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Need support when the College is closed?

Here are some of the services we work with:

HOUSING


Essex homelessness issues – under 18 – must have a social services referral –

Essex homelessness issues – over 18 – homelessness charity – www.streets2homes.zohosites.eu

Hertfordshire homelessness prevention unit – 16 – 21 year old - Herts Young Homeless - www.hyh.org.uk/contact-us  

ONLINE / TELEPHONE SUPPORT


Cruse – bereavement support - www.cruse.org.uk

YCT – young concern trust counselling support under 25 year old – local -  www.yctsupport.com/contact.html

Childline – counselling support under 24 year old – national - www.childline.org.uk

Samaritans – 24 hour 7 day a week support for ALL ages (not just suicidal – not just learners) - www.samaritans.org

Educational Support Partnership – for ANY person employed in education - www.educationsupportpartnership.org.uk

All-Round Support

From the day you first contact the College to the day you complete your course, we aim to provide you with the very best advice, guidance and support to help you on your learning journey. We want you to have the best possible opportunity to succeed in your studies, to achieve your aims and to have a rewarding and memorable time.

Pastoral Care

All full-time students have a Learner Mentor to guide them through their Study Programmes. You will have a weekly tutorial session to discuss your Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and any issues or problems that you may be working through. Your Learner Mentor will be able to signpost you to the most appropriate support.

Financial Support

The College administers a Bursary Fund to assist students with costs related to attending College. These may include: travel costs, uniform, equipment, educational visits and meal costs. Your eligibility will be assessed according to your personal circumstances, your household income and the course that you are studying. The Bursary desk is open daily in the Star Agency. You can also apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Learning Support

The College prides itself in giving high quality support to individuals with learning difficulties, disabilities, or other additional needs, including emotional, medical, social or behavioural. By providing the right type of support, we work hard to enable you to achieve excellence and reach your full potential. Full details can be found in our Disability Statement.

Click here to read our Supported Studies Moderate Learning Difficluty (MLD) Provision Statement.

Keeping you Safe

The College has a responsibility to provide you with a safe learning environment in which to study. The College provides a fully trained team of safeguarding personnel who are available at all times to help you with any safeguarding concern you may have - these may include: bullying, money worries, family issues, homelessness or concerns about becoming radicalised or drawn into extremist behaviour. All staff are required to follow the College’s Safeguarding Procedures at all times.

Equal Opportunities

The College is proud of it diversity and welcomes students from all backgrounds and communities. We operate a clear policy of equal opportunity for all and treat all students and staff fairly irrespective of ethnic background, gender, sexuality, disability or age. The College does not tolerate discrimination of any kind and actively promotes good relations within its exciting and diverse community.