South Staffordshire College and Tesco form new partnership

South Staffordshire College’s employer engagement team are delighted
to announce a new business partnership with Tesco.

The partnership, which comes as part of Tesco’s Health and Wellbeing Employee Campaign, will see South Staffordshire College delivering distance learning training schemes to employees who are based at the supermarket’s Lichfield based Distribution Centre. One of the largest employers in the area with over 1800 members of staff, health and wellbeing is understandably high on the agenda and Tesco approached South Staffordshire College during their search to find a reputable partner who could help provide a range of opportunities to support their campaign.


Having worked closely with Tesco since early in the new year, South Staffordshire College have now launched a tailored distance learning package that will equip participating Tesco employees with a Level 2 NVQ Qualification in Nutrition and Health. The qualification, which is the equivalent to an  A Level, takes 12 weeks to complete. The first group of learners to embark on the course are progressing well and are scheduled to complete their qualification by May 2016. As well as giving them an insight into using nutritional information to plan a healthy diet , the course will also explore the principles of healthy eating, weight management and food safety.

They will also improve their understanding of nutritional needs for a variety of individuals, including people with eating disorders.


As an open and collaborative organisation South Staffordshire College are thrilled to be collaborating with Tesco. Daniel Degg, Business Development Lead at South Staffordshire College, who has been working closely with Managers at Tesco, says “As a College, we work with over 1000 businesses to deliver a range of training programmes, Apprenticeships and short courses and we are delighted to have added Tesco to our list of partners. We are extremely pleased to be making such a valuable contribution to the lives of Tesco employees and their wider Health and Wellbeing campaign and look forward to expanding the partnership further over the coming months.”

Stuart Bown, Health and Safety Manager at Tesco adds “this is a fantastic opportunity for our Lichfield colleagues to learn valuable life skills and gain a nationally recognised qualification. So far around 40 staff have enrolled onto the course.”


From Apprenticeships and Traineeships to bespoke training courses and distance learning packages, South Staffordshire College have a proven track record in helping businesses, and their employees, thrive.

Want to find out more about what they could do for your business?
Call the Employer Engagement Team on 01785 710529 or visit


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About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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