Student Services

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Student Services Team

The Student Services Team provides information, help and support at every stage, sensitively and in confidence. The team works closely with teaching staff and personal tutors to ensure an effective support system for each student, according to individual needs.

The Student Services Team include:

  • Additional Learner Support Services
  • Careers/Higher Education Advice
  • Counselling Services
  • Guidance & Central Interview Services
  • Multifaith Chaplaincy
  • Student Involvement Liaison.

Guidance & Central Interviewing

We offer free, impartial information, advice and guidance to all those thinking about or currently in learning at any level.

Assistance and support is available on a broad range of issues, including:

  • Accommodation Bursaries
  • Careers Advice
  • Childcare
  • Course, Study & Training Options
  • Financial Assistance
  • Higher Education
  • Personal Issues
  • Welfare.

Additional Learner Support

We offer a wide range of support to all learners with an additional need, from learning difficulties to mental health issues, dyslexia to special examination requirements, etc.

Services offered include:

  • Classroom Support
  • Learning Resources
  • Loan of specialist equipment
  • Personal Mentoring
  • Support for Mobility or Sensory Requirements
  • Workshops.

Tutorial Programme

You will have a minimum of one hour tutorial session per week where you will be able to discuss your progress and achievements in a one to one with your personal tutor who will review and set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely) targets with you.

Individual Learning Plans

All full-time students will have an Electronic Individual Learning Plan (EILP) which will monitor progress across the course(s) and set targets to help them successfully achieve their qualifications.

Every Child Matters, Citizenship and Work Skills

You will be able to discuss and learn about a variety of topics including research into the right career or next step for you, which will help you to develop a greater self-awareness and knowledge about careers and progression planning, employment skills and higher education opportunities.

You will have the opportunity to complete activities such as matching abilities and transferable skills, CV writing and interview preparation.

You will also have access to many specialist subject guest speakers who will be invited into your group to talk to you about a variety of issues ranging from sexual health awareness, bullying, drug and alcohol awareness to volunteering and the electoral process amongst others.

Looked After Young People and Care Leavers

At Weymouth College we are 100% committed to supporting Looked After Young People and recent Care Leavers. Our dedicated Student Services team offers practical help will all aspects of college life, from your first point of contact with us to your future employment.

To find out more about what support we can offer you, please read the following leaflet.

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