Important Information
for PGCE (Early Years) Students


We are delighted that you have chosen to apply to Stranmillis University College and would like to take the opportunity to offer our congratulations on being offered a place on the PGCE (Early Years) course. We look forward to welcoming you onto campus at the start of the new academic year to begin an exciting journey as part of the Stran community. Before that, there are a number of questionnaires and forms that you need to complete.


Nobody enjoys filling in multiple forms, but before you start your PGCE journey, there are a number of questionnaires and forms that you need to complete and submit/return.

Questionnaires should be completed and submitted electronically as soon as possible.

Stranmillis University College Terms and Conditions

All new students MUST read and accept the Stranmillis University College Terms & Conditions and submit the online form to confirm that you have read and accepted them.

Enhanced Access NI Consent and ID Upload

You have been offered a place on a course leading to a post which is governed by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 . It is College policy to ask for the relevant Enhanced check to be carried out by Access Northern Ireland.  All students must consent to the Enhanced Access NI check and provide suitable identification documents.



Student Support

At Stranmillis, our aim is to ensure that all students have access to the appropriate information, support and facilities to enable them to participate fully in all aspects of College life. This can be done most effectively if we have an understanding of any special requirements you may have, including any Health & Safety consequences associated with a disability or medical condition.

All students must complete and submit the Occupational Health and Student Support questionnaires below. Please detail as much information as possible regarding any condition(s) and include any recent medical letters or reports if available. All information is treated in the strictest of confidence and is only used by Student Support or Occupational Health to plan appropriate support for you. If you have any questions or difficulties in completing these forms please contact Patricia Smyth, Student Support Officer on 028 9038 4510 or  e-mail




1st Block Placement

An important and enjoyable part of your PGCE is the time you spend on placement.   In order to facilitate the Placement Team in securing your first placement in a Nursery setting, please complete the placement questionnaire below. The questionnaire must be submitted by 5th August 2024.


PGCE 1st Block Placement – Nursery

All relevant forms should be completed, signed and returned to Student Admissions, Stranmillis University College, Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5DY  as soon as possible.

Fees and Finance

You must advise the College about how you will pay for your tuition fees.

All students must complete the ‘Tuition Fees – Finance Declaration’, confirming course details, fee amount and payment method.

Please complete and return the appropriate forms i.e. Tuition Fees – Finance Declaration and Direct Debit Instruction (if applicable) as soon as possible.

A digitally signed Tuition Fee Declaration can be returned via e-mail to If you are unsure on how

Tuition Fees Finance Declaration

Instruction to add signature

Tuition Fees Direct Debit Form (Original signed document to be returned to the College)

For further information or enquiries on fees and finance please click here or contact the Finance Office on 028 90384266 or 028 90384339

Student Accommodation - students applying for Stran Halls accommodation only

Living in halls can be one of the best and most memorable experiences of your life. Stran Halls offers a unique, affordable student living package; the only halls accommodation that allows you to live within the maximum living away from home maintenance loan. To make the most of your time at university, we would highly recommend staying in Stran Halls. All accommodation in Stran Halls, which is open to students studying at any university or college, is in single occupancy, catered accommodation with a choice of en-suite or standard rooms. For further information on Stran Halls click here.

If, at any stage, Halls are closed due to government advice, the College, as it has done in the past two academic years, will offer students a rent pause from their residential contracts for the period of closure without penalty to ensure that they do not suffer financially.

TO BOOK: Download the Stran Halls Application Pack and complete, sign and return all forms, along with  your deposit, to: Halls Office, Stranmillis University College, Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5DY

Halls Application Pack