The Student Services team is at the heart of Birchwood College. Here we have a designated Student Services and Guidance Co-ordinator who is here to support our students with Information, Advice and Guidance to support you successfully through your post 16 education and with progression onto your post 18 choices.
We understand that starting a new course can be daunting and sometimes you might need help to ensure that you have the best possible start to become successful. You can receive advice and help with personal, financial and welfare issues. Student Services also offers support on issues such as The Bursary Scheme (financial support scheme for students), counselling, travel and careers.
For further information about Student Services, please refer to the Student Services Booklet.
Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)
The College IAG service aims to put you at the centre of its activities. As a student you can access information, advice and guidance through a structured tutorial programme. Our aims are to promote academic achievement, personal and social development and to help individual students build confidence and self esteem.
All students have regular one to one tutorials. These are used to review performance and progress, discuss any additional help you may feel you need, extra-curricular and enrichment activities and to help with UCAS applications, job seeking and volunteering opportunities. It also gives you a chance to raise any concerns or issues that you may have in a safe environment.
You will have access to a range of resources to help you plan your next step to your future career.
Health and Welfare
You can access support on a range of issues relating to your health and welfare, for example, healthy eating and staying safe. We have excellent links with local agencies which support young people and their families.
We are proud of the rich and diverse staff and student culture which exists at Birchwood College, and we want you to feel part of this and make your own unique contribution. We are committed to creating a stimulating and supportive environment based on mutual respect and trust which enables everyone to realise their full
In line with national guidelines we have a safeguarding policy, a copy of which can be found here.