Student Support

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Personal Tutoring

On joining John Ruskin College you will be given a named personal tutor. The role of this tutor is to help you achieve your full potential. The tutor will support you in many different ways. They will help you settle into College life, make arrangements for any additional support you may need, set and track target grades and will work with you to create a learning plan that is tailored to your aspirations, skills development and wellbeing. You will meet with your tutor regularly and this will give you the opportunity to recognise and celebrate your success and discuss how you can further develop to successfully progress to positive destinations with real employability skills. You will also be a member of a tutor group made up of other students from your course. Your personal tutor group will meet once a week and provide you with opportunities through a student centered tutorial programme, to share your experience in a friendly and supportive environment.

Client Services

Our Client Services team are located at the front of the College and will be available throughout the year to help and support you. Information, advice and guidance is offered in a variety of different areas, including:

  • Financial or welfare advice on grants, travel schemes or other financial support available through the Discretionary Learner Support Fund
  • Counselling and wellbeing
  • Careers, employment and Higher Education

The College Safeguarding team provides a confidential support service to any students who would benefit from this.

Do you need extra help with your studies?

Additional Learning Support can be provided if you have a learning difficulty or disability. John Ruskin College is a fully inclusive College with experienced and dedicated staff who will work to help you through your studies and College life.

All support is specific to each individual and before you start at John Ruskin College, meetings are held with you to establish your individual needs and preferences so that appropriate provision can be put in place (specifically for applicants with EHCP). Together we will develop your Additional Support Plan and discuss your progression route.

Your support programme plans are regularly reviewed and may include 1 to 1 support, in class support, small group support, workshops, escorting and comfort support including during break and lunch times, graduated intervention plan, access to assistive technologies, exam concessions arrangements when appropriate, well-being support and coaching, access to a designated support area, guidance to improve study skills, adapted documents and material and any other equipment you may require.


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As part of its funding agreement with the Skills Funding Agency, John Ruskin College vocational courses are part or fully funded by the European Social Fund.