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
- Course, Study & Training Options
- Financial Assistance
- Higher Education
- Personal Issues
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:
- Transition support from school to college
- Classroom Support
- Learning Resources
- Loan of specialist equipment
- Personal Mentoring
- Support for Mobility or Sensory Requirements
- Quiet rooms and lunch area
- Sensory garden
- Health Champions
- Medication and Personal Care assistant
- Exam access arrangements
- Person Centred Reviews
- Charity – our assistance dog who is trained in calming highly anxious or distressed students.
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.
Charity - Weymouth College Therapy Dog
Learning Facilitator Sessions – British Values, Social Emotional Well Being, Healthy Lifestyle and Work Skills
During weekly Learning Facilitator sessions, you will have the opportunity to discuss and explore current topics and raise awareness of what it means to live in modern Britain. In addition, learn how to access support when needed while in a safe environment and become equipped to develop well rounded independent living skills. Expert guest speakers are also invited o share their knowledge and experience with you, making sessions even more relevant and engaging.
- Acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. You will develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow you to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.
- British Values are embedded into the curriculum as well as being delivered by the Learning Facilitators.
Social Emotional Well Being/ Healthy Lifestyle/Work Skills
- Learning Facilitator sessions include topics chosen to best fit your curriculum area, level and ability.
- Sessions include, but are not limited to, Black History, Time to Talk about Mental Health, Emotional Resiliance, Hate Crime, Knife Crime, Domestic Abuse, and Healthy Relationships.
- Breast and Testicular Cancer Awareness, Organ/Blood Donations, Road Safety, Sexual Consent, Sexual Health will also be included.
- Finally, you will have the opportunity to undertake activities to assist with job applications, CV writing and interview preparation.
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.
Beverley Bull – Beverley_Bull@weymouth.ac.uk – is our Safeguarding and Welfare Officer with responsibility for Looked After Young People and recent Care Leavers
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Kooth.com - A web site to use when the college is shut, but you need to access well-being support
An exciting new FREE online counselling, information and support service, called Kooth.com, available to all young people aged 11-18 (up to 19th birthday) in Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole.
Kooth.com is a fully commissioned service from Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group, in Partnership with Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust; Dorset County Council, Bournemouth Borough Council and the Borough of Poole, Kooth.com is a free, safe, confidential and non-stigmatised way for young people to receive information, advice and counselling on-line.
This popular service is used by large numbers of young people across the UK, and delivered over 28,000 counselling sessions last year alone. Their BACP accredited service, staffed by fully trained and qualified counsellors, is available until 10pm each night, 365 days per year, provides much needed out of hours support.