Prospective Students

FAQs

Got a question? We’ve got the answer!

Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions below!

If your question isn’t here then don’t worry, email our Admissions experts who can help via admissions@stokesfc.ac.uk or send a message via Cedar.

where do i find out what my Cedar username and password is?

Your Cedar username is your Student ID number, this can be found on your enrolment letter. You should have received a text message with your Cedar password. If you do not know your Cedar password please email admissions@stokesfc.ac.uk or call 01782 854221.

Can I change my course choices?

If you have enrolled on a programme of study, you need to follow the course change procedure. Please speak to your Progress Coach in College for further information.

WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO SEE MY TIMETABLE?

Your FINAL timetable will be on Cedar by 6 pm on Sunday 6th September. You may see a draft version by Thursday 3rd September. Please note this may change so we advise you check Cedar over the weekend.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED TO BRING ON MY FIRST DAY IN COLLEGE?

You will need to bring your student ID.  We would recommend you bring pens, paper and a folder for taking notes.  Subject teachers will give you more information about any other equipment needed when you attend your first lessons.

DO I HAVE TO WEAR A FACE MASK IN COLLEGE

We advise that you wear a face mask or covering on public transport, when entering and exiting the building and at break & lunch times.

Can I still make an application to the College

Students can still make an application to study at the College. Please complete an online application via the College’s website. Click here to access the application form. We will accept new applications up until Wednesday 30th September for the academic year 20/21.

Will I be able to resit GCSEs at College?

Students who do not pass GCSE Maths or GCSE English will be enrolled on the subject they did not pass alongside their other course choices.  We also offer a Level 3 Foundation Programme for students who achieve 2 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above but do not have enough GCSEs to start a Level 3 programme immediately.  Students can then progress to Level 3 the following year, subject to achieving Grade 4 or above in their GCSEs.

What do I do if I don’t get the grades I need for my course choices?

When you come to your enrolment appointment, you will have the chance to discuss your results and your course choices with a member of the interview team.  If they feel your grades indicate that you wouldn’t be able to cope with your preferred courses, they will try to offer you alternatives that will enable you to progress successfully.

I want to do some preparation for my new courses - do you have any resources I can access?

You can now access our Find Your Feet Tasks which are designed to support a smooth transition to college on our website at www.stokesfc.ac.uk/our-courses/. Click here to watch this short step by step guide on how to navigate our Find Your Feet tasks.

How do I update my contact details?

If you move house or change your mobile or email address, please let us know so that we can make sure you stay informed.  You can let us know your new details via your Cedar account and we will update them for you.

How do I find out about financial support?

Information about financial support can be found on our website at https://www.stokesfc.ac.uk/financial-support/
You can also download our Financial Support Booklet for more information about the College bursary and our other forms of financial support here.

HELP!?

If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

E: admissions@stokesfc.ac.uk