Our aim is to make sure every student receives a high-quality education experience and there are no barriers to learning. We have made a significant investment in our digital infrastructure and we are very pleased to announce that all students aged 16 -18 on a full-time study programme will be loaned a laptop or Chromebook when they start their studies with us.
*A deposit of £50 will be required at enrolment and we think this represents excellent value for money. This deposit will be refunded when the laptop or Chromebook is returned in full working order complete with charger and lead.
Each laptop/Chromebook will have Microsoft Office and antivirus software installed, and students will have access to support from our IT helpdesk.
Students will be expected to bring their college laptop or Chromebook with them to every lesson. Digital Skills form part of our curriculum and students will be supported to realise the powerful effect that using technology can have within their learning. They’ll also be given the tools to understand how they can use their laptop to enhance their college experience and improve their ability to study.
We understand that some families on lower income may not be able to afford the deposit. If students are eligible for financial support through our bursary scheme, they will not need to pay a deposit.
We have strict IT protocols and security measures in place so unfortunately students will not be able to bring in their own laptops to use in college.