Student Support

Personal tutor

Every student has a dedicated personal tutor who's main aim is to provide support throughout the course and help students achieve their full potential.

Whether its advice on assignments, help reaching deadlines, or just a chat about your course, you personal tutor will meet with you regularly to talk through your progress and to help with any issues, should you have any.

Student services

Student services can provide you with any support, information or guidance that you might need during your time at college. All our staff are friendly, trained to help and will treat your query confidentially.

Student services can help with:

  • Financial advice
  • Personal and welfare support
  • Child and vulnerable adults protection (support for students who experience abuse and bullying)
  • Mentoring
  • Careers guidance
  • Childcare advice
  • Asylum seeker and refugee advice and support
  • Higher education student support
  • Enrichment – clubs, trips, events and more
  • And more...

Careers service

A careers advisor can help you decide what your next steps are in employment, training, further and higher education. Our careers service offers:

  • Individual guidance interviews
  • Drop in service
  • Group work and tutorial sessions

They can also help with:

  • Higher education application forms and advice
  • Job search skills – CV help, applications support and practise interviews
  • Computer based guidance, information packages and access to the internet
  • Help finding work

Supported Learning

At South & City College Birmingham we offer a wide range of programmes of study within the supported learning area, these courses include practical hands on experience and also academic study.

Our main aim is for the learner to maximise their potential, the courses we run allow students to gain the experience to access higher levels of study or to enter set them selves up for employment.

We also operate a work experience programme, this will allow students to gain real world experience. This programme has helped a lot of our past students go on to employment.

The learner support area of South & City College Birmingham also has a dedicated team of learner support staff who are able to offer one to one support, pastoral care and in-classroom support.

If you require any further information about our learner support area here at South & City College Birmingham you can contact our dedicated team on 0121 694 5016.

Disability Advisory Team

The Disability Advisory Team (DAT) has been developed to offer a support mechanism to students and staff at South & City College Birmingham. Our main aim is to continue to raise awareness to students and staff.

The DAT is made up of college staff and students, who meet at least once every term to discuss many topics of interest, from access to various centres of the college, learning support, legislative changes. The team also investigates ways to support the college improve its services to students, staff and outside visitors who may have a disability or learning disabilities.

The DAT will, where possible, support staff and students in finding research materials to support academic studies. It will also support staff and students in a wide range of issues. We are there to aid and support individuals who have difficulties in raising particular issues about disability or resources they require to maximise their full learning potential. We can also help you with access to specialist resources with access to particular areas of the college due to mobility issues.

Extra help and support

Support is always on hand if you need a little help to achieve your best. We have a range of qualified staff including communication support officers, dyslexia tutors, learner support assistants, and in-class teaching assistants.

You can get help with:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • ICT
  • Language skills
  • Study skills
  • Revision techniques
  • Basic skills i.e. literacy and numeracy
  • Specific learning difficulties, e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia and learning difficulties associated with autism and asperger's syndrome
  • Sensory impairment, hearing and/or visual
  • Physical difficulties
  • Medical or health issues

Welfare and guidance

The college has a welfare and guidance service to help you deal with any issues that you may have. Welfare and guidance officers provide support to groups or individuals and offer advice on issues such as health issues, financial issues and benefit advice.
There is also a counsellor available at the college. Counsellors are someone to talk to when something is troubling you, or causing you distress or difficulties.

Staying Safe

We take staying safe very seriously at South and City College Birmingham,
You have the right to be safe at all times, and we have procedures and policies in place to ensure that everyone at South and City College Birmingham feel safe.

If you've anything you're concerned about that you'd like to discuss then you can get in touch with our safeguarding team and they'd be happy to help just click here.

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