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Unsure what course to study?

You just need to answer three simple questions about your study preferences, interests and predicted grades and we can suggest courses that might suit you.

  • 1 Study type
  • 2 Your Interests
  • 3 Your Grades
Question 1

How would you prefer to study?

Question 2

What are your interests?

Question 3

What grades have you achieved or are predicted?

These results are a suggestion of courses you may want to explore but are by no means a definitive list and individual entry requirements do apply.

What Happens Next?

What Happens Next Timeline 202390


  1. Applying for College
  2. Interviews
  3. Offer
  4. Meet The Tutor
  5. Taster Day
  6. Summer Assignment
  7. Transport & Financial Support
  8. Getting Ready For College Pre-Enrolment
  9. Enrolment
  10. Term Starts
  11. College News
  12. FAQs
  13. Downloadable Guides

Applying for College

1. Search and visit our course pages to identify the course you wish to apply for.

2. Select your course, and click the ‘Apply’ button.

3. You’ll be asked to create an account so you can track the progress of your application. Once submitted, you’ll receive confirmation from us that your application is being processed.

For more information visit our "How To Apply" page.

How To Apply Guide



In the current situation we are faced with we have taken the decision to cancel all interviews until further notice.

Our place promise means that whatever your grades, please be assured there will always be a place at Stamford College for those who want to work hard and achieve their goals.

Some courses require a personal statement. These details will be emailed to you if they apply. If you require assistance with your personal statement please get in touch with our information and guidance team.


All applicants awaiting GCSE results will be given a conditional offer of a place at Stamford College. During enrolment, we will review each application on a case-by-case basis, and extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not meet the entry requirements of your chosen course. Depending on your chosen course of study, you may be sent a Summer assignment to complete.

Meet The Tutor

If you are given a conditional offer you will be asked to attend a 'Meet the Tutor' session. It enables applicants the chance to meet their tutor and other students that have applied for the course. You will find out about the course, College expectations and you can ask any questions that you may have.

Taster Day

Friday 30th June 2023

You will be invited to attend our Taster day which is a full-day experience to support your transition from school to College. It's a great opportunity to meet new students, try out your bus route and spend a day with us exploring College life.

Summer Assignment

Some courses require you to complete a summer assignment before you start your course. It is important you take care to complete this as instructed as it may impact your enrolment to the course.

Transport and Financial Support

Information about how to apply and pay online for your College bus pass and how to apply for financial support for uniform or equipment will be sent to you during the Summer holidays. Find further information by following the below links.

Getting Ready For College Pre-Enrolment

During the summer term, you will receive an email inviting you to complete your pre-enrolment online form. You will also be sent an invite to your enrolment session to come into College to fully complete your enrolment.


From Thursday 24th August 2023

At enrolment, you will officially become an IEG student. You will meet your tutor and receive your induction timetable and start date. You will also be able to speak with any of our student support teams to ensure you are all ready to start your journey with us.

Term Starts

Monday 4th September 2023

School Leavers And Returning Students

You will receive an email on GCSE results day 'Getting Ready for College' letter to the email address you applied with (please check your junk folder).

Please read the instructions carefully as it will contain all the information you need, including a step-by-step guide to support you to complete your enrolment online. There will also be further guidance on how to apply for Transport, Financial Support and Free School meals.

As long as you have access to a device (mobile phone ,tablet or computer) and a connection to the internet you can complete the Getting Ready for College enrolment process anywhere.

You will need your GCSE results to enrol.

5 Step Enrolment Process

We have put together 5 simple steps that you'll need to take to enrol on to your chosen course, if at any time you have any issues with these you are able to contact the enrolment team on

We recommend you apply with an email address that you regularly check and have access to (not a school one) and ensure all details are accurate (spelling, phone numbers etc) as we will communicate through email and phone if there are any updates or problems with your application.

Step 1- You will have received your 'Application Confirmation' and 'Offer' via email. Please ensure you have 'Accepted' your Place.

Step 2- Receive an email inviting you to complete the online enrolment process. For brand new students, you can start enrolling from Thursday 24th of August 2023.

Step 3- Complete the online 'Getting Ready for College' enrolment form and upload photo. You must also ensure you upload evidence of your grades / qualifications.

If you have not got the qrades / qualifications you need, try not to worry, we are very experienced in ensuring you are placed on the right course and a Course Tutor will contact you to discuss your enrolment.

Step 4- You will receive a congratulations email once your enrolment is complete, this will include a link to your induction information and the date of your first day.

Step 5- Attend your first day. You will be emailed information on how to access your College Google account which will contain all the information regarding your Induction (including timetables and first days).

College News

News Updates

We will regularly get in touch with you about interesting news regarding your course and College news. If you would like the opportunity to take part in online icebreakers with other new students, request access to our Facebook group by clicking here.
We are also regularly on Instagram stories answering any questions that you may have about College life.


What is a con­di­tion­al offer?

A con­di­tion­al offer is where upon review­ing your appli­ca­tion, we pro­vide you with a place at the Col­lege in Sep­tem­ber on the con­di­tion that you meet cer­tain standards.

These will be high­light­ed to you in your offer let­ter and could include:

  • Achiev­ing set grades in your exams
  • Suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ing a sum­mer assign­ment to the required standard
  • Com­plet­ing a per­son­al statement
  • Sub­mit­ting a project or portfolio

What if I don’t get the grades?

Don’t wor­ry!

We have a very effective​‘6 weeks to suc­cess pro­gramme’ that we have been devel­op­ing over a num­ber of years which ensures you are mon­i­tored care­ful­ly and sup­port­ed appro­pri­ate­ly whilst tran­si­tion­ing from school to col­lege. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to):

· Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind (sub­ject to avail­abil­i­ty)
· Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy /​too hard (sub­ject to avail­abil­i­ty)
· In some cas­es, incor­po­rat­ing Eng­lish and maths GCSE in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
· Pro­vid­ing access to addi­tion­al learn­ing sup­port should you need extra sup­port in the class­room or assess­ment for learn­ing resources
· Reg­u­lar meet­ings with your Stu­dent Advi­sor, who will get to know you and ensure you are hap­py and engaged with your course
· One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to dis­cuss your progress

What is a place promise?

What­ev­er your grades, please be assured there will always be a place at Stam­ford Col­lege for those who want to work hard and achieve their goals. We are extreme­ly well qual­i­fied and expe­ri­enced in ensur­ing stu­dents are placed and sup­port­ed on the right course and at the right lev­el. This is to ensure you take the right step into fur­ther edu­ca­tion. One of the ways we do this is through a very effec­tive 6 week Steps to Suc­cess’ pro­gramme that oper­ates from the first day you start your course.

When will I hear about start­ing College?

You will find out about start­ing Col­lege once you have enrolled. Once you have enrolled, your tutor will con­tact you about your first day at College.

Will I be able to come into Col­lege before my course starts?

The upcom­ing taster event is your oppor­tu­ni­ty to vis­it the Col­lege before you start in Sep­tem­ber. More infor­ma­tion regard­ing the taster event will be avail­able soon.

Will we get dis­counts? Such as UNIDAYS?

Yes, your stu­dent email address will allow you to make an account with UNI­DAYS and Stu­dent Beans, your ID badge will also allow you to get dis­counts in some shops.



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