How can I access support with my learning?
When you apply for a course at Northampton College, we will ask if you have any learning difficulties and/or disabilities. You will receive an online questionnaire from the college which will allow you to let us know about the support you feel that you will require.
This will help us ensure, that if needed, you will receive the most appropriate support whilst at college, in the workplace or on trips. If necessary, we will invite you to a meeting with our specialist support team to discuss your needs. This may be face to face, over the phone or online.
We will also ask if you have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and if you have received support in school. If you have an EHCP you need to contact your Local Authority and let them know you intend to come to college if you haven’t already.
If you start your course and find that you are struggling, your teachers will be able to refer you for support after you have joined us too.
I am worried I’ve fallen behind at school due to missed learning. Can the College help?
If you need extra support when you get to college, we’ve got your back. Our School of Academic and Vocational Support has been set up to improve outcomes for students who have missed out on face-to-face teaching at school, whatever the reason.
I’m worried about my mental health and wellbeing – does the College offer support?
Our expert team is on hand to help young people overcome any issues that may be affecting their time in college, whether they are personal or linked to their college work. If you’re worried about something, just let us know and we will do our best to help, or we will put you in touch with the best person.
If you’re anxious about starting college, our friendly team are here to support you every step of the way and will help you settle into college life during the first few weeks of term. We offer students one to one sessions, where students can discuss any problems with a mentor or wellbeing practitioner, and we will help you find ways to overcome any barriers you are facing so that you can do your best in college.
I didn't achieve my maths and English GCSEs at school. Do you offer additional support for this at college?
We have introduced acceleration support and small group/one-to-one tuition through our School of Academic and Vocational Support for those who have not achieved a grade 4/5 in maths and/or English GCSE.