“Learners benefit from exceptionally good pastoral support and additional learning support that help them to… achieve their aspirations.” Ofsted, 2016

Personal Tutors

You will be assigned a personal tutor when you start at college. Meeting on a weekly basis in Tutorials and Progress Hours, tutors provide you with exceptional and constant support, along with the most up-to-date information.

 

Inclusive Learning

Our experienced and professional IL team provide specialist support if you have specific learning needs. The breadth of support is extensive, from learning difficulties to accessibility, and so much more. Every student’s needs are different and IL ensure that support is there for anyone who may need it.

The Inclusive Learning Team will liaise closely with schools, external agencies, college teachers and senior tutors to ensure that all are working together to meet your needs.

IL support students with an Education, Health and Care Plan: starting with transition, removing barriers to learning and planning appropriate support, ensuring an inclusive approach.

Inclusive Learning help students who have:

  • Specific Learning Differences
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Social and emotional difficulties
  • A Hearing Impairment
  • A Visual Impairment
  • Physical and/or Medical Conditions

Inclusive Learning will also support any students who are having problems with:

  • Planning and Organisation
  • SPaG
  • Study skills and revision techniques
  • Writing skills and proofreading
  • Preparing for exams
  • Functional literacy and numeracy

Inclusive Learning are based in the GH building, just behind the library. You can contact them at inclusivelearning@asfc.ac.uk

 

Counselling

Our on-site counsellor is available to listen and provide a confidential service for those with personal or emotional problems. You can sign up for an appointment to see the Counsellor yourself, or there is a referral process within the college. The Counsellor is located in Student Services.

Claire Shaw, the College Counsellor, is based in Student Services on the ground floor of the main building. 

 

Multi-faith Chaplaincy

For people of all faiths and none. The Chaplaincy and the Peace Garden were designed by students for your benefit. Whether you wish to pray, light a candle or take a moment, the chaplaincy door is always open. Throughout the year, the Chaplaincy welcomes people of many religions and none. Students and staff visit the Chaplaincy on both a regular and ad-hoc basis. The Chaplaincy is responsible for many community events and leads Remembrance services throughout the year, as well as services of reflection. 

 

College Bursary and Free College Meals

The College Bursary supports those 16-19 year olds who have financial struggles. There are various bursaries available that can assist you throughout your studies. More information on bursaries and eligibility can be found at www.asfc.ac.uk/bursary

Ray O'Neill is situated in Student Services reception and can be contacted via email at ray.oneill@asfc.ac.uk

 

Careers

College is a time where you’ll be making some important decisions about your future. Our dedicated Careers Advisers provide you with the support and guidance to make informed choices. From CV help to UCAS applications to interview preparation, our careers advisers are here to answer your questions and help you understand your options. You can make an appointment to visit the Careers department at Student Services Reception. You can also drop in to the Careers Department, just off the main corridor of the main building, or email them at careers@asfc.ac.uk

 

Learning Resources

Our professional team of Learning Assistants are based across the Library, Learning Commons and ST1.1. They offer help and guidance across our IT and Learning Resource areas. Whether you want to take out a book, find an online resource or need to print something, the Learning Assistants are situated in our Learning Zones to help you!