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Excellent Courses

The range of courses we offer reflects the creative and cultural demands of the local area – we offer vocational courses that give you the opportunity to progress onto Degree courses, or enter into your chosen profession. Our programmes are designed to develop your skills and knowledge, and as a college we have some great links with businesses. These links give our HE students access to those at the top of their professions. We have close links with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Birmingham Hippodrome, Rocks & Co., Gems TV, the BBC’s Trainee Schemes, Q Hotels, Marco Pierre White, Hotel du Vin, Hilton and Holiday Inn.

Within each of our courses, there is a strong ethos as well as curriculum design, that allows you to develop your own specialism within your field of choice. You will be encouraged to produce a portfolio of work that will support you in securing successful future employment.

Financing courses

Financing your Course

Compared to university fees, studying a HE course at Stratford-upon-Avon College is a more cost effective option. After studying your HND or Foundation Degree, you can enter onto a top-up programme. These are one year courses that offer you the opportunity to ‘top-up’ your HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification and gain full UK undergraduate honours degree status.

All students from the UK and other EU countries will be eligible for a tuition fee loan, based on the actual fee charged by the institution. For more help and information, please contact Student Services on 01789 266 245 or click here to visit our financial support page.


Student Experience

Stratford-upon-Avon provides a great student experience. There are a wide range of shops, from the latest in fashion to vintage stores, the town centre offers a diverse selection of independent shops alongside larger chain stores.

The town centre has a varied selection of places to eat and drink, and also has a huge range of venues to keep you entertained. From the famous Royal Shakespeare Company theatres and the Bancroft Gardens located on the banks of the River Avon, to the local Picturehouse and historical interest of Shakespeare’s birthplace, you’ll never be short of things to do.

There is also clubs and sports to keep you active, from boating clubs to riding schools, Stratford offers a vast array of activities. Whether you want to get some gentle exercise or compete with the best, Stratford-upon-Avon is the place to be!

Still not sure?

Contact our friendly College admissions team by calling 01789 417 414, by emailing hello@stratford.ac.uk or fill out the contact form to leave your phone number and we’ll give you a call!

You could also try our free careers coach! Careers coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings and associated education and training.

Request a call from the SUAC Admissions Team