Lincoln College recognises the importance of working with parents/carers/guardians to help students achieve. If you would like to discuss any concerns with regards to an individual student please contact our Student Services on: 01522 876220, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal one-to-one careers guidance is available for all our learners. Our fully qualified and experienced careers guidance practitioners provide impartial advice and guidance.
Our qualified Careers Guidance Advisers support learners in their career planning and help them make well informed decisions about their progression and future plans.
They can help with:
- Career planning and career decisions
- Researching career opportunities
- UCAS applications and personal statements
- Job search and application skills, including CV advice
Our service has achieved the nationally recognised Matrix standard for excellence in the delivery of information, advice and guidance.
To make an appointment with a Careers Guidance Adviser call our Careers and Course Information Office on 030 030 32435 or email email@example.com
Take a look at our Careers Service leaflet to find out what to expect at a guidance appointment.
We want you to get the very best from your studies whilst at College, but we also understand that sometimes it's not easy being a student.
Lack of money can be a big frustration and can make enjoying your time at college more difficult for you; this section gives you information about the financial help that may be available to you.
Click here for information about financial support available to you, such as travel support, Free College Meals, 16-18 Extended Bursary, childcare costs, and other costs, such as uniform, equipment, UCAS fees and travel to HE interviews
Supporting your mental health
We know sometimes things can be challenging so if you need help or support at any time, we have a team of friendly, qualified experienced staff available to advise and support you.
We offer a wide range of services to our students, including a confidential counselling service.
We also have a team of Mental Health first aiders to support students in crisis. Their training will help identify people who are struggling and signpost to professional help.
We're also a Recovery College
Lincoln College are working in partnership with NHS Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust to provide a Recovery College which promotes wellbeing to people either recovering from poor mental health, supporting people with mental illness or have an interest in their own wellbeing.
All courses are FREE of charge and easy to register for with no final exams.
If you would like to know more about the Recovery College please click here or speak to our Student Services team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01522 876220.
Additional Learning Support
We offer support to learners with a learning difficulty, disability, medical condition or a mental health difficulty, including:
- Hearing and visual impairment
- Mental health problems
- Specific learning difficulties related to Dyslexia
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
- Physical disability
- Learning difficulties/emotional and behavioural difficulties
For learners who require any additional learning support, the Assessment Team can be contacted to arrange an appointment with an Assessment and Support Coordinator. This service is confidential.
Email: email@example.com or call: 01522 876225
Special Educational Needs (SEND)
Lincoln College holds regular parent/carer forums for those with a child that has a Special Educational Need (SEN).
Parents and carers are welcome to attend the meetings, which take place on the second Thursday of each month (1-2pm). Parents/carers need to visit reception to be signed in.
Some learners with a learning difficulty or disability may require extra support to access their chosen course successfully.
This is called Additional Learning Support (ALS). In some cases a learner requiring ALS will have had a Statement of Educational Needs when they were at school and a Section 139a or an Education Health and Care Plan.
Learners should declare this on their application form; this will trigger an assessment of their support needs with an Assessment Officer.
If support needs are agreed, learners may receive some or all of the following types of support depending upon what is identified at assessment:
In class support
- 1:1 support out of class
- Dyslexia support
- Mobility assistance
- Personal care assistance
- Communication support and use of access technology
- Adaptation of materials
- Loan of specialist equipment
The College has a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). if you have any further questions about support for your child, please contact Sam Rees on: 01522 876225 or send her an email.
We offer support if you have a learning difficulty, disability, medical condition or a mental health difficulty including; Hearing and Visual Impairments, Mental Health problems, Specific Learning Difficulties related to Dyslexia, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Physical Disability, Aspergers Syndrome and Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD).
I had special arrangements for exams I took at school; will they still be available to me at college?
If you have had special exam arrangements in the past, or think you may need them for exams you are taking as part of your course at college, it is your responsibility to let us know the date of your exams and provide suitable evidence.
Special exam arrangements might be:
- Extra time
- A reader
- A scribe
- Separate or individual invigilation
- Rest breaks
- Use of a bilingual dictionary
Applications for special arrangements must be on a Special Exam Arrangements Form (available from Student Services) and accompanied by appropriate evidence that is less than two years old.
College will pass applications to the examination board, but the decision on whether or not the applicant will be allowed the concession rests solely with the individual exam boards.
If your child has a SEN you may wish to find out more about the services and support that you might benefit from, not just what the College provides, but also what the local authority is doing to ensure that schools and colleges are compliant with the SEND reforms.Visit the Lincolnshire County Council Website.
What is the ‘Local Offer’?
The SEN and Disability Local Offer describes what help, support and services are available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families in Lincolnshire.
- Include information about education, social care and health services, as well as services provided by voluntary and community groups
- Provide information about services for children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans, as well as those without
- Set out clearly the criteria for getting support
- Be published on the internet, as well as be available in other formats
Care Experienced Support
Lincoln College is committed to providing a safe and welcoming place to study and positive educational outcomes for care experienced young people in education.
The Lincoln College Group has a designated member of staff within the Safeguarding Team to monitor educational progress and achievement while supporting students who are:
- Looked After Children
- Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers
- Care Leavers
- Previously Care Experienced
The Care Experienced Students offer means the college offers a point of contact for additional support specific to students individual needs to provide the best opportunities for:
- a smooth transition to college
- support throughout their study programme at college
- continuation of support from Looked After to Care Leaver status
- support to transition into employment/Higher Education
The Designated Teacher will:
- complete the Personal Education Plans for the placing Local Authority
- provide reports for the Review of Current Care Arrangements.
- Work with the Virtual School Co-ordinators, Social Workers, Personal Assistants and Leaving Care Workers to achieve positive educational outcomes for the students.
- Provide a designated point of contact for students
- Support and liaise with tutors to understand the needs of the students.
The Designated Teacher contact is Donna Stallard-Taylor if you have any further questions about support, please contact Donna on: 01522 876495 / 07580204653 or send her an email at DStallard@lincolncollege.ac.uk
Please see attached information leaflet here
Additional Sources of information and support
www.coram.org.uk - 020 7520 0300 Adoption Services. Coram offers direct, practical help and emotional support to adopted children, young people, and their families.
www.reesfoundation.org – 0330 094 5645 Mon-Fri 9am -5pm (Support Line) The Rees Foundation is a registered charity to support care leavers and care experienced individuals.
www.becomecharity.org.uk – Freephone 0800 023 2033 (Care Advice Line) Homepage for Become - the charity for children in care and young care leaver
Voices4Choices – (V4C) is the Looked After Children's Council in Lincolnshire. firstname.lastname@example.org 01522 555523
There are 4 groups across the county with events based around activities. The group involves some discussion and sharing views on services. V4C groups come together in half terms for Big Conversations with elected members and senior officers at the Council a to share ideas on what is important and things they'd like to see change to improve services for Looked After Children.
https://learningandwork.org.uk - Supporting young adult carers and Care Leavers in further education.
Keeping you safe
We take the safeguarding of our students very seriously and have a designated Safeguarding Team who can be contacted with any concerns.
To contact a safeguarding staff member during the daytime call 01522 876000 ext: 6219 or 6668.
More information on Safeguarding for current students can be found in our Safeguarding Handbook.
Find out what to do in a weapons or firearms situation while on campus according to the Counter Terrorism Policing team.
For parents that have concerns about Snapchat we have some advice for parents.
Below is the official Counter Terrorism Policing Teams advice as to what to do in the unlikely event of being caught up in a situation where you are fearful for your safety. It only takes 5 minutes to watch but may just save your life. We encourage all of our staff and students to watch.
The College is committed to ensuring that students have a planned careers programme to enable them to make informed choices about their individual careers aspirations.
As an organisation, there is a team approach to planning and running our careers programme; this is coordinated by the College Careers Leader who is supported by the Senior Leadership Team.
The Careers Leader for the College is Rachael Adair, Head of Library and Careers Guidance. Rachael can be contacted at email@example.com or by calling the Careers and Course Information Office on 030 030 32435.
The College has a core careers programme which all our full time students (16 – 18 year olds) follow as part of their continuing personal development sessions within their study programme; this includes access to personalised impartial careers guidance from a qualified careers adviser.
The intent of our careers programme is to enable our learners to develop their personal skills, behaviours, attitudes and resilience to be a productive member of society. We intend to support them to develop their careers management and employability skills so they can make a successful transition into the world of work or higher education.
Our apprentices also have careers activities embedded into their programme. Our Careers Guidance Programme for Apprentices provides an overview.
Parents and Carers
Our Careers Programme is reviewed annually.
Our Careers website provides access to information about career pathways and support available including technical education, apprenticeships and academic pathways such as A levels and higher education.
Our Career Coach resource is accessible to all and provides information about different career options alongside local labour market information for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
Amazing Apprenticeships also regularly publish a Parents’ Pack.
Schools Liaison Service
We work with local schools to promote the education and training opportunities available through college so that young people have access to information about both academic and vocational routes, allowing them to consider all available options and to make informed decisions regarding their post-16 education.
School liaison activities include school assemblies, careers fairs, parents evenings, career coaching sessions and application assistance. We also offer schools the opportunity to bring pupils to the campus to experience college life as well as group and individual campus tours.
The Schools Liaison Officer for our Lincoln, Newark and Gainsborough campuses is Katie Cawdron. To discuss any opportunities that the service offers or to make a booking, Katie can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org