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Careers: College Life

College Life

Why Choose College?

1.Our tutors are ex-industry tutors, who you are on first name terms with

2. There are no bells, no uniform, no registration

3. You will be in an adult learning environment and have more freedom & independence

4. Timetables: approximately 3 days per week

5. Access to excellent facilities and resources

6. We're employer led: providing work experience and enhancing employability skills

7. We prepare you for the world of work or university

8. Opportunities to meet new people

9. Vast range of choice and variety

10. Courses and progression for all

Student Support

We offer support to students with a learning difficulty, disability, medical condition, mental health difficulty, special education need and/or have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

For students who require any additional learning support, the Assessment and Support team can be contacted to arrange an appointment with an Assessment and Support Coordinator to discuss support on a confidential basis.

Email our Assessment and Support team or call 01522 876225. Our Transitions Coordinator, Aimie Turzanski, is also available to support students with an EHCP to make the transition to College an easier process. Aimie can be contacted via

Find out more about our Support Service.

Progress Coaches support you during your tutorial sessions and help you to prepare for your future progression. Your Progress Coach will help support you in gaining the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for your next step within your education or career journey. Support is offered on both a one to one and group basis.

The Careers Guidance Team support learners in their career planning and help them make well informed decisions about their progression and future plans.

We aim to support our young people to learn about careers and the world of work, develop their career management and employability skills and develop their self awareness, confidence and independent learning skills.

Personal one-to-one careers guidance is available for all our learners. Our fully qualified and experienced careers guidance practitioners provide impartial advice and guidance. They can help with:

  • Career planning and career decisions
  • Researching career opportunities
  • UCAS applications and personal statements
  • Job search and application skills, including CV advice

We will help you to draw up an action plan of the steps you need to take to achieve your career and education goals.

To make an appointment with a Careers Guidance Adviser call our Careers and Course Information Office on 030 030 32435 or email

Our Financial Support Team are available to provide you with information on the Learner Support Fund and advise on the eligibility criteria. Students who are eligible can receive help with travel costs, kit and equipment costs and free school meals.

Contact the Financial Support team on or on 01522 876000 for information relevant to your personal circumstances.

Alternatively, find out more about our Financial Support offer.

We have a wealth of trained and experienced First Aiders at all of our campuses to keep you safe, who are available to support staff and students in the event of a common accident or an emergency.

We also have a team of Mental Health First Aiders to support students in crisis. Their training will help identify people who are struggling and signpost to professional help. A confidential counselling service is also available to our students.