What are the advantages of college life?
There are many advantages to college life. It very much depends on the individual concerned. The benefits of moving on from school to a more adult learning environment will vary from one individual to another. Many young people by the end of year
Will I be given progress reports?
We keep you informed through parentsâ evenings and/or written reports. Studentâs progress is very carefully monitored and regular tutorials will ensure learning goals are being met. Every full-time learner
What about hours of attendance and absences?
Classes for full time learners will not normally be timetabled to begin before 9am or finish after 5.30pm but this may vary according to the course. Each learner has an individual timetable and itâs a good idea to make sure you
How large are classes and tutor groups?
In most cases classes will be much smaller than at school. Generally classes have an average of 18 students - large enough to generate a lively exchange of views yet small enough to ensure personal attention. Every student belongs to a small
Does The College monitor its learners?
Yes, very carefully. At The College we have strict rules and codes of conduct. We expect learners to be dedicated and to work hard and have a mutually respectful approach to their tutors and fellow students. Good manners are highly valued. As
How much will it cost?
There are no tuition fees for learners aged 16 â 18 on full time courses.
What about books and materials? Will there be a charge for exam entries? What about travel? Are grants available?
These questions are
What study help is available?
The main source of help will be from personal tutors and lecturers. However, many learners benefit from additional help and support, which is available through the Study Advice Centres. We also have fully equipped Learning Resources Centres at
What are the transport links to The College?
Both the Lansdowne site at Bournemouth and North Road site at Poole are well served by local bus routes. Bournemouth, Parkstone and Poole railway stations are in close proximity to The Collegeâs main sites.
What can I do to help make the right decisions?
Research shows that young people are influenced by many factors: their parents/carers, their teachers, their peers, their siblings, careers advisers, current trends and the media to name but a few. If you are a parent/carer you will want the best