Welcome to Stoke on Trent College

We’ll work with you to prepare you for your next step. Whether you’re looking to further your studies onto a University course, gain qualifications to progress your career or study at a higher level whilst developing your professional and practical skills, our courses have been designed to help you to get the most from your learning experience with us. 

We work closely with employers, services providers, accrediting bodies and Universities, to equip you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to be a success in your chosen area. 

We offer Higher National Certificates (HNCs), Foundation degrees, Foundation Years and Access to Higher Education Diplomas across a range of course areas. You can apply directly through UCAS or, if you’re already a student, your tutor can help you. You can contact our team here if you need more advice and we also have a brief guide on how to apply through UCAS.

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Many of our courses are awarded by Staffordshire University with all the benefits of University membership, including learning resources and social facilities. You may not realise that you can also access various student funding schemes – check UCAS’s information and updates on fees and finances from the College here. 

Our welcoming College community will support your progress into higher education, whether you’re continuing or returning to education, studying full or part-time alongside work. As well as one-to-one support from our experienced teaching team and tutors, you’ll benefit from our approach to developing real-time employment experience, as well as our extensive experience in working with existing employers who are enabling students to study alongside their careers. 

Case Study

Since leaving Stoke on Trent College, Caitlin followed her passion for supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. As a result, she accomplished her teaching assistant qualification and is now a fully qualified Teaching Assistant.

After studying Level 3 Health & Social Care and achieving grade A, Caitlin attained a Distinction in her Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Following this tremendous accomplishment, Caitlin successfully progressed onto Staffordshire University and completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours, achieving a first-class degree!

Caitlin Rowley, Former SOTC Student

I met some wonderful people during my four years. My tutors and lecturers made the environment and atmosphere feel comfortable and relaxed. They were always very supportive and reassuring, making the whole experience so much more enjoyable!

The friendly atmosphere made the idea of going to College a lot less daunting and put my mind at ease as I was quite nervous, to begin with. This, alongside the coursework based and practical learning methods at SOTC, made the decision to join the College a no brainer.

Caitlin Rowley, Former Stoke on Trent College Student

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