Learner Services Advisors are here to help you accessing the education and training route appropriate for you.
The Learner Services Team comprises of:
- Learning Support
- Learner Mentors
- Progression Coaches
- Safeguarding Team
- Careers Guidance Advisors
- Admissions and Finance Advisors
- Counselling Services
Advice and guidance
Advice and guidance on courses, internal and external progression, student finance, travel, childcare etc. can be delivered from our team of Advisors
Appointments can be booked by email via:
Our friendly and well-qualified team of Careers Advisors are here to give you careers advice and guidance. All of our Careers Advisors are professionally qualified and equipped to give you the help you need to get you on your way to career success.
Alongside our booked appointments students can drop in at any time and be sure that all of our services are confidential and impartial.
As well as giving you the careers advice you need our advisors can also help you with:
- Planning and choosing your career path
- Advice on career change
- Job search support
- Searching for jobs
- Creating a professional and job focused CV
- Preparing for interviews
- Progression options
- Higher Education (university) options including selection and application process
- Funding facts for Further and Higher Education
- Help finding volunteering opportunities
- Finding independent work experience opportunities
- Advice on apprenticeships/traineeships
For further information on any of the careers services available contact the team on 0800 315002 or 01472 311222 extension 311 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Depending on your personal circumstances you may be eligible for financial support funds so we want to make sure you have all the help you need to receive these. The available schemes are:
- 16-19 Bursary and Vulnerable Young People's Bursary
- Free College Meals
- Care to Learn scheme
- Army Further Education Bursary
- The 19 + Discretionary Learner Support Fund including 20+ Childcare Bursary
- 24+ Loans Bursary
If you would like an application form please call in to the Learner Services reception desk or click on the links above to be directed to the relevant documentation or web address.
Learners who meet eligibility criteria, with a household income of less than £21,000, may receive help towards travel, meal allowances, uniform, kit, equipment and educational visits. To find out more, please contact the team on 01472 311222 extension 434 or by emailing email@example.com
Bursary Support for Vulnerable Young People
Learners, aged 16-18, who are in care (local authority), care leavers, on income support in their own name or in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payments may be eligible for a YVP bursary worth up to £1,200.
Free College Meals
Free college meals are available for learners on the days they attend college who are aged under 18 and who come from households dependant on specified benefits. Learners with additional learning support needs aged up to 25 may also be eligible.
Care to Learn scheme
Care to Learn scheme is a government funded programme that funds childcare for those under 20 years old and who are living and learning in England. To check eligibility and to apply go to https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn
or call the learner support helpline to request an application pack on 0800 1218989. You may be able to get £160 per child to cover registered childcare costs. If you need any help with your application contact our Advisors who are available to help.
Army Further Education Bursary
The Army offers the Further Education Bursary to young people who want to get qualified before they join the Regular Army. Its aim is support you while you study at the Institute and what's more you get a guaranteed training place when you finish your studies with us.
The Bursary is worth £1000 for each year of study (up to four years), and a £1000 bonus when you complete Phase 1 Training. It is available for Level 2 or 3 technical and professional courses. To apply you have to be aged between 16 and 32 years old.
To find out more, please speak to an Army Careers Adviser or visit www.army.mod.uk
19+ Discretionary Learner Support Fund
Learners who meet eligibility criteria, with a household income of less than £21,000 may receive help towards travel, childcare, meal allowances and hardship.
There may be help towards course fees for learners who are not fully funded. This bursary fund can't be used to pay for essential kit and equipment or trips.
24+ Loans Bursary Fund
Learners who are aged over 24, on a level 3 or 4 course, who have taken out the Advanced Learning Loan to pay their fees, can apply for the 24+ Loans Bursary Fund which can help towards the cost of learning support, travel, childcare, meal allowances and hardship.
Learners aged over 20 who are eligible for the 19+ DLSF and 24+ Loans Bursary can apply for help with childcare costs whilst they attend college to cover costs incurred above the free nursery hours provided by the Government.
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