Guidance and Liaison Officers based in the Learner Centres at each campus provide an excellent support service to both prospective and existing learners. They are able to give advice on choosing, starting or changing a course, careers advice and guidance, information on taking a gap year and preparation for Higher Education, as well as support with CV writing and attending interviews. We have been awarded the Matrix Quality Mark that recognizes the quality of the advice and guidance we provide so you can be sure you are getting comprehensive and impartial information, advice and guidance.
The Learner Mentors are available to support learners ‘at risk' of not completing their course. They will work closely with personal tutors and offer one-to-one meetings with learners to support with issues affecting them coming to college which can include financial, personal as well as motivation issues. The Learner Mentors are also able to signpost and refer to a wide range of external agencies providing more specialist support.
Tresham provides additional help for learners who may need support because of a disability, sensory impairment, learning difficulty or medical condition. We offer expert advice, specialist equipment, support from Learning Development Assistants and Communication Support Workers, special arrangements for examinations subject to agreement by the examination board, adapted course materials, plus care and welfare support. A support service is also provided for learners with learning difficulties, including dyslexia, to assist learners in class and offer specific tutorials where required. On application you will be invited to an informal, confidential initial meeting where you can discuss your needs and future plans.
Study Support is available to all learners. This can help you develop the necessary skills to complete your coursework and help improve your grades. It is confidential and individually focussed so that you can get the specific help that you need. LRC Staff will provide help with research tasks and locating information in printed and electronic formats. They can also demonstrate how to use many computer applications and provide support with basic literacy and numeracy tasks.
As a full time learner you will be allocated a personal tutor at the start of your programme. They will offer support through your induction to college, provide general guidance and encouragement through regular tutorial reviews.Your tutor will work closely with you to develop your Individual Learning Plan, monitor your attendance, progress and achievements and help you map out your future.
The Coordinator oversees the regular Students' Union meetings on all campuses and the Annual Learner Conference when representatives from all campuses meet to express views, share ideas and hopefully help influence the learner experience. The Tresham Students' Union also promotes a range of learner activities that complement your enrichment programme - trips to Alton Towers, The Clothes Show, Birmingham Christmas Shopping, Ten Pin Bowling, Ice Skating, Pool Tournament, Paintball, and the annual end of year trip to Skegness! The Union also supports a number of charity events each year such as Children in Need, Comic Relief, The Race for Life, and The Children's Society. The Coordinator visits all campuses during the course of the week.
The college tutorial programme is the starting point for exploring career options but in addition there are a number of internal and external resources available to you. The college has its own Careers Co-Ordinator and a number of Guidance and Liaison Workers. The college also provides access to a well stocked careers library with information about Higher Education and employment opportunities