Stephenson College is renowned for excellence and innovation in learning and has trained thousands of people to get the qualifications they need to get a better job or seek promotion at work.
We are considered one of the best designed and up to date colleges in the country; we have fantastic facilities, industry standard workshops, excellent success rates and friendly and approachable staff to support you all the way.
The College design has been heralded as an example of best practice and offers an innovative, inclusive and inspiring approach to learning. The college design was runner-up in the Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA/Learning and Skills Council design awards (Nationally) and won the best educational structure in Leicestershire in 2006.
As a Higher Education student you will have access to the brand new, centrally located Higher Education Centre. This is a dedicated facility for Higher Education students and offers flexible access during College opening hours. The facility includes, quiet study areas, lecture and seminar rooms, and a library.
A recent Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) commended the college for their high standards in Higher Education and confirmed that success rates are good.
The college is a Centre of Excellence for Construction and Motor Vehicle training and is also a partner in a regional (East Midlands) Centre of Excellence for Teacher Training.
The College has a long tradition of working with employers and has excellent links with the business community on both a national and local level. Stephenson College was also one the first Further Education Colleges in the East Midlands to achieve the Emskills Quality Kitemark for employer engagement and responsiveness.
We are very proud of our student's achievements and celebrate their success; all of our successful Higher Education students are invited to attend the College Annual Graduation Ceremony.
You will be studying in a dedicated 'state-of-the-art' Learning Cluster, which offers classrooms (each with a Smartboard), open discussion areas, ICT facilities and a dedicated Library. The college teaching teams are also located in each Learning Cluster.
There are home directories for every student and email on request. You will have access to a comprehensive range of software and Virtual Private Network (VPN) access to the network.
The college has a dedicated Higher Education Advisor on-site to assist with advice and guidance on career and Higher Education related issues. The HE/Careers Advisor is located in Student Services (next to the Bistro).
As a Higher Education student you can also join the College Health & Fitness Suite, have access to our hair salon and beauty and holistic therapy treatment rooms.
May I take this opportunity to thank you for choosing to study at Stephenson College and wish you every success with your course.
Stephenson College is an approved partner of the University of Derby.
The University of Derby is a Top 50 UK university* and provides students with the best possible start in their careers through excellent teaching, delivered in cutting-edge facilities by staff who are experts in their field. 96% of University of Derby students are in work or further study within six months of completing their degree**.
*The Guardian University Guide 2017
** HESA 2016, graduating class over 2000