The University of Wolverhampton and Staffordshire
University. We also work with Edexcel & Pearson to offer a flexible range of HNC and HND qualifications at levels 4 and 5.
A Higher National Diploma (HND) takes two years to complete,
if studied full-time and three to four years if studied part-time.
Foundation Degree
Foundation Degrees are work-based qualifications that are
offered in a range of vocational areas. All Foundation Degrees
offer a guaranteed progression route to at least one named
Honours Degree at one of our partner Universities. Developed
with local employers to meet skills shortages, Foundation
Degrees have a substantial amount of work-based learning and
assessment including, in some cases, delivery in the workplace,
with students having the support of a workplace mentor.
They usually take two years to complete if studied full-time or
three to four years if studied part-time.
BA / BSc (Hons)
A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences Honours Degree
(360 credits) is usually a full-time academic course lasting for
three years. Students progressing from a Foundation Degree or
Higher National route may be able to progress onto the third
year of an Honours Degree on a full or part-time basis.
On completion, students may be eligible for postgraduate
study such as a Master of Arts or Sciences.
Many of our courses can be studied on a part-time basis,
either during the day or on an evening. You will still receive
the same levels of support, but study is more flexible to fit
around your work and home life.
Full-time - 1 year
Our Foundation Year and Access to HE courses are
delivered full-time and take just one year to complete,
so you’ll be prepared for entry onto a higher award in no
time. You can find out more about our access courses on
page 51.
Full-time - 2 years
We offer full-time Degrees over a two year period that
will also encompass some work placement hours. These
awards give you a full HE experience but with the added
value of industry experience, where modules are taken
within the workplace. This enhances your CV and allows
you to experience ‘real-life’ work in your chosen
subject area.
Distance Learning
Some awards are available through our distance-learning
model. This means your studying is done online with block
College attendance weeks, which are allocated throughout
each semester.
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How to apply
Full-Time Programmes
Part-Time Programmes
If you’re applying to become a full-time undergraduate student you should apply through
UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Visit www.ucas.com
Part-time study is ideal for those of you who may already have work or family commitments.
Many of our part-time courses are offered in partnership with Staffordshire University, and are run
during the day or of an evening, giving you complete flexibility.
To apply through UCAS, you will need...
The correct Institution Code
(for Staffordshire University its
S72 and for The University of
Wolverhampton its W75)
How to apply
The correct Campus Code
(for Staffordshire University its
U and for The University of
Wolverhampton its R)
When to apply
The closing date for all UCAS applications is 15th January. If you
miss this deadline don’t panic, call us on 0300 456 2424.
Deferred entry
If you wish to defer entry to your chosen course for one year
we’ll still welcome your application.
What happens next?
After we’ve considered your application, you will be invited
to an interview at one of our campuses. If you are successful,
UCAS will notify you of our decision.
After receiving your results
Once your results have been confirmed, UCAS will remind you
(by e-mail) that you need to confirm your offered place with
us. This will secure your place and enrolment details can then
be forwarded to you at the appropriate time.
However confident you are about achieving the results you
need, things don’t always go to plan. If you don’t meet the
precise conditions of the offer we made you, don’t worry as it
may still be possible for us to offer you a place on your chosen
course. Contact us for advice as soon as you can.
The correct UCAS
Course Code
(you’ll find these in this guide)
Clearing
The clearing process gives thousands of students a second
chance to find a place in Higher Education, particularly if results
are not as expected. You can register through Clearing and
apply to us directly where quick decisions will be made on your
application (usually within 24 hours). If you go through UCAS
clearing and decide to contact us again, do so without delay
and remind us that you applied to us during the first phase.
UCAS Extra
This is the opportunity to apply for another course if you have
used all five choices and not secured a place. UCAS Extra runs
from the end of February until the end of June.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.
The University of Wolverhampton
You can apply through their course finder pages at:
www.wlv.ac.uk
South Staffordshire College
If you’re applying for a part-time course that we run
independently from our University Partners, you will need
to apply to us directly by completing our part-time
application form.
You can request your form by calling us on 0300 456 2424.
Your completed part-time form will need to be submitted to
our admissions team, which can be done via post or email.
Our postal address is: South Staffordshire College, Lichfield
Campus, The Friary, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6QG
and email address is: [email protected]
Contact us:
e: [email protected]
t: 0300 456 2424
w: www.southstaffs.ac.uk
Contact us:
e: [email protected]
t: 0300 456 2424
w: www.southstaffs.ac.uk
Existing South Staffordshire College students should
also check the Progression page on Newton.
Waiting for exams results?
After receiving your results, please get in touch with us on
0300 456 2424 to confirm your place. We recognise that
however confident you are about achieving the results you
need, things don’t always go to plan. Please don’t worry. Our
team of advisors are here to help. If you don’t meet the precise
conditions of the offer we made you, don’t worry as it may still
be possible for us to offer you a place on your chosen course.
Contact us for advice as soon as you can.
Existing South Staffordshire College students should also
check the Progression page on Newton.
Part-Time
Full-Time
Register with UCAS at
www.ucas.com
Staffordshire University
You can apply via the course A-Z link on their website:
www.staffs.ac.uk/course.
When to apply
You can apply for a place on one of our part-time courses
at any point during the year, but places are limited so we
recommend applying early to avoid disappointment. You can
find the details on how to apply on this page, but if you need
any further help, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our
guidance team.
Apply for your
chosen course using
the appropriate
Institution, Campus
and Course code
You will be invited
in for an interview. If
successful, UCAS will
notify you of our
decision
Having confirmed
your results, you
need to contact South
Staffordshire College to
confirm your place
Complete the
appropriate
application form for
your chosen course
You may then
be invited in for
an interview
If successful, we’ll
notify you of our
decision
Having confirmed
your results, you
need to contact South
Staffordshire College to
confirm your place
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We’re currently finalising the details of
a range of exciting new courses for 2015.
These include:
• HND in Mechanical Engineering
• FdA Event Management
• FdA Music Production
• BSc Animal Science with
Animal Behaviour
• FdA Photography
See page 52 - 53 for more information.
Entry requirements:
Where do I get UCAS points from?
We welcome applications from students with a wide variety of qualifications, skills and
experiences. In fact, we lead the way in recognising alternative routes into University and take
pride in attracting students from diverse backgrounds and with non-traditional qualifications.
So please contact us even if you’re not sure you have the necessary qualifications to study.
In most cases the entry requirements for our courses
are shown in UCAS tariff points. To study with us you’ll
need to have obtained at least the minimum amount of
UCAS tariff points required for your chosen course. Before
applying for any course it is important to check the
specific entry requirements.
• Two subjects at Scottish Advanced Higher
For more detailed information on our entry requirements call
us on 0300 456 2424 or email [email protected]
• An award of the European Baccalaureate Diploma, with at
least 60% overall; English at 60%
Ideally, for entry onto one of our degree courses you
should have at least one of the following:
• An award of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with
a minimum of 24 points; English at four points
• Two subjects at Advanced GCE (A Level)
• An award of the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of
five Higher passes
• One VCE Double Award
• Two, six-unit Advanced VCEs
• One advanced GCE (A Level) and one six-unit
Advanced VCE
• A Scottish Certificate of Education with passes in five
separate subjects, of which three are at the Higher grade
• An EDEXCEL BTEC or SCOTVEC National Certificate/Diploma
at a good standard
• An access programme passed at the required
QAA-recognised standard for entry to Higher Education
• A Welsh Baccalaureate.
Don’t worry if you don’t see your qualification listed;
we have a team of experts available who will be able
to provide you with guidance.
So what can you study?
Full-Time Awards
UCAS code
Campus
Business
HND Business
BA (Hons) Business Management Top-Up
001N
N252 Lichfield
Lichfield
Media
FdSc Film and Television Production Technology
BSc (Hons) Film and Television Production Technology
P392
P313
Lichfield
Lichfield
Performing Arts
FdA Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)
W635
Lichfield
Health and Care
BSc (Hons) Health Studies with Foundation Year
L510 Lichfield
IT and Computing
HND Applied Computing
325G Lichfield
Animal Science and Equine
FdSc Animal Science with Animal Behaviour
FDSc Equine Behaviour, Training and Performance
1A44 Apply Direct
Rodbaston
Rodbaston
Science and Construction
HND Engineering
Apply Direct
Tamworth
Part-Time Awards
Apply
Business
FdA Leadership & Management
BA (Hons) Business Management Top-Up
Accounting Diploma Level 4
Health and Care
FdA Early Childhood Studies
FdA Complementary Therapies
For details
about how to
IT and Computing
apply for part
HNC Applied Computing
time courses,
Science and Construction
see page 9
FdSc in Sustainability & Environmental Management
Campus
Lichfield
Lichfield
Tamworth
Lichfield
Lichfield
Lichfield
Distance Learning
Education
Certificate in Education (PCET) / PGCE (PCET)
Cannock
Horticulture
HNC Horticulture
Rodbaston
Animal Science and Equine
FdSc Equine Behaviour, Training and Performance
Rodbaston
“Having the option to
study in the evenings
allowed me to continue
to work whilst I gained
a new qualification.”
Business
Are you an aspiring business person
who wants to develop the high level
skills required for a successful career in
the diverse world of business? We can
help. A Higher Education qualification in
business will provide you with the perfect
grounding for a wide range of careers.
Why Choose Us?
• Our Business tutors are experienced professionals
who will ensure you leave us equipped with the skills
you need for a successful career in business.
• You’ll have the opportunity to develop practical,
transferable skills that are relevant to your
chosen profession.
Career Routes
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Marketing Manager
Business Advisor
Management Accountant
Sales Manager
HR Manager
Managing Director
Finance Manager
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Foundation Degree in
Leadership & Management
Higher National
Diploma in Business
Do you want to take the first steps into management or have aspirations to take on a more
responsible role? With employers increasingly looking to recruit staff with leadership and
management skills, this course will provide you with everything you need to become a hot
prospect! You’ll develop a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, designed to
equip you with everything you need to enhance your career.
Employees, who have practical managerial skills as well as a theoretical knowledge of
business and management are becoming increasingly sought after by employers. This
HND in Business is designed to help you develop your understanding of both. You’ll look
at all areas of business including human resources, finance and marketing, giving you the
transferable skills to underpin the development of your future career.
Location
Lichfield Campus
Location
Lichfield Campus
Progression
On successful completion of this course, you will:
How long does the course last?
2 years - full-time
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How long does the course last?
2 years - part-time
What will I learn?
The subjects you will study include:
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Personal Skills
Marketing for Managers
Leadership at Work
Understanding the Business Environment
Understanding Change
Managing Individuals and Teams
People and Processes
Marketing for Managers
Managing Financial Resources
Human Resource Management
As well as module lecturers you will be allocated a personal
tutor to support you during your studies. You will also be
encouraged to seek a workplace mentor to provide guidance
and enhance your learning experience.
Assessment
You’ll be assessed via a range of assignments, where you will
be asked to examine work-based activities and reflect on their
effectiveness, in the context of theories and practices covered
in the learning material.
Entry Requirements
This will be assessed on an individual basis, but the
normal entry requirements are as follows:
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Three passes at GCSE Level (grades A, B or C) and
one pass at GCE Advanced Level, or equivalent.
A Level 2 qualification in Maths and English, e.g.
GCSE Grade C or above, Key Skills Level 2 or Adult
Numeracy Level 2 and Adult Literacy Level 2.
Applications are also welcomed from individuals aged over 21
years, who have relevant work experience. Candidates who can
evidence a satisfactory work experience portfolio, would also be
favourably considered.
Progression
On successful completion of this course, you will:
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Have the opportunity to progress to an Honours Degree
in Business Management
Be equipped with the skills to pursue a management
career in business.
How to Apply - Part-Time
Complete the Staffordshire University application form at
www.staffs.ac.uk/courses
You may then be invited in for an interview.
Having confirmed your results, you need to contact
South Staffordshire College to confirm your place.
For more information about how to apply, see pages 8 & 9.
What will I learn?
The subjects you will study include:
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Business environment and marketing responses
Employability and project management techniques
Business economics
Entrepreneurial marketing
Design and management of effective organisations
Practical research
Professional choice
Management skills
Resourcing the Organisation
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Have the opportunity to pursue a wide range of careers
in general management, or depending on your module
choices, a particular area of business such as marketing
or finance.
Have the opportunity to progress onto year three of
the BA (Hons) Degree.
Be able to consider pursuing a career in teaching.
How to Apply - Full-Time
Register with UCAS at www.ucas.com
Institution Code: S72 Course Code: OOIN
Campus Code: U
Assessment
Assessment is by a mixture of ongoing coursework,
examinations and project work.
You will be invited in for an interview.
Entry Requirements
• BTEC National Certificate in Business
• OCR Level 3 Certificate in Business
• An Advanced GNVQ
• A BTEC National Certificate, Diploma or at least one
GCE A Level pass of any other related title
• Passes in Maths and English at GCSE at Grades A – C
or equivalent qualifications
• Mature students (over 21 years of age) with relevant work
experience will also be considered.
For more information about how to apply, see pages 8 & 9.
Each applicant will be considered individually based on their
qualifications, experience and suitable supporting statement.
Having confirmed your results, you need to contact
South Staffordshire College to confirm your place.
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BA Honours in Business
Management (top-up)
Accounting
Diploma Level 4
Having completed a Foundation Degree, HNC/HND in Business, or a similar business qualification,
this course will enable you to further develop your existing skills and knowledge as you progress
up the managerial career ladder.
Finance and accounts is crucial to the success of any business and people with high level skills
and qualifications in this area are in demand. Indeed, a reference to the appointment pages of
local and national newspapers will show that there are a wide variety of posts on offer to AAT
qualified or part qualified personnel. This course is a professional course, designed to equip
you with everything you need to pursue a successful career in the industry.
Location
Lichfield Campus
How long does the course last?
1 year - full-time
2 years - part-time
What will I learn?
The subjects you will study include:
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Strategic Management in Organisations
Applied Business Research
Learning, Knowledge and Performance
Role of Emerging Economies in International
Business Global Business Directions (CMI)
Assessment
Assessment is via a mixture of ongoing coursework,
examinations and project work.
Entry requirements
The BA Honours in Business Management is available as a
top-up for students who have already completed a HNC/HND
Business or Management qualification.
However, many students gain entry via IM Certificate,
Graduate Certificate in Management Studies (CMS), as well
as non business qualifications that include business modules,
such as HNC/HND in Computing.
Each applicant will be considered individually based on their
qualifications and suitable supporting statement.
Progression
On successful completion of this course, you will:
• Be able to progress onto an appropriate Masters qualification.
• Have the skills required to pursue employment in a
managerial role.
How to Apply - Full-Time
Register with UCAS at www.ucas.com
Institution Code: S72 Course Code: N252
Campus Code: U
Location
Tamworth Campus
You will be invited in for an interview.
How long does the course last?
1 year - part-time
Evening - 2 evenings per week 5.30 - 9.30pm
Having confirmed your results, you need to contact
South Staffordshire College to confirm your place.
For more information about how to apply, see pages 8 & 9.
What will I learn?
The subjects you will study include:
How to Apply - Part-Time
Complete the Staffordshire University application form at
www.staffs.ac.uk/courses
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You may then be invited in for an interview.
Having confirmed your results, you need to contact
South Staffordshire College to confirm your place.
For more information about how to apply, see pages 8 & 9.
Financial statements
Budgeting
Financial Performance
Internal control and accounting systems
Personal Tax
Business Tax
Assessment
You’ll be assessed throughout your studies using a mix of
examination and project based work (5 online exams and
1 project).
Entry Requirements
Applications are welcomed from people of all ages who
have already gained Level 3 in Accounting.
Progression
On successful completion of this course, you will:
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Be prepared for a successful career in the
Accountancy industry.
Pursue further qualifications, such as ACCA, CIMA or
ATT (Advanced Technician).
Completion of three years AAT training and fulfilment of
relevant accounting experience will also enable you to use
the letters ‘M.A.A.T’ after your name.
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How to Apply - Part-Time
Complete the South Staffordshire College application form
and submit to the Admissions team.
You may then be invited in for an interview.
Having confirmed your results, you need to contact
South Staffordshire College to confirm your place.
For more information about how to apply, see pages 8 & 9.
Media
Do you want to pursue a career in the
exciting world of Film and Television?
A creative and dynamic industry,
according to the UK Commission for
Employment and Skills (UKCES) there are
just under one million people employed
in the UK media industry, and demand
for people with specialist skills is high.
Why Choose Us?
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You’ll have the chance to achieve academic
qualifications whilst working practically on a wide range of productions including documentaries,
studio programmes and feature films. You also
have the opportunity to organise your own
film festival.
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Through Armoris Media (the College’s in-house
production company), students are able to gain the
CV and experience necessary to gain meaningful
employment in the industry.
• Our pathways are designed to allow you to undertake
technical, managerial and, as of 2015, broadcast
journalism specialisms.
• Visiting specialist lecturers and trips to film festivals
both nationally and internationally enhance the
learning experience.
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Students have progressed into employment within
the industry including positions at ITV and the BBC,
whilst others have gained meaningful employment
as freelancers.
Career Routes
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Film or TV Director
Producer/Production Manager
TV or Film Sound Editor
Camera Operator
Lighting Designer
TV Presenter
Having completed his Foundation Degree and then his BSc (Hons),
Luke gained an internship at the National Design Academy and has
since taken up a permanent position as Head of their Film Production Unit.
Luke says… “The practical experience gained throughout this award proves
to be very attractive to future employers. The course benefits from having its
very own commercial production company ‘Armoris Media’, which enhanced
my experience of learning, as I was able to work on and deliver several media
productions for real business clients.”
Luke Fitzgerald
Studied: Foundation Degree and BSc (Hons) Film and Television Production
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Foundation Degree
in Film and Television
Production Technology
BSc (Hons) Film and
Television Production
Technology (Top-up)
Highly practical and hugely rewarding, the Foundation degree in Film and Television Production
Technology is designed for anyone seeking a career in the highly competitive world of film
and television.
The BSc (Hons) in Film and Television Production Technology is open to those who have
previously completed a relevant Foundation Degree (or equivalent qualification) and wish
to top-up to a full degree.
Whether you want to work in a technical or management capacity you’ll be offered the
opportunity to gain and demonstrate the practical skills and expert knowledge required to
become a confident member or leader of any production team.
The award is highly practical with a strong academic underpinning, giving you the opportunity
to build on the knowledge and skills gained during previous study. During your studies you’ll
demonstrate advanced learning and technical understanding, build an impressive portfolio
and enhance your career prospects.
Location
Lichfield Campus
Progression
On successful completion of this course, you can:
How long does the course last?
2 years - full-time
• Move directly onto a 1 year BSc Top-up in Lichfield.
• Move onto other university top-up awards.
• Enter directly into employment in the industry.
What will I learn?
With both technical and managerial pathways, courses in film
and television production are predominantly practical, with
a high degree of work-placement. They allow students to
develop sustainable skills for employment whilst working
in an industry led, work-based environment.
Students have the opportunity to specialise in:
• Scriptwriting for Film and Television
• Film and Television History
• Drama Production
• Studio Production Technology
• Documentary Production Technology
• Corporate Film Production
Assessment
Assignments are built around both independent and major
collaborative projects with specialist areas of study designed to
allow individuals to undertake technical, managerial and, as of
2015, broadcast journalism specialisms.
Assessment is ongoing throughout the duration of the
course with, in most cases, practical work supported by
production paperwork. You’ll have regular reviews with a
work-based mentor and course tutor, with summative
assessment at the end of the course.
There is also an element of peer assessment.
Entry Requirements
• 120 UCAS points and interview
• Related work experience
• Mature students (over 21 years) with relevant experience
are also welcomed and will be considered based on an
interview with a Course or Admissions Tutor.
How to Apply - Full-Time
Register with UCAS at www.ucas.com
Institution Code: S72 Course Code: P392
Campus Code: U
You will be invited in for an interview.
Having confirmed your results, you need to contact
South Staffordshire College to confirm your place.
For more information about how to apply, see pages 8 & 9.
Location
Lichfield Campus
How long does the course last?
1 year – full-time
What will I learn?
Designed to provide students with up to date industry
relevant skills, the award provides advanced skills
in the following depending on the options chosen:
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•
Advanced film production and post-production using
Adobe, Apple and HD cutting edge film equipment
Film development and management
Film event management
Film and sound design
All students will also have to conduct a Film Research Project
and Dissertation.
Assessment
Assessments are designed to be interesting, relevant and
contemporary, with the aim of enhancing personal and
professional development.
Formative and tutor assessment feedback provides an
opportunity for ongoing reflection on performance and will
help you understand how to improve your work.
Entry Requirements
• FdSc achieved at South Staffordshire College,
Stafford College or Bournville College
• Subject related HND or Foundation Degree
(subject to approval by Award Leader)
Progression
On successful completion of this course, you will:
•
•
Have the advanced practical skills, knowledge and
understanding needed to gain employment in the industry.
Have an excellent grounding should you wish to
continue onto higher study.
How to Apply - Full-Time
Register with UCAS at www.ucas.com
Institution Code: S72 Course Code: P313
Campus Code: U
You will be invited in for an interview.
Having confirmed your results, you need to contact
South Staffordshire College to confirm your place.
For more information about how to apply, see pages 8 & 9.
“Studying performing arts at
South Staffordshire College was
the best decision I made. The
support for Students who want to
push themselves is fantastic.”
Performing
Arts
Do you dream of treading the boards
on the West End or being a star on the
big screen? Do you want to develop
your knowledge of the Musical Theatre
industry and refine your skills across a
broad range of performance disciplines,
including acting, singing and dance?
Look no further. Pursuing a career in
the Performing Arts industry is perfect
for those of you who want to express
yourselves creatively and earn a salary
doing something you’re passionate about.
Why Choose Us?
• You’ll have the exceptional opportunity to
experience life on-stage and back-stage at the
Lichfield Garrick Theatre.
• Learners get the amazing opportunity to engage
in residential trips to the theatre and take part in
workshops locally and nationally.
• You will often work with external industry practitioners
in Musical Theatre and Dance workshops.
•
You will also develop a wider understanding of the
professional business aspect of the performing arts
industry, equipping you with everything you need
for a successful career.
Career Routes
•Choreographer
•Actor
• Broadcast presenter
•Dancer
•Musician
• Theatre director
• Theatre stage manager
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Foundation Degree
in Performing Arts
(Musical Theatre)
Musical Theatre as a genre, is one of the biggest employers of performers within the
Entertainment Industry. Indeed most auditions / jobs that surface often require performers who
are able to deliver in more than one performance discipline. This course is designed to help you
meet this demand with a full first year of intensified “triple threat” training and a ground breaking
second year that focuses on professional industry work based performance.
Location
Lichfield Campus
Progression
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
How long does the course last?
2 years - full-time
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•
•
•
What will I learn?
While studying this course you will:
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•
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Enjoy Drama School style ethos, led by industry
professionals, with “Triple Threat” Training in Acting,
Song and Dance
Take part in Musical Productions at The Lichfield Garrick
Work on Final Year Industry Based Showcase Musical
Productions in the London Fringe
Learn Networking, Self Marketing and Self Tax skills, building
the essential tools of the Self Employed “Jobbing Actor”
Enjoy training that has been designed by theatre
practitioners, for future theatre practitioners.
Assessment
Assessment is ongoing throughout the duration of the course
with, in most cases, practical work supported by production
paperwork. Work placement through ‘Greasepaint Productions’
is conducted through regular auditions with internal and
external based practitioners, as well as with your course tutor.
There will also be a summative assessment at the end of the
course via professional Fringe Theatre performance
and production.
Progress to a BA(Hons) Musical Theatre (top up) course.
Apply to the BA (Hons) Acting and Theatre Arts
at Staffordshire University.
Apply for other HE courses at Drama Schools and
other institutions.
Move directly into Musical Theatre / Performing Arts
related employment.
How to Apply - Full-Time
Register with UCAS at www.ucas.com
Institution Code: S72 Course Code: W635
Campus Code: U
You will be invited in for an interview.
Having confirmed your results, you need to contact
South Staffordshire College to confirm your place.
For more information about how to apply, see pages 8 & 9.
Entry Requirements
• 200 - 240 UCAS Points
• Successful Triple Threat Audition & Interview
• Related Work Experience
• Mature students welcome by Audition
& Interview
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“The lecturers and
learning assistants
can’t do enough for
you and really help
build your confidence.
I can’t believe how far
I came during the two
years of studying this
course. If you want to
go from strength to
strength and become
versatile enough to have
a long-lasting career in
performance, then this
is the course for you.”
Jessie Morris
Studied: Foundation
Degree in Performing
Arts (Musical Theatre)
“I really valued the excellent
one-to-one tutorial support
that was available - it gave
me confidence at the times
when I felt uncertain.”
IT and
Computing
Now at the heart of everyday life and
utilised in almost all businesses and
industries, the fast paced world of IT
and computing provides employment
for huge numbers of people. According
to forecasts, the employment of IT
professionals is due to grow by 1.62%
per year between now and 2020*. That’s
almost twice as much as the UK Average.
Why Choose Us?
•
Our tutors are experts and will work with you to
develop higher level technical skills, giving you
the ability to build a successful career in this
fast-paced industry.
• You’ll experience an exciting range of new
technologies and simulation software enabling
you to build and test innovative solutions.
• You’ll have the opportunity to study additional
industrial certification preparing you for a
rewarding career.
Career Routes
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
IT Trainer
Network Engineer
IT Project Manager
Web Designer
Games Developer
Cyber Security
Computer Forensics
Software Engineer
*(Technology insights 2012, e-skills UK)
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Want to know more? Call us on 0300 456 2424 or email [email protected]
www.southstaffs.ac.uk
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Higher National Certificate
in Applied Computing
Higher National Diploma
in Applied Computing
With a strong practical emphasis, this course will introduce you to many cutting edge technologies
and industry standard software and tools. It will enable you to design, develop and deploy
interactive websites, produce networking solutions and develop an understanding of programming
concepts, putting you in the perfect position to pursue a career in this fast paced dynamic industry.
Computing applications and networking increasingly rely on the use of I.T and web technology.
This course prepares you for a career in computing in the business world whilst also allowing
you to earn credits towards a full degree. You will study all areas of I.T, from web design and
programming to multimedia and enterprise. You’ll also learn about the practical implications of
computer science, networking technologies and engineering, giving you everything you need
for your future career.
Location
Lichfield Campus
Progression
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
How long does the course last?
3 semesters over 1½ years
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•
•
What will I learn?
The subjects you will study include:
•
•
•
•
Professional and Academic Skills
Programming Concepts
Introduction to Computer and Network Architectures
(CISCO Included)
Web and Database Technologies
Assessment
A practical course, you will develop networking solutions,
websites, databases, programmes and applications. Each
module will use varying methods of assessment to include;
course work, demonstrations and portfolios of your programs
and in some cases, exams.
Entry Requirements
For students under the age of 21 either:
•
•
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GCSE in maths at grade C or above (or 4 x OCN
Level 5 units; OCR numeracy)
BTEC National Diploma in Computing or Business
and Finance
GCE A Level
SCOTVEC National
or the recognised equivalent of the above
Mature students do not need to have formal qualifications
and will be assessed on an individual basis.
Further enhance your skills and knowledge through
additional study for a Higher National Diploma (HND).
Apply to progress to the BA (Hons) Applied Computing
Top-up at Staffordshire University.
Gain employment as a Technician, Advisor, or Manager
or pursue a more specialised route using particular skills.
in multimedia or network technologies and operations.
How to Apply - Part-Time
Complete the Staffordshire University application form at
www.staffs.ac.uk/courses
You may then be invited in for an interview.
Having confirmed your results, you need to contact
South Staffordshire College to confirm your place.
For more information about how to apply, see pages 8 & 9.
Location
Lichfield Campus
Progression
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
How long does the course last?
2 years - Full time
•
•
What will I learn?
The subjects you will study may include:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Professional and Academic Skills
Programming Concepts
Introduction to Computer and Network Architectures
(CISCO Included)
Web and Database Technologies
Local Area, Wide Area and Wireless Networks
Information Systems in Organisations
Digital Application Development
HND Project
Assessment
Each module will use varying methods of assessment to
include; course work, demonstrations and portfolios of your
programs and in some cases, exams.
Entry Requirements
For students under the age of 21 either:
•
•
•
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GCSE in maths at grade C or above (or 4 x OCN
Level 5 units; OCR numeracy)
BTEC National Diploma in Computing or Business
and Finance
GCE A Level
SCOTVEC National
or the recognised equivalent of the above
Mature students do not need to have formal qualifications
and will be assessed on an individual basis.
Apply to progress to the BA (Hons) Applied Computing
Top-up at Staffordshire University.
Gain employment as a Technician, Advisor, or Manager
or pursue a more specialised route using particular skills.
in multimedia or network technologies and operations.
How to Apply - Full-Time
Register with UCAS at www.ucas.com
Institution Code: S72 Course Code: 325G
Campus Code: U
You will be invited in for an interview.
Having confirmed your results, you need to contact
South Staffordshire College to confirm your place.
For more information about how to apply, see pages 8 & 9.
“I proved to myself that with
commitment and determination
I can achieve whatever I want.”
Education
Whether you want to work with
teenagers or be involved in the teaching
or training of adults, a career in education
is highly rewarding. Supporting people
and helping them flourish to reach
their potential is a crucial part of your
responsibility. Ensuring you’re equipped
with the appropriate skills to fulfil your
role effectively is extremely important.
Why Choose Us?
• Our Teaching qualifications are delivered part-time
to fit in with existing work commitments.
• You’ll have the opportunity to develop higher level
skills in relation to planning, delivery and assessment
of learning techniques.
• You’ll develop your understanding of key
theoretical concepts, underpinning effective
teaching and learning.
• Our qualification has been specifically designed for
those who are currently teaching within the Post
Compulsory Education and Skills Sector.
Career Routes
•Teacher
• Curriculum Leader/Manager
• Education Training Manager
• Lecturer in FE
• Education Welfare Manager
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Certificate in Education
(PCET) / PGCE (PCET)
This course will enable you to build on your knowledge and experience in order to enhance
your understanding of the professional teaching role. A part-time teacher training course for
teachers working within the Post Compulsory Education and Skills Sector, the achievement
of this in-service award will require successful completion of both theoretical and practical
assessments with regular observation of teaching also required.
Location
Cannock Campus
How long does the course last?
2 years - part-time
What will I learn?
You will study 4 modules, 2 in each year. All modules are
designed to develop practical learning and teaching skills and
knowledge related to your role as a teacher within the sector.
Content includes:
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Planning, delivering and assessing learning to
meet individual needs
Theories of learning and assessment
Curriculum design
Professionalism and CPD.
Progression
On successful completion you may be able to use your credits
towards further continuous professional development study at
the University.
How to Apply - Part-Time
Complete the Staffordshire University application form at
www.staffs.ac.uk/courses
You may then be invited in for an interview.
Having confirmed your results, you need to contact
South Staffordshire College to confirm your place.
For more information about how to apply, see pages 8 & 9.
The minimum core curriculum of literacy, language
numeracy and IT are now embedded and assessed
throughout the programme.
Assessment
Assessment is via a mixture of written assignment work and
practical activities related to your teaching role. For each
module there will be two assessed observations of your
teaching practice.
Entry Requirements
• Specialist vocational competence at minimum Level 3
• English GCSE grade C or equivalent or Level 2
Functional Skills
• Basic IT skills
• You must have access to at least 100 hours of teaching
practice in a full professional role within the Educational
Skills Sector.
Want to know more? Call us on 0300 456 2424 or email [email protected]
Managing both her studies
and a demanding working
life, Zoe’s dedication
paid off...
On completion of her
Diploma in Teaching for the
Lifelong Learning Sector
(DTLLS) award in 2011,
Zoe progressed on to BA
(Hons) in The Lifelong
Learning Sector and in
January 2014, secured a role
as Teaching and Learning
Innovator for South
Staffordshire College. This
role enables her to develop
and support innovations
and best practise in learning
and teaching across the
organisation and support the
development of her peers.
Zoe Matthews
Studied: Diploma in
Teaching for the Lifelong
Learning Sector (DTLLS)
Animal
Science
and Equine
If you’re passionate about working with
animals, a career in the animal science
or equine industry is perfect for you.
According to Lantra, the Animal Care
industry is worth £1 billion to the UK and
Britain’s equine industry has a combined
economic impact of £7 billion. As a nation
of animal lovers, the demand for qualified,
skilled workers is high and the industry
continues to thrive.
Why Choose Us?
•
Our equine learners have the opportunity to develop
their skills through work on our on-site equine yard
and other exciting projects including working with
the College event team on the British Eventing
Horse Trials, British Show Jumping and British
Dressage events.
•
Successful Animal Science learners have progressed to
work in a number of prestigious businesses both in
the UK and in Europe, including West Midlands
Safari Park, Drayton Manor Park and Zoo, the RSPCA
and Dogs Trust.
• 88% of our Horse Management learners progressed
on to further training or work related employment.
• We have an on site zoo, working farm and ‘Animal
Zone’ giving our students access to hundreds of
different species of animals.
Career Routes
• Yard Manager
• Zoo Keeper
• Animal Welfare Officer
• Animal Technician
• Conservation Officer
• Animal Behaviour Therapist
•Groom
• Equine Chiropractor
• Animal Physiotherapist
“I was really nervous
to begin with, but the
great induction really
helped me to settle in.”
@southstaffs
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Want to know more? Call us on 0300 456 2424 or email [email protected]
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Foundation Degree in
Animal Science with
Animal Behaviour
Foundation Degree
in Equine Behaviour,
Training and Performance
Do you want to pursue a career that focuses on the behaviour, nutrition and welfare of animals?
You’ll learn on our fantastic 180 hectare Rodbaston Estate, with access to a working farm, zoo
and equine centre, so you’ll be in the perfect environment to take steps towards the career of
your dreams.
A key growth area within the equestrian industry, this course embraces the scientific
knowledge of equine behaviour, training and performance. You will develop your academic
equestrian skills in the emerging field of Equitation Science and your understanding of the
impact training and performance has on our horses.
Location
Rodbaston Campus
Progression
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
Location
Rodbaston Campus
Entry Requirements
Normal entry requirements are as follows:
How long does the course last?
2 years - full-time
• Progress onto a top up year to gain a BSc
Degree (with Staffordshire University).
• Enter directly into work in zoos, animal charities, local
government, education or conservation organisations.
• Establish your own business. How long does the course last?
2 years - full-time
4 years part-time
• 160 UCAS points
• Evidence of a breadth of relevant work experience within the
equine industry.
What will I learn?
Modules include but are not limited to:
If you do not have these qualifications but are over 21 years
and have relevant work experience, then you will be considered
individually based on your qualifications, experience and
suitable supporting statement.
What will I learn?
Units studied may include but will not be limited
to the following;
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Animal Husbandry and Management
Animal Industry Welfare and Ethics
Animal Nutrition and Breeding
Animal Behaviour
Diversity and Evolution
Behavioural Ecology
Study Tour/Professional Study
Work-based Experience
Assessment
Assessment will be through a variety of methods but mainly
assignment work, where you will be asked to research a subject
and produce appropriate evidence. This may be in the form of
written work, a presentation, practical tasks, reflective diary
or video.
Entry Requirements
Applications will be assessed on an individual basis, but the
normal entry requirements are as follows:
•
•
GCSE passes at Grade C or above in a minimum of 5
subjects including English Language, Maths and Science
or Adult Numeracy/Adult Literacy Level 2
Some animal based experience
If you do not have these qualifications but are over 21 and can
evidence a satisfactory work experience portfolio, you would
also be favourably considered.
How to Apply - Full-Time
Register with UCAS at www.ucas.com
Institution Code: S72 Course Code: 1A44
Campus Code: U
You will be invited in for an interview.
Having confirmed your results, you need to contact
South Staffordshire College to confirm your place.
For more information about how to apply, see pages 8 & 9.
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Principles of Horse Training
Equine Husbandry and Handling
Animal Welfare and Ethics
Equine Training Practices I & II
Equitation Science Research
Equitation Science Performance
Advances in Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation
Advances in Veterinary Science
Advances in Equine Welfare and Ethics
Work–based experience and Professional Study
During the award you will study the Equitation Science
International Certificate in Equitation Science (Theory)
qualification with the opportunity to achieve this level of
accreditation from the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre,
Melbourne, Australia.
Assessment
The course offers a range of assessments where you will be
asked to research an area and produce robust evidence in
the form of written work, presentations, practicals, a reflective
portfolio and diary or video.
Progression
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
•
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Pursue careers as riders, trainers, coaches and
behaviour consultants.
Progress to a BSc (Hons) and Masters in the field of
Equitation Science, Welfare or Behaviour, opening career
paths in lecturing, journalism and improving horse welfare.
How to Apply
You can apply online at www.wlv.ac.uk/equinebehaviour
You may then be invited in for an interview.
Having confirmed your results, you need to contact
South Staffordshire College to confirm your place.
For more information about how to apply, see pages 8 & 9.
“The course was
fantastic. The
lecturers were
knowledgeable,
energetic and
fun and helped
us get jobs in
the industry.”
Horticulture
In the UK, we’re fortunate enough to
be surrounded by luscious greenery.
Horticulture involves the art, science
and business of cultivating these plants,
fruits and vegetables. The horticultural
industry is one of the largest employers
in the UK and a successful career requires
the development of high level skills.
Why Choose Us?
•
Our Foundation Degree in Horticulture provides
a practical learning environment in our rural 180
hectare Rodbaston Estate. There’s no better location
to refine your skills in plant propagation, plant
science and landscaping.
• Our students are involved in many interesting
projects and regularly compete in competitions at
the Gardeners World Live Exhibition.
• 95% of our Horticulture learners progress on to
further training or work related employment.
• You’ll benefit from a wide range of trips and visits
to locations like Kew Gardens and the Chelsea
Flower Show.
Career Routes
• Landscape Gardener
• Garden Designer
• Landscaping Managing Director
•Groundskeeper
• Nursery Supervisor
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www.southstaffs.ac.uk
Higher National
Certificate in Horticulture
If you want to pursue a career in the Horticulture Industry, there’s no better place to learn. Our
HNC in Horticulture is based on our 180 hectare, rural Rodbaston Estate and you’ll have access
to exceptional learning facilities and be taught by industry experts with a wealth of professional
experience. Ideal for those who want to update or expand their professional knowledge, this
course is highly practical and will ensure you develop the skills you need for a successful future.
Location
Rodbaston Campus
How long does the course last?
2 years part-time
What will I learn?
As a student on this course, you’ll study a wide variety of
modules including:
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Principles of Plant and Soil Science
Project Management for Land-Based Industries
Human Resource Management
Plant Environmental Adaptation and Physiology
Plant Selection and Establishment
Fruit and Vegetable Production Management
Manage the Identification and Classification of Plants
Work Based Experience.
How to Apply - Part-Time
Complete the South Staffordshire College application form
and submit to the Admissions team.
You may then be invited in for an interview.
Having confirmed your results, you need to contact
South Staffordshire College to confirm your place.
For more information about how to apply, see pages 8 & 9.
Assessment
Each year has 4 Units (8 in total), for which students will have
to complete written assignments/projects.
Entry Requirements
To be eligible for this course, you will need to have a Level 3
qualification in Horticulture (NVQ Level 3, Diploma or Extended
Diploma Level 3).
Progression
Upon completing this course, students have a variety of
progression opportunities including work, HND, Masters
in Horticulture, BSc in Horticulture.
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Horticulture student, Matt
Barlow, demonstrated
his entrepreneurship
by establishing his
own businesses, MBL
Landscapes and Stafford
Horticulture Ltd.
“My time studying at
South Staffordshire
College was fantastic, and
it was with the help of the
staff and tutors that I have
been able to establish a
positive future for myself.”
Matt Barlow
Studied: HNC in
Horticulture
Science and
Construction
Construction falls into seven different
categories: Agricultural, Residential,
Commercial, Institutional, Industrial,
Civil and Environmental. If you want
to pursue a career that focuses on the
scientific impact of our rapidly developing
Construction Industry - minimising the
impact of pollution, sustainable planning
or the conservation of natural systems,
our FD Sustainability & Environmental
Management is the ideal choice for you. If
you are more focused in the Civil Electrical
Engineering Industry, then our HND is the
perfect progression award for you.
Why Choose Us?
• You can study via distance learning which means
you’ll have complete flexibility and can fit your
studies in alongside your existing commitments.
•
Our courses have been developed with an emphasis
on the development of your employability skills,
giving you the perfect grounding to pursue a career
in a broad range of related professions.
• You’ll study a comprehensive range of modules,
helping you develop your knowledge in all areas
of scientific and construction management.
Career Routes
• Construction Management
• Infrastructure Development
•Surveyor
• Project & Planning Supervisors
• Environmental Consultant
• Sustainability Advisor
• Conservation Programme Manager
“It was great to meet
new people, make friends
and have fun while I
learned something I
really enjoyed.”
@southstaffs
SouthStaffordshireCollege t: 0300 456 2424
Want to know more? Call us on 0300 456 2424 or email [email protected]
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Foundation Degree
in Sustainability and
Environmental Management
Higher National
Diploma in Electrical
Engineering
With the increasing concern regarding how environmental issues impact upon the world in which
we live, sustainability and environmental management is becoming an increasingly popular field
of study and work. If you want to pursue a career that focuses on minimising the impact
of pollution or sustainable planning, this award is the ideal choice for you.
This course is designed for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in
electrical and electronics design, manufacture, maintenance, testing or fault finding. It has been
developed in consultation with local industry and combines theory and practical work with the
focus being on industrial applications. Highly practical, you’ll develop skills that can be readily
applied in a career in the Electrical Engineering Industry.
Location
Tamworth Campus/distance learning
How long does the course last?
3 years - part-time
What will I learn?
The following modules will be completed over the
three years:
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Environmental Issues
Environmental Management in the Workplace
Sustainable Lifestyles and Communities
Pollution and Control
Information and Research Skills
Workplace Project
Waste Management
Environmental Management Systems
Energy Management
Water Management
Environmental Legislation and Regulation
Tools for Evaluating Environmental
Performance and Sustainability
Sustainable Business Development
Leadership and Management
You will study in your own time (distance learning), and for
those on the two year fast-track, you will be required to attend
five full week workshops in each year. Study will also take place
in your place of work or in an arranged work placement.
Assessment
You’ll be assessed using a variety of methods, including
assignments and exams.
You’ll be asked to complete, Environmental audits and
reviews; draft environmental policies; strategy reviews;
employee awareness programmes; presentations; case
studies; reflective journals and illustrated portfolios.
Entry Requirements
The entry requirements for students under 21 are normally
a Level 3 qualification such as:
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GCE A Level
BTEC National
GNVQ Advanced AVCE
VCE
NVQ 3
For mature students over the age of 21, we have a flexible
approach to their admissions. Each applicant will be considered
individually based on their qualifications and suitable
supporting statement.
Progression
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
•
•
Progress into employment in a range of professions relating
to environment and sustainability, with Government
agencies, Local Authorities, Education Providers or Specialist
Sectors of the Environment Industry.
Progress into further study - successful students may be
eligible for entry to the third year of the Environment and
Sustainability Degree at Staffordshire University.
How to Apply - Part-Time
Complete the Staffordshire University application form at
www.staffs.ac.uk/courses
You may then be invited in for an interview.
Having confirmed your results, you need to contact
South Staffordshire College to confirm your place.
For more information about how to apply, see pages 8 & 9.
Location
Tamworth Campus
Progression
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
How long does the course last?
2 years - full-time
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What will I learn?
Designed to cover a range of disciplines to help you develop
skills to progress your career, you will study a range of units
that respond to the range of needs of local and national
businesses, including:
• Electrical Principles
• Analytical Methods
• Engineering Science
Pursue a career in a wide range of engineering disciplines
including design, manufacturing, project management and IT
Seek career development into senior positions in national
and international companies.
Progress onto the final year of a related degree level course.
How to Apply - Full-Time
Complete the South Staffordshire College application form
and submit to the Admissions team.
You may then be invited in for an interview.
Further specialist subjects may include Programmable Logic
Controllers and Electronics
Having confirmed your results, you need to contact
South Staffordshire College to confirm your place.
You will also be asked to complete a project.
For more information about how to apply, see pages 8 & 9.
Assessment
Assessment is on-going throughout the duration of the
course with, in most cases, practical work supported by
knowledge-based paperwork. Assessments are usually
carried out by a range of integrated assignments, case studies,
projects and tests which are planned throughout the year.
Entry Requirements
Applicants should normally have a SQA or BTEC National
Certificate in a similar or related discipline or GCSE A level
qualifications in mathematics or science. Relevant
engineering experience will also be considered.
• Mature students with appropriate work experience
will also be considered.
Health
and Care
Working in the care industry is a very
popular career choice and there are
currently over 2 million people employed
in this sector in the UK. A highly
demanding yet rewarding industry,
careers in this industry revolve around
helping people and contributing to their
health, happiness and wellbeing.
Why Choose Us?
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We work with a variety of local employers in a
variety of health and social care settings, including
the leisure industry, the private sector, charities, NHS
and education. These links offer work experience
opportunities for you to develop your skills in a
vocationally based work setting.
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Our Tutors are Health and Educational experts
that will work with you to develop higher level
skills giving you the ability to progress through
your BSc progression routes into an exciting
and evolving Industry.
Career Routes
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Primary Care Mental Health Worker
Youth and Community worker
School Nurse
Social Worker
Care Assistant
Support Worker
Housing Officer
“I had been in the same job
for 23 years and decided it
was time for a career change.
Studying on a part-time
basis allowed me to fit my
studies in around my family.”
@southstaffs
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Want to know more? Call us on 0300 456 2424 or email [email protected]
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BSc (Hons) Health Studies
with Foundation Year
Foundation Degree in
Early Childhood Studies
This course reflects the demand for a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of health
issues. Non-clinical and primarily based on a social science perspective, you’ll have the
opportunity to develop your knowledge of health sciences, taking into account the
need to integrate health and well-being behaviours into the population at all ages,
and in all circumstances.
Are you currently employed (either paid or voluntary) in an early years setting? Do you want
to progress your career further? The Foundation Degree offers comprehensive coverage of the
knowledge required for an advanced and reflective early year’s practitioner. It is practically and
vocationally focused, giving you the skills you need to enhance your career prospects.
Location
Lichfield Campus
Progression
On successful completion of the Foundation year you will:
How long does the course last?
1 year - full-time
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What will I learn?
The Foundation Year will introduce you to the main
themes of the Health Studies award and many of the
broad issues associated with health and its policy. You will
develop your knowledge and understanding and become
familiar with accessing evidence based material and data
which will inform your studies.
The Award offers a range of modules to prepare you
for progression:
• Skills for Higher Education
• Communication Skills for Personal Development
• Introduction to Health Sciences
• Health, Choice and Lifespan
• Measuring Health and Wellness
• Introduction to Health Policy
Assessment
Assessment is through a variety of methods including
individual, group, practical and written work, presentations,
demonstrations, essays and research projects. A portion will be
assessed through portfolio. Most modules adopt formative and
summative assessment.
Entry Requirements
You need evidence of working at Advanced Level 3. This
can be A2s, BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care,
CACHE Level 3 Childcare Diploma, NVQs at Level 3 or other
equivalent qualifications.
Be well prepared to enter the first year of the BSc (Hons)
Health Studies award, (providing you meet entry criteria
and have a successful interview).
Be eligible to apply to progress onto a degree award in
Nursing, Midwifery or Social Work.
Be eligible to apply to progress onto a diploma level
course in Operating Department Practice or the Foundation
Degree in Paramedic Science.
Be able to choose a vocational degree route such as
Advice work or Sport and Exercise.
How to Apply - Full-Time
Register with UCAS at www.ucas.com
Institution Code: S72 Course Code: L510
Campus Code: U
You will be invited in for an interview.
Having confirmed your results, you need to contact
South Staffordshire College to confirm your place.
For more information about how to apply, see pages 8 & 9.
Location
Lichfield Campus
Entry Requirements
You must demonstrate that you have:
How long does the course last?
3 years - part-time
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What will I learn?
You will study topics including:
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Child Health
Behaviour Management
Leadership Skills
The Early Years Curriculum
Safeguarding Children
The Child and the Family
Diversity and Inclusive Practice
You will be assigned a course tutor who will offer you a
1-1 tutorial at least once per term. Support is also offered
throughout the delivery of modules.
As well as a course tutor it is a requirement that you have a
‘critical friend’, who can offer you support and act as a mentor
throughout your studies.
Relevant and current Level 3 Childcare qualification
such as NNEB, DNN, DCE, BTEC, NVQ 3
GCSEs in Maths and English at grade C or above
At least one year’s post qualifying experience
Employment within a childcare setting
(either paid or voluntary)
Statement of support and commitment from your employer
Current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
Commitment and willingness to complete the course.
Progression
On successful completion of the Foundation Degree you will:
• Be able to apply to progress on to the top-up degree in
Early Childhood Studies at Staffordshire University.
Other options for progression may be available dependant on
the field of work, area of education and your qualifications.
Please enquire about progression options available.
A good deal of the learning on this course will take place
in the workplace, using study guidance and the experience
of colleagues.
How to Apply - Part-Time
Complete the Staffordshire University application form at
www.staffs.ac.uk/courses
Assessment
Assessment is comprised of continuous internal and external
assessment involving written academic assignments, reports,
portfolios, poster presentation and timed exam.
You may then be invited in for an interview.
Your progress will be logged throughout your studies
and module tutors are also available to discuss individual
progression and work to ensure you are achieving to the
best of your ability.
Having confirmed your results, you need to contact
South Staffordshire College to confirm your place.
For more information about how to apply, see pages 8 & 9.
@southstaffs
SouthStaffordshireCollege t: 0300 456 2424
www.southstaffs.ac.uk
Foundation Degree in
Complementary Therapies
in Clinical Practice
(Aromatherapy & Reflexology)
Complementary Therapies is an emerging profession and as such, growing the evidence base
is the key to the professionalisation of the sector. This award is for those complementary
therapy practitioners who wish to practice clinically. The course places emphasis on
work-based learning which is undertaken both within the College Clinic and on a clinical
placement. You’ll be engaged in critiquing research and will have the opportunity to develop
the practical skills required for a rewarding career in the industry.
Location
Lichfield / Tamworth / Cannock Campuses
How long does the course last?
2 years - part-time
What will I learn?
This course focuses on the integration of conventional and
complementary healthcare systems. Emphasis is on the
therapeutical application of clinical aromatherapy and clinical
reflexology within the context of healthcare.
You will study the following:
• Clinical Aromatherapy
• Clinical Reflexology
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Pathology and Biochemistry
• Energy Health and Well-Being
• Professional Practice
• Evidence Based Practice for Complementary Therapies
A supervised clinical placement is a key component of this
award. In addition, there will be opportunities to engage in
clinical practice at events hosted by our NHS partners.
Assessment
A wide variety of assessment tools are used, including essays,
coursework, presentations and examinations.
Entry Requirements
We welcome applications from people with a variety of
qualifications, skills and experience.
Applications will be assessed on an individual basis, but the
normal entry requirements are as follows:
• One GCE A level or equivalent
• VCTC Diploma or Certification qualification
• BTEC National Diploma or Certification qualification
If you do not have these qualifications but are over 21 years
and have relevant work experience, other entry criteria may
apply. Accreditation of prior learning and experience may be
possible for those who have some vocational qualifications in
complementary therapies.
Progression
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
• Work in a multi-professional practice.
• Apply for the BSc (Hons) Complementary Therapy Studies
at Staffordshire University.
How to Apply - Part-Time
Complete the Staffordshire University application form at
www.staffs.ac.uk/courses
You may then be invited in for an interview.
Having confirmed your results, you need to contact
South Staffordshire College to confirm your place.
For more information about how to apply, see pages 8 & 9.
Access to Higher
Education and Pre-Access
Been out of education for a while? Want to study for a Higher Education qualification
but don’t meet the entry requirements? Don’t worry. At South Staffordshire College we
can help you get on track with our range of Access to HE and Pre-Access qualifications.
Pre-Access
This 34 week course is offered at our Tamworth and
Cannock campuses and as well as helping you develop
the essential study skills needed to progress onto an
Access course, it will also give you the opportunity to
study for GCSEs in English and Maths.
The perfect stepping stone, you’ll develop your
critical thinking and action planing skills, develop
your essay writing and communication skills.
This course starts in September and eligibility is
assessed on an individual basis.
Access to HE
Our Access to HE courses are designed to provide an
alternative route into higher education. Ideal for adults
who may have gone straight into work aged 16 or those
who may not have achieved what they had hoped
in their exams, it’s the ideal platform to progress into
Higher Level study.
Our Access courses will re-introduce you to learning
and prepare you for your new career or for entry to
University in just one year!
Our Access to HE pathways
Health
Ideal for those who would
like to go into careers such
as Nursing, Midwifery and
Paramedic Science.
ICT
Ideal for those who would
like to go into careers such
as Web development,
Systems development and
Technical support.
Social Science
and Humanities
Art and Design
Ideal for those who would like to
go into careers such as Social Work,
Teaching and Law.
Ideal for those who would
like to go into careers
such as Photography,
Textiles and Fine Art.
Business and Management
Engineering
Ideal for those who would
like to go into careers such
as Management, Finance and
Economics and Marketing.
Ideal for those who would like to
go into careers such as Chemical
Engineering, Electrical Engineering
and Engineering Science.
Apply online in just 25 seconds at www.southstaffs.ac.uk or call 0300 456 2424
Want to know more? Call us on 0300 456 2424 or email [email protected]
New Courses for
September 2015!*
BSc (Hons) Animal
Science with
Animal Behaviour
Foundation
Degree in Event
Management
If you choose to study this course,
you will develop the existing
knowledge and skills developed
during the Foundation Degree to
an advanced level.
The Foundation Degree in Events
Management is designed to provide
you with the practical skills required
to work effectively as an events
management professional in tourism
events and other service organisations.
You’ll also be introduced to new
areas such as:
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Entrepreneurship
Marketing theories and general
Business practice
Animal Science
Welfare and Behaviour
Looking at new technology and
techniques for Animal Care
and research
This course will also open up a
variety of career paths in lecturing,
journalism and welfare at a National
and International level.
You will focus on those areas
applicable to managing
events including:
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Operations Management
Entrepreneurial Marketing
Applied Technology for events
Tourism and Events Marketing
Legislation
Human Resources
Events Planning
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New Courses for
September 2015!*
Foundation
Degree in Music
Production and
Technology
This Foundation Degree course
will provide you with a broad
understanding of Music Production
and Technology.
You will learn:
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How established recording
techniques and principles of
sound are used
To analyse the effectiveness of
existing audio recording
techniques and technology
How to analyse the tools and
techniques required for sound
synthesis and manipulate sound
by applying effects
Equalisation and compression
You will also undertake work
experience in the College recording
studio and with our Partner
recording studio, to provide you
with experience of Pre and post
audio production, post editing of
audio and studio admin duties.
*These courses are subject to approval
Foundation Degree
in Photography
HND in Mechanical
Engineering
Are you interested
in these courses?
The Foundation Degree in
photography offers students a broad
programme of study covering an
exciting range of approaches to
photography and photographic
communication. You will develop
conceptual, creative and technical
skills through practical projects in
addition to learning new processes.
While studying for this HND
qualification, you’ll develop the
practical skills you need to work at
both technician and engineer level.
When you choose to study for your
Higher Education qualification with
us, we want you to enjoy the best
possible learning experience. That’s
why we work closely alongside our
University partners to deliver new and
innovative courses in sectors where
demand for graduates is high.
The Award will culminate with
students directing their exhibits in a
public exhibition.
Successful completion of this course
will open up a broad range of
career options, including editorial,
advertising, public relations, fashion,
documentary and art.
You’ll study a mix of mandatory and
specialist units covering a broad
variety of subjects including:
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Engineering Science
Product Design
Implementation and Evaluation
and Mechanical Principles
You’ll also delve into the world
of materials engineering, fluid
mechanics, thermodynamics and
much more.
For those of you who want to take
your career to management level,
you’ll have the opportunity to study
business management techniques for
engineers, equipping you with the
knowledge you need to rise to the
top of this innovative business sector.
The details of the courses listed
on this page are currently being
finalised, ready to commence in
September 2015.
Interested?
Call us to find out more or register
your interest 0300 456 2424
We look forward to welcoming you.
Sharon Bedlow
Higher Education Manager
*These courses are subject to approval
@southstaffs
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Our University Partners
Staffordshire University
The University of Wolverhampton
is a modern University with 100 years’
experience of pioneering higher education
within the creative, technological and
scientific industries. The University delivers
relevant, inspiring and vocationally led
courses and thus develop students who
are independent thinkers.
provides a welcoming atmosphere that
allows students to thrive and achieve
success. With an ethos of Opportunity
and Innovation, the University delivers
exciting, innovative courses to help turn
talent and enthusiasm into the skills
required for career success.
Passionate about
transforming lives and
raising aspirations
Over
16,500
students make up
a dynamic and
vibrant community
Student Support
When you join us, our Learner Services team will be on hand to offer you all the
support you need during your time as a student. Each campus has an experienced and
qualified team of professionals who can offer advice on subjects ranging from careers
and finance to travel and accommodation.
We also have specialist mentoring and counselling staff who are here to help you should you have any personal concerns.
A confidential, one-to-one service, our mentors can also refer you to outside counselling services if required.
Don’t forget, depending on what you choose to study, when you join us, you’ll also be enrolled as a student of either
Staffordshire University or The University of Wolverhampton. This means you’ll also be entitled to access the range of
student services on offer from your University too; even if you study off campus.
The University provides
a wide range of financial
support packages,
including scholarships and
bursaries to help ensure
financial worries don’t
hinder your study plans
Students from
the University of
Wolverhampton are award
winners, winning awards
like BAFTA and Business
Leaders of Tomorrow
Students’ Union
As a University student studying off campus, you’ll also be a
member of the Students’ Union. The Students’ Union is run by
students, for students and aims to provide you with what you
want by representing your views and opinions.
For further information contact
Staffordshire University Students’ Union:
t: (Stoke) 01782 294629 (Stafford) 01785 353311
e: [email protected]
visit: www.staffsunion.com
The University of Wolverhampton Students’ Union:
t: 01902 322021
e: [email protected]
visit: www.wolvesunion.org
Graduates go on
to work with many
internationally
recognised organisations
such as the BBC,
Microsoft, Bentley
Motors and NASA
Other successful students
have gone on to run
successful businesses,
work on Oscar winning
films, written books and
even win an Olympic
gold medal
Provide ground-breaking
new courses and
outstanding
learning opportunities
Provide relevant and
up-to-date courses to
prepare students for
their career
The online library gives you access to
e-resources, electronic books and over
8,000 journals and 100 databases anytime,
anywhere, 24 hours a day
The University of
Wolverhampton has
a long and cherished
history dating back
to Wolverhampton’s
Mechanics’ Institute and
College of Art in the mid
1800’s
94%
of graduates in 2013
were studying or in
employment within 6
months of graduating
Students’ Union Advice Centre
Confidential and impartial advice is available on a variety
of issues, such as: student finance, academic affairs, grants,
benefits, legal rights and more.
Staffordshire University:
t: 01782 294469
e: [email protected] or visit the
Staffordshire University Advice Page
The University of Wolverhampton:
t: 01902 322038
text: 07920 400 280
visit: [email protected]
University Information Centres
Staff in the University are also on hand to answer any queries
you might have and point you in the direction of help should
you need it. To find out more visit:
Staffordshire University:
e: www.staffs.ac.uk/support_depts/info_centre/
The University of Wolverhampton
e: www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/student-support/student-centres
Careers Centres
If you need help with Careers Advice or job hunting ready for
when you finish your studies, there are people on hand to help.
Staffordshire University:
www.staffs.ac.uk/support_depts/careers/
The University of Wolverhampton:
www.wlv.ac.uk/careers
@southstaffs
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Funding Your Study
Do you want to gain a Higher Education qualification but have concerns over the cost of your
studies? Don’t worry. There are a range of options available to you to help you.
Full-time students from England, can apply for a Tuition Fee
Loan for the full cost amount. Part-time learners can also get a
tuition loan, provided your course is studied at a rate of at least
25 per cent of an equivalent full-time course each year.
You can apply for student finance online - and all Fee Loans are
paid directly to your University or College.
Student loans - to cover the costs of studying,
you can apply for:
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A Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees
A Maintenance Loan for living costs like rent
(full-time students only)
A Maintenance Grant if your household income is less than
£42,620 (full-time students only)
Scholarships and bursaries from Colleges and Universities
Extra financial help if you have a disability or children or
adults depending on you
Students starting courses at private Colleges and
Universities will be able to get tuition loans:
• Up to £5,500 for full-time courses
• Up to £4,500 for part-time courses
Paying Back your Loan:
Under current legislation, you won’t have to begin paying back
your student loan until you earn more than £21,000 per year.
You’ll be charged interest on your loan from the time you get
your first payment until you repay the loan in full. The amount
you pay back will depend on how much you earn.
The interest on your loan is calculated based on the current
rate of inflation + up to 3% (depending on your earnings).
Part-time students will start repaying their loan in the April
four years after the start of their course or the April after they
leave their course, whichever comes first.
If your income falls below £21,000 a year,
your repayments stop.
If you leave your course early you need to repay
a percentage of the Tuition Fee Loan for that year.
The percentages are:
• 25% during term one
• 50% during term two
• 100% during term three
24+ Loans Advanced Learning Loans
As of 1st August 2013, courses at level 3 and above are not
funded for those aged 24 and over, so students will either
have to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan to cover their
course fees, or pay the fees out of their income or savings.
The Advanced Learning Loan can be used to pay for up to
a maximum of four A-levels (A2 and AS levels); Access to
HE Diploma; Level 3 Certificates; Level 3 Diplomas; Level 4
Certificates; Level 4 Diplomas; Advanced Apprenticeships;
and Higher Apprenticeships.
Applications should be made via the Student Loans Company
(SLC) via www.slc.co.uk, and a loan will be available up to
a maximum of 100% of the fee rate. For students whose
qualifications are eligible for funding by the Higher Education
Funding Council (HEFCE) – e.g. Foundation Degrees – learners
will be able to make two separate loan applications for the
further education (FE) and higher education (HE) elements of
their Higher Apprenticeship.
Loan repayments only start when you begin to earn more
than £21,000 per annum. Students who fund their place on
an Access to Higher Education (HE) course via an Advanced
Learning Loan will NOT be required to repay the loan if they
progress onto and successfully complete a higher education
course – i.e. a foundation degree or degree course.
Grants
Grants are available to full-time students to help with living
and study costs and you don’t pay grants back. You can
apply for a Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant and
there is also extra help for disabled students and those with
dependent children or adults. A Bursary may also be available
from Staffordshire University for students from low income
households - this money helps to pay for your living costs
and tuition fees and you don’t have to pay it back.
To cover your living costs, full-time students from England
can apply for a:
• Maintenance Loan of up to £5,500
• Maintenance Grant of up to £3,387
The amount you get will depend on:
• Your household income
• Whether you live with your parents
• Whether you live in London
Maintenance Grants don’t have to be paid back but you do
have to pay back a Maintenance Loan.
We can support and guide you through your finance
arrangements to see what loan options are available to you.
Contact our Careers and Progression Team at:
[email protected] or apply directly at
www.ucas.com or www.studentfinance.direct.gov.uk
SouthStaffordshireCollege t: 0300 456 2424
@southstaffs
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Travelling to South
Staffordshire College
CANNOCK CAMPUS
TAMWORTH CAMPUS
LICHFIELD CAMPUS
RODBASTON CAMPUS
If you’re studying at our Cannock Campus then you
are quite literally a stone’s throw away from the bus
station, (its just a few footsteps away). As with all of our
campuses, there is also easy access via train and road. Trains
to Birmingham generally run hourly and prices are cheap
when compared to many other services around the country.
Located just a few minutes off the M42 J10, our Tamworth
campus is also just a 5 minute walk from the train station and
town centre bus stops, both of which have direct routes from
Birmingham. If you’re travelling by road, then you can reach
Birmingham in just 20 minutes.
Lichfield has two rail stations (Lichfield City and Trent Valley)
and regular trains to Birmingham, a journey which only takes
around 40 minutes. There is also easy access to Lichfield via bus
and car. In fact, The A38 and A5 meet in Lichfield and provide
direct access to the Midlands motorway network: M42, M50,
M40, M5/M6, and M1.
Our Rodbaston Campus is just a short walk away from the
town of Penkridge where you’ll find a train station that runs
hourly trains to Stafford and Wolverhampton. A journey to
Stafford takes just 5 minutes and Wolverhampton a little over
10 minutes. If you’re travelling by car, we’re also based just a
3 minute drive from the M6 motorway, so you’re also within
easy reach of Birmingham.
Plan your route:
By train…
www.nationalrail.co.uk
www.thetrainline.com
www.directrail.com
By bus…
www.arrivabus.co.uk
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onto the A449 (Stafford & Penkridge).
Rodbaston Campus is approximately
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entrances, both of which will take you
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at the roundabout. Rodbaston Campus
is approximately 1/2 mile on the right
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right. At the roundabout
turn left onto Beecroft
Road, Crown House is
opposite the hospital.
Go straight over the
roundabout for The
Progress Centre, and
turn right at the next
roundabout. At the
lights take a left onto
Walsall Road.
From the north or south
Follow signs for Tamworth town centre
from the M42 (J10), M6 or M6 Toll.
There are directional “College” signs
in the town centre. The College is
adjacent to Tamworth Railway Station.
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From M6
Leave the M6 at J12 and
take the first exit at the
roundabout onto the A5.
Stay on A5 to Cannock
and at roundabout
take 1st exit onto
Wolverhampton Road
(A4601).At traffic lights
turn onto Walsall Road
for the Progress Centre
or continue straight
over following signs for
Stafford for The Green.
At Beecroft roundabout
go right onto Beecroft
Road and Crown House
is opposite the hospital.
Plan your route:
By train…
www.nationalrail.co.uk
www.thetrainline.com
www.virgintrains.co.uk
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www.arrivabus.co.uk
www.staffordshire.gov.uk
@southstaffs
SouthStaffordshireCollege t: 0300 456 2424
www.southstaffs.ac.uk
Places
available!
Call us now
to arrange
a visit
Accommodation
Looking for somewhere to live while you study? We can help. Depending on which award you
choose to study with us, you’ll have access to the accommodation at the relevant University.
Alternatively, if you don’t want to live on the University campus, we can support you in your
search for accommodation in the local area.
Studying for a Staffordshire University Award?
Accommodation is available at both the Stoke-on-Trent
and Stafford campuses. Whether you decide that a Hall of
Residence or shared student house is the right choice for you,
you’ll have a range of options.
Whichever option you choose, Staffordshire University make
it a priority to settle you into accommodation that is well
maintained, secure and reasonably priced. You can apply as
either an individual or you can request accommodation as a
group of friends (please add a note to your application). The
University will do their best to allocate your group to the same
house or flat.
Each application will be reviewed and any behaviour or
financial issues will be taken into account. A pre-payment
of £250 will be payable at the time of accepting your offer
of accommodation.
There are limited availability and all applications will be
processed on a first come first served basis.
Contact:
Stoke Accommodation Office
Campus and Commercial Services, Staffordshire University,
College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST4 2DE
t: +44 (0)1782 294217
e: [email protected]
Stafford Accommodation Office
Campus and Commercial Services, Staffordshire University,
Beaconside, Stafford, Staffordshire ST18 0AD
t: +44 (0)1785 353563
e: [email protected]
Want to live elsewhere?
There is an abundance of accommodation in the local area,
and we’re within easy reach of Birmingham. Naturally, we’re
on hand to help you identify exactly what’s right for you and
help you find the perfect place to stay. You may also find
some of the following links useful:
Studying for a Wolverhampton University Award?
Wolverhampton University can accommodate students
at their City Campus, where there are three types of
accommodation available.
• En-suite rooms - 461 en-suite rooms within 13 blocks. Each corridor shares a kitchen, dining area and comfy seating with TVs, with up to 6 other students
• Standard rooms - Situated within close proximity of a 24
hour supermarket, there are 310 standard bedrooms split
across 13 buildings in Lomas Street.
•
Economy rooms – A fun, social block which is ideal for
meeting new friends, this cost effective accommodation
gives students access to their own bedroom and shared
kitchen and bathroom facilities. This is a five storey building comprising of 285 bedrooms.
Accommodation can be applied for via Wolverhampton
University e:Vision system - you can use e:Vision as soon
as you have a student number upon enrolment.
If you would like the opportunity to live with students
who are studying the same subject areas, or to apply to live
within a friendship group, Wolverhampton University will
try to accommodate your request. Just email
www.wlv.ac.uk/accommodation.
If you are unable to apply online, you will need to contact
Wolverhampton University Accommodation Services and
a manual application pack will be sent to you.
Contact:
t: +44 (0) 1902 321268
e: [email protected]
www.rightmove.co.uk/student-accommodation.html
www.easyroommate.com
www.spareroom.co.uk
www.gumtree.com
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Why Study in Staffordshire
There are so many reasons to choose Staffordshire as your study Destination…
Nightlife
For those of you interested in an active nightlife, there
is plenty on offer. Whether you want to socialise quietly
with friends over a hearty Italian meal, or dine on tapas
and then paint the town red, there is a vast array of bars,
nightclubs and restaurants in Tamworth, Lichfield and
Cannock. You’ll also find a choice of pubs in Penkridge
town centre, which is just a short walk from our
Rodbaston campus.
Don’t forget, you’re also within easy reach of Birmingham
City Centre.
Open Events
Want to find out more about life
@southstaffs? Come along to one of
our Open Events, where you can:
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Get a feel for the excellent facilities
Meet our expert lecturers
Find out about the range of courses we offer
Obtain advice on student finance
Gain help with UCAS and Student
Finance applications
Find out about the enrichment activities
and the University Student Union
Ask any questions regarding your chosen
route of study.
NOVEMBER 2014
The Green
6pm-8pm
Wednesday 19th Tamworth
Tuesday 18th
6pm-8pm
Thursday 20th
Lichfield
6pm-8pm
Monday 24th
Rodbaston
6pm-8pm
Monday 24th
TORC
6pm-8pm
Saturday 24th
The Green
10am-2pm
Saturday 24th
Lichfield
10am-2pm
Saturday 24th
Tamworth
10am-2pm
Saturday 24th
Rodbaston
10am-2pm
Saturday 24th
TORC
10am-2pm
JANUARY 2015
MARCH 2015
Monday 2nd
Rodbaston
6pm-8pm
Monday 2nd
TORC
6pm-8pm
Tuesday 3rd
The Green
6pm-8pm
Wednesday 4th Tamworth
6pm-8pm
Thursday 5th
6pm-8pm
Lichfield
MAY 2015
Tuesday 5th
Wednesday 6th
Shopping and Leisure
Rich cultural history
Want to spend your down time discovering new
activities? We’re ideally located. The thrill seekers
amongst you may want to visit Drayton Manor Park in
Tamworth, or give snowboarding a try at the UKs first
full-size, real snow indoor ski slope, the Snowdome.
Both Tamworth and Cannock also have cinemas,
bowling alleys and leisure centres, all of which are easy
to access via car or public transport. If you’d rather
spend your leisure time enjoying some retail therapy,
then there are also plenty of shops to explore too.
From small hidden gems in Lichfield and Penkridge,
to well known brands like New Look and JD Sports.
Lichfield is the birth place
of Samuel Johnson, the
writer of the first English
Dictionary. It’s also home
to a beautiful cathedral.
The Great Outdoors
Whichever of our campuses you study at you’ll never
be far from the great outdoors. Beacon Park (Lichfield),
the Castle Grounds (Tamworth), Cannock Chase and the
natural beauty of our 180 hectare Rodbaston Estate are
all easy to reach and explore.
Tamworth is home to
it’s very own Medieval
castle where you can step
back in time and explore
chambers, grand Victorian
reception rooms and a
magnificent Great Hall.
Tamworth
6pm-8pm
Lichfield
6pm-8pm
Thursday 7th
The Green
6pm-8pm
Saturday 9th
Rodbaston
10am-2pm
Monday 11th
TORC
6pm-8pm
JUNE 2015
Monday 15th
Rodbaston
6pm-8pm
Monday 15th
TORC
6pm-8pm
Tuesday 16th
Lichfield
6pm-8pm
Wednesday 17th The Green
6pm-8pm
Thursday 18th
6pm-8pm
Tamworth
Culture
Both Tamworth and Lichfield have their own theatres
where you can enjoy a range of performances
throughout the year including those delivered by our
very own Performing Arts Students at the Lichfield
Garrick. You can also enjoy a range of events and
festivals, from arts, folk and beer.
www.southstaffs.ac.uk/events
New Campus! TORC Professional and Technical Centre in Tamworth
0300 456 2424
www.southstaffs.ac.uk
@southstaffs
Lichfield Campus,
The Friary, Lichfield,
Staffordshire WS13 6QG
Cannock Campus,
The Green, Cannock,
Staffordshire WS11 1UE
SouthStaffordshireCollege
Tamworth Campus,
Croft Street, Upper Gungate,
Tamworth, Staffordshire
B79 8AE
Rodbaston Campus,
Rodbaston, Penkridge,
Staffordshire ST19 5PH
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