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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.

I don’t know what I want to study next year or what I want to do as a career. Please can you help me?

We recommend that you talk to the careers adviser from your school who can give you excellent advice and guidance. 

You can start doing your own research.  We have course guides for all the subjects we offer on our website at which include links to “Find Your Feet” tasks that enable you to get a sense of the course content and the work you would be doing if you enrolled on the subject.

We would also recommend that you visit our Virtual 360° Open Event. Here you can explore the college facilities, broad range of courses and virtually meet staff and students.

I haven’t been given any target grades or predicted grades so I can’t complete the application form.

We would recommend that you talk to your tutor or head of year at school to see if you can get your predicted grades. 

If you have some sense of what grades you are likely to get, you can enter them into your application.  Otherwise, leave the section blank.  We will discuss this with you when we invite you to your enrolment discussion.

i've missed my First Course Discussion

All First Course Discussion sessions have now taken place for this academic year. All applicants will receive their allocated enrolment appointment via e-mail and through the post.

i need to reschedule my enrolment appointment

Main enrolment is taking place on Thursday 26th August and Friday 27th August. Continued enrolment takes place from Thursday 2nd September until Tuesday 21st September.

Please contact the college’s Admissions team if you are unable to make your allocated enrolment appointment and would like to rearrange.

i haven't received my enrolment pack

Please email admissions@stokesfc.ac.uk if you have not received your enrolment pack.

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 First Course Discussion and 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.

HOW DO I UPDATE MY CONTACT DETAILS?

Please make the College aware of any changes to your personal or emergency contact details including home addresses, email addresses and contact numbers. To do this please message us on Cedar or email admissions@stokesfc.ac.uk.

Can I change my course choices?

You will have a number of opportunities to add and/or change your course choices. You don’t have to make your final decision until your enrolment appointment in August. To add/change your course choices please message us on Cedar or email admissions@stokesfc.ac.uk.

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

You’re In is our summer transition programme aimed to give you a taster of the subjects that you are interested in as well as getting to know college staff and other like-minded students. Click here to find out more.

i need help with using you're in!

Click here to access login information about You’re In. If you need any further help with using You’re In over the summer a member of our friendly Admissions team is here to help. 

E: ITServices@potteries.ac.uk
W: cedar.stokesfc.ac.uk
T: 01782 854221

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.

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.

WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO SEE MY TIMETABLE?

Your College timetable will be accessible to view via Cedar on Wednesday 8th September from 6 pm.

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.

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