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Stephenson College

Thornborough Road , Coalville, Coalville , LE67 3TN

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About us

Stephenson College is a Further Education college based in Coalville, Leicestershire. We are renowned for excellence and innovation in learning and have trained thousands of people to get the qualifications they need to progress onto their chosen career path or to advance with their current employers. Our Coalville campus, a state-of-the-art, modern campus completed in 2005, is considered to be one of the best designed and up-to-date colleges in the country. Students learn in a modern setting and have access to industry standard equipment across all faculties. We offer a huge range of courses and qualifications, and provide excellent practical learning opportunities. This is to enable students to realise their aspirations and ambitions and gain the necessary skills to help them fulfil their own individual potential. There is also a comprehensive programme of additional activities available, specifically designed to enrich the students' overall experience at the College.


Student support

Student Services are a team of specialist advisors who can offer information, advice, support and guidance on a wide range of matters. Student Services promote the voice of the student and supports the engagement of students in all aspects of college life, including personal, financial, work experience and careers, to help students complete their learning programme successfully and progress.

Students with learning difficulties and disabilities are provided with practical help and close contact is maintained with both the family and relevant support agencies. All areas of the College offer good access to people with physical disabilities. The College has an experienced an approachable student counsellor who is able to talk over any concerns you may have in total confidence, whether they are course-related or personal. Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is provided to potential and existing students, reflecting diversity of students’ needs, in a supportive environment free from discrimination. Students’ needs are identified and addressed; where appropriate they will be signposted or referred to an external agency.

Student Services also operates a reception desk to deal with general enquiries, reporting sickness/absence, lost property, first aid etc.


What makes us different?

Our Coalville campus, a state-of-the-art, modern campus completed in 2005, is considered to be one of the best designed and up-to-date colleges in the country. Students learn in a modern setting and have access to industry standard equipment across all faculties.

The College design has been heralded as an example of best practice and offers an innovative, inclusive and inspiring approach to learning. The college design was runner-up in the Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA/Learning and Skills Council design awards (Nationally) and won the best educational structure in Leicestershire in 2006. Students at our Coalville campus study in dedicated 'state-of-the-art' Learning Clusters, these offer classrooms (each with a Smartboard), open discussion areas, ICT facilities and a dedicated Library stocked with course specific books.

The college teaching teams are also located in each Learning Cluster as so that students can speak to tutors within teaching hours when required. Our Coalville campus offers a large numbre of full-time courses and a number of apprenticeships.


Transport

Leicestershire Students Students living in Leicestershire, more than 3 miles from catchment school/college, aged 16, 17 or 18 on 1st September 2019, can apply for Post 16 transport assistance through Leicestershire County Council (LCC) - Leicestershire County Council (LCC) website.

Cycle Pods

Lockable Cycle Pods are available to securely store bicycles. A refundable £10 deposit is required to cover the cost of the padlock. Students and staff are encouraged to cycle to College, as this can help keep people fit and is better for the environment. The local area now has ‘share the space’ cycle paths.


Additional information

In May 2017 Stephenson College was been rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted inspectors, who had high praise for the college’s standard of practical teaching and excellent relationships with industry partners both locally and nationally across the United Kingdom. Inspectors spent four days at the college’s Coalville and Nottingham campuses where they assessed several key areas, of which five were rated good, with our adult learning provision being considered ‘outstanding’.

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