FURTHER EDUCATION - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CURRENT STUDENTS

Why do I still need to study online?

It is very important you continue to complete the work set for you by your tutors through Moodle. This is to ensure you learn the required modules of your course and build up as much evidence as possible to support your achievement and grade.

How will my grade be decided?

The college is working to obtain clear information about how qualifications will be awarded now that examinations will not go ahead in the summer term. We work with a large number of awarding bodies and once the process for each qualification becomes clear we will communicate with students on a course-by-course basis to update them.

Ofqual have released a letter for GCSE students (03/04/2020).

Will I still be able to progress onto the second year of my course if I can’t complete the required work experience?

We are currently working on alternative methods for students to undertake the required work experience. Once we have more information on this, we will contact all affected students.


APPLICANTS

Can I still apply for a course at Stephenson College?

Yes! All of our courses are still taking applications. Choose your course and complete an application form here.

If you’d like to know more about a course, you can book a call back here. Simply complete the form and a member of our team will give you a call to answer any questions you may have.

Alternatively, if you have a question about how to apply, please contact services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk

I’ve applied for a course – what happens now?

Our Admissions and Academic teams are working from home, so your application will be processed as soon as possible:

  1. You will receive an email to confirm an interview has been requested for you and that a tutor will call you shortly afterwards. For your interview, a tutor will call you from an ‘Unknown number’, so please be aware of this. If the call is at an inconvenient time, the tutor will arrange a suitable time with you. Some courses may require you to submit extra evidence to support your application, but this will be explained in your email and during the interview.
  2. If your interview is successful, you will be emailed your offer letter.
  3. If you’re happy with the offer, you can then reply to accept.
  4. Enrolment is planned to take place in September where you will officially join Stephenson College! In the meantime, keep an eye out for our regular email updates and your invite to our Welcome Day and Enrolment Events

I have an interviewed scheduled – will this still happen?

Yes, but it will now take place over the phone. A tutor will call you from an ‘Unknown number’, so please be aware of this.

I’ve been offered a place – what happens if I don’t achieve my predicted grades?

We would like to reassure all our offer holders that we will honour all offers already made. If the grades awarded don’t meet the entry criteria, we will follow our standard procedure and discuss each learner’s requirements on an individual basis.

Our students are our top priority and during these exceptional circumstances, we continue to endeavour to do all that we can for you to join us at Stephenson College.

Ofqual have released a letter for GCSE students (03/04/2020).

I’ve been offered a place – what happens if I can’t complete the required work experience?

Please don’t worry! We are currently working on alternative methods for students to undertake the required work experience. Once we have more information on this, we will contact all affected applicants.

Will I still be able to attend an Open Event?

We hope to resume our Open Events as soon as possible. However, this will be determined by Government Guidance and therefore we have no way of knowing when this will be possible. If you would like to know more about a course, please book a call here or email services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk. Please also follow us on Social Media where we will be sharing updates and information.