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Contents
                                                                  Campuses & Facilities                            4-5

                                                                  Learner Support                                  6-7

                                                                  Entry Requirements                               8-9
At South Staffordshire                                            Progression Map                                10-11

College (SSC), you                                                Apprenticeships                                 12-13


don’t just follow your
                                                                  AgriSTEM                                       16-17
                                                                  Agriculture                                       18
                                                                  Animal Care                                       19
passion – you become                                              Countryside, Fish & Game Management               20
                                                                  Horse Management                                  21
an expert in it.                                                  Horticulture                                      22
                                                                  Veterinary Care                                   23
Learn how flying drones will transform farming, or how
to change the gearbox of a Porsche. Shoot your own film,          Business                                          26
discover the ideal conditions for breeding geckos, become         Information Technology                            27
a successful entrepreneur and start your own venture or           Construction                                   30-31
design and code your own computer game.
                                                                  Engineering & Electrical                          32
Whatever you choose to study, you’ll receive hands-on,            Motor Vehicle & Motorsport                        33
practical training by expert staff. With qualifications
                                                                  Art & Design                                   36-37
available at various levels you will gain high level skills and
become sought after by employers in growing industries.           Creative Media, Film & TV                         38
                                                                  Floristry                                         39
At SSC, you’re treated as a professional and an individual,       Music                                             40
enjoying more freedom and independence than you would
                                                                  Performing Arts                                   41
have had at school but with great support available when
you need it. We are a friendly bunch of people, so call us        Beauty Therapy                                    44
by our first name, get to know us and enjoy your time             Hairdressing                                      45
at College.
                                                                  Childcare                                         48
                                                                  Health & Social Care                              49

                                                                  Catering & Hospitality                         52-53
                                                                  Retail & Merchandising                            54
                                                                  Travel & Tourism                                  55

                                                                  Public Services                                   58
                                                                  Sport                                             59

                                                                  Supported Learning                                60

                                                                  Futures@SSC                                          61

                                                                  Traineeships                                      62

                                                                  Access to Higher Education                        63



                                                                  Get hands-on and apply online at
                                                                  www.southstaffs.ac.uk


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Campuses
& Facilities
Learning Resource Centres                                                 Rodbaston
Using the latest Google technology, our Learning Resource Centres         Campus life: Rodbaston is the
give you the tools to continue your studies outside of the classroom.     go-to place for landbased, advanced
Packed with hundreds of new Chromebase devices, you’ll enjoy              manufacturing and engineering courses
split-second access to the internet, apps and documents in a safe and     and is home to the AgriSTEM Academy.
secure modern environment, designed to support your learning.             We create precision farmers, advanced
                                                                          manufacturers, agricultural engineers,
Transport                                                                 zoo keepers, veterinary nurses, wildlife
                                                                          experts, landscape gardeners, equine
All campuses are easy to get to using public transport,                   managers, motorsport engineers and
but don’t forget we also have our own College transport system            so much more.
too. Our bus service helps many learners from across the county
travel to College and then back home again safely every day.              Social life: Away from the hustle and
For more information please contact                                       bustle of city life, take advantage of
                                                                          our beautiful countryside lifestyle at
transport@southstaffs.ac.uk
                                                                          Rodbaston which is only a short distance
                                                                          outside the market village of Penkridge.
Cafés
All of our campuses have a café which sells a selection of hot and cold
food as well as snacks and drinks. Our Rodbaston Campus also has          Animal Zone
a Costa for that morning pick me up!                                      Another totally unique feature of
                                                                          Rodbaston Campus, you can visit all
                                                                          kinds of animals, including lemurs,
                                                                          snakes, lizards, owls, capybaras and
                                                                          much more. We also have a working
                                                                          farm and an Equine Centre.
                                                                          For more information visit
                                                                          www.southstaffs.ac.uk/animal-zone




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Free WiFi
                                                                                           is available to all
              Lichfield                                                                      of our learners




Campus life: Be part of the
creative industries. We create                                                    Tamworth
actors, writers, performers,
singers, producers, dancers,
                                                                                            Torc
photographers, illustrators,
artists, fashion designers, graphic
designers, business entrepreneurs
and so much more.
Social life: Lichfield is a creative
city full of history, festivals, galleries,
action and adventure. We have a
wonderful partnership with the
Lichfield Garrick Theatre which is a
great place to see live performances,
including inspirational shows                 Campus life: We offer a wide
produced by our performing                    range of courses in Tamworth.
arts learners.                                We create engineers, beauticians,
                                              health and social care specialists,
                                              IT professionals, game developers,         Campus life: Based in Tamworth, our
                                              network engineers, cyber security          Torc Campus offers fantastic facilities
                                              specialists, explorers, chefs, nursery     for the construction sector. We create
                                              teachers and so much more.                 electricians, builders, architects,
                                                                                         carpenters, technicians, site managers,
                                              Salons                                     project managers, roofers, kitchen
                                              Time for a makeover? Book an               fitters and so much more.
                                              appointment at our professional
                                              hair and beauty salons in Tamworth.
                                              Call 01827 304324.


                                              Social life: Close to the train station, Drayton Manor Park, the SnowDome, cinemas,
                                              a skate park and bowling alleys, there are always lots of ways to have fun with your
                                              friends. Visit Ventura Retail Park where there are lots of shops and restaurants,
                                              so don’t forget your NUS card for your student discounts!



              To find out more about our facilities, visit www.southstaffs.ac.uk




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Careers & Progression                     Learning Support Zone                          Become a student
Your progress matters to us, so whether   All of our campuses have their own
                                                                                         ambassador or course rep
you’re looking at going straight into     learning support zone where you’ll find        We believe learner views are important.
employment, gaining on-the-job            expert staff who are dedicated to supporting   We want to hear what learners have
experience via an apprenticeship or       your learning. From developing your study      to say so we can improve the College
progressing to university, our careers    skills and revision techniques to perfecting   experience for everyone. Course Reps are
advisers can guide you with additional    your presentation skills and coursework,       learners at the College who want to make
course information, CV writing and        whatever your task, we will help.              a difference. They have the opportunity to
completing UCAS applications.             lichfieldlearningsupport@southstaffs.ac.uk     help the College sculpt and shape the way
careerguidance@southstaffs.ac.uk          rodbastonlearningsupport@southstaffs.ac.uk     we deliver our programmes and services.
                                          tamworthlearningsupport@southstaffs.ac.uk      This can have a real impact on helping
                                                                                         change the learning experience for both
                                                                                         present and future learners.
                                                                                         GET INVOLVED!
                                                                                         learner-feedback@southstaffs.ac.uk




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        Financial                        Mentors                                   Little Learners
        Support/Bursary                  With a mentor at every campus, there’s    For those with young families, we have an
        We understand that our           always someone to talk to who can offer   on-site nursery at Tamworth to help take
        learners may have to juggle      support with any personal, emotional or   care of your children while you are in class.
        lots of responsibilities and     social situations should you need it.     Little Learners have been rated ‘Good’ by
        some of those will come at       Come and talk to us.                      Ofsted and offer care for children aged
        a cost. Our bursary aims to      mentoring.lichfield@southstaffs.ac.uk     0 – 5 years. Run by caring, friendly and
        provide financial support with   mentoring.rodbaston@southstaffs.ac.uk     experienced staff, we provide excellent
        childcare, meals, transport,     mentoring.tamworth@southstaffs.ac.uk      care for the children of learners, staff and
        uniforms and essential                                                     the wider public. For more information
        equipment. Get in touch                                                    or to book a place for your child please
        to find out if you are                                                     contact our Nursery Manager.
        eligible to apply.                                                         tel: 01827 304342
        enquiries@southstaffs.ac.uk                                                email:
                                                                                   LittleLearnersTamworth@southstaffs.ac.uk




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Entry
Requirements
Not sure of the right level course for you? No problem!          Entry Level
Have a look at this handy guide and if you’re still unsure,
we’ll happily give you some additional advice.                   ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
Just get in touch.                                               No formal qualifications

Tweet us @southstaffs                                            Qualifications:
Contact us via Facebook /SouthStaffordshireCollege               Entry Level 1 to 3 Award, Certificate or Diploma
Email enquiries@southstaffs.ac.uk
Call 0300 456 2424                                               Level 1
Visit www.southstaffs.ac.uk
                                                                 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
                                                                 GCSEs Level F-G (2/3 on new framework) or Entry Level 3
If you haven’t got A*-C GCSE passes in English or maths
(that’s Grade 4 to 9 on the new framework) and are aged          Qualifications:
16-18, you will have to continue to study these subjects as      Level 1 Award, Certificate or Diploma
part of your programme. Consideration will be made for
learners who have a Statement of Educational Needs               Level 2
(SEN) or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
                                                                 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
All information within this prospectus is accurate at the time   4 or more GCSEs A*-D or full Level 1 qualification
of going to print. South Staffordshire College reserves the      (new framework, 4 or more grade 3-9 GCSEs)
right to make changes to the advertised programmes or            Qualifications:
facilities in exceptional circumstances.                         Level 2 Award, Certificate/Extended Certificate or Diploma,
                                                                 NVQ 2, Intermediate Apprenticeship or GCSEs


                                                                 Level 3
                                                                 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
                                                                 4 or more GCSEs A*-C or full Level 2 qualification
                                                                 (new framework, 4 or more grade 4-9 GCSEs)
                                                                 Qualifications:
                                                                 Level 3 Award, Certificate, Diploma/Extended Diploma or
                                                                 Advanced Apprenticeship or A Levels




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Level 4
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
A Levels, NVQ 3 or Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma
or Foundation Diploma
Qualifications:
Level 4 Award, Certificate, Diploma, HNC/D, Foundation
Degree or Higher Apprenticeship


Level 5
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
A Levels, Level 3 Diploma/Extended
Diploma or Foundation Degree
Qualifications:
BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons)




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Progression
Map                                                      ENTRY LEVEL
                                                         (+ functional skills)
                                                         progress on to Level 1
                                                                                       LEVEL 1
                                                                                       progress on to Level 2
                                                                                       Qualification:
Select the route that is right for you.                                                Certificate or Diploma




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LEVEL 2                      LEVEL 3
progress on to Level 3 OR    progress on to Level 4 OR
complete an Intermediate     complete an Advanced
Apprenticeship OR            Apprenticeship OR
Employment                   complete a University
                             level course OR
Qualification:
                             Employment
Extended Certificate or
Diploma or NVQ2              Qualification: Extended
                             Certificate or Diploma




LEVEL 4                           LEVEL 5


                                                                   Employment
progress on to Level 5 >          complete a University
complete an Advanced              Honours Degree OR
Apprenticeship OR complete        Employment
a University Foundation
                                  Qualification:
Degree > Employment
                                  Honours Degree
Qualification: HNC/D,
Foundation Degree




ADVANCED                     HIGHER
APPRENTICESHIP               APPRENTICESHIP
progress on to a Higher      progress on to Employment
Apprenticeship OR
Employment




                                                  We also offer traineeships and access to higher education
                                                  routes. For further information please see pages 62 and 63.




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Apprenticeships
Just finishing school or a college course and don’t want       Level 2      (Intermediate Apprenticeship)
to go to uni? With an apprenticeship, you’ve got the
best of both worlds. Not only will you gain recognised         Equivalent to 5 GCSEs, A*-C (4-9)
qualifications and the skills that employers need, you’ll
also get real-world experience in the industry you love        Level 3     (Advanced Apprenticeship)
while earning.
                                                               Equivalent to 2 A Levels
An apprenticeship won’t cost you a penny…
Unlike university programmes and some other work-              Level 4     (Higher Apprenticeship)
based training courses, apprenticeships are funded by
the Government. An apprenticeship is a real job. Most          Equivalent to a Foundation Degree
apprenticeships are full-time roles and as such, you’ll
enjoy a salary, paid holiday and other benefits that
employer offers.
                                                               Apprenticeships available:
                                                               Business & Information Technology
An apprenticeship will boost your career prospects...
                                                               Accounting, business administration, customer service,
You’ll have the practical skills that employers want and
                                                               IT professionals, management and team leading.
a recognised qualification too. There are plenty of
successful famous faces who started their career as an         Construction
apprentice, including Jamie Oliver, Alexander McQueen          Bricklaying, site carpentry, maintenance operatives,
and Gordon Ramsey.                                             plumbing, construction operations and civil engineering
                                                               services (groundwork).
At South Staffordshire College our Chair of the Board
of Governers, Steve Burgin, started off as an apprentice       Engineering & Electrical
and went on to become Vice President of GE Power, an           Manufacturing operations and improving operational
international business, among wider achievements.              performance, tool making, fabrication and welding,
                                                               mechanical engineering, engineering maintenance,
You’ll earn a salary while you study…
                                                               technical support, electrotechnical, motor vehicle
Employers must pay apprentices who are aged 16-18 so
                                                               and mechatronics.
you can earn whilst you learn. Once you’ve completed
your qualification, the sky’s the limit.                       Health & Social Care and Childcare
You’ll gain formal qualifications…                             Retail and Commercial Enterprise
Apprenticeships provide recognised qualifications.             Retail, logistics and warehousing, cleaning and
Depending on your scheme, you will end up with a National      environmental support services and hairdressing.
Vocational Qualification (NVQ), a Technical Certificate
                                                               Landbased
and a Functional Skills Qualification. All three offer great
                                                               Landbased engineering, agriculture, horticulture, trees
progression opportunities so that you can continue
                                                               and timber, sports turf and greenkeeping, veterinary
your development.
                                                               nursing, animal care, dog grooming and equine.
Levels of apprenticeships...
Apprenticeships are available at a range of different levels
so regardless of your existing qualifications or experience,
there will be something available for you.




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Why choose South
Staffordshire College?
Here are four good reasons to do an apprenticeship
with us:
• An apprenticeship lasts a minimum of 12 months.
  Typically, they take between 1 and 4 years to complete.
• We work with hundreds of employers and have
  apprenticeship vacancies available now.
• We have a dedicated team on hand to offer
  you advice on the best apprenticeship for you.
• We’ll work with you to find your perfect employer
  based on your goals and ambitions.


Interested in an apprenticeship?
Find out more by visiting
www.southstaffs.ac.uk/apprenticeships




     We take on apprentices all year
    round, so you don’t have to wait
    until September to get started!




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         AgriSTEM
         Agriculture
         Animal Care
         Countryside, Fish & Game Management
         Horse Management
         Horticulture
         Veterinary Care




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AgriSTEM               (Landbased technology)
The AgriSTEM Academy provides market-leading and                   Our hands-on practical courses allow you to experience
innovative training opportunities for the agri-tech                the world of agri-tech first-hand, gaining skills relevant to
and Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME)                   working in an industry setting.
industries. The Academy boasts pioneering technology
                                                                   You will have the opportunity to complete additional
and facilities include a mechatronics engineering lab,
                                                                   qualifications to enhance your CV and employment
CAD/CAM teaching spaces, multi-occupation construction
                                                                   opportunities. These qualifications include NPTC Tractor
areas and renewable energies workshops, as well as a host
                                                                   driving and Health and Safety.
of inspiring, digitally enabled spaces to further enhance
skills and learning. All of this will equip the next generation    Knowledge and qualifications in landbased technology
of agricultural talent with the skills required for a successful   are highly transferable and enhance your ability to carve
future in the industry.                                            out a successful career in many associated areas including
                                                                   horticulture, agriculture, service engineering, mechanics
                                                                   and mechanical engineering.

                                                                   For full course details visit
                                                                   www.southstaffs.ac.uk




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Get first-hand experience
                                                                        • Learning facilities and training that
                                                                          are unavailable anywhere else in
                                                                          Staffordshire.
                                                                        • Work within the agriculture,
                                                                          science, technology and
                                                                          engineering industries.




Entry Level/Level 1
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Entry Level Diploma
1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma
1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
or Tamworth Campus



Level 2                                                Level 3
Landbased Technology Diploma                           Landbased Technology Diploma
1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)         2 years’ full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Landbased Engineering   Advanced Apprenticeship in Landbased Engineering
2 years’ full-time, work-based learning                3 years’ full-time, work-based learning

Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma                   Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma
1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)         1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
or Tamworth Campus                                     or Tamworth Campus

Motorsport Diploma                                     Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle
1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)         1+ year full-time, work-based learning

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle
1+ year full-time, work-based learning




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Agriculture
Gain real experience by working on a farm at our Rodbaston
Campus where you will spend a lot of your learning out in
the countryside. Farming is an incredibly diverse industry
and highly trained professionals are in demand to enter the
agri-tech industry. We are dedicated to training the next
generation of farmers.
Our agriculture courses will give you the real-life,
practical skills you need for a successful career. You’ll study
crop production, livestock husbandry and agricultural
machinery, as well as learning business enterprise and
science-based skills.




Entry Level/Level 1
Landbased Studies Diploma
1 year full-time, Rodbaston Campus



Level 2
Agriculture Diploma
1 year full-time, Rodbaston Campus
Intermediate Apprenticeship in Agriculture
1.5-2 years’ full-time, work-based learning
Agricultural Engineering Diploma
1 year full-time, Rodbaston Campus



Level 3
Agriculture Diploma
2 years’ full-time, Rodbaston Campus
Agriculture Extended Diploma
2 years’ full-time, Rodbaston Campus
Agricultural Engineering Diploma
2 years’ full-time, Rodbaston Campus
Advanced Apprenticeship in Agriculture
(work-based farming)                                              For full course details visit
1.5-2 years’ full-time, work-based learning                       www.southstaffs.ac.uk

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Animal Care
Animals need the attention and care of highly skilled      Entry Level/Level 1
and dedicated professionals. You will have access to our
working farm, Equestrian Centre and Animal Zone where      ‘Routes to’ Animal Care Entry Level
                                                           1 year full-time, Rodbaston Campus
you will gain valuable experience of interacting with
different animals, learning how to look after them         Landbased Studies (Animal Care) Diploma
and their unique needs.                                    1 year full-time, Rodbaston Campus

You will learn about animal behaviour, animal science,
animal welfare, breed development, nutrition, anatomy
and physiology.
                                                           Level 2
                                                           Animal Care Diploma
For full course details visit                              1 year full-time, Rodbaston Campus
www.southstaffs.ac.uk                                      Intermediate Apprenticeship in Animal Care
                                                           15-18 months’ full-time, work-based learning



                                                           Level 3
                                                           Animal Management Diploma (subsidiary or 90 credits)
                                                           1 year full-time, Rodbaston Campus
                                                           Animal Management Diploma (120 credits)
                                                           2 years’ full-time, Rodbaston Campus
                                                           Animal Management Extended Diploma (180 credits)
                                                           2 years’ full-time, Rodbaston Campus
                                                           Advanced Apprenticeship in Animal Management
                                                           18-24 months’ full-time, work-based learning




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Countryside, Fish &
Game Management
Rodbaston is an inspiring place and is home to many
varied habitats and wildlife which makes it the perfect     Get first-hand experience
environment for anyone passionate about the countryside.
                                                            • Gain the skills for managerial roles
Get hands-on at our 180 hectare Rodbaston estate and
                                                              within the countryside sector, helping
gain valuable experience in wildlife management, habitat,
                                                              to protect the UK’s and international
restoration, gamekeeping and fish management.
                                                              natural heritage.
You will enjoy many visits in the local area as well as
nationwide which will reinforce your wider knowledge.

For full course details visit
www.southstaffs.ac.uk




Level 2
Countryside & the Environment Diploma
1 year full-time, Rodbaston Campus
Fish Management Diploma
1 year full-time, Rodbaston Campus



Level 3
Countryside Management (subsidiary or 90 credits)
1 year full-time, Rodbaston Campus
Countryside Management (Conservation or Game)
Diploma (120 credits)
2 years’ full-time, Rodbaston Campus
Countryside Management (Conservation or Game)
Extended Diploma (180 credits)
2 years’ full-time, Rodbaston Campus




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Get first-hand experience
                                                                  • Work with the many horses stabled
                                                                    here during your time with us.
                                                                  • Gain valuable riding experience.
                                                                  • Visit British Dressage and British
                                                                    Show Jumping events and the
                                                                    Olympia International Horse Show.




Horse
Management
Our Equestrian Centre at Rodbaston Campus is an excellent
place to gain real-life equine experience. You will learn about
equine behaviour and performance, while also developing
your riding and stable management skills.
Whether you are aiming to work in a riding school, livery
yard, trekking centre or veterinary surgery, or aim to become
a breeder or trainer, you will learn hands-on skills and work
alongside experts.

For full course details visit
www.southstaffs.ac.uk




Entry Level/Level 1
Landbased Studies (Equine) Diploma
1 year full-time, Rodbaston Campus



Level 2
Horse Care Diploma
1 year full-time, Rodbaston Campus
Intermediate Apprenticeship in Equine
15-18 months’ full-time, work-based learning


Level 3
Horse Management Diploma (subsidiary or 90 credits)
1 year full-time, Rodbaston Campus
Horse Management Diploma (120 credits)
2 years’ full-time, Rodbaston Campus
Animal Management Extended Diploma (180 credits)
2 years’ full-time, Rodbaston Campus




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Horticulture
Rodbaston Campus has stunning ornamental gardens,
a machinery workshop, an industry-standard glasshouse
and commercial unit, landscape plots and a beautiful
woodland estate. Each course is designed to provide you
with the practical skills, knowledge and understanding
required for a successful career in horticulture.
Learn everything from garden maintenance, production
horticulture, groundsmanship, landscape design and plant
therapy. Particular emphasis is also given to the management
skills required to run a successful horticultural business.
Our AgriSTEM Academy incorporates horticultural
engineering workshops and classrooms to create
 a hands-on environment for our learners.

For full course details visit
www.southstaffs.ac.uk                                          Entry Level/Level 1
                                                               Landbased Studies (Horticulture) Diploma
                                                               1 year full-time, Rodbaston Campus


Get first-hand experience                                      Level 2
• Compete in competitions such as                              Horticulture Diploma
  ‘Young Horticulturist of the Year’ and                       1 year full-time, Rodbaston Campus
  ‘Gardeners’ World Live’
                                                               Intermediate Apprenticeship in Horticulture
• Develop a flair for horticultural design                     1.5-2 years’ full-time, work-based learning
  and plantsmanship.
                                                               Intermediate Apprenticeship in Trees & Timber
• Ride quad bikes and tractors.                                1-1.5 years’ full-time, work-based learning
• Grow and sell plants.

                                                               Level 3
                                                               Horticulture Diploma (subsidiary or 90 credits)
                                                               1 year full-time, Rodbaston Campus
                                                               Horticulture Diploma (120 credits)
                                                               2 years’ full-time, Rodbaston Campus
                                                               Horticulture Extended Diploma (180 credits)
                                                               2 years’ full-time, Rodbaston Campus
                                                               Advanced Apprenticeship in Horticulture
                                                               1.5-2 years’ full-time, work-based learning




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Veterinary Care
Spend your time surrounded by amazing creatures.             Level 2
During our courses you will gain hands-on practical
experience at our veterinary care unit at our Rodbaston      Veterinary Care Assistants Diploma
Campus. You will become confident in handling animals and    1 year full-time, Rodbaston Campus
are given the opportunity to spend time with them on our     Intermediate Apprenticeship in Veterinary Care
working farm, Equestrian Centre and the Animal Zone.         1.5 years’ full-time, work-based learning
As well as learning how to look after animals, you will
carry out minor surgery, medical treatments, diagnostic
tests and nurse animals back to health. You will also work   Level 3
with veterinary experts to find out how you monitor          Advanced Apprenticeship in Veterinary Nursing
animals during anaesthesia.                                  2.5-3 years’ full-time, work-based learning

For full course details visit
www.southstaffs.ac.uk



Get first-hand experience
• Create links and work experience
  with local veterinary surgeons.




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Get the
         upper hand
         Business
         Information Technology




                                                         THE UK HAS ATTRACTED
                                                         £28 BILLION IN TECHNOLOGY
                                                         INVESTMENT SINCE 2011
                                                         (SOURCE: TECH NATION REPORT)




                          THE DIGITAL ECONOMY,
                          WHICH IS GROWING AT
                          TWICE THE RATE OF THE WIDER
                          ECONOMY, NOW CONTRIBUTES
                          AROUND £97 BILLION A YEAR,
                          UP 30% IN FIVE YEARS
                          (SOURCE: TECH NATION REPORT)


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BUSINESS STARTUPS
REACHED A RECORD HIGH
IN 2016 WITH MORE THAN
650,000 NEW BUSINESS
STARTING IN THE UK
(SOURCE: COMPANIES HOUSE DATA)




           Get the upper hand    25
Get first-hand experience


Business
                                                                            • Become an entrepreneur.
                                                                            • Create a successful enterprise.




Gain professional experience of leadership, marketing,      Level 2
promotion, communication, accountancy, trends, law
and critical thinking as well as problem solving skills     Business First Certificate
which will make you an expert in the world of business.     1 year full-time, Lichfield/Tamworth Campus
                                                            Accounts & Business AAT Diploma
Business is a competitive yet collaborative learning
                                                            1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
environment and your skills will benefit you in whichever
sector you are passionate about. Another advantage of       Intermediate Apprenticeship in Customer Service
studying business is that it exposes you to networking      12-15 months’ full-time, work-based learning
opportunities with like-minded business professionals
                                                            Intermediate Apprenticeship in Team Leading
at guest speaker events and presentations.                  & Management
Are you an entrepreneur? We will teach you everything       12-15 months’ full-time, work-based learning
you need to know to manage a successful business.           Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business
                                                            & Administration
                                                            12-15 months’ full-time, work-based learning
For full course details visit                               Intermediate Apprenticeship in Logistics & Warehousing
www.southstaffs.ac.uk                                       1-1.5 years’ full-time, work-based learning



Level 1                                                     Level 3
ICT & Business Introductory Vocational Studies              Marketing & Business Foundation & Extended Diploma
(new provision September 2018)                              1 & 2 years’ full-time, Lichfield Campus
1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
                                                            Enterprise & Business Foundation & Extended Diploma
                                                            1 & 2 years’ full-time, Lichfield Campus
                                                            Advanced Apprenticeship in Accountancy
                                                            2 years’ full-time, work-based learning
                                                            Advanced Apprenticeship in Customer Service
                                                            2 years’ full-time, work-based learning
                                                            Advanced Apprenticeship in Team Leading
                                                            & Management
                                                            15-18 months’ full-time, work-based learning
                                                            Advanced Apprenticeship in Business & Administration
                                                            15-18 months’ full-time, work-based learning
                                                            Advanced Apprenticeship in Logistics & Warehousing
                                                            1.5 years’ full-time, work-based learning




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Information
Technology
Create, discover, innovate and get ahead in the digital     Entry Level/Level 1
world. You will cover everything from web development,
games programming, Cisco networking, big data analysis,     ICT for Users Extended Certificate
cyber security, graphic design and wider digital skills     1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
which can all lead to exciting careers.                     ICT & Business Introductory Vocational Studies
                                                            (new provision September 2018)
Information Technology is a rapidly changing sector.
                                                            1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
For this reason you will never stop learning and you will
be encouraged to always stay on top of the latest digital
and technical trends.
                                                            Level 2
                                                            Information & Creative Technology
For full course details visit                               Extended Certificate
www.southstaffs.ac.uk                                       1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
                                                            Digital Games Production Technical Diploma
                                                            (new provision September 2018)
                                                            1 year full-time, Lichfield Campus
Get first-hand experience
• Developing expert coding and
  programming skills for app, web
                                                            Level 3
  and games development.                                    Information Technology Foundation
                                                            & Extended Diploma
• Being part of a rapidly growing                           1 & 2 years’ full-time, Tamworth Campus
  industry with the latest technology.
                                                            Creative Digital Media (Digital Games)
                                                            Foundation & Extended Diploma
                                                            1 & 2 years’ full-time, Lichfield Campus




                                                                                           Get the upper hand   27
Get first-hand
         experience
         Construction
         Engineering & Electrical
         Motor Vehicle & Motorsport




         1.8 MILLION ENGINEERS
         NEEDED BY 2025
         (SOURCE: EMPLOYER SKILLS
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     29
Construction
Construction is one of the largest industrial sectors in           For full course details visit
the country and skilled workers are in high demand.
Our courses offer hands-on training to develop skills in
                                                                   www.southstaffs.ac.uk
plastering, plumbing, carpentry and bricklaying.
We have two construction workshops that offer space for
learners to create and develop their knowledge. The Torc
workshop at Tamworth Campus and the AgriSTEM Academy
at Rodbaston Campus offer learners a unique opportunity
to work with the very best equipment.
Whether you want to run your own business, install water
supplies, fit interiors in shops, bars and restaurants, or
develop your electrical installation skills, you will be working
alongside our tutors who are industry specialists that
possess many years of experience.




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Entry Level/Level 1                                  Level 3
Routes to Construction                               Basic Construction Skills Award
1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)       1 year part-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
or Torc Campus                                       or Torc Campus
Multi Skills Diploma                                 Sustainable Construction Certificate
1 year full-time, Rodbaston or Torc Campus           1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
Carpentry Diploma                                    Sustainable Construction Diploma
1 year full-time, Rodbaston or Torc Campus           1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
Bricklaying Diploma                                  Carpentry Diploma
1 year full-time, Rodbaston or Torc Campus
                                                     1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
Plumbing Diploma                                     or Torc Campus
1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
                                                     Bricklaying Diploma
Electrical Installation Diploma                      1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
1 year full-time, Torc Campus                        or Torc Campus
                                                     Plumbing Studies Diploma

Level 2                                              1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
                                                     Fundamental Principles & Requirements of
Maintenance Operations Diploma
                                                     Environmental Technology Systems Award
1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
                                                     1 year part-time or block release,
or Torc Campus
                                                     AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston) or Torc Campus
Carpentry Diploma
                                                     Installation of Small Scale Solar
1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
                                                     Photovoltaic Systems Award
or Torc Campus
                                                     1 year part-time or block release,
Bricklaying Diploma                                  AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
                                                     Installation & Maintenance of Small Scale Solar
or Torc Campus
                                                     Photovoltaic Systems Award
Plumbing Studies Diploma                             1 year part-time or block release,
1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)       AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
Intermediate Apprenticeship in Construction          Advanced Apprenticeship in Plumbing (Gas)
(Multi Skills)                                       1.5-2 years’ full-time, work-based learning
1.5-2 years’ full-time, work-based learning
                                                     Advanced Apprenticeship in Site Supervision
Intermediate Apprenticeship in Plumbing              2 years’ full-time, work-based learning
1.5-2 years’ full-time, work-based learning
Intermediate Apprenticeship in Wall & Floor Tiling
1.5-2 years’ full-time, work-based learning
Intermediate Apprenticeship in Bricklaying
1.5-2 years’ full-time, work-based learning
Intermediate Apprenticeship in Carpentry
1.5-2 years’ full-time, work-based learning




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Engineering
& Electrical
From the tablet you use to connect to your friends, to the        Entry Level/Level 1
aircraft you board when you travel the world, engineering
plays a crucial role in modern life. We have excellent links      Performing Engineering Operations
                                                                  1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
with engineering and manufacturing businesses and our
courses have been developed to make sure that you will            Electrical Installation Diploma
have the skills that engineering businesses are looking for.      1 year full-time, Torc Campus

You will develop practical hands-on skills by working
alongside industry experts to develop knowledge in
fabrication, welding and fitting, tuning and milling as well as
                                                                  Level 2
learning about product design, prototyping, 3D printers and       Fabrication & Welding Diploma
CAD/CAM. All of this will mean that once you are qualified,       1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
you will have gained the skills that the industry needs.          Electrical & Electronics Diploma
                                                                  1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
For full course details visit                                     Mechanical & Manufacturing Diploma
www.southstaffs.ac.uk                                             1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
                                                                  Intermediate Apprenticeship in Performing
                                                                  Manufacturing Operations
                                                                  1+ year full-time, work-based learning
                                                                  Intermediate Apprenticeship in Improving Operational
                                                                  Performance
                                                                  1+ year full-time, work-based learning
                                                                  Electrical Installation Diploma
                                                                  1 year full-time, Torc Campus



                                                                  Level 3
                                                                  Engineering Diploma
                                                                  1 & 2 years’ full-time, Tamworth Campus
                                                                  Engineering Technology Diploma
                                                                  1 & 2 years’ full-time, Tamworth Campus or AgriSTEM
                                                                  Academy (Rodbaston)
                                                                  Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture
                                                                  1+ year full-time, work-based learning
                                                                  Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering
                                                                  3 years’ full-time, work-based learning
                                                                  Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical
                                                                  Installation/Maintenance
                                                                  4 years’ full-time, work-based learning
                                                                  Electrical Installation Diploma
                                                                  1 year full-time, Torc Campus
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Motor Vehicle
& Motorsport
If you have a passion for motor vehicles and motorsport           Entry Level/Level 1
and spend many hours tinkering under a bonnet, then a
course in the motor industry is for you. Studying in one of       Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Entry Level Diploma
                                                                  1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
our well-equipped workshops, you’ll develop a thorough
understanding of motor vehicle technology, electronics,           Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma
repair, servicing and mechanics through practical,                1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
hands-on workshops.                                               or Tamworth Campus

Motor Vehicle
This course is delivered through practical tasks and
theoretical sessions. You’ll benefit from a hands-on approach
                                                                  Level 2
to motor vehicle maintenance, covering a range of subjects        Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma
to give you a greater understanding of the motor vehicle          1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
industry. During this course, you’ll cover routine servicing,     or Tamworth Campus
engine maintenance, electrical systems, transmissions             Intermediate Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle
and much more.                                                    12-15 months’ full-time, work-based learning
Motorsport                                                        Motorsport Diploma
Become an elite motorsport engineering professional by            1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
building your knowledge and skills to become an expert in this
industry. Our workshop facilities and range of vehicles give
you the opportunity to carry out a variety of hands-on skills
such as repairs, fabrication projects, logistics and mechanical
                                                                  Level 3
projects, as well as gaining knowledge of sponsorship,            Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle
finance and events.                                               1+ year full-time, work-based learning
                                                                  Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
For full course details visit                                     1 year full-time, AgriSTEM Academy (Rodbaston)
www.southstaffs.ac.uk                                             or Tamworth Campus




                                                                                      Get first-hand experience
                                                                                      • Gain your skills in our motor
                                                                                        vehicle workshops.




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Handmade
         Art & Design
         Creative Media, Film & TV
         Floristry
         Music
         Performing Arts

                                  THE UK MUSIC INDUSTRY
                                  CONTRIBUTES £4.4 BILLION
                                  TO THE ECONOMY
                                  (SOURCE: WWW.UKMUSIC.ORG)




                  ESTIMATED NUMBER
                OF UK JOBS IN MUSIC,
               PERFORMING AND THE
                 VISUAL ARTS: 291,000
                    (SOURCE: CREATIVE INDUSTRIES COUNCIL)




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THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
ARE WORTH ALMOST
£10 MILLION TO THE
UK’S ECONOMY
(SOURCE: CREATIVE INDUSTRIES COUNCIL)




                                        THE UK FRESH CUT
                                        FLOWER AND INDOOR
                                        PLANT MARKET IS
                                        WORTH £2.2 BILLION
                                        AT RETAIL LEVEL
                                        (SOURCE: CREATIVE INDUSTRIES COUNCIL)




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Art & Design
If you’re creative, join our thriving community of artists    Get first-hand experience
and get inspired. You will work on so many practical
projects throughout your time at college that you will        • Showcase your work in the Wedge Gallery.
complete the course with your own unique portfolio.           • Create a portfolio to stand out from the crowd.
You will also gain the confidence and skills necessary
to excel in a competitive field of employment.
We have our own art gallery called the Wedge Gallery,
where local, national and international artists are invited
to showcase their most recent work alongside that of our      For full course details visit
learners. Learners’ work can be purchased by collectors       www.southstaffs.ac.uk
and investors.
Keep up to date with the latest trends by attending
seminars, workshops and tutorials, all of which will
prepare you for a successful future.
Take part in national gallery visits and
biannual trips to London and Paris.


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Entry Level/Level 1
Routes to College PSD (Art & Design)
1 year full-time, Lichfield Campus
Routes to Vocational Education
and Supported Learning (Art & Design)
1 year full-time, Lichfield Campus
Art & Design Introductory Diploma
1 year full-time, Lichfield Campus



Level 2
Art & Design Extended Certificate
1 year full-time, Lichfield Campus



Level 3
Art & Design Foundation & Extended Diploma
1 & 2 years’ full-time, Lichfield Campus
Photography Foundation & Extended Diploma
1 & 2 years’ full-time, Lichfield Campus
Fashion & Clothing Foundation & Extended Diploma
1 & 2 years’ full-time, Lichfield Campus
Art & Design Foundation Diploma
(For Higher Education)
1 year, full and part-time, Lichfield Campus




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Creative Media,
Film & TV
The creative industries are estimated to be generating         Level 1
around £9.6 million an hour towards the UK economy.
Media is part of our everyday life, offering a wide range      Creative Industries Introductory Diploma
                                                               (mix of art, media, performing arts & music)
of creative jobs in publishing, film and TV, software,
                                                               1 year full-time, Lichfield Campus
games, advertising, music, journalism and many more.
You will develop a range of skills such as operating
cameras, green screen technology, editing, storyboarding,      Level 2
script writing and writing for the press. Gain practical and
                                                               Digital Audio and Visual Production
hands-on skills to create a wide range of productions which
                                                               Technical Diploma
may include music videos, short films and live multi-cam
                                                               1 year full-time, Lichfield Campus
studio productions.
                                                               Digital Games Production Technical Diploma
Gain knowledge from industry expert staff to develop           1 year full-time, Lichfield Campus
the skills and knowledge needed to be successful within
the expanding creative sector and build a portfolio of
work that will make you stand out from the crowd.              Level 3
For full course details visit                                  Creative Digital Media (TV & Film)
                                                               Foundation & Extended Diploma
www.southstaffs.ac.uk                                          1 & 2 years’ full-time, Lichfield Campus
                                                               Creative Digital Media (Journalism)
                                                               Foundation & Extended Diploma
                                                               1 & 2 years’ full-time, Lichfield Campus
Get first-hand experience
                                                               Creative Digital Media (Digital Games)
• Showcase your achievements at                                Foundation & Extended Diploma
  our ‘screening evenings’ and                                 (new provision September 2018)
  annual Film Festival!                                        1 & 2 years’ full-time, Lichfield Campus

• Use Adobe Creative Suite for
  your projects.




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Floristry
Be part of helping people create life’s sentimental                 Level 2
moments and support large corporate events. You
will create floral decorations, bouquet arrangements,               Floristry Diploma
                                                                    1 year full-time, Rodbaston Campus
wreaths and event decoration.
                                                                    Floristry Certificate
As well as using your creative imagination for flower
                                                                    1 year part-time, Rodbaston Campus
arranging, you will also learn how to look after different
flowers and plants as well as business skills such as the ability
to support customers, take orders, promotion and delivery.
                                                                    Level 3
For full course details visit                                       Floristry Diploma
                                                                    1 year full-time, Rodbaston Campus
www.southstaffs.ac.uk
                                                                    Floristry Certificate
                                                                    1 year part-time, Rodbaston Campus
Get first-hand experience
• Use your creativity and showcase your
  skills at prestigious events and create
  flower arrangements for weddings
  and events at Rodbaston Hall.
  www.rodbastonhall.co.uk




                                                                                                         Handmade   39
Music
Our music course will put you on the right track whatever          Level 1
your chosen career within the music industry. Learn from           Creative Industries Introductory Diploma
experienced professionals on how to become a sound                 (mix of art, media, performing arts & music)
engineer, music producer, musician, composer,                      1 year full-time, Lichfield Campus
songwriter, DJ, singer or the next big chart topper.
You will also learn about marketing and promotion to have
the opportunity to get heard and become successful. You will       Level 2
have the opportunity to arrange, stage and perform in your         Music Technology Technical Diploma
own gigs and live events and gain valuable work experience         1 year full-time, Lichfield Campus
in the local music scene by helping out at external live events.
Using the latest industry-standard software and technology,
you’ll develop skills in audio and studio production,              Level 3
sequencing and computer programming.
                                                                   Music Technology Foundation & Extended Diploma
                                                                   1 & 2 years’ full-time, Lichfield Campus
For full course details visit
www.southstaffs.ac.uk




Get first-hand experience
• Get involved with helping out at various
  gigs and live events in the local area.




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Performing Arts
If you love to perform then these courses will give you         Level 2
a range of experiences and skills across a broad range of       Performing Arts Technical Diploma
disciplines, with an emphasis on acting, singing and dance.     1 year full-time, Lichfield Campus
Being part of our performing arts community gives you
exciting opportunities thanks to its partnership with the
Lichfield Garrick Theatre. This provides an exceptional         Level 3
opportunity to experience life at the theatre, both
backstage and onstage, which seeks to develop you               Performing Arts Foundation & Extended Diploma
into an all-round performer.                                    1 & 2 years’ full-time, Lichfield Campus

You will gain a wider understanding of the performing arts
sector as a business while developing skills within stage, TV
and film. Take part in local events, festivals and our annual
‘Performance Season’, consisting of full length professional
plays and musicals, working alongside industry professionals.

For full course details visit
www.southstaffs.ac.uk




                                                                                   Get first-hand experience
                                                                                   • Take part in our annual performances
                                                                                     at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre.
                                                                                   • Develop skills within stage,
                                                                                     TV and film.
                                                                                   • Take part in local events and festivals.




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In good hands
         Beauty Therapy
         Hairdressing




                                66% OF HAIRDRESSING,
                               BARBERING AND BEAUTY
                          BUSINESSES HAVE AN ANNUAL
                                   TURNOVER OF £99K
                              (SOURCE: NATIONAL HAIRDRESSERS’ FEDERATION)




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£6.2 BILLION –
                THE ANNUAL
           TURNOVER OF THE
              HAIR & BEAUTY
          INDUSTRY (INC.SPA)
(SOURCE: HAIR AND BEAUTY INDUSTRY AUTHORITY)




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Beauty
Therapy
The beauty industry is worth £335 billion and offers             Entry Level/Level 1
a wide and diverse range of employment opportunities
such as working in TV, movies, fashion, theatrical makeup,       Introduction to Hair & Beauty
special effects, celebrity makeup, working in a professional     1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
salon or owning your own business.                               Beauty Therapy Diploma
                                                                 1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
Tutors are fully qualified beauty technicians who have worked
in the industry and have a wealth of skills and experience to
share with you. Learn hands-on techniques of aromatherapy,
Mendhi decoration, nail art and electrotherapy. You will train   Level 2
in our on-site beauty salon which is open to the public,         Beauty Therapy Specialist Techniques Diploma
so you will gain first-hand experience with real clients.        1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus

For full course details visit
www.southstaffs.ac.uk                                            Level 3
                                                                 Beauty Therapy Techniques Diploma
                                                                 1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
                                                                 Beauty Therapy NVQ Diploma
                                                                 1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus




                                                                                     Get first-hand experience
                                                                                     • Take part in photoshoots.
                                                                                     • Enhance your client list.




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Hairdressing
Fully qualified successful hairdressers can take their pick        Level 1
from many opportunities such as working on magazines and
photoshoots or tending to the locks of the rich and famous.        Diploma in Women and Men’s Hairdressing
                                                                   1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
The hairdressing industry is thriving and the opportunities
for new creative talent continue to grow.
Whether you’ve got a natural flair for style or you’re a real
colour enthusiast, our courses can shape your career so
                                                                   Level 2
that you will be in high demand. Develop your customer             Diploma in Women and Men’s Hairdressing
communication skills and build the confidence to manage            1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
your own clients while training in our well-equipped               Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hairdressing
commercial hair salon, gaining hands-on experience with real       1.5-2 years’ full-time, work-based learning
clients. Learn everything from the art of colouring and styling
hair, to spotting the latest trends, you’ll gain a huge range of   Diploma in Barbering
industry-specific skills.                                          1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus


For full course details visit
www.southstaffs.ac.uk                                              Level 3
                                                                   Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing
                                                                   1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
                                                                   NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
                                                                   1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
                                                                   Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing
                                                                   1.5-2 years’ full-time, work-based learning




                                                                   Get first-hand experience
                                                                   • The College works in partnership
                                                                     with haircare brand REDKEN.




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Helping hands
         Childcare
         Health & Social Care




                           EARLY EDUCATION AND
                           CHILDCARE SPENDING IS
                           PREDICTED TO REACH
                           £7.5 BILLION BY 2017
                           (SOURCE: WWW.NURSERYWORLD.CO.UK)




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BY 2025, THERE WILL BE AN
ADDITIONAL 1.5 MILLION PEOPLE
AGED 65 OR OVER IN ENGLAND
(SOURCE: THE STATE OF THE ADULT SOCIAL CARE SECTOR AND
WORKFORCE IN ENGLAND, MARCH 2015, SKILLS FOR CARE)




                                             Helping hands   47
Childcare
Childcare is a rewarding career and the industry needs          Entry Level/Level 1
highly skilled, enthusiastic people who can deliver
exceptional play-based learning to help our future              Caring for Children Award
generation thrive. Whether you want to work in an               1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
early years nursery or dream of making a difference for         Caring for Children Certificate
a children’s charity, our childcare courses will help you       1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
gain valuable skills and experience.
You will work with industry skilled tutors to gain nationally
recognised qualifications through CACHE (Care, Health           Level 2
and Education), which is the leading specialist awarding        Introduction to Early Years Education
organisation for the Children and Adult Care and                & Care Certificate
educational sectors.                                            1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus

For full course details visit
www.southstaffs.ac.uk                                           Level 3
                                                                Childcare & Education Certificate
                                                                1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
                                                                Childcare & Education Extended Diploma
                                                                2 years’ full-time, Tamworth Campus
                                                                Advanced Apprenticeship in Childcare
                                                                2 years’ full-time, work-based learning




                                                                                   Get first-hand experience
                                                                                   • Enjoy placements at our very
                                                                                     own Little Learners nursery.
                                                                                   • Take advantage of a wide range of
                                                                                     work placements – we have valuable
                                                                                     links to private nurseries, nursery
                                                                                     schools, primary schools, after school
                                                                                     activity clubs and playgroups.




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Health &
Social Care
Whether you are interested in residential care, nursing or    Entry Level/Level 1
social work, our courses offer a professional environment
for you to complete your studies with facilities to support   Introduction to Health & Childcare Certificate
your learning and independent study. You will gain            1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
practical work experience through a wide range of study       Introduction to Health & Social Care
visits and work placements in various care settings.          1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
Gain a range of perspectives on healthcare and learn about
anatomy, physiology and healthcare procedures with an
understanding on how to support and care for people with      Level 2
a broad range of physical and emotional needs.                Preparing to work in Health & Social Care Certificate
                                                              1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
For full course details visit                                 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care
www.southstaffs.ac.uk                                         12-15 months’ full-time, work-based learning



                                                              Level 3
                                                              Health & Social Care Certificate
Get first-hand experience                                     1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus

• Be part of a rewarding career and                           Health & Social Care Diploma
  transform the life of others.                               2 years’ full-time, Tamworth Campus
                                                              Advanced Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care
                                                              15-18 months’ full-time, work-based learning




                                                                                                    Helping hands     49
Hand picked
         Catering & Hospitality
         Retail & Merchandising
         Travel & Tourism




                                                        SINCE 2010 TOURISM
                                                        HAS BEEN THE FASTEST
                                                        GROWING SECTOR IN THE
                                                        UK IN EMPLOYMENT TERMS
                                                        (SOURCE: VISIT BRITAIN)




                           2.8 MILLION PEOPLE WERE
                           EMPLOYED IN UK RETAIL IN 2015
                           (SOURCE: RETAIL ECONOMICS)


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PEOPLE 1ST ESTIMATE
THAT THE HOSPITALITY
AND CATERING INDUSTRY
NEEDS 993,000 MORE
STAFF BY 2022
(SOURCE: CAREERPILOT.ORG.UK)




                        Hand picked   51
Catering &
hospitality
If you’re constantly cooking up inventive new ways to
take over the kitchen, then a career in the catering and
hospitality industry is for you. Whether you dream of a
career as head chef or would love to manage your own
restaurant or hotel, you will learn all of the skills needed
to prosper in such a busy and thriving industry. Our tutors
have extensive experience of working in the industry and
have a wealth of knowledge to share with you.
You will gain practical front and back of house, customer
services and management skills by working within our
on-site restaurant with real customers.



For full course details visit
www.southstaffs.ac.uk


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Entry Level/Level 1
General Cookery City & Guilds Certificate
1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus



Level 2
Professional Cookery City & Guilds Certificate
1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus



Get first hand experience
• Experience foods from around
  the world.
• Prepare and cook a wide range
  of culinary delights.




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Retail &
Merchandising
Retail is a fast-moving industry and organisations have         Get first-hand experience
to respond to and predict customer demand and future
trends. Whether you’re a trend-setter or think you’ve got       • Make connections and gain the experience
what it takes to launch a successful online retail business,      required to thrive in the retail sector.
there are countless opportunities in the thriving retail
and merchandising industries.
Become an expert and focus on customers, merchandising,         Level 2
creativity, innovation and management skills. The retail        Diploma in Retail & Merchandising
industry has plenty of variety and offers a range of            1 year full-time, Lichfield Campus
employment opportunities including working in fashion,
                                                                Intermediate Apprenticeship in Retail
books, jewellery, music, sport, online, customer service,       12-18 months’ full-time, work-based learning
merchandising, store management and many others.
With career paths including business networking, people
management, personal styling, marketing, fashion design
and forecasting fashion trends, there has never been a better
time to get on the retail profession ladder.



For full course details visit
www.southstaffs.ac.uk




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Travel &
Tourism
Curious to explore the world?                                   Level 2
Travel and tourism provides a wealth of opportunities           Travel & Tourism Extended Certificate
around the globe that incorporate travel, business,             1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus
events and customer relations. In such a large and diverse
                                                                NCFE Introduction to Airline Cabin Crew
sector you will gain skills to be part of exciting and global
                                                                1 year part-time, Tamworth Campus
opportunities.
                                                                NCFE Aviation Operations on the Ground
With careers including cabin crew, travel guides, resort
                                                                1 year part-time, Tamworth Campus
management, events management and so much more, get
involved while you study and take part in work experience,
industry talks and visits to gain a real-world advantage.
                                                                Level 3
Experience a future of adventure!
                                                                Travel & Tourism Diploma
                                                                1 year full-time, Tamworth Campus

For full course details visit                                   Travel & Tourism Extended Diploma
                                                                2 years’ full-time, Tamworth Campus
www.southstaffs.ac.uk




                                                                                    Get first-hand experience
                                                                                    • Learn how to handle air passengers
                                                                                      and deliver safety on board an aircraft.
                                                                                    • Boost your skills with a NCFE Cabin
                                                                                      Crew or NCFE Aviation Ground
                                                                                      Operations qualification.
                                                                                    • Learn how to ensure customer
                                                                                      engagement and satisfaction.




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         of hands
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