Students applying for many of our higher education qualifications in 2016 will be counted as both Stoke on Trent College and Staffordshire University students. For this reason, most applications (with the exception of Access to Higher Education and Engineering) will use the Staffordshire University application routes, which are different for full-time and part-time programmes of study.

Full-Time Courses

Full-time programmes awarded by Staffordshire University are applied for directly through UCAS, with Staffordshire University as the institution (S72) and Stoke on Trent College as the campus. However, if you miss the UCAS deadline for applying, please contact us – we may still be able to help you find a place on a full-time programme.

UCAS applications should be made via the UCAS website – www.ucas.com

Part-Time Courses

Part-time programmes awarded by Staffordshire University are applied for via the Staffordshire University website. Please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/study and use the course search facility in ‘undergraduate study’ to find the course you are interested in. This will take you to a Staffordshire University online application form so you can complete your application.

For more information call us on 01782 208208.

Access to Higher Education, CISCO CCNA, Performing Arts Level 4 and Engineering HNC/D Courses

Application for these courses should be made directly to the College via the College website or by calling 01782 208208.

Guidance for current Stoke on Trent College students

If you are a Stoke on Trent College student seeking to progress to a higher education course with us, then our highly qualified Careers Advice Team will be able to assist you in preparing for UCAS applications or for the part-time application route via the University.

Open Events

To find out more about our university level courses come to one of our Open Evenings, which take place from 5.00 to 7.30pm on a number of dates throughout the year, or book a meeting with Careers.

Visit our events section to find out the dates of forthcoming events.

What happens once you have applied?

UCAS Applicants for full-time programmes:

For some applicants an offer may be made without interview and this will be made via the UCAS system.

For other applicants an invitation to come in for an interview is made by letter.

Once a student has been interviewed, their UCAS status will be updated with either an offer of a place or no offer.

If a student receives an offer, they will need to decide whether or not to accept the offer, as their ‘firm’ choice, or their ‘insurance’ choice, and log this on the UCAS system.

If a student has accepted the offer of a place, then the place will be confirmed once results are known in the summer. Staffordshire University will send out enrolment information to the student so that they can enrol as a university student. Shortly after this, the College will also contact the student by letter to invite them in for college enrolment and induction onto their programme of study.

Applicants for part-time programmes:

In general, all applicants for part-time programmes will be invited by letter to the College for an informal interview.

An offer may be given verbally at the interview, and afterwards confirmed electronically through Staffordshire University’s online application system. The student must then decide whether or not to accept the place and confirm this via the portal for part-time applicants.

If a student has accepted the offer of a place, then the place will be confirmed once results are known in the summer. Staffordshire University will send out enrolment information to the student so that they can enrol as a university student. Shortly after this, the College will also contact the student by letter to invite them in for college enrolment and induction onto their programme of study.