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NSCG Update


Please find below a range of subject videos for you to view.




Access to HE:

Hairdressing & Beauty:  

Higher Education:

Computing & IT:

Creative Arts & Media:

Early Years & Health and Social Care:

HNC/D Performing Arts:

Maths & English:

Construction & Engineering:

A Levels & A+ Programmes:

Business, Accounting & Travel:

Music & Performing Arts:

Sport & Exercise:

Public Services:

Foundation Studies:



Virtual Campus Tour:

NEW BUILD! Skills & Innovation Centre Walkthrough:

Foundation Studies:

A Level & A+ Programmes:

Sport & Public Services:

Creative Arts, Film & Media:

Music & Performing Arts:

Health & Social Care and Early Years:

Maths & English:

Hairdressing & Beauty:

Hospitality & Catering:

Business, Computing, IT & Accounting:

Access to HE:

Higher Education:

Engineering, Construction & Motor Vehicle:



Apprentice Videos:

TT Pumps:



Littleton Arms:


Amie Nicole:





A Levels at Newcastle:

BTEC at Newcastle:

Apprenticeships at NSCG:

Academy of Sport:

Honours Programme:

A Level Results Day 2019:

Welcome to Palmbourne:

BTEC at Stafford:

Art Exhibition Stafford:

A Levels Results Day at Stafford:


Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College Update


We will continue to accept new applications during enrolment. If parents or students have any questions about making an application we ask that they email Admissions @ or call us on 01782 854221. Students will then be invited to a discussion with a member of the Interview Team to discuss their enrolment and programme of study. 


Enrolment Pack
All applicants will be sent an Enrolment Pack to their home address and email address mid-late July. This pack will include;

  • An allocated enrolment appointment 
  • Information about the enrolment process and how to change an enrolment appointment
  • Student support information
  • Key dates 
  • FAQs
  • COVID Secure Enrolment information

A copy of the enrolment pack will be shared with schools once we have sent it to applicants.


COVID Secure Enrolment 

We want to ensure enrolment is as safe as possible for students, applicants will be told the following;

  • Students can be accompanied by ONE other person to their enrolment appointment 
  • Appointments will be 30 minutes in length
  • Appointments have been spread out to reduce the number of people in the building at any one time
  • There is a one way enrolment system 
  • 2M Social distancing will be in place
  • Hand sanitizer will be available 


Key Dates for Enrolment

Thursday 20th August | GCSE Results Day
Thursday 20th August - Monday 24th August | Main enrolment
Tuesday 25th August | Late enrolment
Wednesday 26th August | The Big Hello - Welcome to Sixth Form Life
Thursday 27th August - Wednesday 2nd September | Late enrolment
Thursday 3rd September | Start date for new students 
Friday 4th September - Wednesday 30th September | Extended enrolment

Stoke on Trent College


Stoke College are having a range of Virtual Open Events the week commencing 22nd June 2020. If this is of interest to you please join one of the sessions using the link provided.


Webinar Title Date Time URL
Welcome to Stoke On Trent College Virtual Open Event Sessions 22nd June 2020 10am-11am 
Foundation at Stoke On Trent College 22nd June 2020 1pm-2pm 
Childcare and Health & Social Care at Stoke On Trent College 23rd June 2020 10am-11am 
Sport and Public Services at Stoke On Trent College 23rd June 2020 12pm-1pm
Stoke On Trent College Basketball Academy 23rd June 2020 2pm-2.30pm
Port Vale Football Club at Stoke On Trent College 23rd June 2020 3pm-3.30pm
Stoke City Football Club at Stoke On Trent College 23rd June 2020 4pm-4.30pm
Business and Travel, Tourism & Events at Stoke On Trent College 24th June 2020 10am-11am 
Hair & Beauty at Stoke On Trent College 24th June 2020 12pm-1pm 
Creative Industries & IT at Stoke On Trent College 24th June 2020 2pm-3pm
Catering at Stoke On Trent College 24th June 2020 3.30pm-4pm
Science at Stoke On Trent College 25th June 2020 10am-11am
Engineering and Motor Vehicle at Stoke On Trent College 25th June 2020 12pm-1pm
Construction at Stoke On Trent College 25th June 2020 2pm-3pm


Stoke Sixth Form Update - Find your Feet


Find your Feet is a selection of subject specific tasks that students can choose to complete. These tasks have been constructed to give them an insight into what each course involves. 

The work includes a combination of tasks, research, recommended reading, websites and online learning for students to try out.

Students can choose to complete the Find your Feet tasks for the subjects they are wanting to study to make sure that they fully understand what is involved. Alternatively, if students are still unsure of their course combination or not yet made an application to the College then they can try multiple subjects. There is no limit on how many subjects students can try.  


  • It is important to note that this work has no bearing on entry requirements, work completed will not be marked or graded. 
  • Students are not required to bring any completed work with them in September, however, we would love for them to share their hard work with our staff.
  • It is a great platform to start their learning conversations with teaching staff and peers in September.


  1. Visit
  2. Click on the menu
  3. Choose courses followed by our courses
  4. Select your progression pathway
  5. Scroll down and click on the course you would like
  6. Click on the find your feet download

Useful Careers Information Websites for School Leavers

Stoke on Trent College Update


They have a virtual “open event”  next week from Monday 4th May – Thursday 7th May that can be accessed via the college’s website and learners can register for this event by visiting


Also, please find below a list of the direct numbers and email addresses for the various college admissions and support services during this lockdown period.


General Enquiries


Telephone 01782 208 208 (9am-3pm Mon-Fri)




Telephone 01782 603634




Telephone 01782 603514


Additional Learning Support Enquiries


Telephone 01782 603563


Student Finance Enquiries

Telephone 01782 603604


For Safeguarding or Welfare Concerns

Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College Update


Applications 2020
Our application process continues to stay the same. Students can make an application via the College's website. If a student gets stuck, there is an Application Support video on the website or students can email

PM Training Update


Virtual Open Events and Tour video 


Wednesday 13th May between 10am and 6pm using the link below.


Our virtual open event includes telephone interviews that allow school leavers to discuss their chosen apprenticeship pathways, hearing some of the great benefits of apprenticeships, de-bunking those myths and seeing why we are the place to go for apprenticeships! 

Newcastle College Update


Virtual Open Events (*info will be released on social media very soon)

Newcastle: Saturday 16th May 10am-1pm

Stafford: Thursday 7th May 5-8pm

Event will include
- Principals Welcome talk
- LIVE CHAT facility with course leaders and support staff including the Schools Liaison team
- Course information, presentations & videos
- Application guidance
- Apprenticeship & HE course information

This event gives Years 9 and 10 an opportunity to get an idea about college life and planning for the future. In addition a very useful event for parents to view and ask those important questions.

Follow NSCG on social media for further details or go to our website.

Information for those due to start college in September 2020


If you are due to start college this September please use the links below to make yourself aware of the help and advice each college is giving regarding applications, interviews and placement offers. If you have any questions or concerns please contact either Mrs James, Mrs Stephen or Mrs Warrington (email addresses are provided below). We are happy to help. 

If you are yet to apply for a college place please do so as soon as possible. If you require any assistance with this please do send us an email. 

Careers Provision at Merit


Merit recognises its statutory duty to provide impartial and confidential careers education to all our students in Years 7 to 11 and to give students access to careers information, advice and guidance.


We aim to broaden horizons, raise aspirations and help students to make the most of a range of opportunities on offer during their time at Merit.


Working alongside a visiting Local Authority Careers Officer, we aim to help students to:

  • Develop knowledge about the changing nature of the world of work and the jobs market
  • Understand the range of Post-16 learning opportunities locally and nationally
  • Recognise individual strengths and interests
  • Develop their career management and employability skills


Students are entitled to:

  • Access to qualified professionals and careers software
  • Business mentors
  • Guidance on interview techniques
  • Targeted interventions to meet individual needs
  • External visits to Further and Higher Education and Apprenticeship establishments to raise awareness and build confidence.


At Merit, the careers education programme begins in Key stage 3 and continues to the end of Year 11 when there is a high level of guidance to enable smooth transition to the students’ chosen Post 16 destination.


Key Stage 3 Provision


Depending on when students join Merit, students will:

  • Understand why leaving school with qualifications is important
  • Know the differences between A Levels, BTECs and Apprenticeships
  • Investigate possible career routes
  • Be able to match skills and qualities with suitable occupations
  • Know the local Post 16 opportunities available to them
  • Understand how to create their own CV


Year 10 Provision


Students will:

  • Have access to a work experience placement and, if appropriate, have first- hand experience of the world of work
  • Engage in enrichment days, assemblies and workshops that specifically focus on employability skills such as interview techniques, creating CVs and meeting employers from a range of disciplines or businesses
  • Visit a range of local Post-16 providers and Universities to inspire and motivate students to consider higher education
  • Have an inital one to one meeting with a fully qualified Careers Advisor


Year 11 Provision


Students will:

  • Meet with external providers at Parents’ Consultation days, allowing them to speak with a range of professionals and enabling them to make informed choices
  • Have at least 2 intensive 1:1 meetings with a qualified Careers Advisor to consider various post 16 options available to them; more appointments will be put in place for students with medical or SEND needs
  • Attend careers conventions wherever available
  • Be informed of local college Open Evenings/Days and be supported by Merit staff where required
  • Access bespoke assemblies/enrichment sessions and presentations with outside speakers


Our key aim is to ensure that careers education is impartial, promotes equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion and is differentiated to meet the specific needs of each individual student.  The guidance aims to provide current and relevant information to promote self-awareness, personal development and aims to provide our young people with the tools to make informed choices about their future. Students work with a fully qualified Careers Advisor during their time at Merit.


Who to Contact for information about careers:


Careers Leads

Contact Details

Mrs M James (Lead)

(01782 928983)

Mrs J Stephen

Mrs J Warrington 

(Senior TA)

(01782 928980)


Engaging parents/guardians in working with their children to explore careers planning:

Parents please use the ebook link : Parents Guide Ebook


Assessing and measuring the impact of our careers provision:

We use the GATSBY Benchmarking system to ensure that our careers provision steadily grows and improves year on year. We also aim to assess impact through regular evaluations such as questionnaires of student and parent voice. We work closely, every term, with the Local Authority (Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Careers and Enterprise Company). We currently review our careers provision every term.

The date of our next review is June, 2020.