Parents / Carers / Guardians of Learners

Our Colleges are dedicated to making sure our students receive the very best support possible to help them achieve their goals and prepare them for the world of employment or further study.

We are here to help your child/young person: 

  • Choose the right course even if they change their mind or are unsure 
  • Understand the financial assistance that college offers, (dependent on circumstances), including help with travel costs, meals, equipment and trips 
  • Settle into college life to ensure all questions are dealt with, including access to Google classrooms and virtual learning environments 
  • Be successful on their course through high quality teaching, training, resources and up-to-date facilities 
  • Access support/digital resources to aid their learning 
  • Access academic and personal support to help them regularly review their progress via their Progress Tutor sessions, welfare support, counselling or mentoring 
  • Receive Additional Learning Support if they have learning difficulties or disabilities such as dyslexia, sensory impairments or physical difficulties 
  • Have new experiences e.g. through work experience, links with employers, gaining new insights and skills and taking advantage of our enrichment and extracurricular activities 
  • Progress onto pathways such as Further Education, apprenticeships, Higher Education, personal independence or employment in their chosen industry sector.

Throughout the year we will contact you to keep you up to date on your child/young person’s progress. For full-time learners under 18 we will send out reports and invite you to two parent/carer evenings per year.

You can read more here in our handbook:

Advice for parents and carers of Apprentices

At Rotherham College:

At North Notts College:

At Dearne Valley College: