Support
Yeovil College supports students to succeed in lots of different ways. From the very first time you contact us we will start to look at ways in which we may be able to help you. This support can continue right through your course of study until you achieve and move on. It’s really important to share with us if you feel you may need extra help in your studies, whether you are studying on our main Yeovil site or are a work based learner, Apprentice or Trainee. So please do discuss your needs with our Student Support Team on 01935 845 386 or 01935 845 326 or email ALSReferrals@yeovil.ac.uk. Alternatively you can speak to any member of staff who you meet during your application process.

Some of the ways we support students are:

  • Advising you and your course team on the right programme for you based on your levels, abilities and specific needs
  • Working with you and your school or present provider to make sure your application and transition to College are successful
  • Assessing your needs and ensuring the right support is identified and planned for you before you start at Yeovil College
  • Working with you to draw up a thorough plan for your support including any medical or personal care needs you may have
  • Providing a Learning Support Practitioner to work with you in class
  • Providing a 1-1 Learning Support Practitioner to help with all aspects of your College day if appropriate for you
  • Assessing for Exam Access arrangements
Students can also apply for Financial support to help with their studies and staying in Further Education. See our Finance section for more details.

The Learning Link staff (tutors and learning support practitioners) work across College or in the Learning Link area of the Learning Centre to provide students with 1:1 or small group specialist help with their studies.

The team work with students with a wide range of specific learning difficulties and/or disabilities. They offer 1:1 or small group teaching to support your chosen course, assessments for examination access arrangements, specialist equipment, software as well as individual recommendations and strategies for alternative ways to learn.

Call our Student Support Team on 01935 845386 or email ALSReferrals@yeovil.ac.uk

The Student Support Service as part of a College wide teamwork approach to safeguarding and supporting our students' health and wellbeing; whilst enabling them to achieve a successful outcome in their study programme.

A range of services are available, which include, drop-in sessions, weekly or fortnightly sessions, access to a volunteer counseling service, College chaplain.

We have strong links to local external agencies and charities, which we work along side to signpost and support our students.

There is always a member of the Student Support team available in the spot, for students to come and talk to.

We have a designated quiet/contemplation/prayer room, available for students to access at set times (throughout the week).

If you need to find out more about our services, come visit us at Open Events, Twilights or ring The Spot at 01935 845324.

Yeovil College is proud of the care and support it is able to offer students. Staff across the college ensure that all students are supported to succeed on their programme and enjoy their learning experience.

Academic and emotional/social support is provided at all levels for students across the whole college who have been identified as having a specific learning difficulty or disability both in class and on a 1-2-1 basis outside the classroom. This includes support for students with learning difficulties who require support throughout the day including support with learning, personal care, support at break times and support with accessing transport etc.

The College Chaplaincy service can support all faiths and is supported by local churches and other faith groups.

Contact: Rev Tom Putt

email: tom.putt@yeovil.ac.uk

At Yeovil College, we believe that all children and young people have a right to an education, regardless of their home situations. Yeovil College recognises that young carers face diverse and often complex issues requiring different levels of support. We endeavour to work with young carers studying at the College to ensure that they are provided with the appropriate support while they are learning. We hope our Young Carers Pledge will help them in both their personal and College lives.

The Careers SouthWest Personal Adviser Jackie Martin is in college on Tuesdays and thursdays all day. You can drop in and visit, or make an appointment at the Learning Centre Helpdesk. Or visit

http://www.careerssw.org/

The following links may be of further assistance:

Safeguarding at Yeovil College

Equality at Yeovil College

The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)