Learner Support


Supporting you with your studies, careers, welfare and enrichment

Careers advisers can provide information and advice about the following:

  • Career choices
  • Course choices
  • Finance for further study
  • UCAS applications and personal statements
  • Finding jobs, apprenticeships, voluntary work
  • CVs, application forms, interview skills (including mock interviews)

Progression coaches can provide advice and support about the following:

  • Assignments and coursework
  • Well-being, personal and welfare issues
  • Referral to specialist support

Anything that’s stopping you getting on with life and studies - the Safeguarding & Equality team can provide advice and support about the following:

  • Bullying/cyberbullying
  • If you feel at risk
  • A friend who has problems

Issues at home - Learning & Enrichment Assistants can provide information about the following:

  • Booking you an appointment
  • Printing
  • Finding resources for your course
  • Setting up clubs and societies
  • Helping you to propose and organise enrichment activities.

Counselling can provide advice and support with:

  • Trained personnel to talk to about issues that are important to you
  • Providing support to overcome barriers to your learning
  • Overcoming stress and change

To book an appointment with any member of the team (L&C Adviser, Counsellor, Careers Adviser, or Student Adviser) just pop in to your campus Learning Resource Centre and an adviser will be there to make your appointment. 

We offer a professional, friendly and confidential service.  These services are accredited by Matrix, an external standard that recognises quality in advice and support services. 

Enrichment activities

There are many ways to get involved in college life from playing sport , to social events and being part of shaping the college.  More detailed information will be available at your campus through the Learner Services.  However, any ideas for activities or events welcome at any time, again speak to a Learner Services Adviser. 

Examples of previous student led activities:

  • Organising a games league i.e. table tennis or connect 4
  • Film Club
  • Ladies Only – Girls group meeting to talk about girls stuff
  • Debating Club – talking about the topics on your mind
  • Celebrating Black History month with foods from different cultures and inspiring role models
  • Charitable events like Children in Need, Red Nose Day
  • Class rep or Student Governor


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