Course and Careers Guidance
We know that deciding which course to do can be a bit daunting.
The Careers Team can help you before you even apply and then whenever you need us throughout your time at City College Nottingham, and after you leave us. We can offer support when progressing onto the next level of your education within College, and when leaving College to commence work or University.
We provide one-to-one appointments and also, deliver sessions on various topics across all areas of City College Nottingham, so you will get to know all members of the team during your time with us.
The Careers Team also organise events and activities throughout the year, to support you in your next steps when leaving City College Nottingham, these include:
Higher Education Event – attracting numerous Higher Education institutions, Student Finance and Student Accommodation providers.
Volunteering Event – attracting local organisations who provide useful information and opportunities to enhance your CV.
Careers Days – attracting local and national employers who provide vital information on various careers.
Entrepreneur Event – attracting local organisations who support and develop entrepreneurial skills.
At College you will be provided with support from your very own personal tutor.
Whatever your issue, this dedicated tutor will support you through your course and can help with a range of issues including:
- Financial advice
- Part-time and full-time work opportunities
- Help with study difficulties
- Welfare rights
- Higher/Further Education advice and application
If for any reason you begin to feel any personal or practical problems such as exam stress, relationship issues, bullying or health-related problems we also have expert counsellors on site to help you. All counselling is completely confidential bar extenuating circumstances, all of which will be explained to you in your first session.
How can it help you?
ALS provides support for learning over and above normal class contact hours. It helps you to progress and successfully achieve your qualification.
Support Services include:
- Literacy and numeracy support.
- Help with study skills.
- Support for specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysphrasia or dyspraxia
Assistance for students with a visual impairment including enlarged print, brailed literature and computer software.
- Personal assistance if you have a physical disability or long term illness.
- Support for disabilities such as Attention Deficit Disorder, Hyperactivity, Aspergers and the Autistic Spectrum.
- Concessions in examinations (subject to examination board regulations).
Helping you succeed
Learning Support Tutors work in partnership with Personal Tutors and Programme Managers to make sure that you can complete the course successfully. The Learner Services team will talk to you about the support that can be offered; this includes help from your tutors and resources such as computer software packages and materials used in the class. Your Personal Tutor will meet with you to review your progress at regular intervals. At this review you will talk about the support you are getting, your progress on the course, your career aspirations, your attendance and your behaviour.
How to access support
If you have a disability or learning difficulty or you received support when you were at school, please tell us at or before the interview. We will then organise a meeting with one of the Learning Support Team who can talk to you about support arrangements and facilities.
Once you are on a course at College, your support needs will be discussed by your Personal Tutor. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask for help if you need it.
Many students welcome the extra support because they are able to work through things at their own pace and do well in their assignments.
Make sure that you get the help you need.