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Parents of prospective learners 

As a parent you know that this is a crucial time for your child when making decisions for their future career paths and deciding where and what to study. At Weston College we want to help support you in what can seem like a daunting decision-making process. 

Our focus in on ‘careers not courses’ and as a result we have a dedicated team at the College that can support you and your child with their application and transition to Weston College. Please click here to access all the information on our School Liaison Team and find out about all the events they have planned. 

In addition, we have an exclusive bit of software that can support you and your child explore their career options. Our Career Coach programme allows you and your child to: 

  • Explore careers and labour market information
  • Undertake a career assessment to identify your child’s key characteristics and skills and which careers these link to 
  • All careers are then mapped to our provision, so you can see what programme will help your child achieve their career goal

#careersnotcourses

Use our unique careers programme, Career Coach to discover your ideal job and find out the skills required and where the jobs are!

Understanding the post-16 Education Landscape

Today, there are not only a large number of subject areas, but also a number of different types of qualification that someone can study as part of their programme at post-16. To help you and your child navigate this, our schools team have created a really useful and concise guide that takes you through the five key qualification your child has to choose from at Weston College: 

  • Technical Qualifications 
  • T Levels 
  • A Levels 
  • Apprenticeships 
  • Traineeships 

Before your child applies to study at Weston College we also recommend visiting the College at an open event. Although we currently can't hold our open events in the usual way, we still have lots of opportunities for you to speak to our wonderful tutors and learn more about our programmes and state-of-the-art facilities. 

In addition, brand new for 2020 we have introduced 360 degree tours to our website, allowing you to relax, kick back and take a look around our campuses from the comfort of your own home!

Support

At Weston College, learners are at the heart of everything we do and we will support your child to grow, achieve their ambitions and reach their true potential. We also appreciate that support is integral to this, so please be reassured that that as a college we have invested in high-quality wrap around support for all our learners. 

Your child will have access to: 

  • Welfare and Pastoral Support Services 
  • Additional Learning Support 
  • Careers Advice Team 
  • Specialist Mental Health Team 
  • Body and Mind support programme 
  • LibraryPlus services including Learning Mentors 
  • Safeguarding 
  • Enrichment and Students’ Union 
  • College Chaplain 

Your questions

This is an important time for both you and your son or daughter – decisions made now could have a big impact on their future. If you have any questions or comments, please give us a ring on 01934 411 411 or email enquiries@weston.ac.uk

Is it better for my child to stay at their school?
Will I have to pay for the course?
Can I continue to receive child benefit?
Will there be any financial support available?
How will my child get to College?
Can I visit the College?
Will I receive feedback on my son or daughter’s progress?
What happens if problems arise?
Will my son/daughter have a timetable?
Is careers advice available?
What if my child would like to go on to a degree course?

A parent's view

"During his final year of school, my son was totally undecided whether to remain at sixth form or move on to college.

"However, after visiting Weston College for an open evening made the decision easy. We received some fantastic advice and guidance on the courses and subjects available and were immediately impressed with the facilities.

"The entire process of choosing and applying for courses and enrolling was made simple and completely hassle-free - which really put our mind at rest as parents.

"My son thoroughly enjoys going to College every day and also gets involved in a number of activities that are also available. It's a decision he hasn't regretted for a second."

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