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South Staffordshire College
South Staffordshire College
Proud to be the corporate sponsor of the Staffordshire County Show 2017
 
With campuses in Lichfield, Cannock, Tamworth and Rodbaston, South Staffordshire College offer a wide range of opportunities for those who want to take the first steps towards the career of their dreams. With a huge range of full and part time courses and apprenticeships available at various levels, your next big adventure could be closer than you think.
 
The Rodbaston Campus, which is set in 180 hectares of rural Staffordshire, offers learners the chance to study landbased subjects including agriculture, animal care, horticulture, floristry, horse management and many more. Extensive investment in recent years has led to the development of an exceptional range of learning facilities, equipment and buildings, including the brand new AgriSTEM Academy, which opened in September 2016. This new facility provides unique training opportunities that are unavailable elsewhere in Staffordshire and are ideally suited to those who want to pursue a career in Agricultural Engineering, Landbased Technology, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Construction, Engineering Technology, Motor Vehicle and Motorsport.
 
Artists Impressions of completed South Staffordshire College AgriSTEM Academy. 
 
The Academy provides cutting-edge learning facilities that promise to have a huge impact on the scale and quality of industry relevant training for the Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering(AME) and the Agricultural Engineering & Technology (AgriTech) sectors. It will house the college’s second AME hub, Agricultural Engineering & Automotive /Hybrid Engineering workshops and an AgriTech precision farming simulation Lab. Learners will also benefit from an Advanced Mechatronics Lab which will simulate an industry standard manufacturing environment, an agricultural and construction vehicle simulator, CAD/CAM teaching spaces, multi-occupation construction areas, renewable energies workshops and gas and hot water assessment areas. There will also be a host of inspiring, digitally enabled learning, independent study and collaboration spaces, to further enhance their learning.
 
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This new development is another outstanding addition to an already bustling campus that is home to an Equestrian Centre, Zoo and Farm. These facilities not only provide students with a fantastic learning environment, but also the opportunity to gain practical hands-on experience in a professional working environment.
 
Learners of all ages are welcomed to the college each year, so whether you want to boost your prospects by gaining a University level qualification, or find a new hobby at an evening class, there will be something on offer for you.
 
You can find the right course for you and sign up online in just 25 seconds at www.southstaffs.ac.uk
or call 0300 456 2424 for more information.
 
To find out more about life @southstaffs, why not visit the College’s Open Events.
 
Details of dates and times can be found at www.southstaffs.ac.uk/events
 
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The Rural Enterprise Academy – Sponsors of The Staffordshire County Show Grand Parade 2017
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The first dedicated landbased free school in England, the Rural Enterprise Academy is an innovative school that is supported by South Staffordshire College, The National Farmers Union (NFU) and Veolia. Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted at their last inspection, The Academy opened its doors in 2012 in response to demand from both the local community and businesses, who recognise the need to train young people for careers in the landbased sectors.
 
Located on South Staffordshire College’s Rodbaston campus, the Academy gives students from year 9 upwards the opportunity to blend traditional GCSE and A Level subjects with vocational qualifications in subjects such as Agriculture, Animal Care and Horse Management. This curriculum offer is proving not only to be extremely popular, but also a real success; this year, the Academy saw a BTEC pass rate of 100 percent in animal care, with 93% of learners achieving Distinction*.
 
Learners at the Academy benefit from outstanding facilities, including the latest Google technologies, which gives them split second access to the internet and the ability to collaborate in real-time, further enhancing their learning.
 
Applications for Year 9 and Year 12 for September 2017 are now being accepted and those interested in finding out more can visit the Academy Open Events, dates and times for which can be found at www.ruralenterpriseacademy.com
 
T: 01785 333360
E: enquiries@ruralenterpriseacademy.com.

Agriculture in Staffordshire Post Brexit Wednesday 31st May and Thursday 1st June 2017
South Staffordshire College would like to invite you to join us at these breakfast events to explore how Brexit will impact the agriculture sector in Staffordshire.

With guest speakers from the National Farmers Union, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP and the Country Land and Business Association, the events will also include question and answer sessions, giving you the chance to gain valuable insights from some of the most influential figures within the sector. 

Venue: Tonge Suite, Staffordshire County Showground Time: 9.15am - 10.30am
Wednesday 31st May - guest speaker from NFU
Thursday 1st June - guest speaker from CLA

Bacon rolls and refreshments will be provided.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. reserve your by emailing:
sarah.hare@southstaffs.ac.uk or call 01785 710556 by Thursday 25th May. Alternatively, simply join us on the day.