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 studentservices@lincolncollege.ac.uk.

Careers advice

Careers guidance activities and opportunities are embedded into our programmes.

These support learners in their career planning and help them make well informed decisions about their progression and future plans.

We aim to support our young people to learn about careers and the world of work, develop their career management and employability skills and develop their self awareness, confidence and independent learning skills.

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. 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.

If you’re not sure whether to apply for a course at College or if an apprenticeship would suit you better, make an appointment to discuss the options with one of our qualified Careers Guidance Advisers.

We will help you to draw up an action plan of the steps you need to take to achieve your career and education goals.

To make an appointment with a Careers Guidance Adviser call our Careers and Course Information Office on 030 030 32435 or email careers@lincolncollege.ac.uk

Take a look at our Careers Service leaflet to find out what to expect at a guidance appointment.

Careers Guidance at Lincoln College

These websites are really useful:

Not sure what you which career path to take? Take a look at Career Coach to find out about different careers, including current local data on wages and employment opportunities in our region. This service is available if you’re thinking about coming to College and also if you’re already a student.

Learn more about our Lincoln College Career Coach  https://lincolncollege.emsicc.com

Financial Support

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 guidanceteam@lincolncollege.ac.uk 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: assessmentofficer@lincolncollege.ac.uk or call: 01522 876225

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.

Local Offer

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.

It will:

  • 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
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.

You can e-mail the safeguarding team at anytime.

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.

Click here to view it.

Careers Programme

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 and Governors.

The Careers Leader for the College is Rachael Adair, Head of Library and Careers Guidance.  Rachael can be contacted at careersleader@lincolncollege.ac.uk

The College has a core careers programme which all our full time students (16 – 18 year olds) follow as part of their continuing professional development sessions within their study programme; this includes access to personalised impartial careers guidance from a qualified careers adviser.  

Careers Programme 2019-20

Parents and Carers

Take a look at Career Coach to find out about different career options that might suit your child.

The websites Parent Adviser and Parental Guidance provide useful careers information aimed at parents and carers.

Amazing Apprenticeships also regularly publish a Parents’ Pack check out their website https://amazingapprenticeships.com/

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 kcawdron@lincolncollege.ac.uk

Schools Liaison Service Guide