Study Programmes


When you enrol as a student at Stanmore College, you will be engaging in a programme that is focused on developing your technical and professional skills, knowledge and abilities.

Our study programmes are designed around you, your achievements so far and where you hope to go. They are called study programmes because they offer so much more than just a qualification – a study programme consists of key elements which together create a package of opportunities to help you to develop into a well-prepared individual ready for an apprenticeship, university or employment.

The core elements of a study programme are designed to specifically prepare you for progression to further study (at College or university), into an apprenticeship or into a paid position of employment.

We will ensure your study programme is relevant to industry requirements and occupational standards across a wide range of technical and professional areas, to help prepare you for your future career.

Your study programme will have five key elements:

  • English (for those who do not yet have a grade 4 or above)
  • Maths (for those who do not yet have a grade 4 or above)
  • Main technical and professional qualification
  • Development of employability skills (including work experience)
  • Personal and professional development.

In order to gain your overall qualification, you must pass all elements of your study programme. Former students have told us universities and employers were pleased to note the specialist knowledge they had gained from studying a specific subject in detail and the soft skills acquired from work experience and personal development. Stanmore College is also proud to be Matrix accredited; the Matrix Standard is a unique quality standard for organisations which have been assessed in relation to advice and support services, which supports individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals.

We also offer Higher Level education accredited by the University of Portsmouth. The University of Portsmouth is ranked 21st nationwide in the 2020 Guardian University Guide - its highest ever position in any university league table.

Check out our wide range of study programmes under Courses.