All full-time students have a tutor who is responsible for your academic and social welfare and will help you review your progress and your career thinking. We pay particular attention to target setting as well as records of punctuality and attendance and the completion of set work. Your tutor will also ensure your timetable and examination entries are discussed individually with you.
The Student Services Centre is normally open from 8:30am to 4:00pm and provides a wide variety of information and guidance to support you throughout your time at college. The Student Services team can provide information about financial support, careers, travel to and from college and the college counselling service. The student helpdesk is also the point of contact if you are going to miss a class or need to sign out of college due to illness.
Supporting your learning
Students have different learning needs and you may need help at some stage to achieve your potential. The study skills team is available to help any student make the most of their time in college. The team offers help with college work, including study skills, course work, numeracy, English as a second language and dyslexia. For more information click here
Students with particular needs
The college co-ordinates assistance for students with disabilities or medical needs. We have access to an educational psychologist who can provide assessments of students’ needs and make appropriate recommendations. The college publishes a disability statement, which is available on request. If you need to use a wheelchair there is excellent access to all parts of the college.
We have excellent facilities and can provide you with a wide range of literature, computer software and up-to-date information to support your career planning. You will have access to an independent career counselling service provided by Connexions careers advisers who visit regularly and work with college staff. The service provides a framework to help you sort out your next step, whether this is employment, training, further or higher education.
We provide opportunities for work experience and work shadowing as well as practical preparation for making applications and being interviewed.
Help is available with higher education applications as well as reviewing career plans following the publication of examination results. A significant number of students attend higher education institutions throughout the United Kingdom. Some students prefer to study for degrees locally and we have established strong links with neighbouring universities.
In order that our students have a full experience we encourage them to enrich their time with us by joining a wide range of clubs and societies. Clubs come under the heading of Active, Creative and Personal and may include choices such as belly dancing, creative writing, food hygiene and volunteering. The Enrichment Fair in September provides an opportunity to access all the information about the complete range of activities offered.
The Library can be found on the ground floor opposite the cafe and is open:
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 6pm
Friday: 8am – 4.30pm
For more information on the excellent facilities offered by the Library, please click here
IT help is available from the IT/AV Services helpdesk on the ground floor. You can also borrow video and digital cameras (if required for your course) from the helpdesk.
The helpdesk is open:
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm (Wednesday: close at 2:30pm)
All students will be issued with a network username after enrolment. All students are required to sign up to the IT Acceptable Use Policy in order to use the College’s IT facilities.
The College intranet contains information about College services and courses, along with day-to-day news and notices. Information is often emailed to students, so please encourage your son/daughter to check their email regularly.
Moodle is a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). College teachers will be using Moodle to deliver and mark homework, as well as giving students access to handouts, presentations and multimedia files from outside lessons.
As well as course materials, you will find other important information about the college under the College menu, and the weekly student bulletin on the home page. Tutors will also be taking a termly progress review. Targets can be viewed by students on the right hand side of the home page.
Ash Jolliffe is the college’s Web Applications Developer. If you have any problems you can email him on email@example.com
or send him a message from the Moodle Help menu.
The username and password that is used to log in to the college Windows PCs can be used to log in to Moodle. This may be different from the details used to log in to the MACs.