Care to Learn (C2L)
If you are a young parent and want to return to, or continue with your learning, then C2L can cover the cost of your childcare and transport costs.
You can apply for C2L if you can answer yes to the following questions:
- You will be under 20 years of age on the day your course starts
- You are caring for your own child or children
- You meet residency conditions
- You are undertaking learning that receives some public funding
- Your childcare provider is registered with Ofsted to ensure they meet certain safety and quality standards
Further information can be found on the designated website here or contact the Learner Support Helpline on 0800 121 8989
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Click here to download the Bursary Application form 2020-2021.
If you are having trouble meeting the costs of learning, the Learner Support Fund (LSF) may be able to help. You will need to provide details of your household income and the total household income must be approximately £23,000 or less.
Who can apply for the LSF?
- You must be aged 16 or over
- You must be studying a full time or part time course at the college
- You must attend at least 90% of the time, unless there are exceptional circumstances and you are making satisfactory progress
What will it pay for?
- Childcare costs (for Ofsted-registered childcare)*
- Some travel costs*
- Some essential course-related equipment, books, materials and field trips*
- Some examination and registration fees*
Contact Student Services for further advice and information.
* Subject to Eligibility
At our sixth form Rating Lane campus, new students in A Level, Cambridge Technical Level 3, BTEC Level 3, GCSE and Cambridge Technical Level 2 classes will have their progress formally assessed and recorded for each subject on Pro Portal approximately every four weeks against the level of their Target Grade (TG).
These formal assessments will be on exam board pieces of work marked to exam board criteria. These assessments started on 14/9/20. Poor performance in multiple recorded assessments will be followed up by PPCS.
Please ask your son/daughter about their progress in these assessments.
These are the minimum grades that we expect your son/daughter to be achieving in their subjects given their prior performance at GCSE.
Remember that these are Minimum Target Grades and the aim is to achieve your TG or better in all assessed pieces of work in all subjects.
The College runs Enrichment opportunities for our students. These range from volunteering and Young Enterprise to Duke of Edinburgh, sporting activities and being a part of the Students’ Union.
Your son/daughter had the chance to visit the Fresher’s Fair advertising sign ups for these opportunities on September 18th.
Please ask them if they signed up for anything, as these extra activities mean that your son/ daughter may have something extra to talk about in their applications for University/employment.
However, at the moment these activities are curtailed due to Covid-19.
For details of our safeguarding policy click here.
We take the Safeguarding of our students very seriously.
Your son/daughter should inform Reception or other member of staff of:
• Strangers in college (all students, staff, visitors and adult students will have lD lanyards)
• Any concerns about their or other students’ safety eg – corridors blocked, problems in toilets etc.
They should also:
• Keep to the College IT Policy regarding inappropriate sites
• Keep to the College bullying & harassment policy – including cyber—bullying (Facebook, texting etc.)
• Be careful crossing the drive to rooms The Abbey Building
• Drive <10mph on college roads
Please encourage students to wear their college lanyard ID at all times in College.
The library issues subject text books. It also has a range of books for reading for pleasure and stocks periodicals required for subjects. These books should be returned in a timely manner, otherwise students run the risk of being invoiced for non-return of college property.
The college usually runs enrichment opportunities for our students. These range from volunteering and Young Enterprise to the Duke of Edinburgh Award, sporting activities and being a part of the Students’ Union. However due to Covid these activities may be run online until further notice.
Your son/daughter had the chance to visit the Freshers’ Fair advertising sign-ups for these opportunities each September. Please ask them if they signed up for anything, as these extra activities mean that your son/ daughter may have something extra to talk about in their applications for university and employment.
We can organise work experience and/or employment opportunities such as teaching practice for students who want/need such placements. We are the only college in Cumbria to be awarded Fair Train’s work experience gold Quality Standard, which recognises the high quality of our work experience placements and support.
Inclusion provides services for students with learning difficulties/disabilities. If your child has an EHCP then contact Natasha Kenny (EHCP Lead) for support and advice. Student support in lessons is co-ordinated by Julie Cooper (Student Support Co-ordinator). If a student needs to be assessed for exam considerations such as extra time or a reader then please contact Ruth Niven (College Exams Assessor). Our inclusion team can provide in class support, one to one support outside of class and advice and guidance for parents and students.
In the summer term before joining college we offer transition work to support young people with SEND to access college to ease the change from school to college. Our Inclusion team work with partner schools to make this happen as we recognise this can be a particularly stressful change for young people and their parents. Please contact the college to discuss any SEND needs with a member of the team.