Welcome to Ashton Sixth Form College

Welcome to your Staffordshire University course delivered at Ashton Sixth Form College: Higher and Adult Education Centre. We are committed to providing you with the skills and knowledge needed to achieve your future aspirations through a strong partnership.

Ashton Sixth Form College is a leading provider of post-16 education in the Tameside borough. With years of experience, dedicated teaching, high expectations for learners, and a diverse study programme, learners achieve and exceed. At Ashton Sixth Form College, we acknowledge the advantage of students completing their higher education course, one step closer to home.

We put the employability of our learners at the heart of everything we do. We aim to ensure all of our learners, across all courses, are given the best possible opportunity of gaining, sustaining, and progressing in their chosen career path. Many of our teaching staff have strong industry backgrounds and are experts in their field. Furthermore, our Careers Service advisors are here to help you make informed career decisions based on your individual needs and helping you plan the next steps towards your future. We look forward to welcoming you to our college community.

Jo Fletcher-Saxon, Assistant Principal - Higher and Adult Education & Practitioner

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to you as a Staffordshire University student studying at one of our partner institutions. You may be studying closer to home, or studying a specialised course that matches your interests, but you are as much a student of the University as those students who study with us on our main University campuses.

The Student Recruitment, Admissions and Partnerships Service and the academic Schools at the University work very closely with our partner institutions to ensure that you, our students, have a great experience whilst studying your Staffordshire University award.

I wish you all the best for the coming academic year.

Sapreena Kumari, Executive Director of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Partnerships, Staffordshire University

When do I need to enrol?

You will receive an invitation via email to invite you to complete your online enrolment. Please ensure you do this as soon as possible as this will give you access to a range of University resources and information to help you to prepare for your new course.

When your course is ready for you to complete your enrolment, you will receive a separate email with your enrolment invitation. These invitations are being sent out over the course of late July and Early August. Please make sure you keep checking your email account.


You can find all the most important information, including, Evision, news, and library resources on Beacon.

Beacon is accessible direct via a web browser at https://beacon.staffs.ac.uk, or as a downloadable app for your compatible iOS/Android device.


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