Whether you are looking for an alternative to a full degree course, to progress in your existing job or change your career, at Stoke on Trent College we have many years’ experience in running higher level courses that deliver excellent results. Studying here, you will meet new people, encounter new ideas and learn more about your chosen subject. Our friendly, flexible learning environment and our low fees mean university-level education is now even more affordable.

Vocational Courses for the Real World

Courses are directly related to your job and delivered by tutors who have real-world experience and knowledge of the subjects they teach. We keep class sizes small, with an informal atmosphere and offer substantial individual support.

Staffordshire University

We work in partnership with Staffordshire University and are part of the University Quarter (UniQ).  Foundation degrees and Foundation Years are awarded by Staffordshire University and our HNC/D Computing Science students are also classed as University students, giving you access to resources at both the College and University. Should you wish to progress your studies further, you will have direct progression routes to the final year of degree programmes at Staffordshire University. Staffordshire University has an enviable reputation with 89.3% of full time students in employment or continuing to study within six months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE 2014/15 survey)

Convenient Location

Both our Cauldon and Burslem Campuses, and the Staffordshire University Science Centre are easy to get to and are situated on main bus routes servicing all areas including Leek, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Kidsgrove.


We’ve recently invested £36M in new buildings and facilities, so whatever course you choose, you will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities at both campuses.

At Cauldon Campus…

The Lifestyle building houses a fabulous spa, hair and beauty salons and catering facilities, along with training kitchen and restaurant and our £6.5M Sports Academy offers a fully equipped gym, sports hall and therapy rooms. In September 2015, we opened the £12M Enterprise Hub incorporating Business, IT, Science, Sports and Public Services courses – offering the latest in IT facilities, a Costa Coffee and much more.

At Burslem Campus…

The Live Nation Centre for Media and Performing Arts houses a 220 seat theatre, recording studio, dance studio, art workshops and Apple Mac suites. Meanwhile students on our Engineering and Construction courses benefit from state-of-the-art facilities for Engineering, Renewable Technologies, Electronics, Bricklaying and Plastering in the John Seddon Building and recently unveiled £10.5M Technology Hub.

Staffordshire University Science Centre

Science students also benefit from access to the Staffordshire University Science Centre, situated at the heart of the University Quarter offering specialist science laboratories.

Support to Succeed

Studying at university-level requires a range of academic study skills. We provide you with training and support that will improve both your skills and confidence every step of the way. We are dedicated to helping you get the most from your career and achieving your personal goals, and we have a fantastic reputation for supporting and encouraging all students during their time with us.

Higher Education Centre

Our Higher Education Centre is designed to offer you the perfect study environment. Here you can access the internet, seek advice from experts, study and share your experiences with others. Dedicated to our Higher Education students, the Centre allows you to work at your own pace in an adult environment.