All full-time students are appointed a personal tutor. They will form a close relationship with you, making sure you are matched with the most appropriate course, are motivated, supported and become an independent learner. The tutor liaises with your parents, writes reports and can refer you to other experts within the College where necessary. They can also help you to find strategies that work for you and establish confidential arrangements if needed between you and your tutor/s.
We have a Wellbeing service across all three campuses that students can request either at their interview or when they are at College. The service is really accessible, supportive and confidential but there may be a waiting list during busy times. We also have a professional counselling service, and students can ask for these services through their personal tutors or refer themselves.
We have social, quiet and private spaces for wellbeing meetings and time out, and all common rooms have wellbeing staff available to provide support.
Additional Learning Support
A dedicated team works across the College to support and advise students with additional needs. Students with physical disabilities, specific learning difficulties, emotional difficulties, medical problems or mental health difficulties have access to a range of support mechanisms. For further information visit the Additional Learning Support page.
We seek to ensure all our campuses are accessible to all students. Corridors are wide and classes are generally timetabled within one building to minimise the need for travel and the risk of getting wet. Most of our buildings have automatic doors and lifts and there are reserved drop-off and parking bays. Internal fire doors are held open magnetically and there are fire refuge areas for those who cannot manage staircases. The Restaurants have flexible seating to allow for wheelchair users.
There are three Functional Skills; English, maths and ICT, that underpin all learning. They are included in full-time programmes of study and are a mandatory part of vocational courses. Adult students who do not already have a GCSE in Maths or English are also entitled to access this support and classes.
Further Functional Skills support is available if required, on a one-to-one basis or in small groups. To find out more call 01278 441316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The government has made funding available to support disadvantaged students,. This is called the tuition fund. It is a government initiative to provide one-off funding for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only. It is ring fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).
In order to provide support for disadvantaged students, BTC will use tuition funds to prioritise support for to provide the following support:
Support Via Academic Coaches
Provide vocational workshops and catch-up
Provision of 1:1 and small group workshops on the theme of well-being and mental health.
Provision for small group intervention for SEND students
Provision for additional English and maths
Provision for 1:1 intervention and small group interactions with Personal Tutors