The School Links programme is designed specifically for 14-16 year olds. Students attend college 1-2 days per week, and spend the remaining 3-4 days at their existing school. Courses available include Hair & Beauty, Motor Vehicle, Hospitality & Catering, Engineering, Construction, Media and much more!

At Stoke on Trent College we will give you the skills, experience and knowledge that will allow you to start earning real money and build a solid career. The courses we offer are vocational, which means they help you prepare for your future career. They’re hands on, and our facilities are modern and match those that you will find in industry when you move onto work.

For more information contact our team on 01782 603152.

Key facts about School Links

  • 96% Achievement Rate
  • 91% Retention Rate
  • 100% Positive Destinations

Popular Career Progression

To a wide range of college courses including Construction, Hair and Beauty and Media.

Daniel Crabtree

Daniel Crabtree

Daniel Crabtree, 18

Level 2 Painting and Decorating

Brownhills High School

Since a young age Dan has always known he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and he aspires to run his own business that offers the highest standard of work.  The Painting and Decorating Course at Stoke on Trent College offers Dan all the skills he needs to reach his goal and he is working hard to achieve this.  Familiar with Stoke on Trent College after attending the Motor Vehicle Course through the School Links programme meant Dan knew exactly where he wanted to be when he left Brownhills High School.

Dan said “I’ve pretty much always known what I wanted to do. I got it from my dad who is now a joiner.  I used to go to work with my Dad whenever I could because I really enjoyed it.  I’d been coming to Stoke on Trent College through the school links programme for motor vehicle and when I left school I joined the Painting and Decorating course.  It’s really good and once I complete Level 2 I already know I want to do Level 3.  We do painting, wallpapering, spraying, corking, everything really that we are going to need once we finish the course.  Ultimately I want to achieve a high standard of work that I can then use in my own business.”