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The College offers extra support in literacy, language, numeracy and in a variety of skills to help you to learn and achieve your chosen qualification. There is also support available for a range of physical, sensory or medical needs. College has appointed dedicated staff to offer ALS to our students.

What is available?

We offer support in reading, writing, speaking, study skills and numeracy. This can be provided in a number of ways:

  • An ALS teacher in one of your classes
  • Extra one-on-one sessions
  • Extra workshops and/or drop-in sessions

 
LINKS
 
Useful links:
 
QAA 
Ofsted 
Edexcel
Student Finance
SQA   
TFL 
NUS Extra

Apart from giving individual advice, Career Services / Welfare Officers run regular workshops on topics like postgraduate study, how to put together a CV and covering letter, and improving your application and interview techniques.
We either arrange trips to exhibitions, seminars, visits to companies or invite companies or business to visit our college and give presentations. We also place adverts or notices on a broad range of jobs, employers, and opportunities for further study, both in the UK and overseas.Please speak to a Career Services / Welfare Officers for Advice, Guidance, and Information at a drop-in session. These are one-to-one discussions, up to 15 minutes long.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Career Services / Welfare Officers recommends that you also register with Prospects.ac.uk, providers of the official national graduate careers web site with a range of services for students and graduates, with whom we work in close partnership.

PROSPECTS PLANNER

Prospects planner is an online career exploration tool for Higher Education students and graduates. You will be asked a series of questions about your skills, interests, and motivations. Prospects planner can help you to:

  • Identify what you want out of a job; generate new job ideas and check out your existing ones.
  • Find out what motivates you in a job; identify your skills and what you can offer to the job/employer.
  • See how these match the jobs you are considering.
  • Research your chosen jobs in more detail, compare your options, and decide on the right choices for you.

Visit http://www.prospects.ac.uk

HND Courses: After you graduate

Careers and progression

Our students who successfully complete the HND course progress on to BA (Hons) top up in Business Administration validated by the University of Bedfordshire. This course also taught at Stratford College London. Others have gone on to careers in sectors such as sales, IT, recruitment, Hospitality, Teaching and financial services.

Some useful websites for jobs:
www.indeed.co.uk
www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/home
www.totaljobs.com

Useful websites for Recruitment

General
1 Job                                                                                   www.1job.co.uk
Adzuna                                                                               www.adzuna.co.uk/jobs
All jobs UK                                                                         www.alljobsuk.com
All The Top Bananas                                                        www.allthetopbananas.com
Career Builder                                                                   www.careerbuilder.com
Click A Job                                                                         www.clickajob.co.uk
CV Browser                                                                        www.cvbrowser.com
CV Library                                                                          www.cv-library.co.uk
E-Teach UK                                                                        www.eteach.com
FindMyDreamJob                                                             www.findmydreamjob.co.uk
Fish4Jobs                                                                           www.fish4.co.uk
Indeed                                                                                www.indeed.co.uk
Job is Job                                                                           www.jobisjob.co.uk
Job Rapido                                                                         uk.jobrapido.com
Jobs 24                                                                               www.jobs24.co.uk
Jobs AC                                                                               www.jobs.ac.uk
Jobs Online                                                                        www.jobsonline.co.uk
Jobs Today                                                                         www.jobstoday.co.uk
Jobs.co.uk                                                                          www.jobs.co.uk
Jobsite                                                                                www.jobsite.co.uk
London Jobs                                                                      www.londonjobs.co.uk
Monster                                                                             www.monster.co.uk
Reed                                                                                   www.reed.co.uk
Simply Hired                                                                      www.simplyhired.co.uk
Super Job                                                                           www.superjob.co.uk
The Guardian Jobs                                                           jobs.theguardian.com
Total Jobs                                                                          www.totaljobs.com
Trovit                                                                                  jobs.trovit.co.uk
UK Net Guide                                                                    www.uknetguide.co.uk/Employment
UK Start Up Jobs                                                               ukstartupjobs.com
Universal Jobmatch                                                         www.gov.uk/jobsearch
Aerospace
Aviation Jobsearch                                                           www.aviationjobsearch.com
Jobs In Space                                                                     www.space-jobs.co.uk
Agriculture, Fishing & Forestry
AG Careers                                                                        www.agcareers.com
Farmer’s Weekly                                                              jobs.fwi.co.uk
Administration
Secs In The City                                                                 www.secsinthecity.co.uk
Careers In Recruitment                                                   www.careersinrecruitment.com
Office Angels                                                                     www.office-angels.com
Sec Recruit                                                                        www.secrecruit.co.uk
Michael Page                                                                    www.michaelpage.co.uk
Office Recruit                                                                    www.officerecruit.com
Clearly Secretarial Jobs Ltd.                                           www.clearlysecretarialjobs.co.uk
Best Admin                                                                        www.bestadminjobs.co.uk
Tate Recruitment                                                             www.tate.co.uk
Catering
The Caterer                                                                       www.caterer.com
In Catering                                                                         www.incatering.co.uk
Charity
Charity Job                                                                        www.charityjob.co.uk
Third Sector Jobs                                                              jobs.thirdsector.co.uk
Construction
Just Construction                                                             www.justconstruction.net
Careers In Construction                                                  www.careersinconstruction.com
Education
TES Connect                                                                      www.tes.co.uk/jobs
Education Jobs                                                                  www.education-jobs.co.uk
Simply Education                                                             www.simplyeducation.co.uk
Randstad                                                                            www.randstad.co.uk/education
The Educator                                                                     www.theeducator.org
Education Jobs                                                                  www.educationjobs.com
Teacher Active                                                                  www.teacheractive.com
Engineering
Just Engineers                                                                   www.justengineers.net
Top Engineering                                                               www.topengineeringjobs.com
Engineer Board                                                                 www.engineerboard.co.uk
Fircroft                                                                               www.fircroft.com/uk/engineering-jobs
Orion Group                                                                      www.orionjobs.com
The Structural Engineer                                                  jobs.thestructuralengineer.org
Engineering & Technology Jobs                                     jobs.theiet.org/jobs/search
Engineering Jobs                                                              www.engineeringjobsfinder.co.uk
Finance, Banking & Insurance
City Jobs                                                                             www.cityjobs.com
eFinancial Careers                                                            www.efinancialcareers.co.uk
Accountancy Age                                                             www.accountancyagejobs.com
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England          www.icaewjobs.com and Wales
Banking Jobs                                                                     www.bankingjobsuk.co.uk
GAAPweb                                                                           www.gaapweb.com
Top Financial Jobs                                                            www.topfinancialjobs.co.uk
Insurance Jobs Board                                                      www.insurancejobsboard.com
Insurance Jobs                                                                  www.insurancejobs.co.uk
Online Insurance Jobs                                                     www.onlineinsurancejobs.co.uk
Graduate Jobs, Schemes & Internships
The Careers Group                                                           jobonline.thecareersgroup.co.uk
Grads.co.uk                                                                       grads.co.uk
The National Apprenticeship Service                           www.apprenticeships.org.uk
Inside Careers                                                                   www.insidecareers.co.uk
Employment4Students                                                   www.e4s.co.uk
Graduate Jobs                                                                   www.graduate-jobs.com
Intern Wise                                                                        www.internwise.co.uk
Health & Nursing
National Health Service                                                  www.josb.nhs.uk
The British Medical Journal                                            careers.bmj.com
Human Resources
HR Jobs                                                                              www.hrjobs.co.uk
Simply HR                                                                          www.simplyhrjobs.co.uk
Information Technology
CW Jobs                                                                             www.cwjobs.co.uk
Telecoms Jobsource                                                        www.telecomsjobsource.co.uk
Techno Jobs                                                                      www.technojobs.co.uk
Purely IT                                                                             www.purelyit.co.uk
Hewett Recruitment                                                        www.hewett-recruitment.co.uk
Media, Digital & Creative
Only Digital Jobs                                                               www.onlydigitaljobs.com
Media Week                                                                      www.mediaweekjobs.co.uk/jobs/digital-online
Military
Job Opp O                                                                          www.joboppo.co.uk
Defence Jobs                                                                     www.defencejobs.com
Today’s Military                                                                www.todaysmilitary.com/military-careers
Part Time & Temporary
Time Wise                                                                          www.timewisejobs.co.uk
Working Mums                                                                 www.workingmums.co.uk
UK Temps                                                                          www.uktemps.co.uk
Property
Estates Gazette                                                                www.propertyjobs.co.uk
Property Week                                                                 www.propertyweek4jobs.com
Jobs In Property                                                               www.jobsinproperty.com
Retail & Sales
In Retail                                                                              www.inretail.co.uk
Simply Sales                                                                      www.simplysales.co.uk
Science
Jobs In Science                                                                  www.jobsinscience.com
Science Buddies                                                                www.sciencebuddies.org
CK Science                                                                         www.ckscience.co.uk
SRG                                                                                     www.srg.co.uk
SCI                                                                                       www.sci-search.com
Social Services
British Social Work                                                           www.britishsocialworkjobs.com
Community Care Jobs                                                     jobs.communitycare.co.uk
Travel, Leisure & Tourism
Natives                                                                               www.natives.co.uk
Leisure Jobs                                                                       www.leisurejobs.com
Travel Search                                                                    www.traveljobsearch.com
The Global Work & Travel Company                            www.globalworkandtravel.co.uk

As a student at Stratford College London you are automatically registered as a member of the College Student Representative Council (SRC).The SRC is a platform from which students are able to voice their opinions and concerns relating to any educational or social issues at the College, with a view to enhancing the student experience as a whole. Stratford College London is committed to creating a rewarding, challenging and valuable working environment for all its students and therefore actively seeks the feedback of students through SRC.

Student Representatives are elected and also make part of the Staff-Student Liaison Committee.  Student Representatives will attend departmental Committee meetings and raise any issues they have in relation to their learning experiences, their activities at the College and any opportunities they would like to see made possible. Being a member of the SRC involves all students whether full time, part time or distance learners and either EU or Home students.
 
STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS
 
The Student-Staff Liaison Committee or SSLC provides a link between the student body and the College staff. The existence of the SSLC permits a discussion on issues that don’t fit within the stricter remit of the Academic Board.  We value this formal method of communication between students and staff and at all times appreciate the feedback of students.   The SSLC will meet twice a semester and will be a student led discussion.  Providing an opportunity for students to discuss teaching, learning and student support in an open manner, the SSLC is a vital channel of communication. The College will consult with the SSLC on any proposals to make changes to courses.

The College recognises it as the responsibility of the Student Representatives to gather feedback from the class groups they are representing, in order to engage in constructive and worthwhile discussions. In turn, they then expect the outcome of these discussions to be reported back to their fellow students. The ultimate objective of the SSLC is to work with their departments to find solutions to any problems that they encounter.
 
COUNCIL ELECTIONS
 
Student Representatives are elected democratically by each class group in a ballot, organised by the Principal, or academic support staff. Each group will nominate their representative. The decision of the class is normally indicated by a show of hands or ballot paper. This ballot is conducted in the sixth week of the course.

What matters to you, matters to us. Stratford College is focused on giving you a rewarding all-round educational experience and our policies and procedures are designed to support this aim. We except students to attend all classes as key to success, but understand sometimes absence is unavoidable. Our aim is to support you in such instances. On the rare occasion where you are unhappy with any aspect of our services, we encourage you to let us know – our success depends on how much you enjoy your time with us.

There are feedback procedures in place for current and prospective students. Both involve informal and formal stages – as well as the option to appeal for current students. All complaints are confidential and will be resolved as quickly as possible.

Stratford College London – QAA Action Plan

DYSLEXIA POLICY

Stratford College London (SCL) aims to ensure that learners diagnostically identified as having dyslexia will receive appropriate consideration in assessment on all accredited programmes.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE or IELTS QUALIFICATION

Stratford College London accepts IELTS Band 5.5 or above or B2 for its HND/Undergraduate and 6.0 or above for Postgraduate courses. We are also registered with IELTS – Global

Recognition Systems:
Visit:  https://www.ielts.org/about-the-test/who-accepts-ielts-scores/ro/stratford-college-london

POLICY PDF DOWNLOAD

Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

As a higher education provider, the College seeks to comply with relevant legislation, that which impacts on College staff and students. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has produced three documents that summarise consumer rights for those students who are choosing or taking higher education courses. These documents provide guidance on consumer rights and where a student can get advice if there is a problem.

The first is a 60-second summary – “Undergraduate Students: Your Consumer Rights”, the second “Higher Education: guide to consumer rights for student”, which provides greater depth in the subject and the third “Reporting possible non-compliance with consumer law”.

Each of the documents is available from the following links,

or by using the Competition and Markets Authority website: 
Higher education: consumer law advice for providers and students.