Inspirational Staffordshire teenager picked as finalist for national award

Inspirational Staffordshire teenager picked as finalist for national award

A teenager from Stoke-on-Trent has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for her determination and dedication to helping others.   Sibgha Amin gives up her own time to support students in difficulty at Stoke on Trent College and helps to ensure young people are kept safe from extremism. She has been a driving force … Continued

Meet the female welder on a mission to get more girls into engineering

Meet the female welder on a mission to get more girls into engineering

  When Chloe Sales told her family and friends that she’d decided to become a welder, they all advised her not to do it. But the 24-year-old now works full time at a manufacturing firm in Staffordshire and was recently awarded Apprentice of the Year by Stoke on Trent College. She explains why she wants to inspire more girls to follow in her footsteps …   When Chloe Sales turned up for her first day at work, she asked … Continued

Olympic Gymnast Craig Heap Visits Stoke on Trent College

Olympic Gymnast Craig Heap Visits Stoke on Trent College

  Retired Commonwealth Games Gold medal winning gymnast, Craig Heap, is touring both Burslem and Cauldon campuses this week as part of our ‘Big Tutorial’ sessions for all learners. Craig has represented England over 100 times in various international gymnastic competitions, including at the 2000 Summer Olympics after beginning his gymnastic training at just 9 … Continued

Stoke on Trent College makes commitment to support students and staff with their mental health and wellbeing

Stoke on Trent College makes commitment to support students and staff with their mental health and wellbeing

Stoke on Trent has reaffirmed their commitment to staff and students by signing up to a brand new national mental health and wellbeing charter – created by the Association of Colleges in conjunction with mental health experts.   The 11-point document includes commitments to: Promoting equality of opportunity and challenging mental health stigma Providing appropriate … Continued

‘Behind every college door lies the stories of the many lives transformed’

‘Behind every college door lies the stories of the many lives transformed’

Education changes lives and today, to mark the start of Colleges Week 2019, Stoke on Trent College is sharing the inspiring stories of local people who are realising their dreams. From starting a business at the age of just 25, to overcoming adversity, to changing careers later in life, the college has helped thousands of … Continued

Keele awarded prestigious grant to lead student mental health project

Keele awarded prestigious grant to lead student mental health project

A regional partnership led by Keele University has been awarded £750,000 from the Office for Students (OfS) to develop an integrated community approach to mental health and wellbeing for students in further and higher education, in collaboration with Staffordshire University, as part of a £2.2 million project. The universities will be working in partnership with … Continued

Matrix accreditation successfully renewed for another three years!

Matrix accreditation successfully renewed for another three years!

    We are delighted to announce that the College has successfully achieved Matrix re-accreditation. The Matrix assessment standard recognises our commitment to delivering Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) and demonstrates a number of strengths including:   Effectiveness of external and internal partnerships Strong collaboration and communication between IAG teams Feedback from students directly linked … Continued

Apprenticeships costs reduced for Staffordshire’s small businesses

Apprenticeships costs reduced for Staffordshire’s small businesses

Stoke on Trent College has announced that many businesses across Staffordshire and Cheshire can now save up to £1,350 on the cost of training an apprentice, following funding changes announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in his Spring Statement. The changes will come into effect on 1st April 2019, and it is hoped that the reduction … Continued

£1m funding boost to creative industries at Stoke on Trent College

£1m funding boost to creative industries at Stoke on Trent College

Stoke on Trent College has secured a £1million capital grant from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), to invest in new facilities for the creative and cultural industries at its Cauldon campus. In addition, a further £200,000 in funding has been provided by Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership towards virtual reality learning suites … Continued

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