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
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 (please see Fees List for charges) 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.
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 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.
HND COURSES: AFTER YOU GRADUATE
CAREERS AND PROGRESSION
Our students who successfully complete the HND course can also progress on to BA (Hons) top up in Business Administration in a number of UK universities. Others have gone on to careers in sectors such as sales, IT, recruitment, Hospitality, Teaching and financial services.
Useful websites for Recruitment
Students elect a representative body called Student Representative Council (SRC) to represent them in all college matters. As a student at Stratford College London all registered students are represented by 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. Any student of the College has the opportunity to be elected onto the SRC, whether on a full time, part time or distance learning programme 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.
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 expect 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 (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
POLICY PDF DOWNLOAD
- Access and Participation Statement
- Admission Policy & Procedure
- Appeals Policy and Procedure
- Complaints Policy & Procedure
- Governance Chart
- Assessment Policy
- Fees, Refund and Compensation Policy
- Equal Opportunities and Fair Assessment Policy
- Student Handbook
- Student Induction Policy
- Academic Misconduct Policy
- Informal Complaints Policy
- Prevent Policy
- Special Consideration Policy
- Quality Enhancement Strategy
- Student Protection Plan
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 students”, 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,
- Higher education: short guide to consumer rights for students
- Higher education: guide to consumer rights for students
- Report a potential consumer law breach by a higher education provider
or by using the Competition and Markets Authority website:
Higher education: consumer law advice for providers and students.