Before starting one of our courses, you’ll need to enrol with the college. This is done online
Enrolment simply involves us collecting some basic information from you, such as your name, address and contact details. You will also be asked to complete some questionnaires about your health and wellbeing. It will give you the opportunity to think about any specific goals you want to set. You will also be asked to sign up to our student charter (what we expect from you and what you can expect from us). Once you have done this you can start booking courses.
You can do this process in the comfort of your own home or using a public computer somewhere, or you can call in to the main college campus site. Staff will be on site in the college to support you through the process should you require this.
Once this process is complete you will then be able to log in to the college system at any time and access ‘Your Dashboard’. This will be your own personalised student account page which will show you all the details of any courses you have booked, scores from questionnaires completed and any college updates / news items etc.
At the end of each term, you will be asked to complete the questionnaires again so that we can see if there has been any improvement in your wellbeing. You will also get the opportunity to review your goals and think about any new aspirations for the term ahead.
At the end of each term we will also have a celebration event, where we celebrate our student’s successes by presenting course certificates, as well as graduation certificates for those moving on.
These events are a real opportunity to celebrate students’ achievements and share their successes. We encourage friends and family to come along, and students will have the chance to see what opportunities might be available after they have moved on from the college via our ‘market stalls’ where we will have the presence of a range of other community organisations.
What if I need extra support?
We operate an open door policy to students and our Ashton Under Lyne site offers full disabled access.
When you enrol, if you feel you require any extra support, please speak to us and we will do whatever we can to provide the support you need; we want to ensure you can achieve success during your time with the college.
We encourage you to attend the college independently where possible; however a supportive friend, family member or professional may come with you initially. We can offer you the support of a study buddy, who can meet with you before you start at the college and attend some sessions with you, if you wish. You are more than welcome to call in to our main college campus site to have a look around and ask any questions you have.
**Remember, if you currently receive support from a healthcare professional, or service, this will continue in the normal way outside of the college.